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Poor sound quality from external line

I am using this unit ( a Tascam BB-1000 CD Recorder) to record from the RCA-plug external line inputs. I am monitoring the sound source (a tape deck) through headphones plugged into the BB-1000 while recording and I am recording after checking sound levels while in record standby. Everything sounds fine in the headphones during recording and the meters show both channels recording at good levels, but when the CD is played back, I am getting very poor sound quality OR hearing only ONE of the two stereo channels playing in mono on both channels. Any ideas? Please note that this is a brand new unit and I have consulted the manual throughout. Many thanks - this is an important project I am working on for a client. Best regards - Patrick (patricknt@verizon.net)

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It may be the recorder itself.. these smaller recorders arent known for excellent recording quality..what is it set for..also check the recording lens and clean with a duster spray..it may be dirty..

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