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Jonny Durango <jonnydurango1BUSH_FROM_OFFICE@comcast.net> wrote:
>Okay for my first field recording rig, it's come down to two choices:
>MK012's > Denecke PS2 > Denecke AD-20 > NJB3
>R1, PMD660 or Microtrack2496 with MK012's
>My main concern is overall sound quality. I'd like to get the best
>possible sound with the least noise. Intuition would say that the first
>setup, with more dedicated (and more expensive) components would sound
>the best, and would be capable of doing broadcast quality recordings.
I have never even heard of the Microtrack 2496, and I have never used the
PMD660. But I was not all that impressed with the AD-20.... the mike
preamps could have been a lot better, and the gain controls were very
fiddly and difficult to match.
>But would all these seperate components and cables actually increase the
>overall noise compared to the dedicated CF recorders? Also, would the
>added headroom of 24/96 recordings actually make for a better S/N ratio?
>If you had the choice, which would you choose? Thanks a ton!
If it were my choice, I'd spend all my money on the best possible microphones
and borrow a cheap DAT deck like the old DA P-20 until I could get better.
The converters in the DA P-20 stink for the most part and the mike preamps
are just godawful. But listen to the stuff I made on them for the RAP CD set.
Money spent on mikes will buy you more than on anything else, I think.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."