Voice recorder with mains supply


Standard Member
Hi All,

I need a digital voice recorder (bit like a Dictaphone) that runs of mains supply. It will need to record in MP3 or WAV.

I want to use it to record telephone calls to my home telephone, so it will need a Mic in.

I can find this:

Tascam DR-07 Portable Digital Recorder Review | ZDNet

But it doesn't get great reviews and its £120.

Does anyone know of a better solution? Also, I'm in the UK.




Distinguished Member
Zoom recorders are a pretty good buy. They are in common use in the broadcast industry because of their performance. We use them on the radio station I work for and they are very reliable at capturing live perfomances as they have 4 in-built mikes.They work happily on a battery for quite a long time. You can also plug in an external power supply if you wish. Not sure how you are proposing to pick up both sides of a telephone conversation from an external mike. You need some sort of inductive pick-up that clips onto the phone.


Zooms are available on the high street from Maplin and at;

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder with 4GB Card: Amazon.co.uk: Musical Instruments
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