DR-44WL "knocking" noise with WiFi on

Discussion in 'Handheld and Field Recorders' started by Michael S., May 13, 2019.

  1. Michael S.

    Michael S. New Member

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    Hello Community

    I just bought a DR-44WL and did some test recordings. It works as expected as long as the recorders WiFi is not activated. But when I activate WiFi I can immediately hear a "knocking" noise that gets recorded too. This noise is only recorded by the internal stereo-microphone, the sound from my Rode M5 microphones coming through the XLR-Inputs is fine.
    I made a short video to demonstrate the issue:

    I assume this is not normal behavior, otherwise the WiFi connection would be pretty useless...
    Anybody experienced a similar issue? Could it be I missed something while setting up the recorder? Or did I just buy a bugged DR-44WL?

    Any feedback from more experienced users would be highly appreciated.
  2. Michael S.

    Michael S. New Member

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    Just in case anybody else is experiencing similar problems: Turns out it's an interference issue. Tascam support told me this is a known bug, but on that can easy be fixed in a service centre. So let's see how long it takes them to fix it...