"This is one awesome product! - upgrading my Zoom PS-04"4.5 starson by cnetfb
Pros: Real mic inouts - XLR jacks with phantom power
Ability to symultaneously record 2+ tracks
24 bit/96kHz sampling like in my studio
Cons: Need to think hard because there aren't many....
- Could be a metal case like the Sony
- No way to by-pass the preamps and use my studio gear
Summary: Zoom has packed more bang for the buck in to this portable recorder than anything in the under $1,000 range. They should be dominating this market - at least for customers who understand the things needed to do hi-quality recordings.