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Old May 27th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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New Small Audio Recorder

Following several threads in this area over the last few weeks, I have decided to ditch my remote mic transmitters that I have been having trouble with, and have been looking at the smallest audio recorder to fit in the groom's suit pocket.

My H2 is too big, but today I was told about a new recorder that will be in Australia in a few weeks.

It's tiny, but although it only records up to 44.1K and not 48K to match my video, it looks like it will fit the bill. Very economical too.

Here's the link. ESI - Rekord M

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Old May 28th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #2
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I think you'll find the Olympus WS-400S at a cheaper price, I use 3 of them for weddings (paranoid about audio)
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Old May 28th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #3
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I think you'll find the Olympus WS-400S at a cheaper price, I use 3 of them for weddings (paranoid about audio)
paul,

its only 1gb though, do you find them enough for the day? i have a 4gb olympus and sometimes run out of space during reception..
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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never had a problem (apart from people touching them and stopping or pausing the recording) - I always lock them on now

here's the specs

WS-400S Specifications
Recording Format WMA (Windows Media Audio)
Recording Media Built-in 1GB flash memory
Recording Time Stereo XQ Mode: 17 hours, 20 minutes
Stereo HQ Mode: 34 hours, 45 minutes
Stereo SP Mode: 69 hours, 35 minutes

Card Format N/A
Input Level -70 dBv
PC Interface USB direct, Hi speed
LCD 1.23 inch
LED Yes
Folders Messages 5 folders/200 messages per folder
Sampling Frequency Stereo XQ Mode: 44.1 kHz
Stereo HQ Mode: 44.1 kHz
Stereo SP Mode: 22.0 kHz

Overall Frequency Response Stereo XQ Mode: 50-19,000Hz
Stereo HQ Mode: 50-15,000 Hz
Stereo SP Mode: 50-9,000Hz
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Old June 7th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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They Olympus WS-520M will record PCM and MP3.

The 500 and 510 will do MP3 with a firmware upgrade, but not PCM.
The Mp3 can be 256kbps @ 44k

I found it worked quite well. The 500 has a 2gb int storage and can record over 12hrs at 256kbps MP3 mode.
I used a powered omni lapel mic.

Also I plugged it into the sound board at the reception hall for the speeches.

Small an unobtrusive. I elastic the cords to the recorder so they can't come undone.
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