These are the best little tape recorders ever made.
Christine Kari, Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: I have been buying small tape recorders since they were first invented. I need them in my music teaching for me and for my students. The price is great. The ability to change speeds in several different ways is a tremendous asset. These have lasted longer than any I have ever owned. I have purchased dozens of them over the years.
For those of us who still have use for cassette tapes, this is a nice little machine.
Sung Chiu, Amazon
26 November 2013
Summary: For those of us who still have use for cassette tapes, this is a nice little machine. The best part about this specific machine, the dial to slow down or quicken up the playback. Great for listening to audio books this way as it goes thru the books a little quicker. Then again, I'm short of attention span like that. Only 1 negative. . . not stoutly built. A short drop and plastic parts break and fly. My own fault I realize, but, to me, a minus.
Summary: I do a lot of interviews while writing local peoples bio's. It has good sound, easy to carry, uses reg size tapes and I get a lot of time on the AA batteries before I have to re charge them. I used to use an electric, heavy, bulky recorder because I had not found one that was small that worked as well. This one suits my needs.
Summary: Sony doesn't make this particular tape recorder anymore.It is user friendly and has the tape counter which is very much used when we tape report from shift to shift. They are very hard to find and are very durable as we use these none stop in the hospital.
Summary: I purchased several of these two years ago and my students use them all the time in the classroom. Both my Journalism and English students use them to record interviews. While it is not an audiophile recording (there is some hum due to the internal microphone), the quality is very good. As I write this review, I'm listening to a playback and I can clearly every word of the interview--both the interviewer and the interviewee.