Bantam BA1000- More Ipod Competition
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"competition".....loosely-defined.

let's see: a no-name company...a whole 2 gigs!...or 5 gigs for MORE than the iPod...what a way to compete.

who funds a company like this?


but thanks for the heads up RVD.
 
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When I saw this, I reacted the same way Robster did. 2 gigs? Why not just get an MP3/CD player? But maybe the harddrive is easily upgradable.

As for cost, it is still a bit too much even considering it has recording features. Hopefully they will revise their prices before it goes to market.
 
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320K MP3 encoding? Holy ****!!!!!

Please, please let it be good for portable recording - then I can junk all my MD gear!!!! Yay!

 
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Decent recording from HDD player?
AND an FM tuner!
Intruiging.
 
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sounds like an interesting product. fm tuner is a stupid idea though and why won't anybody make these players with a true lineout!!! AHH! also, i'd like to see a spec or two about the headphone amp..

at least this doesn't seem to require any stupid software for good computers (pc's
). i wonder if it functions like an external hard drive as well.
 
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wonder if the recording levels are adjustable...
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Robster1958
"competition".....loosely-defined.

let's see: a no-name company...a whole 2 gigs!...or 5 gigs for MORE than the iPod...what a way to compete.

who funds a company like this?


but thanks for the heads up RVD.


What the hell are you talking about?? Bantam is one of the leading mp3 player manufacturers...
 
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What the hell are you talking about?? Bantam is one of the leading mp3 player manufacturers....

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probably as "big" as Archos
 
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Quote:

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What the hell are you talking about?? Bantam is one of the leading mp3 player manufacturers....

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probably as "big" as Archos


So what???

How big is headroom??

How big is meier-audio??

Not very big but we know that what they've done they've done well.
 
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HOPEFULLY, Apple doesn't sue the hell out of these people...

This seems like a great product, and hopefully it doesn't just get "scratched if you look at it"
 
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BTW, what part gets scratched on the ipod -- the metal or plastic, or both? It seems as if the Bantum is all aluminum if that helps.

And I don't think Apple has any cause to sue.
 
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The iPod gets scratched mostly from the back, but it can get scratched by the front too.
 
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Well, Bantam decided to change the shape afterall. The picture is still computer generated one but it looks really good.

http://gear.ign.com/articles/376/376972p1.html

The level meter on the display looks just like the one on the win amp and it even shows the upcoming track.
Could this finally be the iPod killer?
 
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It does look like a pretty nice player but I think overall I'd choose the iPod.... especially for the price.
Damn, who am I kidding, even the iPod is way too much for me.
 
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