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Bantam BA1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Bantam BA1000. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the storage. The price also gets good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and size.

sound, price, storage

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Bantam BA1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 59/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Austin Vaughan (

on Sunday, March 06 (2005) 12:00AM


The Bantam BA1000... I only bought this thing because was liquidating a batch (at $100 a pop), and I've been wanted to get my hands on one for 2 years now. It looked pretty cool back when there wasn't 100 other players to choose from. And last

I only bought this thing because was liquidating a batch (at $100 a pop), and I've been wanted to get my hands on one for 2 years now. It looked pretty cool back when there wasn't 100 other players to choose from. And last year, Bantam...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Cheap 5GB


12 hour Battery life, 5GB HD,MP3 & FM tuner, Re-chargable internal battery.......

The size. It's a bit bulky.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Is this a cassete player NO! It's the BA1000


Good Sound

Huge, bad button placement, bad menu, etc...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

BA1000: A cheap pile



Locks up frequently, software sucks, no firmware upgrades

Dec, 2004

Consumer review (




dosent work

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (

it's more then ok...


do you realy need more?

do you have any problem with it? read the manual!!!

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (

Good Low-Cost HD Based Player


Low-cost, sounds good, doubles as USB drive, record FM.

FM signals weak, no future support, DMM software stinks.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

Rip Off



Battery last 2 hours when fully charged.The songs freeze up on you.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (



Fantastic sound, feature packed, am/fm radio, recordable, inexpensive

Big (2 i-pods), locks up, skips, tedious software

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

Bantam 1000


with the proper headsets VERY Good sound!


Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

No longer do you need to use a computer to get MP3 files onto your high capacity digital audio player. The BA1000's built-in encoder enables you to record stereo-quality music from cassettes, LPs and CDs directly into the device automatically converting the files into MP3 format on the fly. How about direct FM recording while listening to the radio broadcast! Imagine moving Gigabytes of music and data to your player in just a few minutes. With the advancement of USB 2.0 technology, you have this feature at your fingertips. USB 2.0 is rated at 480 Mbps, about 40 times as fast as its USB 1.1 predecessor, and tops competing IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection speeds, which offers 400 Mbps throughput. If you don't have a USB 2.0 card on your computer, it is backward compatible with USB 1.1. Windows Media Audio (WMA) files deliver CD quality sound at only half the size of comparable MP3 files. Now, you can store twice as much music on the BA1000 without paying for a bigger hard drive.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Radio/Line-in recording / Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio/Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):16hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Manufacturer:Bantam Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bantam BA

MD System

Type: None


Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Player remote control