Sound recorders

The following sound recorders have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Aputure A.lav ez microphone

Image courtesy: Aputure

Technical data
  • Polar pattern: Omni-directional
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 600 ohm
  • Dynamic range: 114 dB (per IEC651)
  • Sensitivity: -41 dB ±2 dB rel 1 V / Pa @ 1 kHz
  • Signal/Noise: 65dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, rel 1 Pa per IEC651)
  • Cable length: 3 m
Documents

pdf, restricted Product manual

March 2017

Hans have several devices for sound recording, but lacks a small microphone. This one seem to have decent specification and price according to the manufacurer: "a broadcast-grade omni-directional lavaliere microphone designed for mobile use".

Hans buys the microphone 2017-03-05 from Scandinavian Photo for 316 SEK.

Faktura

Good
  • Long cable
  • Good sound quality
Bad
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Olympus DP-311, recorder

Image courtesy: Olympus

Technical data
  • Microphone: 1 mono electret condenser
  • Speaker: ⌀36 mm, 200 mW
  • Memory: 2 GB built in and SD card up to 32 GB
  • Interfaces: Microphone ⌀3.5 mm impedance 2 kohm, Earphone ⌀3.5 mm impedance 8 ohm
  • Power: 3×AAA
  • Dimensions: 111×53×20 mm
  • Weight: 96 g including batteries
Documents

pdf Data sheet

pdf, restricted Instructions

May 2016

Hans has a nice sound recorder already, the Zoom H2n, but it is a little bit too complicated to operate and bulky. Therefore Hans wants a compact, easy to use recorder. Olympus has exactly what he wants and he buys the DP-311 from Dustin 2016-05-31 for xxx SEK.

Good
  • User friendly quick operation
  • Long operation time on battery
Bad
  • No USB interface, sound transfer via SD-card only
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Zoom H2n, recording microphone

Image courtesy: Zoom

Technical data
  • Microphones: 5 in different configurations
  • Memory: SD/SDHC card up to 32 GB
  • Display: LCD 128x64 LCD
  • Interfaces: 1 USB2, mic/line input, line output, remote control
  • Power: 2 x LR6/AA
  • Dimensions: 114×xx×42 mm
  • Weight: 130 g without batteries
Documents

pdf Data sheet

pdf, restricted Operation manual

pdf, restricted SW version history

June 2013

Hans needd a more user friendly digital recorder than the Sony and buys this 2013-06-16 from Teknikmagasinet Västerås for 1490 SEK.

Good
  • Easy to use
  • Long operation time on battery
Bad
  • ???
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Forus FSC-1000 digital recorder
Technical data
  • Memory: SD/SDHC card up to 32 GB
  • File format: MP3
  • Interfaces: Line, earphone
  • Speaker output: 1 W
  • Power: xxx
  • Dimensions: 90×60×55 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
Documents

pdf Data sheet

pdf, restricted Operation manual

July 2012

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Good
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Bad
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Sony IC digital recorder ICD-UX80

Image courtesy: Sony

Technical data
  • Microphones: 2, stereo
  • Memory: 2 GB built-in
  • File format: MP3
  • Display: LCD
  • Interfaces: 1 USB2, mic input, headphones
  • Speaker output: 90 mW
  • Power: 1 x LR03/AAA
  • Dimensions: 99×34×13 mm
  • Weight: 48 g with battery
Documents

pdf, restricted Operating instructions

August 2008

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Good
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Bad
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Diasonic, digital recorder
Technical data
  • Microphones: 1
  • Memory: xxx
  • Display: xxx
  • Interfaces: xxx
  • Power: x x LR6/AA
  • Dimensions: xxx
  • Weight: xxxx
Documents

pdf, restricted Instruction manual

September 2003

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Good
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Bad
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Telia Axezz, telephone answering machine
Technical data
  • xxx
  • xxx
Documents

pdf, restricted Instruction manual

Xxxx 199x

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Good
  • Solid state memory for outgoing message
  • Remote control from any other telephone
Bad
  • Can only store 3 minutes per message
  • Failed to work 2006
Aiwa TP-S101 cassette recorder, mono
Technical data
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  • Dimensions: xxx
  • Weight: xxxx
Documents

pdf, restricted Operating instructions

 

Xxxxx 1983

Hans purchased the recorder in London 1983. It was not available on the Swedish market.

Good
  • Stereo recording
  • Touch controlled mechanism
Bad
  • High power consumption
  • Easy to trigger the touch controls unintentionally
Philips cassette recorder, mono
Technical data
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  • Dimensions: xxx
  • Weight: xxxx
Documents

 

 

Xxxxx 197x

This standard type of tape recorder was used to record Klas first noise.

Good
  • Used tape cassettes instead of tape reels
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Bad
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Miniature tape recorder, mono
Technical data
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  • Dimensions: xxx
  • Weight: xxxx
Documents

 

 

December 1967

This was a very small tape recorder at that time. No recordings from this time is left.

In the end the recorder was dismounted into pieces. With this recorder Hans learned how a tape recorder was designed. The erasing "head" was a permanent magnet that was moved towards the moving tape.

Good
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to understand and learn how a tape recorder functions.
Bad
  • Small tape reels with only 15 minutes recording time
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