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Tascam DR-08 Portable Digital Audio Recorder

B&H # TADR08 Mfr # DR-08
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Product Highlights
  • Extremely Compact
  • Records WAV or MP3 up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Records to microSD Flash Memory
  • Positionable Microphone Elements
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line I/O
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Battery or USB Powered
  • Integrated Kickstand
  • Accessories Included

The DR-08 from Tascam is an extremely compact digital audio recorder, ideal for recording interviews, lectures, music practice sessions, and much more. The pocket-sized unit can record high-quality WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The unit records to readily-available microSD flash memory cards, allowing you to record hours of material and share it easily. A 2GB card is included for convenience.

The recorder features a built-in stereo electret condenser microphone with an automatic level control and switchable low cut filter. The mic also features a unique mechanism that allows you to change the position of the elements to tailor the acoustic properties of the recording. A 3.5mm stereo mic/line input makes it easy to connect an external microphone or instrument, while the 3.5mm headphone/line output jack allows you to connect headphones, external speakers, a mixer, and more. The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for editing or sharing.

The DR-08 can be powered by a pair of standard AAA batteries or by USB bus power. The recorder includes a microSD card, AAA batteries, and a USB cable so you can start recording right out of the box.

Extremely Compact
The small size of the recorder makes it easy to throw into a bag or pocket for use virtually anywhere
High-Quality Recording
Record WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 files up to 320kbps
Reliable Media
The DR-08 records to widely-available microSD flash memory cards for stable, reliable recordings. A 2GB card is included
Built-in Stereo Mic
The built-in stereo electret condenser mic includes automatic level control and a switchable low cut filter for crisp, clear audio. It also features a unique mechanism that allows you to change the position of the elements to tailor the acoustic properties of the recording
3.5mm Connections
A stereo 3.5mm mic/line input is provided, as well as a 3.5mm headphone/line output jack for connecting additional equipment
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 on 2 standard AAA batteries or USB bus power
Accessories Included
The DR-08 comes complete with batteries, a microSD card, and USB cable so you can start recording immediately
Type Hand-Held Stereo Digital Audio Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods microSD
Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16 and 24-bit
MP3: 32-320kbps, VBR
Sampling Frequency WAV: 44.1 to 96kHz
MP3: 44.1 and 48kHz
Number of Channels 2
Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
A/D Conversion 24-bit
D/A Conversion 24-bit
Connectors 1 x Power Input
1 x 3.5mm Mic/Line Input
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Line Out
1 x Mini USB Port
Battery 2 x AAA
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.45 x 5.41 x 0.59" (37 x 138 x 15mm)
Weight 2.72 oz (77g) (With Batteries)
System Requirements Mac or Windows Computer with Available USB Port (Optional)
Tascam DR-08 Portable Digital Audio Recorder
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 2GB microSD Card
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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