What is your opinion of this product?
I think this thing works well. Once you read and understand what is going on, it is very, very easy to use. I lost my old Tascam, which I think was supposed to be a model better than this, but Tascam must have gotten a better speaker input (this thing also has ability to increase or decrease sensitivity) depending on where you set it in the room and how loud people are playing. You still all have to play close to the same loudness. The sound reproduction was better than my last one. This is good for band practices, not for making perfect sounding cds. We need to be real about our expectations. This thing is a sure win for me with rechargeable batteries. Been using it for about 4+ months, but I treat it right.