There are many solid state recorders available with balanced inputs and phantom powering but it’s important to choose one with:-

  1. A good pre-amp 
  2. A clean phantom power supply that doesn’t produce interference of the input signal.
  3. The quality of the headphone output for monitoring purposes.

So for anyone who already owns or is considering buying the Pro 8, Telinga have run exhaustive tests on many of the currently available machines and have found that most of them actually fail in one or all of these necessities. The only recorder that comes near to the specification of the Telinga Pro 8 is the Olympus LS100 and so Telinga now recommends this as the only semi-professional recorder at entry level price which does record the full quality available.

There are of course many considerations when choosing a recorder and weight and convenience of the smaller size of some of mini recorders now available might be worth some reduction in performance and higher background noise level. There are two of these recorders that Telinga have singled out as nearing acceptable quality and this is the Olympus LS100.

We can supply both these recorders: please apply to us for current prices.

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Olympus LS100

The LS-100 is a benchmark in the portable multi-track recording of multiple sound sources to create a cohesive whole. It gives any professional from songwriter to broadcaster complete control over the recording and final sculpting of their work. From separate or simultaneous track recording, to “muting” of all tracks but one in playback, replacing or editing of a single track, and so much more – multi-tracking gives you the flexibility to go back and tweak or re-record until you have your desired results.

Dimensions 70 x 159 x 335mm
Accessories AC Adaptor, Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, USB Case, Carry Case.
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year
Recorder Type Portable PCM Recorders
Media 4GB Flash Media Built-in, SD Card, SDHC Card
Outputs 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Headphone / Line Output
Inputs 2 x XLR / Jack Inputs, 3.5mm mini jack input
Microphone Built in stereo condenser microphones,
Sample Rate 44.1kHz -96kHz
Built in Speakers No
Mains or Battery Battery, Mains, USB Bus Powered
Battery Life up to 12.5 hours
USB USB 2.0
Tracks 8
Recording Format Wav, MP3