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Old August 1st, 2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Zoom Announces The H4 Handy Digital Recorder

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp...-Recorder.html

- XLR combo inputs
- AA batteries
- Bundled with Cubase LE
- Records on SD Cards

A tad bigger than the Edirol R09 but looks like it will give the Edirol and Microtrack a run for their money.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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It now appears to be actually available (though not at B&H). But nobody has yet to publish any specs on it, which makes it suspect to me.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 12:20 AM   #3
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It seems to be just what I"m looking for. I've heard that it will be available in October, according to B&H. Sweetwater though don't seem to have any date or restriction on shipping. Does anyone have any further information, like specs, hands-on reports, delivery dates ? We need to know. Otherwise, what is the best alternative for interviews and stealth concert recording, the Oade modified Marantz 660 or the Edirol R-09, or A.N. Other?
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Old August 28th, 2006, 01:24 AM   #4
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This looks great IF it works as stated. The only question I have is whether or not the unit is balanced or unbalanced. With XLR it should be balanced, but others have fudged on that.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #5
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From the advertising, can anyone get a handle
on how the 4-track recordings are done?
Are 2 of the 4 tracks from the built-in mic's?
Are there 2 or 4 external mic inputs?
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Old August 28th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Bill Pryor
It now appears to be actually available (though not at B&H). But nobody has yet to publish any specs on it, which makes it suspect to me.
Here are some specs:
http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...1901&brandID=4

I have a preorder in with sweetwater.com, and was told they expect delivery sometime I early September.

Looks promissing, I already have a Microtrack and R-09, and will be comparing it to these. Also, it's nice that it's $100 cheaper.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #7
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You'd think they would be able to publish meaningful specs if it's almost on the market.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #8
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You'd think they would be able to publish meaningful specs if it's almost on the market.
I agree, but most of the specs are posted.
I would liek to know if the unit (which it probbaly does) has a hold swich on it, if I can do digital or analog pass through, and if the XLR/1/4 inputs are balanced (Which they probably are).
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