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Re: Alesis Masterlink on Sales via eBay
What did you guys conclude on the Marantz?
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Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: Alesis Masterlink on Sales via eBay
> In a message dated 1/30/06 12:07:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << > I have the M-Audio, which also looks good, on order.
>> I went for the M over the Edirol for two reasons: coax digital input
> Is this it? http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?SKU=MMICROTRK >>
> The topic of portable recorders comes up time to time on the Oddmusic
> also. Here is a snip of a user review for the Micro:
> <<Unfortunately, the M-Audio Microtrack is a BIG loser. At least the
> first issued.
> I just returned mine.
> 1- It cannot attenuate its mics enough for loud sources.
> 2- There are serious battery problems (won't hold a full charge: Sam
> Ash has accepted tons back for this reason).
> 3- You need to go to their site and download a software pack to make
> the controls work correctly.
> 4- Actual use is cumbersome -- poor manual and illogical operation
> cripple this lightweight right out of the gate.
> M-Audio actually released this unit to the public with these
> tremendous flaws. Where's quality control?? and for $400? This unit, if
> working, should retail for, maybe, $300 or less.
> The sound was OK. But without digital line outs and finer D/A & A/D
> converters, I consider it a (non-working) toy. Maybe the newer release
> solves this. I hope so. It is small and lightweight. Fix the price and
> problems and it will make a good sketch pad.>>
> I thought I saw that Edirol has a new portable out the R15(?) but can't
> remember where I noticed it, maybe one of the NAMM pages or the