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Which machine do you like best?
I purchased the Passport about eight months ago and just hated it. I could not get one with that machine for the life of me. I would hit keys and other keys would show up that my fingers did not touch.
I ended up selling it to a friend and purchasing the Diamante. I am much happier. I don't much care for Stenograph, but the machine is so much better.
What's your experience?
I'm all for the Lightspeed. It has gotten me through so many 220-page days without an ache to my wrists or hands.
Some prefer the Diamante because it's all of a piece, e.g., you don't have to attach a computer. I prefer a system where I can swap out parts if need be rather than depending on a single unit. If my little Acer Netbook decides to go, I have another, so the job is not lost.
I have to say the Diamante for me has come as close as I have gotten in a while. It is a pretty short depth stroke. Nothing I have found is perfect, however. It still stacks and splits strokes but way, way better than the rest of them.
I can't believe Advantage gave you your money back. I could not get my money back from them, so I ended up selling it to a friend and now he is having problems with it. He went to a job the other day and the writer would not even turn on.
Let me know when you find that perfect writer. Till then, the search goes on.
Hi, Kelly. You know how much I love the Diamante. It's great. Glad you like it too!
I'm curious what the flaw was. I haven't had any issues with my Passport. Do you know if a different machine would still have the same issue? Or is it the audio synch not working with your CAT system?
It is a problem, as far as I know, on all their machines. It is if you use the live audio feed with a mic/earbud to hear testimony easier, you get awful feedback. They are trying to resolve it. The machine itself is AMAZING and I HATED to return it. But I rely on my amplification of testimony and cannot work without it. I use it on my Mira A3 and love it.