If you're looking for a high-quality
portable recorder and find the Marantz we mentioned earlier today
little too rich at about $1,200, you may want to take a look at the Roland Edirol R-09, a compact player that goes for
about $400, records 24-bit/48kHz uncompressed WAV files, has a built-in mic (along with mic and line inputs) and
records to SD cards. This could be just the thing if you're looking for something to record interviews or podcasts on
the run (though we still want a hard drive).