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Small and Functional
on 10 January 2011
The Chord EM-11 Mini Clip-on Metronome is very small at 56mm x 30mm x 20mm (including clip), slightly smaller than a match box. It's powered by a single CR2032 battery which is included. It has a small speaker and a headphone jack which makes it more flexible then some other metronomes. There are five controls, volume, on/off/mode, beat, tempo increase and tempo decrease.
The tempo ranges from 30 to 250bpm and the beat ranges are: 0/4, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8 and 9/8. There is also a 440Hz tone generator available and a clock. The unit saves its settings when turned off so that when it's turned on again, the previous settings remain set.
The unit looks inexpensive yet robust; the clip is sturdy and looks secure enough. The LCD screen is clear and shows the time, tempo and beats per minute or tone generated.
I bought the Chord EM-11 Mini Clip-on Metronome to help me with my running cadence rather than for musical timekeeping and it works well for this. It's not really designed for this use and so I need to take care to keep it dry, but for the price it's an excellent little piece of kit.
I'm going to award this metronome 4 stars, it's small and works well enough. It may not be top notch quality but for the price it would be hard to beat.