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Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder


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  • Portable four-track recorder that allows you to capture audio wherever you are
  • High-quality uni-directional stereo condenser microphones adjustable A-B and X-Y positions
  • Records to microSD/microSDHC media, in MP3 or WAV (BWF) file format at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution
  • Over 20 hours battery life from just 2 AA batteries means that you can wander freely
  • Includes 2GB SD card and mini USB cable
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder offers the flexibility to record how you want, anywhere you want, with a collection of features that include mics that are adjustable from XY to AB, four-track recording, and a battery life of over 20 hours.

The Tascam DR40 Portable Digital Recorder’s built-in, high-quality condenser stereo microphones give you the ability to record with tight imaging in XY position or in AB position, to capture a wider ambient sound. As it has the capability to record up to four simultaneous tracks you can also add two additional sound sources from the two locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, which accommodate either XLR mics or line inputs. These jacks are equipped with Tascam microphone preamps that welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, and record at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution.

Saving and Transferring Recordings

Recordings can be saved to SD or SDHC memory cards up to 32GB in size, and the Tascam DR 40 Portable Digital Recorder comes supplied with a 2GB SD card. You can transfer your recordings to your computer either straight from the DR-40 via the included mini USB cable or by removing the SD card and using a card reader (not included).

Additional Features

A plethora of options are available to you through the Tascam DR-40’s easy-to-use interface, giving you professional recording with very little effort. You have EQ and Level Align (to avoid volume jumps) available to you during playback, along other features, such as a stereo reverb effect, a built-in speaker, chromatic tuner, an overdub mode, variable speed playback, and limiting and low cut filter, amongst many more.

ModelDR-40 Portable Digital Recorder
Recording media SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
File system FAT16/32
File format WAV,BWF,MP3
WAV / BWF 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Sampling frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz
Bit-rate for recording 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
Playback bit rate 32 - 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
Number of channels 4-channel (2 Stereo)
Playback speed control (VSA) 0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1/48kHz only
Built-in microphone Unidirectional, stereo (Possible to switch between A-B/X-Y positions)
Connector XLR/TRS combo jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Input impedance 2.2k ohms(MIC) / 10k ohms(LINE)
Nominal input level -19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Maximum input level -3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
Connector 1/8"(3.5mm)stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
Output impedance 12ohms
Standard output level -14dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level +2dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level 20mW+20mW(32ohms load)
Built-in speakers 0.3W, Mono
Low-cut filter 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
Connector Mini-B type
REMOTE 2.5mm TRS jack
Effector 6 presets (HALL1/2, ROOM, STUDIO, PLATE1/2)
Chromatic tuner C1 - B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Tripod attachment screw-hole 1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power 2 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 - 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Power consumption 2.5W (Max)
Battery operation time
With alkaline batteries
Approx. 20.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
With Ni-MH batteries
Approx. 17 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
Dimensions 70(W)x 155(H)x 35(D)mm
Weight 213g (Without battery)
Accessories 2GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card
Audio performance
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
20Hz-22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
20Hz-40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or less(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or more(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
Computer compatibilty
OS Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
Memory 128MB or more
USB USB2.0 recommended
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU Power PC,iMac,G3,G4 ,G5 266MHz or more
Memory 64MB or more
USB USB2.0 recommended
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