Tascam DR-40 Portable Field Audio Recorder
The Tascam DR-40 is a direct competitor with Zoom’s popular H4n audio recorder. It accepts dual XLR ins, 1/4″ mono or stereo 1/8″ input, records up to 96kHz/24-bit, offers a 4-channel configuration, and records to SD or SDHC cards. We usually get about 6 hours of runtime on AA batteries, or 2 hours if we’re providing phantom power. In our tests, the only area the Dr-40 couldn’t match the H4n was noise with low-level XLR sources. You’ll find the gain is often up to max with quieter mics like the Rode NTG-1. For this reason, we suggest the Sennheiser ME66 if you’re pairing the DR-40 with a shotgun mic.
We offer an external battery pack and AC adapter if you’d like to record for very long periods without changing batteries. Since it’s relatively small, it’s also an excellent backup recorder to keep in your bag for emergencies and special circumstances.
|$24||for 1 day|
|$48||for up to 3 days|
|$72||for up to 7 days|
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XLR cables, microphone, headphones, audio mixer, extra SD cards, AC adapter