« Super stuff - Its disappointing »Published on 09/03/11 at 09:07
The unit impresses with its versatility and richness of its functions and its independence is absolutely incredible.
So much for the positive.
Before the M10, I had a wonderful Sony Minidisc RZ-RH1, which always gave me results beyond my expectations (I record mostly concerts). Associated with Soundman microphones OKM2 (Rock version) connected in line in the preamp Soundman A3 also home, I had a very subtle and dynamic sound.
My minidisc arriving a little late life (it's fragile critters), I got in mind to buy the M10 after having scoured the forums.
If the functions and finishing of the gear impressed, I was extremely disappointed, however, the resulting sound.
A few days after the reception, I went to a concert to test the machine. For this test I used the internal microphone.
I stayed in manual level by ensuring the display not to exceed-8dB "to see".
Arrived home recording was totally saturated, unusable.
Putting this failure on account of my inexperience with the beast, I have better prepared my second test.
I started to engage the clutch, on paper, was m'enpêcher such disappointments and I handed over my hand OKM.
I first tried to register with the A3 line input but the input signal was inexplicably low even with the bottom level.
So I resigned to plug in my OKM microphone, the level is at once much more consistent.
During the concert I still kept an eye on the meters. Everything was fine.
Listening to, again, big disappointment!
Sound (96kHz/24bit) is much flatter than the RH1, but more importantly, when the low occur, it will overwrite the entire sound spectrum.
I will in future further testing but so far I'm really disappointed by the M10.