Hi there, I have used portable recorders starting in the 80s (WM-D3) and continued in the 90s (TCD-D8), mostly for recording piano recitals. My microphones of choice were and are the OKM-2 binaural mics by the Berlin 'Soundman' company and they served me really well. Over the decades I've recorded some of the greatest pianists of all time such as Horowitz, Michelangeli, Arrau, Zhukov, Richter and many others and I am still listening to these recordings with great pleasure. Some of these recordings were done from the audience, some were done together with the artist and over the years I've found good ways to record a concert grand. Here are some examples: (1988!) OKM with WM-D3, audience recording (1996) OKM with TCD-D8, mics on stage (2019) OKM with DR-05, mics well placed As you can hear, the older recordings sound less distorted, have more clarity and represent a fine piano sound. The new one from 2019, however, sounds like crap and I am confident that Tascam hasn't really invested anything in focusing on offering a high quality preamp that sounds good. Instead, the sound is mushy, distorted and unpleasant to listen to, no matter what bitrate or resolution one chooses. I've had a break with music for more than 20 years, but recently I've gone back to my old passion, got a Steinway B grand and started recording again. Bought another new set of these OKMs and a Tascam DR-05 and as you can hear, the result is worse than it was 30 years ago with identical microphones. Is there any portable digital recorder that handles dynamic microphones with a 3,5mm stereo jack that provides drastically better microphone preamps? I have a different setup with condensers, audio interface and a laptop, but I really want to have this portable thingy with those OKMs. Any ideas?