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portable cassette recorder


i used to have a little sony walkman type cassette recorder with a built in mic...

just for the heck of it, and to keep some kind of lo-fi analog recorder option in my backpack, i want a cassette recorder that can power one of those little stereo electret condenser mics...

any suggestions please?


ps: i realize that this forum is not set up to address this kind of question... i hope you guys don't mind... 8)


Boswell Thu, 01/25/2007 - 08:53

Several models of cassette recorder have plug-in power for a microphone. Try, for example, the Sony TCM-20DV.

But really...!

There are much better ways of doing portable recording these days. Minidisc recorders offer much better quality than cassette. Hard-disc based recorders can record for longer without changing the media, but I think the type to look out for in the flash-based MP3 recorder. Try the range from iRiver, Archos, Creative etc. Ebay is swamped with suppliers trying to sell new ones. Ignore the cheapos as they won't have recording features.

rfreez Mon, 01/29/2007 - 23:02

Try, for example, the Sony TCM-20DV.

hey boswell... thanks for that link... i ordered one of those :)

There are much better ways of doing portable recording these days.

without doubt... almost any digital device is likely be more hi-fi. This is just for fun... to use like a wire recorder or fx processor or whatever... not really for music recording for publication. sometimes the extremely minimal fidelity has a *sound* doesn't it? (robert johnson anybody?)