On 10/23/07, Richard Amirault <ramirault@...
> From: "Stephen Eley"
> > Why not? A good mic-in/line-in jack was the major selling point of
> > the iRiver 700/800 series.
> Well, I'm far from being an audio expert (that's why I said "Not sure...")
> but what about cross talk between channels?
That seems like a fairly minor concern, especially given that the
interviewer and interviewee would be in the same room, so there's
going to be some sound pickup across both mics anyway. A typical
listener isn't going to notice or worry about it.
It is true, if you're going if for the absolute best sound fidelity,
you wouldn't use a consumer stereo microphone into a 1/8" stereo jack.
You wouldn't use a cheap recorder like this either. But the
recording quality from something like the iRiver with a decent stereo
mic (I'm partial to the Giant Squid) is *good* -- I've used it quite a
bit -- and certainly good enough for most field interviews.
Steve Eley (sfeley@...
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