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Old December 12th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Bruce S. Yarock
Ty- Thanks.

Bob- How dio you like the R-4? Does it have xlr' in?
Bruce S Yarock
Love it, yes 4 XLRs in, switchable line / mic in two banks, same with usable limiters. Option to record dual stereo or BWF.

One gripe and one caution.

Only runs on 8 x AA batteries, strongly recommend the biggest NiMH you can get, they'll run the unit for around 2 hours and for long concerts that's a worry, even less time if using phantom power. I'm going to make up an external battery pack but Edirol don't make this easy to do, simplest way is by a using a dummy battery run out to a connector. The "pro" version due out 'soon' adds this via 4 pin XLR.

Whatever you do don't turn the thing off at the power point when running off mains! This is a common problem with all HDD and flash recorders, You need to shut the unit down properly or you can loose the latest recording. I lost 3 hours of audio this way when someone decided to they were in a hurry to get home.
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