Here's DR-1.. evidently especially targeted at musician home-recordists, and people who wish to use it for simple multi-tracking. I've had good experiences with Musicians Friend.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ … p;ZYXSEM=0
The 1/4" jack is tempting. If that's a buying feature, I'd first test it with a specific type of instrument (amplified acoustic j, microphone, non-acoustic such as synth/Telecaster). The same might apply to microphones with 1/4" plugs.
Apparent lack (maybe I'm mistaken?) of *MANUAL level control* would be a deal-breaker for me, since *AUTOMATIC level control* is mostly to blame for most background noise (when music or interview stops, ALC listens falls in love with air conditioner, clinking glasses, and coughing).
DR-1 appears similarly sized to LC-1, different form factor. If Tascam's in Olympus toughness-league it's a big advantage Vs R-09.
I like the idea of DR-1 mike direction feature (2 positions)...that's the main advantage of the Sony DS-70P that I use with LC-1.The mini-reviews I've seen for these various tiny recorders rarely address handling noise...it's almost a non-issue with LC-1, vanishes entirely with an external mike, such as that Sony.
LC-1 microphone monaural zoom capability is especially appealing to me (DR-1 doesn't seem to offer)...might make no difference to someone using a shotgun mic, as could be done with DR-1.