Tascam DR-40
4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder


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

Tascam DR-40 4-Track Mobile Digital Recorder Includes:

  • 2GB SD card
  • Mini USB cable

Tascam DR-40 4-Track Mobile Digital Recorder Features:

  • Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
  • XLR & 1/4" mic/line input with phantom power
  • Record the built-in microphones with 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 solution
  • 2-second pre-recording buffer
  • Variable speed playback form 50-150% speed without changing the pitch
  • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40/80/120Hz)
  • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
  • 1/8" 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

Tascam DR-40 4-Track Mobile Digital Recorder Specifications:

  • General:
    • Recording Media: SD card - 64MB to 2GB // SDHC card - 4GB to32GB
    • Power Consumption: 2.5W max
    • Battery Operation Time: 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
    • Dimensions: 2.75" x 6.1" x 1.37" with mic closed // 3.54" x 6.1"x 1.37" with mic open
    • Weight: 213g, without batteries
    • Number of Channels: 4 channels, 2 stereo
    • Playback Speed Control: 50-150% without changing pitch
    • Built in microphone: Cardioid Condenser microphones supporting both X-Y/A-B setting
  • External Mic/Line In:
    • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3: COLD)
    • Input Impedance: 2.2kOhm (mic) // 10kOhm (line)
    • Nominal Input Level: -19dBV (mic) / +4dBu (line)
    • Maximum Input Level: -3dBV (mic) / +20dBu (line
  • Line Out:
    • Connector: 1/8" TRS mini-phone jack, unbalanced
    • Output Impedance: 12 Ohms
    • Nominal Output Level: 14dBV / 10kOhm loaded
    • Maximum Output Level: 2dBV / 10kOhm loade
  • Headphone:
    • Maximum Output: 20mW, 32Ohm loade
  • Built-in Speaker:
    • Output: 0.3W (mono)
  • USB:
    • Connector: Mini B type
    • Format: USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class
  • Power:
    • Three AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
    • 100~240VAC, 50-60Hz (AC adapter optional PS-P515U)
    • Power Consumption: 2.5W max
  • Recording and Playback Formats:
    • WAV/BWF: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)
    • MP3:  44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps

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