Submitted November 28, 2011 by a customer from yahoo.com
"I really like the DR-40 so far!"
If something happened to this one, I would definitely want to get another one.
I have been very happy with the sound so far.
The XLR's are a great addition. I was prepared to purchase the DR07mkII when I saw this one. It doesn't appear you can set the XLR levels individually. That would be a nice addition.
The line in allows you to hook your mixer's balanced outputs into the XLR jacks....this opens up a whole new set of options.
Ease of Use
The menus are fairly intuitive. I have checked out the manual for some items, but I think most people could figure out the basics by playing around with it, as I did.
The DR40 seems reasonably well made. It seems like it could last awhile, although it IS mostly plastic. I would say it is comparable or better to other units of this type and price point.
I would compare this one to the Zoom H4N. There are pros and cons to each, but for my personal needs, the Tascam had what I wanted at around $100 less.
The unit is worth the price. However, if you want a longer USB cable, windscreen, desk tripod, carrying case, or any other accessories, you have to pay extra for them. And they aren't cheap. ($30 for the power supply, $50 for the "dead cat")
I have not dealt with the Tascam support and therefore cannot rate it.
The Wow Factor
If you are looking for a portable digital recorder with a lot of options, this should definitely be a model to consider.
Mainly guitar/vocals and a bit of everything else. Mostly home recording these days.
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