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Franz are the only metronomes made in the USA. They carry a one year warranty and repairs are available after one year. The Franz Xb700 is a very loud metronome, with accenting and half time/double time. The Franz Xb750 metronome/ tuner is identical to the Xb700 except that it has a switch to generate pitches.
The Dr Beat are the most
advanced models, having features not found in other metronome models..
These models are excellent teaching tools for learning simple or
complex rhythms. All Dr Beat models are digital metronomes. The DB
88 is a talking metronome.. it will count out loud with a
voice. The DB88 will also count very complex rhythms, with all parts
of the beat being controllable. The DB60 has
most of the same features as the DB 88, with out the voice and a few
other features. All Dr. Beat metronomes come with a manual with full
Quartz and keywound models are a little easier to
use than digital models, as you can dial the tempo quickly with a
quartz model - a digital model requires pressing a button
till you get to the tempo. - Look at Matrix,
Seiko and the Wittner
Mt70 for great quartz
models at a low price.
Digital Metronomes have many features and will
increment the the tempo by one beat at a time. With a digital
metronome you can obtan the tempos 60,61,63,64... etc. Quartz and
keywound models use musical tempos to determine the increments.