(I should get a gold medal just for the title alone!)
So anyway, I'm out recording the deluge of rain we're getting in Los Angeles last night and I tripped over something and half-submerged my Tascam DR-680 in a wheelbarrow full of muddy water. Not just regular water -- MUDDY water. All 6 mic inputs started frizzing out and then the whole unit shut down. Yesss…
Did I panic?
To make a long story shorter, I disassembled the whole thing, drained it, let it air dry overnight, then placed it over a space heater for about 1 hour. And guess what? IT WORKS!
I'm impressed, Tascam. Keep up the sturdy engineering.