XLR recorder

Tascam DR-100mkII

B&H has the Tascam DR-100mkII for $199 (reg. $299) now through March 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

This is one of the better handheld XLR recorders out there, one that I think is better than the Zoom H4n. You can read my comparison review between the Tascam DR-100mkII, Zoom H4n and Olympus LS100.

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Zoom H4n

Amazon has the popular Zoom H4n dual XLR audio recorder on sale for $216.88 through January 30. See my review of the Zoom H4n compared Tascam DR-100mkII and Olympus LS100.

Check out Zoom H4n deal here on Amazon.com.

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Olympus LS100

Back in March, I published a comparison of the Olympus LS-100, Zoom H4n and Tascam DR-100 Mk II portable XLR audio recorders.  In the review, I noted that the LS-100 had the best overall audio quality when using the XLR inputs combined with an external shotgun mic like the Rode NTG-3.

One of the complaints about the LS-100 noted in the comment section was that there is a 0.2-second delay when monitoring the recording via the headphone jack.  This is a flaw that I missed since I’m not tracking anything with it and just used the monitor to get levels before rolling video; however, it’s a very critical flaw for some uses.

Olympus Audio posted in the comment thread that a fix for this delay problem is in the works and should be available via a firmware update in July. [click to continue…]

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