Tascam DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder

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Road-ready, studio-quality 192kHz/24-bit compatible Linear PCM Recorder


TASCAM's top-of-the-line Handheld Digital Recorder, the DR-100mkIII boasts a signal-to-noise ratio exceeding 100dB, delivering the best audio performance in the history of TASCAM portable stereo recorders. Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding audio designers and engineers, this new model combines robust reliability, an updated user interface and studio quality sonic performance to deliver a truly breathtaking audio experience.

FEATURES

AKM AK4558 converters with VELVET SOUND architecture deliver a S/N ratio of 102dB
Used in a variety of combinations, depending upon the selected function, the DR-100mkIII features dual AKM AK4558 converters with VELVET SOUND architecture, providing both high sound quality and low power consumption, achieving a signal-to-noise ratio of 102dB.

Dual ADC mode, using two AK4558 converters in parallel operation, provides a S/N ratio of 109dB
The dual ADC mode uses two AK4558 AD converters in parallel operation. Signal-to-noise ratio is maximized and audio fidelity is improved, delivering a 109dB S/N ratio as compared to the (already excellent) 102dB S/N ratio achieved when recording in standard mode.

External microphones supported with XLR/TRS inputs and built-in low-noise HDDA mic preampsDR-100MKIII
The XLR/TRS inputs, used to connect external mics, deliver the highest sound quality and lowest noise of any TASCAM Handheld Digital Recorder. HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps are also included to maintain a pristine audio signal path throughout.DR-100MKIII

Onboard dual (directional/omnidirectional) stereo microphones with integrated shockmounts deliver flexible recording options while retaining professional quality audio performance
A newly designed microphone housing for the directional mics is based on exhaustive research of previous TASCAM hand held recorders and achieves the perfect marriage of protection and performance. Similarly, the omnidirectional stereo microphone setup features sound pressure level tolerance of 125 dB SPL able to withstand virtually any audio environment.

Supports up to 192kHz/24-bit recordingDR-100MKIII
The TASCAM DR-100mkIII supports high definition recording at both 96kHz/24-bit and 192kHz/24-bit, ensuring that remote recordings achieve the same sonic fidelity as their studio-born counterparts.

Shock mount structure
An integrated shock mount structure for the directional stereo microphone suppresses unwanted vibration and handling noise.

Dual battery structure allows the built-in high-capacity lithium-ion battery to be used along with 2 AA batteries.
With a dual battery structure that allows the built-in high-capacity lithium-ion battery to be used with in concert with AA batteries, operation is possible for extended periods of time ensuring that the DR-100mkIII is ready to go when you are. Additionally, the DR-100mkIII can be rapidly charged by connecting an AC adapter and even support USB Bus power from an external battery pack commonly used to charge mobile phones and tablets.

Unique Dual Level recording function allows simultaneous recording of a backup file at a lower gain level
TASCAM's exclusive Dual Level Recording function simultaneously records a secondary backup file at a lower gain level than the primary recording. This safety file, recorded at a 12db lower level protects your recording session from unexpected volume spikes and accidental overload.

Locking XLR/TRS combo jacks made by Amphenol ensure high reliability in the field and protect against unwanted connectivity issues.

Tough aluminum body to deliver years of reliable use
Marrying light weight with long-term reliability, the TASCAM DR-100mkIIIs tough aluminum body ensures many years of trouble-free use.

High-precision clock featuring a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
The precision of the built-in clock is crucial when digital recordings made on what device are to be used in conjunction with materials recorded on other devices, such as when combining digital audio and video assets. To ensure stability, the DR-100mkIII utilizes the same Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) used in professional studio master recorders. Moreover, the TCXO is not affected by the temperature of the environment, critical for a portable device which must maintain its precision in support of high-quality recording.

The TASCAM DR-100mkIII offers improved usability based on user feedback
When working on location, decisions must be made quickly and efficiently, and an intuitive and consistent User Interface is critical. By gathering feedback from users of the original DR-100 and the MKII, we have been able to add a variety of usability enhancements designed to streamline workflow and help audio professionals achieve success quickly and efficiently.

Enhanced interface includes both a large LCD screen and dedicated status LEDs
The user interface has been designed to maximize visual confirmation, and includes a large LCD screen (double the size of the screen on the DR-100mkII), dedicated status LEDs for features such as record levels and status and easy-to-read legends on the casework.

Select hardware switches for quick and positive setting control
Dedicated hardware controls have been implemented for the most commonly accessed features to enable quick, positive operation in the field.

Dual format recording function allows simultaneous recording of both WAV and MP3 files
Dual format recording function allows simultaneous recording of both uncompressed WAV(BWF) and MP3 files. This provides the user with instant access to both the original, full resolution master file and a compressed MP3 file (with a much smaller file size) for easy emailing or posting to social media sites.

XRI (eXtended Recording Information) function stores all recording settings as part of the file. This powerful features allows the user to easily double-check the details of the original recording for logging or replication of recording conditions at a later date. This information includes date and time of recording, input sources selection and levels, ADC mode on/off status and more. XRI information is stored as part of the BWF data block.

SPECIFICATIONS

Number of channels: 2 channels (stereo)
Maximum Sampling rate: 192kHz
Supported Media: SDXC (up to 128GB)
AD/DA for External Input: AKM AK4558
Audio Clock Accuracy: TCXO/1ppm
Display size: 128x128
Operating Language: ENG/FRA/ES/DEU/ITA/JPN
Headphone Amplifier: 40mW+40mW
Low Cut Filter: 40/80/120/220Hz
Peak Reduction: Supported
Power-on Rec function: Supported
Dual Rec function: Supported
Dual Format function: Supported
Floating Structure for unidirectional mics: Yes
XRI function: Supported
Slate Tone Generator: Supported
External Input Connector: Amphenol XLR/TRS combo
Playback Speed Control (VSA): 50% to +200% (1% step)
Tripod attachment screw-hole: 1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole

Analog audio inputs

MIC/LINE IN
Connector:
XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD),
1/4" (6.3mm) TRS standard jack
XLR: Phantom power compatible
MIC IN
Input Impendance
XLR: 2kΩ or more
TRS: 20kΩ or more
Minimum Input Level: -70.5dBu (PAD Off)
Maximum Input Level: -14dBu (PAD On)
LINE IN
Input Impendance: 20kΩ or more
Nominal Input Level: +4dBu
Maximum Input Level: +24dBu

EXT IN
Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo mini jack (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
EXT MIC
Input Impendance: 50kΩ or more
Minimum Input Level: -46.8dBu (PAD Off)
Maximum Input Level: -2.8dBu (PAD On)
EXT LINE
Input Impendance: 2kΩ or more
Nominal Input Level: +6dBV
Maximum Input Level: -10dBV

Analog audio outputs

LINE OUT
Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo mini jack
Output Impedance: 200Ω
EXT LINE
Nominal Output Level: -14dBV
Maximum Output Level: +6dBV
OTHER
Nominal Output Level: -10dBV
Maximum Output Level: +6dBV

PHONES
Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo mini jack
Maximum Output: 40mW+40mW (32Ω loaded)

Built-in Speaker: 0.4W (mono)

Digital Input

DIGITAL IN
Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo mini jack
Format: AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU), IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)

CONTROL
USB
Connector: Micro-B type
Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class

REMOTE
Connector: 2.5mm TRS jack
Model: RC-10, RC-3F

Audio Performance

Frequency response:
• Fs=44.1k/48k Hz : 20Hz to 20kHz +0.5dB/1dB
• Fs=88.2k/96k Hz : 20Hz to 40kHz +0.5dB/2dB
• Fs=176.4k/192k Hz : 20Hz to 80kHz +0.5dB/4dB
Distortion : 0.007% or less(Fs=44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz, JEITA)
S/N ratio : 102dB or more (Fs=44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz, JEITA)
Equivalent input noise : 124dBu or less

Power Supply Options

• Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery (3.950mAh)
• 2 AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or disposable lithium, sold separately)
• USB bus power
• AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P520E, sold separately)
• External battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)

Power consumption: 7.5W (maximum)

Other

Dimensions (WHD): 3.1 6.1 1.4" / 80 155.7 35 mm
Weight: 15.0 oz. / 425 g (including batteries)

Operating temperature: 32˚F to 104˚F / 0˚C to 40˚C

Accessories: Digital input conversion cable, Owner's manual (including warranty)
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