I'd like to get either the DR-40 or the DR-100mkii but one of the things I would need the unit for is recording lectures and speeches. Are either of these sufficient without external mics and preamps? Would you feel save putting the DR-40 in a town-hall setting to record what is going on?
I often go to political meetings and I just want something fairly discrete and easy to set up that I can record the speaker with. Then if I want to interview, I'd like to use an XLR input and the unit at the same time to conduct an interview. I think either device will be plenty for the interview-need, but do either of them have sufficient mics and pre-amps to record a speech?