Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/26/2004, 5:53 AM
You get what you pay for!

I'd suggest you read the thread "Question for the Sony guys: Does a very small amount of "Time Stretch" cause ANY audio degradation?"

We use the Marantz PMD670 -- it's ain't cheap, but it works great!

GaryKleiner wrote on 2/26/2004, 7:10 AM
Minidisc recorder.
metrazol wrote on 2/26/2004, 12:28 PM
Amen to that, GK.

In terms of bang for your buck, an MD recorder can be had for well under $250 (Sharp makes some sweet machines, as does our favorite company Sony) and they're perfect for backup recording. DAT is also a good pick, but is much more expensive. Sony's DAT walkman is small, timecode, and sounds great, but battery life is less than a single tape (You hear that, Sony?). Their MD offerings don't have that problem, thankfully.

A new breed of MD is coming out (1GB discs, less nasty compression, etc.) which will be great for this application, and should, hehe, slash prices on what's out now.
BrianStanding wrote on 2/26/2004, 1:05 PM
1-chip DV camcorder.
desherm wrote on 2/26/2004, 1:16 PM
Gary's right. Minidisc recorder will do the job wonderfully.