We find this excellent machine often not very affordable prices, this includes but pro quality and features are here! Very practical, lightweight, very well designed, very intuitive menus, robust, and gives everything a soundman needs. I even used without mixer, direct! A nice little feature among his arsenal is his record on CF and at the same time send a camera or another analog and / or digital, handy for picture editors and mixers. Not to mention the security .... Least, it is the battery consumption ... At very low temperatures, I saw 10 'max to use stereo jack 48v power supply on the way! (8 LR6 good quality). Otherwise count 4 hours of battery supplied with two microphones, so it is better to go into the menus to limit the duration of the backlight by exemple.Et not take rechargeable batteries! stack = normal 1.5VX 8 = 12v! A rechargeable 9.6v = 8 = 1.2VX! Yeah and we understand why! Or (my config for example), find a battery (Li-Po 11.2V 3s, 4500mA) is a car battery RC) and just adapt the connectivity alim.externe HD-P. The battery is "scratched" in the P-HD and I take it off when I want! Result 8 hours of sound recording and the LCD batt has not moved! Look into the brand specification for its functionality. The HD-P2 has a cousin with more autonomy, less expensive and just as good, close to a function, the MARANTZ PMD670-671!
ERRATUM! I left two days ago a message about the volume problem I encountered the sound with the HD P2. I have to go back to what I said then. I worked with a MD 21 U test but I have been on the other micro and I found my happiness - and I kept the P2 HD that I almost back. So I tried with a new micro (The C 535 EB AKG-In) and it impcable. So if you DCID acqurir of the P2 HD used the heart with a microphone. This is the rectificatif.Dsol for confirming fears (pramps..) Promised more I do it again
Read another opinion, I frightened: the preamps are really bad? No. Just my couple Sontronics is a bit light for calm.
Breath in listening, but only her. Practical light, it is true it seems a little fragile, Tascam is a worthy successor to his ancestor DA P1. Large buttons, a large display, and everything one would expect from a professional equipment, namely: no frills (effect processor, for example), just the basics (limiter, filter low cut, phantom power, connection and firewire input TC).
The best on the market? In this range, there is not much Competition, from the side of Fostex ...
I tried it for a day and I was impressed by the value price of this machine. The only problem is the fragility of the mechanical system to eject the flash card. The big positives are the time code input and world clock.