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Question looking for a good field recorder

looking to do sound effect and sample gathering out in the real world, so we're definitely looking for something you can throw over the shoulder with no extra pres or gear. what do you guys recommend?

there's always the portable dat machines, and also a few <$1k compact flash recorders that look nice, but i'm not really sure how they will sound.

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Check out the HHB ones. A friend of mine reviewed one for Audio Media then bought it. He thought it was good.

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How about an iBook and a mBox?
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I've been playing with the Marantz PMD670. It's a great little machine; XLR mic ins with phantom, built-in mic and speaker for rough and ready stuff, PCM or MP3 recording, the latter with selectable rates, battery lasts up to 6 hours. Digital I/O on sp/dif, and a USB2.0 connection so that your files appear straight onto your PC desktop. Takes flashcards or microdrives up to 8GB.

I'd be very tempted if I had the cash.
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thanks all.

roland - which hhb did he try? the 8-channel 24/96 one or the minidisc?

atticus - i think even an ibook and mbox will be too clunky, despite the obvious sex appeal...

doug - how does it sound? certainly LOOKS like the most bang for the buck out of the whole crop of options.

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Both!

My friend had the minidisc one and then tested the HD one.

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I can never pass up an oportunity to suggest this.

It might be a little out of your price range at a rumored US$16k, but it has got to be the coolest-looking piece of gear ever.
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