We have two of the FR-2LEs and are more than pleased with them.
The microphone preamps are GREAT and the only thing that really sucks is the headphone output which can sound pretty strange if driving a pair of low impedance headphones.
If you are looking for a good reasonably priced chip recorder I don't think you would have to look any farther than a FR-2LE.
Best of luck!
Thomas W. Bethel
Acoustik Musik, Ltd.
Room with a View Productions
Oberlin, OH 44074 www.acoustikmusik.com
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