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Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver)

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Value $99.99
B&H # TADR40S Mfr # DR-40SL
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Price after rebate: $174.99
Product Highlights
  • Compact Design
  • Adjustable Condenser Mics
  • Records to SD/SDHC Media
  • WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
  • XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • Integrated Speaker
  • 3.5mm Headphone/Line Output
  • Battery, AC, or USB Power

The silver 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
Type Hand-Held 4-Track Digital Audio Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods SD or SDHC Card (64MB to 32GB)
Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16 and 24-bit
MP3: 32-320 kbps, VBR
Sampling Frequency WAV: 44.1, 48, or 96kHz
MP3: 44.1 and 48kHz
Number of Channels 4 (2 Stereo)
Recording Time All times are for a 1GB memory card
Stereo Mode:
MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320kbps)
WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96kHz)
Frequency Response 20Hz~20kHz +1/-3dB (44.1kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz~22kHz +1/-3dB (48kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz~40kHz +1/-3dB (96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.05% (44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
S/N Ratio > 92dB (44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
A/D Conversion 24-bit
D/A Conversion 24-bit
Speed Adjustment 50-150% Without Affecting Pitch 1
Please Note:

Only with 44.1/48kHz

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Connectors 2 x XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Line Out
1 x High-Speed Mini-B USB 2.0 Port
1 x Remote Jack
Input Impedance Mic: 2.2 kOhms
Line: 10 kOhms
Input Level Nominal: -19dBV Mic, +4dBu Line
Max: -3dBV Mic, +20dBu Line
Output Impedance 12 Ohms
Output Level Nominal: -14dBV (10 kOhms)
Max: +2dBV (10 kOhms)
Microphone Adjustable Stereo Condenser (X/Y and A/B)
Headphone Output 20mW + 20mW (32 Ohms)
Speaker 0.3W, Mono
Filter 40/80/120Hz Low Cut
Battery Type/Life 3 x AA (Alkaline or NiMH)
Up to 15 Hours of Continuous Operation, Phantom Power Off
Power 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz (via Optional AC Adapter)
Power Consumption 2.5W Max
Dimensions (WxHxD) Mics Open: 3.54 x 6.1 x 1.38" (90 x 155 x 35mm)
Mics Closed: 2.76 x 6.1 x 1.38" (70 x 155 x 35mm)
Weight 7.5 oz (213g) (Without Batteries)
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, or 7, Pentium 300MHz, 128MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
Mac OS X v10.2 or Later, Power PC G3, G4, or G5 266MHz Min, 64MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver)
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 3 x AA Batteries
  • Limited Warranty: 1-Year Parts; 90-Days Labor

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    TascamDR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver)
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Great Recorder

          I have owned the recorder for a while now and I am very impressed with it. It has been on my wish list for years. I am so glad that I purchased this and...Read complete review

          I have owned the recorder for a while now and I am very impressed with it. It has been on my wish list for years. I am so glad that I purchased this and absolutely love it.I use my DR-40 for capturing sound effects for my videos. I record ambient background noises, engine sounds, birds and many more. However, with the XLR inputs I will have many more uses for it in the future.It was very easy to use and was up and running in seconds.At this time, I have not found anything wrong with it. It does just what it needs to do.I am very happy with it and is a great addition to my video making tools.

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Great recorder with poor plastic shell

          I'm happy with the function and sound quality but I regret saving that $ and bought this "Special Silver Edition" instead of the dark gray version. This is...Read complete review

          I'm happy with the function and sound quality but I regret saving that $ and bought this "Special Silver Edition" instead of the dark gray version. This is "specially" UGLY! They shell case was poorly made with rough edgings. It feels so cheap like if I scratch the surface, I could have peel out the silver paint and leave black marks on the case. The 1/4 inch cold shoe doesn't look very sturdy, the buttons are ok, the two condenser mic looks like cheap plastic toys painted chrome. The unit look good at a distance but feel cheap on your hands, like a 2 feet drop will cost a total loss. I wish I got the dark gray model so the ugly paint job won't be this obvious...

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          5.0

          Couldn't sound better!

          By T Lore

          from Salisbury, MD

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                I've never had a recorder before, but this is a pretty good start. In fact, I'd say it beats the H4n because my friends had one of those and I got better audio than him at the same event. Completely recommend for a person starting with audio equipment.

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                4.0

                Great for the price

                By Nick

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy
                • Quick

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Actor Reels
                  • Quick Scenes
                  • Short films

                  Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                  Used for short scenes shot on Canon 1dx.

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                  5.0

                  Everything you want in one small package

                  By Dalton

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Many Different Functions

                  Cons

                  • Runs On 3 Aaa Batteries

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                    The capability to record from the internal mics and the external mic ports at the same time on to two separate audio tracks is what really sold it. It allows you to manipulate your audio in post production for the best sound quality.

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                    5.0

                    Durable and Great Quality

                    By Fourth Seed

                    from Williamsburg, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Battery Life
                    • Durable
                    • Portable
                    • Quality

                    Cons

                    • No Xlr Output

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur
                    • Documentaries
                    • Run-and-gun

                    Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                    I used this sound recorder for a documentary in Congo. It survived the bumpy roads, packed bags, and dry air. Very portable and excellent quality. Love the on-board stereo mics.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent quality and portability.

                    By navard

                    from New Hampshire

                    Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                    So far I have been very impressed with the versatile of this little unit. I use it primarily for recording straight off a mixing console, which is made extremely easy with the dual xlr inputs. I love that I can also use the same unit to do in the field recording for video work without carrying extra bulk. Well worth it's price.

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                    5.0

                    Great Recorder

                    By Timmy Uppet

                    from Salem, Va

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Size

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • SOUND EFFECTS

                    Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                    I have owned the recorder for a while now and I am very impressed with it. It has been on my wish list for years. I am so glad that I purchased this and absolutely love it.I use my DR-40 for capturing sound effects for my videos. I record ambient background noises, engine sounds, birds and many more. However, with the XLR inputs I will have many more uses for it in the future.It was very easy to use and was up and running in seconds.At this time, I have not found anything wrong with it. It does just what it needs to do.I am very happy with it and is a great addition to my video making tools.

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                    3.0

                    Great recorder with poor plastic shell

                    By La Luna

                    from Chandler, AZ

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • It works

                    Cons

                    • Poor Craftmanship
                    • Silver looks cheap

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                      I'm happy with the function and sound quality but I regret saving that $ and bought this "Special Silver Edition" instead of the dark gray version. This is "specially" UGLY! They shell case was poorly made with rough edgings. It feels so cheap like if I scratch the surface, I could have peel out the silver paint and leave black marks on the case. The 1/4 inch cold shoe doesn't look very sturdy, the buttons are ok, the two condenser mic looks like cheap plastic toys painted chrome. The unit look good at a distance but feel cheap on your hands, like a 2 feet drop will cost a total loss. I wish I got the dark gray model so the ugly paint job won't be this obvious...

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Service and Products

                      By Bob

                      from Tampa, FL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                      Received the Tascam DR40 timely and it works great. If you ever get a chance to visit the B&H facility, do so, like I did. First class company, products and service.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent quality at a reasonable price

                      By solocam925

                      from New York

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                            needed a digital recorder for a production , very clean no issues ....relatively easy to use ....even for an analog guy like me .....

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                            5.0

                            Great Product...!

                            By Bill Mahon Photo

                            from Sacramento, Ca.

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                            Great product, high quality sound recording, simple to use and built well.

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                            5.0

                            great for wedding videography

                            By LP

                            from Denver, CO

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                  So far it is working great. Love the dual record for plugging into feeds at ceremonies and receptions for toasts when we can't always monitor audio between speakers.

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                                  4.0

                                  The Versatile Recorder

                                  By TCs Views

                                  from Montclair, NJ

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear
                                  • Light Weight

                                  Cons

                                  • Set Up Can Be Confusing

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                    I use this for on the street interviews, recording of music rehearsals and podcasts for my blog.
                                    Both my lava mic and stick mic works with XLR cables.
                                    Almost easy to use, you just have to read that manual back to back to know how to make particular adjustments.

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                                    4.0

                                    Nice recorder

                                    By Woodland

                                    from Woodlands

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                          HI have only played with this a few time - it record nice sound -I havent dived into the amnual and i really no nothing about sound recording- this work easily right out of the easy open box

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                                          3.0

                                          Nicely Built ~ Quality Feel

                                          By msolea

                                          from Porterville, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                                Bigger than I thought, but for the reviews and sound it records, it has its value.

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                                                5.0

                                                Same as "regular" DR-40, cool color

                                                By D Goldberg

                                                from Astoria, NY

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                                                      Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                                      I had an "original" DR-40, and bought this version because of the price. I did not really care about the color (even though I do like the silver paint job). From what I can tell, this is the exact same unit as the normal DR-40, so if you are looking for reviews, check out the reviews on the original one as well. I love this unit (mainly using it for field recording, and some interview projects).

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Very Nice!!!

                                                      By flyfishing guide colo

                                                      from pueblo co

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                                      Takes just a little to get used to but sound is amazing.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      I would buy this product again and again

                                                      By Darío Drummer

                                                      from California

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Comments about Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver):

                                                      I use it to record my musical rehersals. Excellent product!

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                                                      Batteries & Power

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                                                      Always keep spare batteries or a power supply and handy you won't get caught without power.

                                                      Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                                                      • You Pay: $17.95
                                                       
                                                      Tascam -  PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter
                                                      • You Pay: $22.00
                                                       

                                                      Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                                      Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
                                                      • You Pay: $17.99
                                                       

                                                      Wind Protection

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                                                      Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                                                      Tascam -  WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders
                                                      • You Pay: $40.81
                                                       
                                                      Auray -  WRW-DR40 Custom Windbuster for Tascam DR-40
                                                      • You Pay: $46.00
                                                       

                                                      Store and read data with the proper media.

                                                      Lexar -  32GB SDHC Memory Card Platinum II Class 10 UHS-I
                                                      • You Pay: $18.95
                                                       

                                                      Headphones

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                                                      Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

                                                      Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
                                                      • You Pay: $89.99
                                                       
                                                      Sony -  MDR-7506 Headphone
                                                      • Price: $99.99
                                                       

                                                      Remote Controls

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                                                      Have control at your fingertips with a remote.

                                                      Tascam -  RC-10 Wired Remote Control for DR-40 and DR-100mkII
                                                      • You Pay: $31.40
                                                       

                                                      Cases & Protection

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                                                      Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                                                      Strut -  STR-DR40WX Audio Case for Tascam DR-40
                                                      • You Pay: $89.99
                                                       
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