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Tascam DR680 8-Track High-Resolution Portable Recorder

Record high-quality sound with this portable 8-Track Tascam device. (6) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Tascam's DR-680 brings multi-channel portable recording within reach of any musician for polished live, location and surround recordings. Up to eight tracks can be recorded to solid-state SD card media at 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV quality. Six mic inputs provide phantom power and 60dB of gain for great-sounding recordings with your condenser microphones. Record the six microphones along with a digital S/PDIF source for 8 track recording. Each mic input has a selectable low cut filter and analog limiter for optimal sound.

Features

- 8-track portable recording
- Record eight individual inputs or six inputs plus a stereo mixdown
- Up to 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV file resolution for 8 channels
- Stereo 192kHz/24-bit recording mode
- 4-channel MP3 recording
- Digital monitor mixing (level and pan) with recordable stereo mixdown
- Ideal for surround music and effects recording
- Cascade function for running two units together
- Pre-recording feature
- Auto-recording mode begins recording when the input reaches a certain level
- Mark function during recording/playback
- Edit functions such as divide and delete
- 128x64 backlit LCD display
- Powered through (8x) AA batteries or (included) PS-1225L adapter
- Records to SD/SDHC card media (not included)
- Premium AKM Audio4Pro(TM) 192kHz A/D converters with over 100dB signal to noise ratio

Inputs can be monitored using a built-in mixer with level and pan controls for each input. The stereo mixdown can even be recorded along with the six mics for quick stereo playback of the event. There's even a built-in speaker to check recordings without headphones.

In addition to WAV recording up to 96kHz, the DR-680 captures stereo audio at 192kHz/24-bit for audiophile-quality masters. The DR-680 records up to four channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recordings. Two of the recorders can be connected with a cascade cable for up to 14-track recording on battery power.

Multi-channel portable recording has never been as simple or affordable as the Tascam DR-680.

The optional, weather-resistant CS-DR680 case prepares your DR-680 for recording in the field, with velcro straps that reveal only what's needed during recording

If you don't need 8 channels, take a look at the DR-100 with its two sets of built-in microphones.

Also available from Tascam, the HS-P82 offers multi-channel recording with timecode, more recording tracks, color touch screen interface, multi-channel digital I/O and more.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tascam products.
- (6) mic pres with 60dB of gain and phantom power
- (4) XLR/1/4" (combi) mic/line inputs and (2) TRS 1/4" mic/line inputs
- Low cut filter and limiter on each input
- (6) RCA unbalanced line outputs
- S/PDIF digital in and out
- USB 2.0 (mini B) connection for computer
- Built-in speaker
- 1/4" stereo headphone output
- Included accessories: PS-1225L power supply, shoulder strap
- Dimensions: 7.95" W x 2.12" H x 6.93" D (202mm x 54mm x 176mm)
- Weight 2.65 lbs (1.2kg) without batteries
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-727-7617
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Recorder/Mixer - Great Price and Service From zZounds"
Overall: I've been in this business for over 30 years and have been around quite a bit of film, video, and audio production equipment in my time.I did a lot of research before purchasing the DR-680 from zZounds and in my opinion it represents the best of performance and best value in its' class!My main requirement for the type of work that I do is to have clean preamps. I spent a lot of time running tets against all kinds of equipment in the under $2000 price range and I couldn't find a unit that actually sounded better than the DR-680.With 4 balanced XLRs, 2 balanced TRS inputs, that's more than I need for short films and corporate projects that we do.I don't use the outputs much, but there are plenty of them too.And you get an internal mixer, which is quite useful!I have recorded nature FX with this unit, and the only way that I could get cleaner audio would be to spend WAY more $$.People have complained about it's ergonomics, but all manufacturers have some quirks with placement of controls and features. The biggest short-cumming would have to be that there is only one control knob for the levels. Audio engineers use to riding the levels will have some gymnastics to do, but there is a limiter on each channel so you can avoid clipping in harsh environments. On my productions, the lighting and audio are well planned in advance and I don't have any issues with having to ride the levels myself, not that it isn't a legitimate concern, just not for my type of work.So I am ecstatic with my purchase, and I got the best price, delivery and service from zZounds, which is why I purchased it from them.And No, I don't work for zZounds or have any financial affiliation with them in any way... just a happy customer.Thanks!
Style of Music: Film work
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Don't hesitate to buy this. Its a great piece of equipment."
Feature: All the menu items are easy and fast to use. Much easier than I have been reading in reviews. Ease of Use: Having to set each channel level through the menu with button presses turned out to be very easy and fast, even in the field, recording live bands. I was worried about that but it turns out to be a non-issue. Quality: Not as bad/plastic-ity as I have been reading. Value: BEST recorder of this type in the sub-multi thousand dollae range.
Style of Music: rock
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