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TASCAM DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder

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TASCAM DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • News Gathering, Interviews, Weddings
  • For Handheld Dynamic Microphones
  • For Battery-Powered Condenser Mics
  • Limiter & Auto-Level Prevent Distortion
With the TASCAM DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you can record full-resolution dialog and speech while skipping the trouble of long cable runs and avoiding the confusion of configuring a wireless microphone system. Whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X can be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. Thanks to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is ideal for news gathering, interviews, weddings, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.
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TASCAM DR-10X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Inconspicuous and Capable
  • 3Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers
  • 4Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • 5Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level
  • 6Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss
  • 7Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion
  • 8Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards
  • 9Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
  • 10Compact and Lightweight Body
  • 11Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use
  • 12WAV and MP3 Formats
  • 13Additional Features

With the TASCAM DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you can record full-resolution dialog and speech while skipping the trouble of long cable runs and avoiding the confusion of configuring a wireless microphone system. Whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X can be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. Thanks to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is ideal for news gathering, interviews, weddings, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.

Run-and-gun videographers will appreciate its ultra-compact form factor and power-up-and-record workflow for time-sensitive shoots. There's no need to select inputs, arm tracks, or choose channel modes. Connect the DR-10X to your microphone, start recording, and let it roll for the rest of the day. A single AAA battery will keep it running for up to 10 hours, so all-day gigs won't be a problem. Power the DR-10X via USB if you need indefinite operating time for sessions that continue on into the night. Worried about clipping? Don't be. The DR-10X's limiter and auto-level functions work to prevent overloading, while the dual-recording feature makes a safety track at a lower level, just in case.

Inconspicuous and Capable
The lightweight DR-10X easily attaches to a handheld microphone for the ideal compact news gathering recording system. A captive XLR connector keeps the DR-10X firmly connected to your microphone, capturing interviews at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz Broadcast WAV resolution. Offload recordings through the micro-USB connection or by removing the microSD card.
Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers
Designed for plug-on connection to an XLR-equipped microphone, the DR-10X requires no cables for operation and features a locking mechanism that ensures a secure, stable fit. Since no phantom power is supplied by the DR-10X, it is perfect for use with handheld dynamic mics or battery-powered shotgun condenser mics mounted on a camera or boompole.
Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output
Connect headphones to the 3.5mm mini-jack output for simple monitoring of file playback or input while recording. The volume is adjustable via side-panel buttons.
Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level
Knowing that filmmakers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume jumps during filming, the DR-10X has several features to prevent distorted audio, and the most secure is dual recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level (-6 dB or -12 dB), as a safety track in case of distortion.
Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss
You can always monitor the battery level on the easy-to-read OLED display. If the battery runs out in the middle of a recording, the unit will automatically save the file before turning off so your take isn't lost. The case is designed so that the batteries can be changed quickly without detaching the recorder from your microphone.
Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion
If the input sound level is too low or too high, an automatic gain control function can increase or decrease the recording volume to an appropriate level. Additionally, the limiter prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. These functions save you from worrying about input levels in situations when there is no second chance.
Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards
The DR-10X is compatible with microSD cards (up to 2GB capacity) and microSDHC cards (up to 32GB capacity). Record in WAV format for uncompressed audio quality, or use MP3 format for extended recording time on your media card. A 2GB card will yield over four hours of mono recording time at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution.
Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
A single alkaline AAA battery (available separately) will provide up to 10 hours of recording time at 24-bit / 28 kHz resolution. The DR-10X can be operated on disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries, or via USB bus power.
Compact and Lightweight Body
The DR-10X has been designed to be small, light, and unobtrusive. Perfect for news correspondents, documentary subjects, or wedding hosts, the DR-10X won't come between you and the perfect shot. Plus, since it weighs just 2.4 ounces with a battery (available separately), your subject will forget it's even there.
Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use
The recording switch uses a sliding mechanism to prevent accidental use. In addition, the hold function can prevent recording from being stopped by unintentional contact with a button.
WAV and MP3 Formats
The DR-10X has a built-in clock and supports recording to BWF format, which has time information for improved searching, editing, and software compatibility. In addition to WAV and BWF format files, recording and playback of MP3 files is supported.
Additional Features
  • Creates mono or poly WAV files
  • Adjustable recording level
  • Low-cut filter reduces rumble
  • Time track incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording
  • Easy-to-read OLED display
  • Micro-USB port enables easy data exchange with computers
UPC: 043774031283

TASCAM DR-10X Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks
1
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone
No
Built-In Speaker
No
Display
OLED
Memory Card Support
microSD (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 to 32 GB)
Internal Storage
No
Recording
Audio File Formats
BWF, MP3, WAV
Sample Rates
WAV:
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth
16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates
128 to 192 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)
Signal Processing & FX
Auto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Support
No
Recording Time
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hrs 4 Mins per GB (Mono)
Connectivity
Analog I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O
No
Phantom Power
No
Plug-In Power
No
System Connection
1x Micro-USB (2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-2 dB
Gain/Trim Range
+29 dB to +45 dB
Max Input Level
Mic Inputs:
-31 dBu
Impedance
Mic Inputs:
≥10 Kilohms
SNR
Mic Inputs:
≥80 dB
Power
Power Options
Battery or USB Bus Power
Battery Type
1x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, Mono, without Headphones)
8 Hours (NiMH, Mono, without Headphones)
15.5 Hours (Lithium, Mono, without Headphones)
Physical
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions
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

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Is it compatible with a microphone with an ...

Is it compatible with a microphone with an impedance of 600 ohms ?
Asked by: Michael
As long as it is a dynamic mic, yes. It will work.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-04-25

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Would this word with a countryman xlr lav? If not, I wish someone would make a lavalier system that would just record high quality audio from the mic. In today's world of synching in post, it would be far more reliable than a wireless system. Have tried consumer voice recorders but don't get quality I want. And, frankly, it just looks ghetto.
Asked by: Dan
Hi Dan. This system is excellent. I have not even used a lavalier microphone, but the sound quality is very good quality. I recommend it 100%.It is that this is the solution you are looking for. Hits.
Answered by: fernando s.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Does this work with Countryman emw ...

Does this work with Countryman emw omnidirectional lav
Asked by: Rebecca
No. It is made for compatibility with handheld XLR connection dynamic microphones only.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2019-03-14

Will this work with an XLR audio output that's ...

Will this work with an XLR audio output that's hardwired into a conference room? The XLR audio output is receiving sound from wireless handheld mics.
Asked by: Valerie
When the XLR output is line level, I use an attenuator to convert the signal to microphone level and also adjust the recording level for the best results.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-24

Would this work with an Electro-voice RE 50b?

Would this work with an Electro-voice RE 50b?
Asked by: Steve
It will likely work with an Electro-Voice RE50B because, it is designed to work with handheld Dynamic Microphones and Condenser Microphones
Answered by: King James
Date published: 2021-07-28

can this be connected to a splitter so that 2 ...

can this be connected to a splitter so that 2 mics can be plugged into this? i know its not ideal but can it be done?
Asked by: osheen
Not sure about a splitter but would a small mixer work?
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-06-22

Can this record audio directly to a computer ...

Can this record audio directly to a computer using USB?
Asked by: Mary
NO.
Answered by: Emilio
Date published: 2021-07-15

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What about handling noise?
Asked by: Anonymous
I haven't had any trouble with handling noise with this and my omni dynamic mics. I use it with Etymotic in-ear earbuds and make sure that it sounds good.
Answered by: SHANNA L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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