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Old June 17th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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I am curious if those of you that are familar with and use IRiver to record sound have ever considered using a digital voice recorder?

Specifically I was looking at a Sony ICD-P110. It has a mic input and a USB connection to load into a computer. Just happened to see it in a Radio Shack and checked it out. RS sells them for $79.95.

Be interested in any feedback.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 01:57 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with that specific model but prior to going to iRivers I checked out many "voice recorders" they all recorded at low quality levels eg.8,000 hz as opposed to the irivers 44 k 16 bit.I also have found the iRiver dac to be pretty good(considering) and the best way is to listen to the results before deciding
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 08:58 AM   #3
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I'm no audio expert, but I Googled the ICD-P110 and it looks like it can only record up to 19.2Kbps, which pales in comparison to the iRiver's 44Kbps.

I doubt that this rate would produce acceptable audio even with a hi-quality mic.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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I just Googled it, too, and according to this page (http://tinyurl.com/9sv4c), the ICD-P110 samples at 16kHz, which should be fine for dictation, taking notes, etc., but I agree with everyone else that this is not high enough quality for recording for video IMO.

FWIW, I sometimes use a iRiver IHP-120 (one of the older 20GB HD player/recorders) with a Giant Squid lav to record at 16/44 wav, and the quality is surprisingly good. This is not expensive, but might be a little more than you're looking to spend. If so, I doubt you can beat the smaller iRiver MP3 player/recorders -- and probably the only difference between those and mine is file space and that you can only record as MP3.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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Just a note to clarify. The iRiver is capable of recording ay upto 320kbps at 44k 16 bit. not " 44Kbps "
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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #6
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Correct, my bad. I said I was no expert, and I guess I showed it there.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 11:05 PM   #7
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Seth, I certainly wasnt being critical.Actually there are just too many numbers and specs and really they are not necessarily the end all.Your ears are the expert.
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