New handheld recorders from Sony and Marantz Professional


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The Marantz PMD620 (picture) offers direct to MP3 recording in three quality levels, as well as fully uncompressed, CD-quality 44.1/48 kHz .wav format in 16 or 24-bit resolution. It consists of two condenser microphones, as well as line and external mic inputs, and an external mic output. It uses SD flash memory cards for storage.

The Sony PCM-D50 Digital Recorder is a compact version of Sony’s flagship PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder. It offers 24 bit / 96 kHz recording, has two-position Electret Condenser Stereo Microphones, and PC/MAC file transfer via USB 2.0.

FutureMusic have a post on the Sony, and Harmony Central on the Marantz.


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