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Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

SKU: TSDR40 MFR: DR-40
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About the Tascam DR-40

The DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder from Tascam 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 bugger 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.

Tascam DR-40 Includes

  • Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • Tascam 1 Year Limited Warranty

Tascam DR-40 Features

  • 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

Tascam DR-40 Specifications

Recorder 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)
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
Pitch 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 k Ohm
Line: 10 k Ohm
Input Level Nominal: -19dBV Mic, +4dBu Line
Max: -3dBV Mic, +20dBu Line
Output Impedance 12 Ohm
Output Level Nominal: -14dBV (10 k Ohm)
Max: +2dBV (10 k Ohm)
Microphone Adjustable Stereo Condenser (X/Y and A/B)
Headphone Output 20mW + 20mW (32 Ohm)
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
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
Dimensions (W x H x D) 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)
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