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Yamaha POCKETRAK CX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the connectivity and value for money. The sound and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Yamaha POCKETRAK CX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Yamaha Pocketrak CX

 

There are times in your life when a basic voice recorder just won't cut it. For example, let's say you want to capture a professional recording of your kid's piano recital, or a live concert, or an important academic lecture--you'll need a portable...

The Yamaha Pocketrak CX handheld recorder is slim and sleek, uses a replaceable rechargeable battery, and captures pristine audio with its high-quality built-in microphones

The slender design of the Pocketrak CX doesn't allow for larger external mic connections; the use of microSD memory limits storage capacity; and there are only a few advanced settings

The Pocketrak CX is a great choice for solo musicians and bands that need a no-nonsense recorder with quality built-in mics, but its features may be too basic for demanding users.

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Excellent tool for musicians-any audio recording need.

 

Not much else to say. Every musician should have one of these or something like it. I got mine on a holiday clearance sale...so for the money, it's the best accessory I've ever bought (non-guitar or amp). Save your ideas,either spoken or musical....

Slim design. Simple functions and ease of use. Very good quality recording for the cost. Difficult sources like a rock drum set have full balanced sound, from cymbal sizzle to deep kick to snappy snare. Can handle a full band with ease

The included rechargeable battery lost recharging after about 4-6 times. Probably no fault of Yamaha. Popped in a standard AA no problem

Consumer review by:

Excellent little recorder."

 

I love the CX. I did find that, with the MIC... 

It's very non-iPodish in that the CX has a standard AA removable NiMH battery, MicroSD memory port, and looks like a memory device when plugged into a USB port. No proprietary memory, hidden built-in battery, or computer-slogging software

With the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. Mine (V1.01Y) DOES record in PCM mode with LINE IN (see previous review). LINE IN input gain is fixed

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Excellent little recorder.

 

I love the CX. I did find that, with the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. I popped a Sony mini-stereo mic into the input and the noise went away. It may be an artifact of the mic...

It's very non-iPodish in that the CX has a standard AA removable NiMH battery, MicroSD memory port, and looks like a memory device when plugged into a USB port. No proprietary memory, hidden built-in battery, or computer-slogging software

With the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. Mine (V1.01Y) DOES record in PCM mode with LINE IN (see previous review). LINE IN input gain is fixed

Consumer review by:

Excellent little recorder.

 

I love the CX.

It's very non-iPodish in that the CX has a standard AA removable NiMH battery, MicroSD memory port, and looks like a memory device when plugged into a USB port. No proprietary memory, hidden built-in battery, or computer-slogging software

With the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. Mine (V1.01Y) DOES record in PCM mode with LINE IN (see previous review). LINE IN input gain is fixed

Consumer review by:

Yamaha Pocketrak CX

 

I love the CX.

It's very non-iPodish in that the CX has a standard AA removable NiMH battery, MicroSD memory port, and looks like a memory device when plugged into a USB port. No proprietary memory, hidden built-in battery, or computer-slogging software

With the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. Mine (V1.01Y) DOES record in PCM mode with LINE IN (see previous review). LINE IN input gain is fixed

Consumer review by:

Excellent little recorder.

 

I love the CX. I did find that, with the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. I popped a Sony mini-stereo mic into the input and the noise went away. It may be an artifact ... Expand full...

It's very non-iPodish in that the CX has a standard AA removable NiMH battery, MicroSD memory port, and looks like a memory device when plugged into a USB port. No proprietary memory, hidden built-in battery, or computer-slogging software

With the MIC SENS on high, and the gain setting cranked all the way up, that a bit of digital noise gets in. Mine (V1.01Y) DOES record in PCM mode with LINE IN (see previous review). LINE IN input gain is fixed

Consumer review by:

Excellent tool for musicians-any audio recording need.

 

Not much else to say. Every musician should have one of these or something like it. I got mine on a holiday clearance sale...so for the money, it's the best accessory I've ever bought (non-guitar or amp). Save your ideas,either spoken or musical....

Slim design. Simple functions and ease of use. Very good quality recording for the cost. Difficult sources like a rock drum set have full balanced sound, from cymbal sizzle to deep kick to snappy snare. Can handle a full band with ease

The included rechargeable battery lost recharging after about 4-6 times. Probably no fault of Yamaha. Popped in a standard AA no problem

Consumer review by:

The Yamaha Pockettrax CX is a great portable recorder!

 

I usually record group music with my multi-track unit, but have been surprised by the quality of this unit. I have recorded many musical groups and they liked the sound I got from it. I sometimes use the Pockettrax CX to add audience ambience to my...

I like the size of the unit and it's overall recorded sound. The sound files are easily transferred to my laptop for further use

When recording "Line in", this unit only records mp3 and not wav files

Consumer review by:

The Yamaha Pockettrax CX is a great portable recorder!

 

I usually record group music with my multi-track unit, but have been surprised by the quality of this unit. I have recorded many musical groups and they liked the sound I got from it. I sometimes use the Pockettrax CX to add audience ambience to my...

I like the size of the unit and it's overall recorded sound. The sound files are easily transferred to my laptop for further use

When recording "Line in", this unit only records mp3 and not wav files

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Product Specifications

Who would believe that this much recording power slips conveniently into a shirt pocket? The large diameter and high sensitivity 90

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Digital Recording Time:136.5 hours - voice recording
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:CX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha POCKETRAK

MD System

Type: None

Remote Control

Type: None
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