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Zoom H2 prtable stereo digital recorder. Reords wav and mp3 formats to an SD(HC) card. Makes it easy to drag audio into your editors. I use it all the time to collect ambients while in the field. You can set it to 2 different 2 channel stereo configurations (90 or 120 degree)or run 4 channel surround (2 separate stereo files). There are a couple aplications out there that can convert this to a single5.1 surround file. It runs about $165.
I have found that most of the negative reviews are from people that did not take the time to learn how to make it work.It does have a learning curve to it. Have had mine for most of a year and still looks new but I try to take care of my “toys”.