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Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Records Up to 4 Channels Simultaneously
  • Screw-On DSLR Camera and Mount to Tripod
  • Operates on 4 AA Batteries
  • Up to 24-bit, 96 kHz PCM Recording
  • Two XLR/TRS Combo Mic/Line Jacks
  • Switchable 24V and 48V Phantom Power
  • Accessible Front Panel Controls
  • Mic Preamps for Each Input
  • Records to SD or SDHC Cards
  • Transfer Audio to Computer via USB Port
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You Pay: $169.99

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The DR-60D from Tascam is a professional linear PCM recorder that allows you to capture up to four simultaneous channels of audio and store your recordings to SD or SDHC memory cards. Designed for recording high-quality audio for DSLR video applications, the DR-60D mounts to a tripod and allows you to screw your DSLR camera into the top of the recorder.

The DR-60D is capable of recording at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz sample rates and at bit depths of 16- and 24-bit. Channels 1 and 2 are equipped with XLR/TRS combo jacks that can accept either mic or line level signals. These inputs can be used to connect microphones, audio playback devices and other gear. Each of the combo jack inputs are capable of supplying either 24V or 48V phantom power and each can be set independently of one another. They are also each equipped with peak indicator lights for monitoring your input levels as you record, as well as with discrete microphone preamps for independent gain control over microphones connected to these inputs.

In addition, the DR-60D is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo input that feeds into channels 3 and 4. It can be used to connect gear such as stereo microphones or external stereo audio equipment that terminates using a 3.5mm mini plug. It is capable of supplying plug-in power to video mics and other high output mics that require it. The 3.5mm input is equipped with one gain control knob that controls the input level to both channels 3 and 4 and it also has a peak indicator light.

Beyond these features, the DR-60D offers a variety of other functions that lend themselves to improved efficiency and convenience. Operating on four AA batteries, the DR-60D can record for up to 5 hours using Ni-MH batteries. Battery life can be extended to 12 hours by adding the optional BP-6AA battery pack. Also, the unit can be powered by a computer via the USB port. This can be useful to conserve battery life while transferring recordings off an SD card to your computer's hard drive. The DR-60D also features auto tone and slate tone functions to help you synchronize your recordings to video during editing. Auto tones can be added to the beginning and ending of the recording and a button can be pressed to add a slate tone to the audio at any time. These tones are also output to the 3.5mm camera out jack so they can be recorded to your DSLR camera's audio recorder for timing reference.

Dual "safety track" record mode automatically provide a back-up safety track in case the initial levels where set too high and clips were encountered. The safety track can be set to record at -6dB to -12dB lower than the initial take
Preamp gain and other important features can be easily accessed by physical controls on the front panel, instead of by hard-to-navigate, software-style menus
Limiter, high-pass filter (40/80/120Hz) and delay functions on each channel
Records 4 external inputs in two pairs as two stereo audio files
Tripod mounting threads on bottom of recorder and DSLR screw attachment that allows attachment and removal with a coin
Remote jack for use with optional RC-10 wired remote or RC-3F footswitch
Pre-recording function allows unit to record two seconds of sound prior to recording actually being activated
Hold switch to prevent accidental adjustments
Handles on both sides and can attach to a shoulder belt
Camera in jack for monitoring DSLR recorder output
Mid-side decoding
Recording Media SD card (64 MB - 2 GB)
SDHC card (4 GB - 32 GB)
File System WAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit
BWF (Broadcast Wave Format): 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit
Number of Channels 4 channels (stereo x 2)
Input Connectors 2x XLR/TRS combo jacks (channels 1, 2)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (channels 3, 4)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (CAMERA IN)
1x 2.5 mm TRS jack (REMOTE)
Output Connectors 1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (CAMERA OUT)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (PHONES)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (LINE OUT)
Phantom Power 24V, 48V (channels 1, 2)
Plug-in power (channels 3, 4)
Distortion .02% or less
S/N Ratio 92 db or more
Equivalent Input Noise -120 dBu or more
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.5/-2 dB)
USB USB Mini-B Type (USB 2.0)
Computer Compatibility Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Pentium 300 MHz or faster, 128 MB or more memory, USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2 or later and Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, 266 MHz or faster, 64 MB or more memory, USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
(Intel chipset recommended)
Power Four AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH)
USB bus power supplied from a computer
AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately)
External battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power Consumption 5.4 W (max)
Battery Operating Time Recording 2-channel, 44.1 kHz. 16-bit WAV files:
About 2 hrs, 30 min (Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC + 48V)
About 4 hrs, 30 min (Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC, no phantom power)
About 3 hrs, 15 min (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC + 48V)
About 5 hrs (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC, no phantom power)
About 3 hrs, 45 min (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC + 48V)
About 6 hrs (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC, no phantom power)
About 5 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC + 48V)
About 10 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC, no phantom power)
About 7 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC + 48V)
About 12 hrs (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC, no phantom power)
About 9 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC + 48V)
About 14 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC, no phantom power)
Dimensions 5.24 x 3.67 x 3.07" (133 x 93.2 78 mm)
Weight 18 oz (510 g)
Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Batteries & Power

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    Required item: Batteries or a Power Supply (not included) are required to power this device.

    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: $19.95


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    Required item: An Stereo Mini Cable (not included) is required for use with a camera's Stereo Mini Input.

    Beachtek - SC35 Replacement Cable
    • You Pay: $11.95
    Kopul - Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
    • You Pay: $17.99

    Required item: An SD Card (not included) is required to record audio with this device.

    SanDisk - 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
    • You Pay: $17.95

    Battery Distribution

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    Add additional powering options.

    Tascam - BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders
    • You Pay: $34.49


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    Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

    Sony - MDR-7502 Headphone
    • You Pay: $40.06
    Senal - SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $89.99

    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


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    Keep your gear secure and in optimal positioning with a strap.

    OP/TECH USA - Envy Strap (Forest Green)
    • You Pay: $15.95

    Cases & Protection

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

    Strut - STR-DR60D Field Case for Tascam DR-60D
    • You Pay: $110.00
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