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Stereo Handheld Recorders

Buyer’s Guide

Alesis ProTrack for Apple iPod

Features: Two-channel recording; 16-bit/44.1 capable via Apple iPod storage (iPod not included); built-in stereo condenser mics; 2 XLR/line combo inputs with phantom power, 1 1/8″ output; onboard switchable limiter

Price: $499

Contact: Alesis at 401-658-5760, www.alesis.com

American Audio Pocket Record

Features: Two-channel recording; 16-bit, 44.1kHz capable; 1 1/8″ stereo input; built-in 128MB flash memory and SD card slot (up to 4GB); built-in speaker/monitor; USB connectivity; 2 AA batteries or DC 5V operation

Price: $199

Contact: American Audio at 323-582-2650, www.americanaudio.us

Boss MICRO BR

Features: Four simultaneous playback tracks (plus 32 V-Tracks), MP3 compatibility, onboard multi-effects, built-in rhythm patterns, a tuner, USB, an SD Card slot, 128MB card included, dedicated guitar input, Time-Stretch and Center Cancel features (including MP3 files).

Price: $319

Contact: BOSS at 323-890-3700, www.bossus.com

Edirol by Roland R-09HR

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit, 96kHz capable; two internal mic capsules; 1 1/8″ stereo input, 1 1/8″ stereo output; USB connectivity; speed control; built-in speaker; records to internal memory or SDHC cards (up to 32GB); 2 AA batteries required

Price: $450

Contact: Edirol by Roland at 323-890-3700, www.rolandus.com/edirol

Fostex FR-2LE Stereo Field Recorder

Features: Type II CompactFlash; 16/24 bit; up to 96 kHz sampling; BWF, MP3 (192 kbps stereo); stereo mics; two XLR mic inputs; two-second pre-rec buffer; Auto File Closing; ALC, HPF; USB 2.0; wired remote control.

PRICE: $799

Contact: Fostex at 973-394-0015, www.fostex.com

HHB FlashMic Portable Recorder

Features: Microphone, 1 GB flash memory; Sennheiser capsule, condenser DRM85 or cardioid DRM85-C; records WAV linear, MP2; USB.

PRICE: $1,049 (both models).

Contact: HHB/Sennheiser at 860-434-9190, www.hhb.co.uk

iKEY Plus Professional USB Portable Live Recording Device

Features: Connectivity to supported USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 storage device; iPod compatible; WAV, MP3 to 320 kps; RCA inputs; microphone input, phantom power; built-in phono preamp; LED memory remaining, peak hold, overload, low-battery indicators; rechargeable, DC charger; VU meter; 1/8-inch headphone monitor; record volume control; reset button; two pounds.

PRICE: $249.99.

Contact: iKEY Audio at 732-346-0061, www.ikey-audio.com

Korg MR-1 1-Bit Mobile Recorder

Features: Two-channel recording; 1-bit audio formats (DSD) and 24-bit, 192kHz capable; CM-2M stereo microphone with mic clip stand included; 1 1/8″ balanced input, 1 1/8″ balanced output; “AudioGate” audio file conversion application; 20GB internal data storage; USB connectivity; built-in rechargeable battery with AC adapter/charger

Price: $899

Contact: Korg USA at 516-333-9100, www.korg.com

M-Audio MicroTrack II

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit, 96kHz capable; two adjustable internal mic capsules; 1 1/8″ stereo and 2 TRS inputs with phantom power, 1 1/8″ stereo and 2 RCA outputs; SPDIF digital I/O; USB connectivity; analog limiter; BWF markers; compact flash card data storage; rechargeable internal battery operation

Price: $499

Contact: M-Audio at 626-633-9050, www.m-audio.com

Marantz PMD620

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit, 44.1/48kHz capable; two omni electret internal mic capsules, offers 360-degree recording capability; 2 1/8″ inputs, 1 1/8″ stereo output; USB connectivity; 2 AA batteries required

Price: $599

Contact: Marantz Professional at 630-741-0330, www.d-mpro.com

Nagra ARES-MII

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit, 48kHz capable; built-in mono microphone, external stereo clip-on microphone; cable with XLR connectivity; USB connectivity; internal editing functionality; 2GB internal memory; ‘instant-start’ one button recording; built-in loudspeaker; operates on 2 AA batteries

Price: $995

Contact: Nagra USA at 615-726-5191, www.nagraaudio.com

Olympus LS-10

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit/96kHz capable; built-in stereo microphones; 1 1/8″ Stereo mic input and 1 1/8″ stereo line input; 1/8″ output; 2GB built-in flash memory; SD Card slot; Reverb and Euphony effects; stereo 16mm speakers; USB connectivity; operates on 2 AA batteries or via DC power connection

Price: $450

Contact: Olympus America at 888-553-4448, www.olympusamerica.com

Sony PCM-D50

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit, 96kHz capable; two adjustable internal mic capsules (X/Y to wide-stereo); 1 1/8″ stereo input, 1 1/8″ stereo output; SPDIF and optical digital I/O; USB connectivity; speed control; intelligent limiter; records to Memory Stick PRO-HD Duo cards and 4GB of built-in memory; 4 AA batteries required

Contact: Sony Professional at 201-358-4109, www.sony.com/professional

TASCAM DR-1

Features: Two-channel recording; 24-bit, 44.1/48kHz capable; two adjustable internal condenser microphones; 1 ?” stereo microphone input, 1 1/8″ stereo input, 1 1/8″ stereo output; USB connectivity; SD card storage (up to 32GB) with 1 supplied 1GB SD card; analog limiter; rechargeable/replacable internal lithium-ion battery operation

Price: $399

Contact: TASCAM at 323-726-0303, www.tascam.com

Yamaha Pocketrak 2G

Features: Two-channel recording; 16-bit, 44.1kHz capable; two tilt-up mic capsules; 1 1/8″ stereo input; USB connectivity; 2GB internal memory and SD card data storage; 3 setting speed control; EQ; built-in speaker; 1 AAA battery required

Price: $450

Contact: Yamaha at 714-522-9011, www.yamahasynth.com

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

Features: Two-channel/four-channel recording; 24-bit, 96kHz capable; 4 internal mic capsules in W-XY pattern; 2 1/8″ inputs, 1 stereo 1/8″ output; USB connectivity; records to SD cards, ships with 512MB card; 2 AA batteries required

Price: $335

Contact: Zoom/Samson Technologies at 516-364-2244, www.samsontech.com

Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

Features: Two-channel/four-channel recording; 24-bit, 96kHz capable; two internal mic capsules; 2 XLR/1/4″ combo inputs with phantom power; Hi-Z input; onboard signal processing; USB connectivity; records to SD cards; 2 AA batteries required

Price: $499

Contact: Zoom/Samson Technologies at 516-364-2244, www.samsontech.com

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