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which recorder? Denon dn-700r vs. Tascam DA-3000
Old 2 weeks ago
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which recorder? Denon dn-700r vs. Tascam DA-3000

I'm trying to decide my next purchase of a solid state recorder for on location recording. Looking at the Denon 700r and the Tascam DA3000. Mainly for two channel classical. For live concerts I would feed it direct from external preamps, for CD releases I would feed it AES from my Apogee Symphony converters.

I'm perfectly happy with 24/96 so I don't care about DSD, and I don't care about network features. I am wondering though whether they are in the same class sound quality wise, eg converters, clocking, and analog circuitry. 400$ price difference. Are the Tascam converters likely markedly better? The dynamic range specs on the Tascam are a bit higher.

If anyone can comment from experience to help my decision I'd be grateful.
Old 2 weeks ago
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No experience with the Denon but a huge fan of the DA 3000
It's conversion stood up really well against my Lavry GOLD & Crane song HEDD among others
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Wow, that's quite an endorsement! I'm leaning that way, but am very intetested to hear user feedback. For my most critical stuff I'd use my Apogee converters but I'm looking to get more portable for live recordings, the Symphony is a little big to lug around and I'd love to lose the computer.
Old 2 weeks ago
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#3000 machine has been excellent here. Very reliable and with excellent sound.

Conversion on the machine is excellent and retrieves very good low level detail.

Flexibility of using CF card of SD card is appealing. I take the card out and transfer the files to my editing computer.

I only use a fraction of the features of the machine, basically as a tape recorder.

DSD sounds good on the machine but not that much better than pcm.

Endorsed and recommended.
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