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NAMM 2015: TASCAM DR-680 UPGRADE

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27 January 2015

Tascam’s popular eight-track field recorder, the DR-680, has been given a major upgrade with improvements including a new op-amp and capacitor delivering improved audio quality and support for SDXC in addition to the readily available SD/SDHC cards.

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Take (file) numbers can now be easily reset, battery life has been increased by 150 per cent, and improved clock precision means more accurate sync to video devices. There’s also a dual recording function that allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels (i.e. the second file can be recorded at a lower level as a distortion-free safety track), the unit can load and playback multitrack audio files (i.e. those prepared with a DAW), and there’s now support for lithium batteries.

Key Features

  • SD / SDHC / SDXC cards used as recording / playback media
  • 6 balanced mic / line inputs (1-4: XLR / TRS combo jacks, 5-6: TRS jacks)
  • 6 unbalanced outputs (RCA pin jacks)
  • Coaxial digital input and output (S / PDIF, AES / EBU)
  • Recording / playback formats: BWF, WAV, MP3
  • With BWF format, recording start times can be stored in files
  • 8-track recording at 24-bit / 96kHz (BWF, WAV)
  • 6 mic / line inputs and stereo mix recording or 6 mic / line input and digital stereo recording
  • Record MP3 files at 96, 128, 192 and 320kbps
  • Record 4-channel MP3 files
  • From 4 mic / line inputs (XLR / TRS combo jacks) or 2 mic / line inputs and digital stereo inputs
  • 2-track recording at 24-bit / 192kHz (BWF, WAV) from 2 mic / line inputs or digital stereo inputs

 

Source: media release

LINKS

Tascam: tascam.com

Australian distribution
CMI Music and Audio: (03) 9315 2244 or www.cmi.com.au

 

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