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Tascam DR-08 Portable Digital Recorder with USB 2.0 Port

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About Tascam

Tascam's compact DR-08 portable digital recorder packs serious audio quality into a handheld dynamo that fits in your pocket. It captures audiophile-quality 96kHz/24-bit WAV files - or web-friendly MP3 files - to robust MicroSD media. The built-in microphones have a unique mechanism to change the width and angle of the elements, allowing you to tailor the pattern for the perfect recording.

There's even a built-in kickstand for placing the recorder right where you want it. A pair of AAA batteries allows you to record for hours to the included 2GB card, then transfer the recording to your computer using high-speed USB 2.0.

Like TASCAM's other best-selling portable recorders, the DR-08 has features like auto level control and a low cut filter for clear recordings. Add your own microphone or line-level source using the 1/8" stereo input. The DR-08 has loop and variable speed on playback, allowing you to slow down speed without changing the pitch to learn new music. There's also noise canceling and EQ functions for improved playback timbre.

TASCAM's DR-08 is the most portable recorder yet. Whether you're a songwriter, live performer, business leader or sound designer, you won't want to step through your front door without the great-sounding Tascam DR-08.

Tascam Features

  • WAV recording from 44.1/16-bit up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • MP3 recording from 32k - 320 kbps
  • Records to MicroSD media (2GB card included)
  • Two cardioid microphones with variable angle mechanism to adjust width and angle of microphone elements
  • Variable Speed Playback - adjust the playback speed from 50% to 200% without changing the pitch to learn new music
  • Auto recording mode starts recording when the input reaches a certain sound level
  • Timer recording mode for beginning recording at a certain time of day
  • Manual and automatic gain control modes
  • Low cut filter and noise cancel functions for clearer recording and playback
  • Built-in foldable stand for desktop recording
  • Pre-recording buffer (up to 2 seconds)
  • 1/8" stereo mic/line input with plug-in power
  • 1/8" stereo headphone/line output
  • Playlist and folder management
  • Built-in speaker
  • Transfer recordings to computer using fast USB 2.0 connection (Micro-USB, B-type connector)
  • 96x96 backlit LCD display
  • Powered by AAA batteries (included) or USB power

Tascam Specifications

Audio Recorder Type
Hand-Held Stereo Digital Audio Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods
microSD
Recording Bit Rate
WAV: 16 and 24-bit
MP3: 32-320kbps, VBR
Sampling Frequency
WAV: 44.1 to 96kHz
MP3: 44.1 and 48kHz
Number of Channels
2
A/D Conversion
24-bit
D/A Conversion
24-bit
Connectors
1 x Power Input
1 x 3.5mm Mic/Line Input
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Line Out
1 x Mini USB Port
Battery
2 x AAA
System Requirements
Mac or Windows Computer with Available USB Port (Optional)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
1.45 x 5.41 x 0.59" (37 x 138 x 15mm)
Weight
2.72 oz (77g) (With Batteries)
Mfr #
DR-08
SKU
AUTSDR08

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4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great service!

Everything was as promised. Fast shipping. It was a pleasure doing business with you!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too noisy

Is only usable with an external mic and preamp. It is possible to get good quality files out of it then, but it defeats the purpose of a small device. Otherwise there is an incredible amount of hiss.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
3.0

Too noisy

By

Is only usable with an external mic and preamp. It is possible to get good quality files out of it then, but it defeats the purpose of a small device. Otherwise there is an incredible amount of hiss.

 
3.0

Decent only if used with external preamp

By

DR-08 is extremely noisy if using the on-board mics or with a external mics having average output. However, if using with a good preamp and external mics and setting the DR-08 input to manual and adjusting to zero gain, then using the external preamp adjustments to get the correct recording level, the DR-08 files are actually very quiet and clean. But so much for the portability when doing all of that...

 
5.0

Great service!

By

Everything was as promised. Fast shipping. It was a pleasure doing business with you!

 
5.0

Great right out of the box!

By

This portable recorder works great right out of the box! Very low noise. Great separation!

 
5.0

GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE!

By

Anyone who does pro Audio work on location will find this product invaluable.

 
5.0

Great item, small but mighty

By

Great for on the spot recordings, church, concerts.

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Shopper  how to use this?
ERIC B  Use it just like a tape recorder. Same basic functions.
Shopper  Hi, I have low volume from the built in speaker, is that normal?
JULIUS W  I think this is normal, I never used the speakers,except to see if I got what I was recording, always run it into my computer to save the file. wink
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
TOM K  For recording live gigs that can quickly be made to cd or upload mp3 without alot of process time good sound but not studio quality
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