Svart

So all I need is a recorder that does either a single channel or stereo and has XLR inputs with phantom power.  I don't care what format it records as long as I get 44.1/16 in the end.

Anybody know anything like this?

Best thing I could find is the Zoom H4 but it's still too pricey for what I really need from it.

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nhaudio

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 04:30:04 PM »
if you don't mind a xlr to 1/4" adapter/cable you can get the m-audio microtrack II, which has phantom and is around 150€.

hobiesound

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 07:33:20 PM »
you said too pricey but fwiw i love my zoom h4n.

Svart

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 09:22:42 PM »
I think what I might do is get a USB interface with phantom/XLR run from the USB bus and put this crappy old G4 laptop to work.

Anybody have opinions on the phantom from USB thing?
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Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 01:07:13 AM »
I think Marantz may be the product line to check out on that one.  They've always made a number of small field recording units with features of the day.

I doubt they're super cheap but they've been reasonable. Shure may have made a couple as well.

As usual the cheap usually disappears with XLRs on the unit.

Svart

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 11:52:57 AM »
Yeah those are bit pricey.

The only real issue is that I need it to be battery or USB/Firewire powered because it's going to be used as a field recorder for a camera.

I found a couple cheap older USB powered products that will power a shotgun mic.  I think I'll just use one of those.
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Marik

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 02:45:24 PM »
+1 for the m-audio microtrack II. Can be had on e-bay sometimes for under $100.

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riggler

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 10:47:16 PM »
I have a Tascam DA-P1 DAT field recorder for sale. Has bag and all. Low hours, sounds great, 2XLR w/Phantom. Let me know if you're interested.
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kato

Re: Looking for cheap, single or stereo handheld recorder with XLR inputs
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 03:02:47 PM »
I'm using the Marantz PMD661 for video field work. It runs on batteries. It's kind of a bargain for how reliable it is.

 

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