Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

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    Product Description

    The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder 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. The DR-40 accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4 inch 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 built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features on the DR-40 include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the Tascam DR-40.

    Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder Features

    • Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
    • XLR/1/4 inch mic/line input with phantom power
    • Record with the built-in mics and the XLR mic or line input for a four-track recording
    • Dual recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion
    • Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take
    • Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level
    • 15-hour battery life from three AA batteries
    • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution
    • 2-second pre-recording buffer
    • Variable speed playback from 50-150 percent speed without changing the pitch
    • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz)
    • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
    • 1/8 inch headphone/line output
    • Playback EQ and level align
    • Stereo Reverb effect
    • Tripod mounting hole
    • SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included)
    • Locking Neutrik Combi jacks
    • USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer
    • Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA), or USB bus power

    Product Specifications
    Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder Specifications
    • Recording Media: SD card (64MB - 2GB), SDHC card (4GB - 32GB)
    • Recording and Playback Format
      • WAV / BWF: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)
      • MP3: 44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
    • Battery Operation Time: 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 70 x 155 x 35 mm
    • Weight: 213g (Without Batteries)
    • Number of Channels: 4 Channels (2 Stereo)
    • Playback Speed Control: 50-150 percent without changing pitch, Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz
    • Built-In Microphone:
      • Cardioid Condenser microphones
      • Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings
    • External Mic/Line In
      • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
    • Phones/Line Out
      • Line Connector: 1/8 inch (3.5mm) Stereo mini-phone jack, unbalanced
      • Output impendence: 12 ohms
      • Nominal output level:-14dBV (10kΩ loaded)
      • Maximum output level:+2dBV (10kΩ loaded)
      • Low Cut Filter Cut Off: 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
    • USB
      • Connector: Mini B type
      • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
    • Power
      • Three AA batteries (alkaline batteries or NiMH batteries)
      • Provided by the USB bus power
      • AC100 ~ 240V ,50-60Hz (AC adapter optional PS-P515U)
    • Included Accessories:
      • 2GB SD Card
      • Mini USB Cable
    • Computer Requirements
      • Windows
        • OS
        • Windows XP
        • Windows Vista
        • Windows 7
        • CPU/Clock: Pentium 300MHz Min.
        • Memory: 128MB Min.
        • USB Port: USB2.0 recommended
      • Macintosh
        • OS: Mac OS X v10.2 or later
        • Memory: 64MB Min.
        • USB Port: USB2.0 recommended

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  323-727-7617 Warranty:  1 Years Parts; 90 Days Labor
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    I bought this back in 2012 to record some sound effects for a play I was designing. Now in 2015 I have over 1,500 sound effects as well as concerts and meetings and lectures and voice overs. I carry this around with me every where and it never has let me down. In fact I am waiting for delivery today of a Tascam DR70D that will be more versatile. But I still plan on carrying the DR40 in my bag for as long as it stays alive. In fact I may very well buy a back up DR40 just because it is so perfect for what it does. The internal mics sound OK, a bit too bright for me, but sound excellent for what they are. I use the stereo inputs and phantom power to connect a stereo shotgun mic (or any mic I want) and record top quality audio no matter where I am. Battery life is really good too. I have left it recording for hours on only 3 AA batteries. I've also worked with and used various Zoom devices and the Tascam DR40 is better than them all.
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