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Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder
  • Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder
  • Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder
  • Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder
  • Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder
  • Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-40 Portable Handheld 4-Track Digital Recorder

Manufacturer: Tascam

Item #: TCM-DR-40   •   MFG #: DR-40


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The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more - all with TASCAM's simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

  • Features

    • Handheld 4-track Portable Recorder
    • Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
    • XLR / 1/4" mic/line input with phantom power
    • Record the built-in microphones with the XLR mic or line input for a four-track recording
    • Dual recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion
    • Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take
    • Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level
    • 15-hour battery life from three AA batteries
    • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution
    • 2-second pre-recording buffer
    • Variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch
    • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz)
    • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
    • 1/8" headphone/line output
    • Playback EQ and level align
    • Stereo Reverb effect
    • Tripod mounting hole
    • SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included)
    • Locking Neutrik Combi jacks
    • USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer
    • Powered by three AA batteries, external battery pack (optional TCM-BP-6AA), or USB bus power
  • Specifications

    • Recording media: SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
    • File system: FAT16/32
    • File format: WAV,BWF,MP3
    • WAV / BWF: 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
    • MP3 Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz
    • MP3 Bit-rate for recording: 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
    • MP3 Playback bit rate: 32 - 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
    • Number of channels: 4-channel (2 Stereo)
    • Playback speed control (VSA): 0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1/48kHz only
    • Built-in microphone: Unidirectional, stereo (Possible to switch between A-B/X-Y positions)
    • EXT MIC/LINE IN: Connector: XLR/TRS combo jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
    • EXT MIC/LINE IN Input impedance: 2.2k ohms(MIC) / 10k ohms(LINE)
    • EXT MIC/LINE IN Nominal input level: -19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
    • EXT MIC/LINE IN Maximum input level: -3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
    • PHONES/LINE OUT: Connector: 1/8"(3.5mm)stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
    • LINE OUT: Output impedance: 12ohms
    • LINE OUT: Standard output level: -14dBV(10k ohms load)
    • LINE OUT: Maximum output level: +2dBV(10k ohms load)
    • PHONES: Maximum output level: 20mW+20mW(32ohms load)
    • Built-in speakers: 0.3W, Mono
    • Low-cut filter: 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
    • USB: Connector: Mini-B type; Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
    • REMOTE: 2.5mm TRS jack
    • Effector: 6 presets (HALL1/2, ROOM, STUDIO, PLATE1/2)
    • Chromatic tuner: C1 - B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
    • Tripod attachment screw-hole: 1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
    • Power: 2 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 - 240V (Optional AC adapter)
    • Power consumption: 2.5W (Max)
    • Battery operation time (Recording): With alkaline batteries (EVOLTA): Approx. 20.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
    • Battery operation time (Recording): With Ni-MH batteries (eneloop): Approx. 17 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
    • Dimensions: 70(W)x 155(H)x 35(D)mm
    • Weight: 213g (Without battery)
    • Accessories: 2GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card

    • Audio Performance
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
    • 20Hz-22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
    • 20Hz-40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
    • Distortion: 0.05% or less(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
    • S/N ratio: 92dB or more(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)

    • Computer Requirements
    • Windows
    • OS: Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
    • CPU: Pentium 300MHz or more
    • Memory: 128MB or more
    • USB: USB2.0 recommended
    • Macintosh
    • OS: Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
    • Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),
    • OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
    • CPU: Power PC,iMac,G3,G4 ,G5 266MHz or more
    • Memory: 64MB or more
    • USB: USB2.0 recommended

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