Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder - Bundle - with Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic, 8GB SDHC Card, Flashpoint Camera Shock Mount, 25' XLR Cable, Rode 10' Boompole, 4 AA Batteries, Rode DeadCat Mic Windshield, and 10' 3.5mm Stereo Cable

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About Tascam DR-60D

The Tascam DR-60D Mixer Integrated Linear PCM Recorder is a professional linear PCM recorder that allows you to capture up to four simultaneous channels of audio and store your recordings to SD or SDHC memory cards. Designed for recording high-quality audio for DSLR video applications, the DR-60D mounts to a tripod and allows you to screw your DSLR camera into the top of the recorder.

The DR-60D is capable of recording at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz sample rates and at bit depths of 16- and 24-bit. Channels 1 and 2 are equipped with XLR/TRS combo jacks that can accept either mic or line level signals. These inputs can be used to connect microphones, audio playback devices and other gear. Each of the combo jack inputs are capable of supplying either 24V or 48V phantom power and each can be set independently of one another. They are also each equipped with peak indicator lights for monitoring your input levels as you record, as well as with discrete microphone preamps for independent gain control over microphones connected to these inputs.

In addition, the DR-60D is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo input that feeds into channels 3 and 4. It can be used to connect gear such as stereo microphones or external stereo audio equipment that terminates using a 3.5mm mini plug. It is capable of supplying plug-in power to video mics and other high output mics that require it. The 3.5mm input is equipped with one gain control knob that controls the input level to both channels 3 and 4 and it also has a peak indicator light.

Beyond these features, the DR-60D offers a variety of other functions that lend themselves to improved efficiency and convenience. Operating on four AA batteries, the DR-60D can record for up to 5 hours using Ni-MH batteries. Battery life can be extended to 12 hours by adding the optional BP-6AA battery pack. Also, the unit can be powered by a computer via the USB port. This can be useful to conserve battery life while transferring recordings off an SD card to your computer's hard drive. The DR-60D also features auto tone and slate tone functions that aim to simplify synchronization to video files during editing. Auto tones can be added to the beginning and ending of the recording and there is a slate button that can be pressed to add a slate tone to the recording at any time. These tones are also output to the 3.5mm camera out jack so they can be recorded to your DSLR camera's audio recorder for timing reference.

Tascam DR-60D Features

  • Records 4 external inputs in two pairs as two stereo audio files
  • Tripod mounting threads on bottom of recorder and DSLR screw attachment that allows attachment and removal with a coin
  • Remote jack for use with optional RC-10 wired remote or RC-3F footswitch
  • Pre-recording function allows unit to record two seconds of sound prior to recording actually being activated
  • Hold switch to prevent accidental adjustments
  • Handles on both sides and can attach to a shoulder belt
  • Camera in jack for monitoring DSLR recorder output
  • Mid-side decoding

Tascam DR-60D Specifications

Recording Media
SD Card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC Card(4GB to 32GB)
Recording Format: WAV
44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Recording Format: BWF
44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Number of Channels
4 Channel (Stereo x2)
1/L, 2/R Connectors: Connector
XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)/6.3mm(1/4")TRS Standard Jack
Set to "MIC/MIC+PHANTOM": Impedance
2k ohms (Input)
MIC / MIC+PHANTOM": Phantom Power
48V +/-4V(10mA/CH) / 24V +/-4V(10mA/CH)
Set to "MIC / MIC+PHANTOM": Maximum
0dBu (Input Level )
Set to "MIC / MIC+PHANTOM": Minimum
-72dBu (Input Level )
Set to "LINE": Input Impedance
10k ohms or more
Set to "LINE": Standard Input Level
Set to "LINE": Maximum Input Level
3-4 connector
3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
3-4 connector: Input Impedance
10k ohms
3-4 connector: Maximum Input Level
3-4 connector: Minimum Input Level
3-4 connector: MIC Input Gain
LOW: +3dB
HIGH: +26dB
CAMERA IN connector
3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
CAMERA IN connector: Input Impedance
10k ohms
CAMERA IN connector: Standard
-10dBV (Input Level)
CAMERA IN connector: Maximum
+6dBV (Input Level)
CAMERA OUT connector
3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
CAMERA OUT connector: Output Impedance
200 ohms
CAMERA OUT connector: Standard o/p Level
CAMERA OUT connector: Maximum o/p Level
LINE OUT connector
3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
LINE OUT connector Output Impedance
200 ohms
LINE OUT connector Standard o/p Level
LINE OUT connector Maximum output level
PHONES connector
3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
PHONES connector: Maximum output level
50mW + 50mW
USB: Connector
Mini-B type
USB: Format
USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
REMOTE: Connector
2.5mm TRS jack
Four AA Batteries(Alkaline or NI-MH)
USB Bus Power
Dedicated AC Adapter(TASCAM PS-P515U)
Dedicated External Battery Pack(TASCAM BP-6AA)
Power Consumption
Continuous Operation Time
2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit rec
DR-60D: Alkaline Batteries (EVOLTA)
About 2:30 min (Phantom on)
About 4:30 min (Phantom off)
DR-60D: NI-MH Batteries (Eneloop)
About 3:15 min (Phantom on)
About 5:00 min (Phantom off)
DR-60D: NI-MH Batteries (Eneloop pro)
About 3:45 min (Phantom on)
About 6:00 min (Phantom off)
DR-60D+BP-6AA: Alkaline Batteries
About 5:30 min (Phantom on)
About 10:30 min (Phantom off) (EVOLTA)
DR-60D+BP-6AA: NI-MH Batteries
About 7:30 min (Phantom on)
About 12:00 min (Phantom off) (Eneloop)
DR60D+6AA: NI-MH Batteries (Eneloop pro)
About 9:30 min (Phantom on)
About 14:30 min (Phantom off)
Operating Temperature
0deg.C to 40deg.C
Windows: OS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Windows: CPU
Pentium 300MHz or more
Windows: RAM
128MB or more
Windows: USB
recommended: USB2.0
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)
Macintosh: CPU
Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
Macintosh: RAM
64MB or more
Macintosh: USB
Recommended: USB2.0
Audio performance: Frequency Response
20-20kHz +0.5/-2dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs44.1k/48kHz, JEITA)
20-40kHz +0.5/-3dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs96kHz, JEITA)
Audio performance: Distortion
0.02% or less(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Audio performance: S/N ratio
92dB or more(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Audio performance: Equivalent I/p Noise
-120dBu or more
Dimensions (WxHxD)
133x93.2x78mm / 5.23x3.6x3.07" (with the Top Adapter Attached)
510g / 17.9oz (not Including Batteries)
Mfr #
DR-60D B

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Reviewed by 2 customers




We bought 2 of these units and they are the best thing that has ever been created for HDSLR Video Production. We are using them for filming a national television program for national distribution. We have had no problems and we are planing on buying at least three more very soon. The DR-60D is the most professional audio field recorder made for film and video makers. TASCAM really nailed it on this one. My H4N recorders will soon be retired and put away. They are that good. No Kidding. You can't go wrong with a DR-60D TASCAM recorder. Keep up the great work TASCAM.

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Best for hobbyists


Despite the fact that it is a beautiful piece of electronics, on my 5th use (with the same mic cable each time) the XLR input clip stuck and I was unable to remove the XLR. When I finally did get the XLR out the clip was bent and I'm afraid that putting another XLR in will be locked in permanently. As I bout this from USA, Tascam Australia will not repair it. I have been told by Tascam USA that since I don't live in the USA they will not repair it and send it back to me. If I had bought this recorder from Australia (by the way it's not yet available in Australia) and then traveled over seas for a job and had a problems with it, Tascam would not authorise the repair unless I sent it back to Australia, leaving me high and dry with out a recorder? (This is a big concern as I do travel on video projects) If video is a hobby, you may consider this a great piece of equipment, though probably too expensive for a hobbyist. But I can not consider nor recommend this as a professional product. Due to the likelihood that the XLR input clips could get stuck at any time and render the DR-60D useless. It's a shame about the XLR input clips.

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