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Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

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  • Compact Design
  • Adjustable Condenser Mics
  • Records to SD/SDHC Media
  • WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
  • XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • Integrated Speaker
  • 3.5mm Headphone/Line Output
  • Battery, AC, or USB Power
MFR#: DR-40

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$174.99
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The Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder provides professional-level features and flexibility in a compact and durable design that's ideal for use in the field. The unit can record high-quality WAV/BWF or MP3 files to readily-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards, allowing you to record hours of material and share it easily. A 2GB card is included so you can get started recording right away.

The recorder features built-in adjustable condenser microphones, allowing you to choose an X/Y or A/B recording pattern to meet the needs of your environment and application. A built-in limiter and switchable low cut filter reduce peaks and rumble for cleaner recordings. There are a pair of Neutrik combo inputs that accept XLR and 1/4" connections for terrific flexibility. Built-in mic preamps provide phantom power so you can use external condenser mics. A 3.5mm headphone/line output allows you to connect additional equipment such as headphones or small speakers. The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for editing or sharing.

A built-in speaker allows you to play back your recordings immediately for review. Other features include a dual recording mode, and overdub mode, and a peak reduction feature. There is a 2-second pre-recording buffer to ensure that you never miss a priceless moment due to pressing the record button too late. There is also a chromatic tuner and a stereo reverb effect. A threaded mounting hole lets you mount the recorder on a tripod for terrific stability. The DR-40 can operate for up to 15 hours from 3 standard AA batteries. It can also use USB bus power via the included cable. An optional AC adapter and external battery pack (sold separately) provide additional powering options.

Compact Design
The small size of the recorder makes it easy to use in the field for a variety of applications

High-Quality Recording
Record WAV/BWF files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 files up to 320kbps

Reliable Media
The DR-40 records to widely-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards with capacities up to 32GB for stable, reliable recordings. A 2GB card is included

Adjustable Mics
The built-in adjustable condenser mics provide X/Y and A/B stereo patterns for tight imaging or opening up for more room sound

Integrated Speaker
A built-in speaker lets you review your recordings instantly

Limiter and Low Cut Filter
The built-in limiter and switchable low cut filter (40/80/120Hz) reduce peaks and rumble for crisp, clear audio. A peak reduction feature will set the input level automatically without turning it back up later. You can also choose automatic or manual level setting

Combo Inputs
The locking Neutrik combo jack inputs accept XLR and 1/4" connections for wide compatibility with a variety of mic and line level devices for 4-track recording

Built-in Preamps
The integrated mic preamps provide phantom power for external condenser microphones

3.5mm Output
A 3.5mm headphone/line output lets you connect headphones, small speakers, and other devices

USB 2.0
The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly and easily transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC

Power Options
The recorder can operate for up to 15 hours on 3 standard AA batteries. It can also operation by USB bus power from a computer, or from an optional AC wall adapter (PS-P515U). An optional external battery pack (BP-6AA) is also available

Dual Recording Mode
The dual recording mode will capture a safety track at a lower volume level than your primary track to prevent peaking and distortion

Easy Navigation
The quick menu options and clear LCD screen let you set functions with a minimum of menus

2-Button Record
Start your recordings quickly and easily by hitting the record button twice

Effects
The recorder has a stereo reverb effect and a VSA feature to adjust playback speed from 50-150%

Timer Recording
The timed recording feature begins the track 5-10 seconds after you hit the button, allowing time for get-ready when self-recording

Overdub Mode
The overdub mode will record over your previous take, but still keep a copy of the original, just in case

Level Align and EQ
Level align and EQ settings prevent uneven volume levels during playback and allow you to customize your sound

Pre-Recording
The pre-recording feature will capture up to 2 seconds of audio from before you hit the record button, allowing you to capture unexpected audio moments

Tuner
A chromatic tuner makes sure you play or sing perfectly in key

Tripod Mount
A threaded tripod mount socket lets you place the recorder on a stand for convenient tabletop recording

Optional Remotes
Optional RC-10 and RC-3F remotes are available for wired or footswitch operation

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Tascam
MFR SKU DR-40
EVS SKU DR40
Name Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
Specifications
Type Hand-Held 4-Track Digital Audio Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods SD or SDHC Card (64MB to 32GB)
Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16 and 24-bit
MP3: 32-320 kbps, VBR
Sampling Frequency WAV: 44.1, 48, or 96kHz
MP3: 44.1 and 48kHz
Number of Channels 4 (2 Stereo)
Recording Time All times are for a 1GB memory card
Stereo Mode:
MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320kbps)
WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96kHz)
Frequency Response 20Hz~20kHz +1/-3dB (44.1kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz~22kHz +1/-3dB (48kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz~40kHz +1/-3dB (96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.05% (44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
S/N Ratio > 92dB (44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
A/D Conversion 24-bit
D/A Conversion 24-bit
Speed Adjustment 50-150% Without Affecting Pitch
Connectors 2 x XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Line Out
1 x High-Speed Mini-B USB 2.0 Port
1 x Remote Jack
Input Impedance Mic: 2.2 kOhms
Line: 10 kOhms
Input Level Nominal: -19dBV Mic, +4dBu Line
Max: -3dBV Mic, +20dBu Line
Output Impedance 12 Ohms
Output Level Nominal: -14dBV (10 kOhms)
Max: +2dBV (10 kOhms)
Microphone Adjustable Stereo Condenser (X/Y and A/B)
Headphone Output 20mW + 20mW (32 Ohms)
Speaker 0.3W, Mono
Filter 40/80/120Hz Low Cut
Battery Type/Life 3 x AA (Alkaline or NiMH)
Up to 15 Hours of Continuous Operation, Phantom Power Off
Power 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (via Optional AC Adapter)
Power Consumption 2.5W Max
Dimensions (WxHxD) Mics Open: 3.54 x 6.1 x 1.38" (90 x 155 x 35mm)
Mics Closed: 2.76 x 6.1 x 1.38" (70 x 155 x 35mm)
Weight 7.5 oz (213g) (Without Batteries)
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, or 7, Pentium 300MHz, 128MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
Mac OS X v10.2 or Later, Power PC G3, G4, or G5 266MHz Min, 64MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
Includes

Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

  • Mini USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 3 x AA Batteries
  • Limited Warranty: 1-Year Parts; 90-Days Labor
     

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