Very handy tool, easy to use and strait to the point.
This is the first recorder I purchased and I was getting a good deal on it, so I checked the reviews and they were good so I grabbed it.
I must say this has been an awesome investment. Totally easy to use no frills no extra rubbish it just works, its simple and its to the point.
I used it a lot for field recording and its amazing the sounds you can record with the onboard mics, to my ears it sounds really great, and I have no issues it with it whatsoever in fact I really like it... the only reason I'm giving it a 4 on sound is because I know there are better sounding more expensive recorders out there which have better pre amps and mics but the 4 points is not due to my experience with it.
The other amazing part of it for me is that u can use at as a line-in recorder with the additional combo XLR/Phono inputs. That in itself for me is worth the money, I can record all sorts of things easily without having to drag around a laptop and a sound card. From synths to cd players/mixer outputs to iphone/ipad, basically anything!
The final thing I want to mention is the SD card slot which makes this even easier to use, you can have many SD cards and just swap as you go along, if you get 32 gb ones they don't even fill easily at all... took me months (or years) to come close to filling one... and you can dump stuff from them onto your computer with total ease using the usb cable provided with it, which also doubles up as a power supply if you don't wanna use batteries, which is great because this thing can eat batteries up pretty quickly.
All in all this is one of my fav bits of equipment and I am so happy I got it and the price is excellent too even without the discount. I am really into this serious no nonsense audio tools and i hope to find more stuff like this.
Big up to Tascam, I'm gonna try more of their stuff.