Tascam DR-40 4-Track Compact Digital Recorder with XLR Inputs

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The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more all with TASCAM's simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.


• Unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in A-B and X-Y positions
• XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V
• 4-channel mode that can be used for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording, etc.
• MS decoding function making it possible to use M-S microphones
• Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control can be connected
• Long-time operation of over 20 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
• Reverb effect
• Auto recording function that can detect the sound input signal level and automatically start recording
• Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
• Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
• Self timer recording function
• Seamless gain control
• Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120Hz)
• Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments), which is great for practicing music and language study
• Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
• Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
• Divide/delete functions
• Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages
• Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
• Jump-back playback function that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback
• QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
• High-quality 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM recording and long recordings as MP3 files possible
• SD/SDHC cards can be used for recording media
• 2GB SD card is included
• Mark function that can set up to 99 points for a single track
• Audio files created on computers can be played (Only in formats compatible with this product)
• Built-in monaural speaker with an output of 0.3W
• Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
• When a predetermined maximum file size is reached, a new file is created to continue recording
• Track increment creates new files at arbitrary locations during recording
• File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
• The first six characters of the file name for recording can be set freely
• Playlist function
• A chromatic tuner is equipped which is helpful for practicing musical instruments
• Stereo mini headphone line output / Headphone output connector
• 12864 pixel graphic LCD with backlight
• High-speed file transfer to a computer is possible using USB 2.0
• Powered by 3 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P515U)
• Mini USB cable included
• Rubber feet for improving acoustic properties during desktop recordings are included
• Tripod attachment screw-hole built in to the unit


Recording/Reading Method: SD or SDHC Card (64 MB to 32 GB)
Recording Bit Rate:
• WAV: 16 and 24-bit
• MP3: 32-320 kbps, VBR
Sampling Frequency::
• WAV: 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz
• MP3: 44.1 and 48 kHz
Number of Channels: 4 (2 Stereo)
Recording Time: All times are for a 1GB memory card, Stereo Mode
• MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128 kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320 kbps)
• WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1 kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48 kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96 kHz)
Frequency Response:
• 20 Hz~20 kHz +1/-3dB (44.1 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
• 20 Hz~22 kHz +1/-3dB (48 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
• 20 Hz~40 kHz +1/-3dB (96 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.05% (44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
S/N Ratio: > 92 dB (44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
A/D Conversion: 24-bit
D/A Conversion: 24-bit
Speed Adjustment: 50-150% Without Affecting Pitch
• 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: -19 dBV Mic, +4 dBu Line
• Max: -3 dBV Mic, +20 dBu Line
Output Impedance: 12 Ohms
Output Level:
• Nominal: -14 dBV (10 kOhms)
• Max: +2 dBV (10 kOhms)
Microphone: Adjustable Stereo Condenser (X/Y and A/B)
Headphone Output: 20 mW + 20 mW (32 Ohms)
Speaker: 0.3 W, Mono
Filter: 40/80/120 Hz Low Cut
Battery Type/Life: 3 x AA (Alkaline or NiMH)
Up to 15 Hours of Continuous Operation, Phantom Power Off
Power: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (via Optional AC Adapter)
Power Consumption: 2.5 W Max
Dimensions (WxHxD):
• Mics Open: 3.54 x 6.1 x 1.38" (90 x 155 x 35 mm)
• Mics Closed: 2.76 x 6.1 x 1.38" (70 x 155 x 35 mm)
Weight: 7.5 oz (213 g) (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
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