Excerpt: This is a handy unit for recording with phantom powered mics, like a shotgun for interview, or a stereo pair for ambience. One great feature is that you have two batteries-an internal rechargable and a place for AAs. When you receive a new unit, listen to the XLR inputs at high gain.
Excerpt: does a good job. 2 problems I have: 1. rechargeable batter life is poor. About 4 hours on full charge. 2. the XLR mic level knobs are on the side and they are not the easiest to adjust on the fly.
Excerpt: This is a solid field recorder. It is not intuitive but once you get the hang of it, it is a great value. It is a bit bigger than I would like for carrying around but for the price and quality it really is the best.
Excerpt: I'll be using this product to record double system sound for films. Very nice unit with many of the features I will use: high dart rate files, XLR inputs, AC power available. My only negative is that the owners manual is not very clear in some areas, but I was able to figure it all out and I am very...
Excerpt: Overall, good recorder, with a rechargeable LI battery--which is a huge plus. But, sometimes all the features, buttons, and settings can get in the way in "run-and-gun" type situations. Also, very sensitive to popping-P's, even with windscreens, etc.
Excerpt: This is an excellent hand held field recorder with an easy interface for menu navigation. The quality using the built in mikes is very usable, even better when you plug in external condenser mikes powered using the on board phantom power. We have a dozen of these in the Dept of Cinema at SFSU.
Pros: Compact, Easy Menu Navigation, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: I use the DR-100mkII for recording my classical guitar and the 2 XLR inputs with phantom power is just perfekt for my 2 AKG C480B mics. Then I also can attaché it no my DSLR and make absolutely perfect sound for my videos on YouTube.
Excerpt: Very pleased with my purchase. Especially compared to the Zoom, definitely grab this piece of equipment. It doesn't have the hiss that the zoom has. Only thing I recommend is make sure you get a good set of sound canceling headphones because at times its hard to distinguish whats being heard...
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful, Versatile
Excerpt: I've been using mine to record voiceovers in my closet. It's easy enough to adjust the settings (after reading the manual), and transferring files is quick. The preamps are quiet but not quiet enough for my low-output RE50B, so I use a condenser mic instead.