Originally Posted by tourtelot
Oh and by the way, the 788T has B-format monitoring.
Oh, and AES mic inputs as well.
John, it's getting so that no one here can take you seriously; your biases are overwhelming.
I don't think so.
I know the SD has AES42 and B-format, but it does not have A-format.
I have never been against SD - just trying to put it all in perspective.
Some people seem to be so OTT on SD that they won't hear anything said against it.
For over the shoulder stuff and highly portable stuff, the SD is excellent - it was designed to do a job that it does very well.
The 788T has 8 mic. pres., the Nagra and AETA have only 4. As I see it, SD made their mic. pres. as good as they needed to be for the work it was designed to do and why add 1 or 2k to the price to get that extra small bit of quality. Nagra and AETA went the other way and put the extra into the audio quality at the expense of fewer mic. channels.
Aaton, Nagra and AETA put more into the analogue quality of the recorder and the price reflects that.
All these recorders are top line, and I have never said anything different.
I have never said that you won't get great results with a 788T - just that for the ultimate quality for classical music recording I would choose an Aaton, Nagra or AETA over the SD - that's all.
You choose the recorder that does the job that you want to do.
The OP asked the best for classical music recording and I would put the Aaton, Nagra and AETA a little ahead of the SD for thsi purpose - that's all.
But I have been consistent in what I have said for ages and have tried to post in an unbiased way as possible - always.