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Tascam DR-40 

4-Channel 96kHz/24-bit Digital Recorder with XLR Inputs and Adjustable Mics

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The black DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder from Tascam provides professional-level features and flexibility in a compact and durable design that's ideal for use in the field. The unit can record high-quality WAV/BWF or MP3 files to readily-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards, allowing you to record hours of material and share it easily. A 2GB card is included so you can get started recording right away.

The recorder features built-in adjustable condenser microphones, allowing you to choose an X/Y or A/B recording pattern to meet the needs of your environment and application. A built-in limiter and switchable low cut filter reduce peaks and rumble for cleaner recordings. There are a pair of Neutrik combo inputs that accept XLR and 1/4" connections for terrific flexibility. Built-in mic preamps provide phantom power so you can use external condenser mics. A 3.5mm headphone/line output allows you to connect additional equipment such as headphones or small speakers. The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for editing or sharing.

A built-in speaker allows you to play back your recordings immediately for review. Other features include a dual recording mode, and overdub mode, and a peak reduction feature. There is a 2-second pre-recording buffer to ensure that you never miss a priceless moment due to pressing the record button too late. There is also a chromatic tuner and a stereo reverb effect. A threaded mounting hole lets you mount the recorder on a tripod for terrific stability. The DR-40 can operate for up to 15 hours from 3 standard AA batteries. It can also use USB bus power via the included cable. An optional AC adapter and external battery pack (sold separately) provide additional powering options.

Compact Design The small size of the recorder makes it easy to use in the field for a variety of applications High-Quality Recording Record WAV/BWF files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 files up to 320kbps Reliable Media The DR-40 records to widely-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards with capacities up to 32GB for stable, reliable recordings. A 2GB card is included Adjustable Mics The built-in adjustable condenser mics provide X/Y and A/B stereo patterns for tight imaging or opening up for more room sound Integrated Speaker A built-in speaker lets you review your recordings instantly Limiter and Low Cut Filter The built-in limiter and switchable low cut filter (40/80/120Hz) reduce peaks and rumble for crisp, clear audio. A peak reduction feature will set the input level automatically without turning it back up later. You can also choose automatic or manual level setting Combo Inputs The locking Neutrik combo jack inputs accept XLR and 1/4" connections for wide compatibility with a variety of mic and line level devices for 4-track recording

Built-in Preamps
The integrated mic preamps provide phantom power for external condenser microphones

3.5mm Output
A 3.5mm headphone/line output lets you connect headphones, small speakers, and other devices

USB 2.0
The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly and easily transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC

Power Options
The recorder can operate for up to 15 hours on 3 standard AA batteries. It can also operation by USB bus power from a computer, or from an optional AC wall adapter (PS-P515U). An optional external battery pack (BP-6AA) is also available

Dual Recording Mode
The dual recording mode will capture a safety track at a lower volume level than your primary track to prevent peaking and distortion

Easy Navigation
The quick menu options and clear LCD screen let you set functions with a minimum of menus

2-Button Record
Start your recordings quickly and easily by hitting the record button twice

Effects
The recorder has a stereo reverb effect and a VSA feature to adjust playback speed from 50-150%

Timer Recording
The timed recording feature begins the track 5-10 seconds after you hit the button, allowing time for get-ready when self-recording

Overdub Mode
The overdub mode will record over your previous take, but still keep a copy of the original, just in case

Level Align and EQ
Level align and EQ settings prevent uneven volume levels during playback and allow you to customize your sound

Pre-Recording
The pre-recording feature will capture up to 2 seconds of audio from before you hit the record button, allowing you to capture unexpected audio moments

Tuner
A chromatic tuner makes sure you play or sing perfectly in key

Tripod Mount
A threaded tripod mount socket lets you place the recorder on a stand for convenient tabletop recording

Optional Remotes
Optional RC-10 and RC-3F remotes are available for wired or footswitch operation

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