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Offline Glenn

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Hi Res Field Recorder
« on: October 24, 2015, 04:30:10 PM »
I've had my eye on this baby for a while now... I keep drooling over it.

Superb pre-amp in it, great specs, and I've heard a few recordings that it produces... nice!!!! I mean, top quality stuff here!  8)


Sound Devices 702 - High-Resolution 2-Channel Compact Flash Field Recorder
at just over $2,000 .... it'll be a major purchase if I choose to go with it.

 The Sound Devices 702 is a lightweight but robust professional 2-channel Compact Flash field recorder that advances the possibilities of location recording while remaining surprisingly affordable.

The 702 features high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz recording support, MP3 file playback, a FireWire port, full AES3 digital recording and playback with dedicated digital metering, dedicated function LED indicators, and comprehensive transport and level control, expressed in a compact unit barely 8" in width. This recorder is 2.0 software/hardware ready.

-Two-channels of high-grade microphone preamps with phantom power, limiters, and high-pass filters
-Headphone output level knob, Rotary Switch for Menu selection and headphone source monitoring, easy-access mic/line input switching
-Full front panel transport and input gain controls, separate digital input LED metering
-M/S Stereo monitoring and recording
-24 bit, 192 kHz sample rate maximum A/D, D/A conversion
-Records to removable, readily-available Compact Flash cards for cost-effective audio file storage
-AES3 (XLR) or AES3id (unbalanced AES on BNC) digital inputs and AES3id outputs
-WAV format, mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio; 24-bit or 16-bit (with or without dither) and sampling at 32 kHz - 192 kHz adjustable rates
-FireWire (IEEE-1394) port for high-speed computer access to the Compact Flash card, 6-pin modular C. Link serial input and output for unit linking and control with the CL-1
-Removable Li-on rechargeable battery compatible with Sony M- and L-mount Li-on batteries, 10 - 18 VDC external input powers and charges on-board battery
-Aluminum and stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight

I see a 'spare' lithium battery is $80 ..... goes with the territory I guess. lol


I've been putting some careful consideration into this purchase...
and because the unit is what it is, it means I probably wouldn't be leaving it in the bush unattended unless I camouflaged it really well.  I'm thinking I'd have to make up a special box to contain the unit, and keep it dry, and make it so it's not noticeable by any passers by.

we'll see.

Old Eastern saying "Man who run in front of car, - get tired .... man who run behind car, get exhausted"
I like to ride IN cars, it's less tiring and less exhausting :)

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Re: Hi Res Field Recorder
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 06:28:16 AM »
Glowing reviews--sounds like it's worth the coin if that's what you need. ;)
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