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Zoom H1 85

Tascam DR-05 95

Olympus LS-P1 109

Tascam DR-22WL 139

Olympus LS-12 129 

Olympus LS-P2 159


Handheld Recorders with Mini-Jack Microphone Input

For when you want to record to a high standard using a handheld portable recorder with good microphone preamplifiers and internal microphones an all-in-one form factor. Occasional use with external microphones terminated with a 3.5mm mini-jack plug is also possible. However, we would recommend a recorder with XLR connections when more regular use with external microphones is envisaged (click here).

Zoom H2n 145

Olympus LS-14 169 

Marantz PMD620MKII with FREE Case 295

Sony PCM-D100 629



Handheld Recorders with XLR Microphone Input

Our most popular sector for serious professionals needing a handheld size recorder. These all have XLR microphone inputs and thus are the audio equivalent of an SLR camera in that you can connect proper, superior quality professional microphones (like lenses on an SLR) for critical applications and more demanding assignments.

Tascam DR-40 185

Zoom H4n Pro 199

Tascam DR-100 Mk2 229

Tascam DR-44WL 249

Zoom H5 249

Zoom H6 339

Olympus LS-100 269

Tascam DR-100 Mk3 339

Marantz PMD561 359

Marantz PMD661MK3 429


Handheld Recorders with Wi-Fi

These recorders can be remote controlled by Wi-Fi via an iPhone or Android device (Free App required). They can also connect and transfer their data via Wi-Fi to other Wi-Fi devices. These functions are of particular interest to outside broadcasters and those who wish to upload their work quickly to social media, SoundCloud and similar sharing services.

Tascam DR-22WL 139

Tascam DR-44WL 229




Belt-Pack Recorders

Small wearable recorders about the size of a radio mic belt back transmitter. Designed to record from a lavalier (lapel/tie-clip) microphone.

Tascam DR-10CS 179




Plug-On Recorders

Small, compact recorders about the size of a radio mic belt back transmitter. Designed to plug into the XLR socket on the bottom of a stick microphone.

Tascam DR-10X 159




Stick Mic Recorders

Sometimes a microphone with an inconvenient lead connected to a complicated recorder is just a pain. So we've combined several of our Audio-Technica Reporter, Narration and Voice-Over mics with Tascam's DR-10X Plug-On Recorder to create easy-to-use solutions for those quick and simple assignments when you just need to grab your microphone and go.

SSS SMR-8004 269

SSS SMR-8004L 275

SSS SMR-8010 315

SSS SMR-8031 329

Tascam DR-10SG 169


Secure Audiofile Recorders

These are recorders that have either passcode protection to access the device or a password protected file encryption facility to secure your audio files against unauthorised access, or both. These functions are of particular interest to security and military services, legal professionals and organisations, courts of law and similar users.

Marantz PMD620MKII with FREE Case 295

Marantz PMD661MK3 429

Marantz PMD901V 299



Handheld Audio-with-Video (AV) Recorders

These have been selected by us primarily for their audio capabilities which are excellent. This is unusual for a video recording device. So if you need a recorder that will capture good sound as well as HD (1080p) video, then these are worth considering. Great for teaching and training when you need to see as well as hear your students' performances. Also practical and convenient for portable acquisition of AV material for YouTube and similar online channels. 

Zoom Q4n 249




DSLR Recorders

Recorders that have been specifically designed for use with today's new breed of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras which are now capable of shooting broadcast quality video footage as well has still pictures. Whilst their HD video quality is outstanding such cameras often lack the ability to capture anything other than dull, lack-lustre audio. These recorders are therefore dedicated to overcome this inability by providing everything the serious videographer needs to complete the picture with HD sound. And in a form factor which matches the way he likes to work.

Tascam DR-10SG 179

Tascam DR-60D Mk2 185

Tascam DR-70D 249

Zoom H6 339

Tascam DR-701D 419


Standalone Recorder/Presenter Units

Solid state sound recorders do not usually come with proper loudspeakers. Headphones are usually preferred. However, there are applications where recordings need to be made on and presented by the same portable device. These Recorder/Presenter units are equipped with two music system sized speakers and are therefore loud enough for playing recordings to a group of people in, say, a classroom or lecture room, or in similar situations.

Roland CD-2u 559


Solid State & CD Recorders

Solid state sound recorders that record both to CD discs as well as solid state flash media.

Roland CD-2u 559

Tascam SS-CDR200 CF/SD/USB & CD Recorder 929

Shoulder-Carry Recorders

This is probably the most traditional kind of portable recorder. The kind that usually has more buttons, controls and connectivity than a handheld. Consequently its form factor has to be larger and it must be carried over-the-shoulder. The best choice when more button & switch control and less menu-based control is preferred. 

Zoom F4 599

Tascam DR-680MKII 509

Roland/Edirol R-44 649

Zoom F8 999

Roland R-88 1399


Multi-Channel Recorders

The majority of solid state sound recorders record in stereo and have just two input channels. These recorders record in stereo but provide more than two input channels. Thus they can be used in more complex live recording setups when several microphones need to be deployed to acquire all your sound sources. Not to be confused with multi-track recorders (below).

Zoom H4n Pro 199

Tascam DR-60D Mk2 185

Tascam DR-70D 249

Tascam DR-701D 419

Zoom F4 599

Roland R-44 649

Zoom F8 999

Roland R-88 1399

Multi-Track Recorders

Recorders with a multi-track mode as well as a stereo mode, or with dedicated multi-track credentials. For use when recording individual sources track by track (track-building) for eventual mixdown to stereo or surround, or for recording several sources at a live event for mixdown later.

Allen & Heath ICE-16 & ICE-16D Multitrack Recorder & USB/Firewire Interface 739 (ICE-16) & 779 (ICE-16D)

Zoom R8 249

Zoom H4n Pro 199

Olympus LS-100 269

Zoom H5 249

Zoom H6 339

Tascam DP-03SD 235

Zoom R16 349

Zoom R24 425

Tascam DP-24SD 419

Tascam DP-32SD 459

Zoom F4 599

Tascam DR-680MKII 509

Tascam DR-701D 419

Zoom F8 999


Studio/Installation Recorders

Stereo solid state sound recorders for fixed installation in studios, theatre or conference centre control rooms, and similar environments.

Allen & Heath ICE-16 & ICE-16D Multitrack Recorder & USB/Firewire Interface 739 (ICE-16) & 779 (ICE-16D)

Tascam SS-R100 CF/SD/USB Recorder 439

Roland AR-3000SD Commercial Audio CF/SD/USB Recorder/Player

Tascam SS-R200 CF/SD/USB Recorder 549

Denon DN-500R SD Card & USB Recorder 399

Tascam SS-CDR200 CF/SD/USB & CD Recorder 929

Fostex UR-2 Card & USB Recorder 849

Tascam SD-20M Single Rackspace SD Card Recorder with XLR Mic Inputs 229

Tascam DA-3000 High Definition Mastering Recorder & AD/DA Converter 889

Tascam HS-20 2-Track 1099


Network Recorders

Stereo solid state sound recorders for fixed installation in environments where network connection is desirable. If you need to deliver and access high quality audio data on your network, look no further.

Denon DN-700R Network SD Card & USB Recorder 499

Tascam HS-20 2-Track 1099


Professional CD Recorders

CD mastering recorders for fixed installation in home studios, commercial & broadcast studio control rooms, and similar environments.

Tascam CD-RW900MKII Pro CD Recorder/Player 429

Tascam CD-RW901MKII Pro CD Recorder/Player 669


Studio/Installation Media Players

These devices are for playback of high quality audio in a variety of situations, be it for pre-recorded announcements in public places like museums/exhibitions and the like, or for instant playback of audio tracks, sound effects, etc. in live productions like sporting/performance events, radio, television and theatre.

Denon DN-300Z Media Player - plays from SD/USB/CD/BT/AM/FM 339

Denon DN-300C Media Player - plays from CD & USB 199

Denon DN-501C Media/CD Player/Copier 459

Denon DNF300 Card & USB Player 279

Idal MicroPlayer 2 349

Denon DN-700C Network Media/CD Player/Copier for Installation 529

Tascam CD-200 CD-Player 249

Tascam CD-200iL CD & iDevice Player 389

Tascam CD-200SB CD/SD/USB Player 399

Tascam CD-200BT CD & Bluetooth Player 359

Tascam CD-500 Compact Broadcast CD Player 422

Tascam CD-500B Compact Broadcast CD Player (Balanced Out) 499






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