As many of you know I am a big supporter of Sound devices I own (2) 302 3 channel mixers, (1) 2 channel mix-pre. (1) 442 4 Channel mixer, (1) 744t 4 Channel Hard Disk recorder and (1) 702t CF based recorder. I own at least one of most there products except the 788t 8 channel recorder. I believe everyone should have a Sound Devices 702t 2 Channel Hard Disk recorder in there kit. Even though most of my jobs are direct to camera or require iso recording which i use my 744t for. The 702t still has its place. I bought mine used for $2000.00 including a power supply and batteries retail for the unit is $2500.00. So it is affordable, very small and light weight. It has the ability to record many different file types, bit and sample rates. It records to CF (Compact Flash) and will work in any conditions. Due to its size it always travels with me on every job just in case and it gets used often. So pick one up it is a great value.