Tascam DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder (XLR)

Tascam DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder (XLR)

Tascam DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder (XLR)

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Tascam DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder (XLR)

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Product Highlights

  • For Handheld XLR Mics
  • 24-bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
  • Records to microSD Cards
  • Dual Recording Function
  • Instant Record Function
  • Hold Function
  • Single AAA Battery
  • 10 Hours of Battery Time
  • USB Cable
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Tascam DR-10X overview

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Providing a PCM recording solution that you can connect directly to your handheld dynamic microphone the DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder from Tascam is capable of tracking in up to 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution to SD or microSD cards up to 32 GB and can be used for ENG applications. The unit features automatic and manual gain settings as well as a selectable low-cut filter. It is capable of recording a safety track at a lower volume simultaneously to prevent against distortion. While designed for use with dynamic microphones, it can be used with condenser microphones that are connected to an optional power supply. The DR-10X can be powered by a single AAA battery (not included) for up to 10 hours and includes a USB cable.

XLR jack mounts directly to dynamic microphone (It also can use condenser microphone powered by battery)
48 kHz/24-bit mono digital recording
Uses standard microSD/microSDHC card media (up to 32 GB)
Mic pre gain Low/Mid/High control
Instant record mode - power on while holding record button side switch
Limited and low-cut filter
Manual and automatic gain control
Dual Recording feature captures a safety track in case of distortion
Hold function prevents accidentally switching off the recorder (All keys cannot operate during recording)
Records BWF file timestamped with time of day clock
Time Track increment function writes new track after a preset amount of time.(There is on/off setting, but the time is 15 minutes fixed when turn it on)
OLED display
More than 8 hours recording on a single AAA battery
Playback function with headphone out
Settings can be created with text file on PC and transferred to DR-10X via the microUSB connection
Infrared data communication for transferring setting information among multiple DR-10C
UPC: 043774031283
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Tascam DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder (XLR)
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tascam DR-10X specs

    Recording Media microSD card (64 MB to 2 GB),
    microSDHC card (4 to 32 GB)
    SD Card Slot Push-Push type (Guard cover mounted)
    Recording Format WAV (BWF)
    Sampling Frequency 48 kHz
    Bit Rate 24-bit
    Channels 1 (mono)
    Analog Audio Input XLR-3-31
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms or more
    Mic Input Mic Input Gain: Low, Mid, High
    Headphones 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack (dual mono operation)
    USB Connector: Micro-B type (4 pin)
    Maximum Output: USB 2.0 high speed mass storage
    Power 1x AAA battery (alkaline or NiMH)
    USB bus power
    Battery Operating Time Alkaline Battery (EVOLTA): About 10 hours
    RTC RTC Battery: 1x lithium (soldered in)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2 x 3.7 x 1.1" (52 x 94.4 x 28 mm)
    Weight 2.4 oz (68.3 g) with batteries
    2 oz (56.3 g) without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.6 x 2.2"

    Tascam DR-10X reviews

    DR-10X Plug-On Micro Linear PCM Recorder (XLR) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality and Long Recording Time, Simple to use... I wired up a contributor with a Sony ECM55B (Self Powered / Single AA / Condenser Mic) on this Tascam DR-10X as a body pac for an all day recording run... it worked great on just one AAA bat for over eight hours! (I never ran it out.) Our interviews are to an SD 633 with SMTPE Timecode for a Red Epic Dragon Jam Sync. Swapping the 55B's XLR to my multitrack and/or using a Sennheiser 416 Shotgun for a 2nd source and I am fast and set. (We can't have cables and are often filming Boat to Boat.) Would I like the same unit WITH SMPTE timecode? ... Sure... but for its price point, form factor, 48kHz recording, and ease of use... I will WaveForm sync later and have a high quality recording on and off camera.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product but plastic is its downfall I have three of these units. Why? The answer is simple, they work but they also have issues because they are plastic. I would easily pay an additional $100 to have this in anodized aluminum of some other metal. The sound is great and I use them in motorsports coverage interviewing drivers, etc. I have it attached to e a Sennheiser MD46 and the audio is crisp and you don't get a lot of background noise. Where the problem comes in is that they don't take a beating. If you drop your mic, your unit is pretty much toast. Also, there is a set screw underneath the locking mechanism that gets very loose. When that happens you get static because the connection to the mic becomes unstable. If you keep that tight screw tight it will help tremendously. I recommend the DR-10X but I would ask Tascam to PLEASE make an upgrade to this using a metal housing. I pledge to by three new replacements for my existing units when you do.
    Date published: 2016-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good for use in interview settings nice little recorder. no way to see levels during recording, but after some try outs with the mic you use, distance to recording subject and gain settings (low, mid, high) you get a feel for how to use it with good levels. second track at lower db is great & crucial to use (in my opinion). the recorder is somewhat fragile but for the low price you will have to substitute for that with extra care. I use it with a rode nt3 (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/233750-REG/Rode_NT3_NT3_Microphone.html), a condenser mic with its own battery powered phantom power & have been getting good results.
    Date published: 2017-01-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Giving it a chance in the field I plan to use this for radio news. Have only had a chance to play with it at home so far. Seems like it should be a good extra recorder for field work at times when I need to travel light and not have as many cables to deal with while interviewing. Managing the recording levels is a bit of a hassle as it appears that you can't adjust it during the recording. But you can preset it and it seems like that works. The way the headphone cable attaches makes handling it a little odd feeling, but maybe I just have to get used to it. It does feel a little plasticky cheap, but I guess that makes it light! Sound is okay with dynamic omni mic. Plan to try it with short shotgun condenser. Overall I like it so far.
    Date published: 2015-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Solution in a Small Package Pro: This is a great little widget for gun and go sound. Used it with my Sennheiser MD-46 while shooting a very noisy event. Worked just great. Fantastic to be able to use a pro eng mic when needed without having to carry a field recorder, xlr cables etc. or wireless while shooting solo. I am used to second system audio, so no problem there. Really light and simple way to CYA for location sound. Not much bigger than the mic itself. Runs for hours on one AAA battery. Headphone monitoring works fine too. Amazing tool for the price. The display is also super bright and readable even if small. And the backup track which can be recorded at a lower volume is a smart idea. Con: Construction is plastic. It is sturdy, but not the sort of commercial bullet proof some folks want, but considering the price point, you can't have it all. Not as quiet as the DR-60d. There is a slight noise floor hiss. Not a problem for field work, but this isn't a studio recorder. The advantage of having a pro mic. and a light simple sound solution far outweighs any slight quibbles. Conclusion: Genius piece of kit for light and nimble location sound. Far more affordable than wireless and no (almost) chance of rf interference. For this price, even as backup this is great. What are you waiting for?!
    Date published: 2015-02-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable Multi-use PCM Recorder Small. Light weight, Affordable. Wonderfully easy to use. Great for news coverage, actualities & natural sound. The addition of a belt clip would help. No phantom power for a shotgun is a real drawback. The dual track recording for overload protection is a real plus.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality too poor For video documentary shooting where the smallest setup of gear is carried in operation, by a couple of people, this unit fell short in sound quality during use with a pro shotgun mic. Level was too low and there was too much distortion-- there is no manual control for gain, only L-M-H. We set the dual record function to capture both H and M gain, but the interview was distorted in the same spots in both tracks. (We were also recording with a separate system, we took this along to test it in the field.) Granted, this is a low-priced item and may be fine for more controlled circumstances. But in the effort to minimize the amount of individual pieces of gear and strings of cables during run-and-gun, this item did not work out for us. Next try is the ZOOM shotgun mic that plugs directly into the ZOOM H6 top port (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/981649-REG/zoom_sgh_6_hyper_direct_mono_shotgun_mic.html), with the whole assembly on a shock mount pistol-grip (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1050991-REG/rycote_046023_portable_recorder_kit_for.html)
    Date published: 2015-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound, very compact The DR-10X is compact and has great sound. It minimizes handling noise compared to having a cable connection to a recorder. My only small complaint is that it takes a bit of getting used to to be able to stop recording and turn off the unit. The dual recording mode has proven very useful -- to have a second recording at -6 dB from the main one.
    Date published: 2015-04-28
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