Jim, fantastic review of the R9, but I have questions. I know you didn't cover the menus, and you made it a very good point that you could take the thing out of the box and start using it immediately, but I want to know two very important things. First, does the SD card require formatting like the R1 card does? And second, out-of-the-box, what are the recording defaults (such as the R1 is MP3 at 192kbps 44.1khz)? Other questions include, how is the date/time stamping of files accomplished? Is there a clock that must be set? Also, after you discovered you were on AGC, did you try adjusting the input level again while recording with the AGC off?