Tascam DR-10X and Senal ENG-18RL Compact Interview Recording Kit

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Tascam DR-10X and Senal ENG-18RL Compact Interview Recording Kit
Key Features
  • Tascam DR-10X Plug-On Recorder
  • 24-Bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
  • Records to microSD Cards
  • Senal ENG-18RL Omnidirectional Mic
If you are interested in a compact, on-mic solution for recording interviews with a handheld mic, check out the Tascam DR-10X and Senal ENG-18RL Compact Interview Recording Kit from B&H. Consisting of a Tascam DR-10X plug-on recorder, a Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional microphone, a 4-pack of rechargeable AA batteries with charger, a fur windsock, a microSDHC card, and a microphone flag, the kit allows you to record your interviews in up to 48 kHz/24-bit without the need of any wires or additional equipment.
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Tascam DR-10CX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder
  • 3Senal ENG-18RL Broadcast Omnidirectional Dynamic Microphone (Long)
  • 4Auray Square Microphone Flag (Black)
  • 5Watson Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (950mAh)
  • 6SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter
  • 7K-Tek KR-50-70 Fur Windsock for Ball-Type Handheld Microphones

If you are interested in a compact, on-mic solution for recording interviews with a handheld mic, check out the Tascam DR-10X and Senal ENG-18RL Compact Interview Recording Kit from B&H. Consisting of a Tascam DR-10X plug-on recorder, a Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional microphone, a 4-pack of rechargeable AA batteries with charger, a fur windsock, a microSDHC card, and a microphone flag, the kit allows you to record your interviews in up to 48 kHz/24-bit without the need of any wires or additional equipment.

The DR-10X plugs directly onto the XLR output connector of the ENG-18RL, allowing you to record directly to the included microSDHC card. It is powered by a single AA battery, so the included 4-pack provides you with ample powering time.

Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder

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

Senal ENG-18RL Broadcast Omnidirectional Dynamic Microphone (Long)

The Senal ENG-18RL is a broadcast-quality omnidirectional dynamic microphone. The dynamic capsule picks up sound in a 360° pattern and does not require a battery or phantom power, making it a reliable choice for critical field applications. The microphone's exceptionally low handling noise and resistance to wind noise and vocal plosives make it perfect for professional ENG applications like live reporting, interviews, and press conferences.

At multiple areas inside the microphone, natural rubber with special shock-absorbing properties is bonded to carbon steel rings to isolate the sealed inner shell from the outer shell. This system protects the microphone capsule from impacts and inclement weather, and dissipates kinetic energy, dramatically reducing handling noise and resonance due to rustling and knocking.

The microphone also incorporates multistage wind protection to minimize wind noise and vocal plosives. A mesh grille, acoustic foam, acoustic fabric, and another layer of acoustic foam work to diffuse excess sound pressure from wind and breath. A fixed rigid carbon-steel ring with a unique bullet-shaped design disperses breath to minimize vocal plosives.

The EQ curve is tailored for broadcast use, with a gradual low-frequency roll-off to keep out unwanted rumble, a pronounced midrange to ensure speech intelligibility, and a high-frequency roll-off to eliminate hiss and sibilance distortion. Whether broadcasting on television, AM/FM radio, or over the internet, the ENG-18RL is designed to ensure that dialogue cuts through the mix, and can be broadcast live without EQ adjustment.

The ENG-18RL features a durable aluminum-alloy shaft designed for EMI rejection and reduced internal resonance, with a matte black finish for a professional appearance and minimum light reflection. The mic is also long enough to accommodate a mic flag.

Ideal Choice for Critical Field Applications

The broadcast-quality omnidirectional dynamic capsule picks up sound in a 360° pattern and does not require a battery or phantom power, making it a reliable choice for critical field applications

Isolated Inner Shell

The kinetic isolation system helps protect the microphone capsule and dissipate kinetic energy to dramatically reduce handling noise and resonance. Natural rubber shockmouts are bonded to carbon steel rings to isolate the sealed inner shell from the outer shell

Diffuses Excess Sound Pressure From Wind and Vocal Plosives

Multistage wind protection comprises a mesh grille, acoustic foam, a bullet-shaped ring, acoustic fabric, and another layer of acoustic foam to diffuse excess sound pressure from wind and vocal plosives

Broadcast Live Without EQ Adjustment

The EQ curve is tailored for broadcast use, with a gradual low-frequency roll-off to keep out unwanted rumble, a pronounced midrange to ensure speech intelligibility, and a high-frequency roll-off to eliminate hiss and sibilance distortion

Can Accommodate Mic Flag

The ENG-18RL is long enough to fit a mic flag for show or station identification
UPC: 847628572461

Auray Square Microphone Flag (Black)

This black, 2.25" Auray Square Microphone Flag fits any size handheld ENG microphone. The flag includes two foam inserts that accomodate various handle sizes. The square area is black and provides sufficient space for a station ID logo.

UPC: 847628562875

Watson Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (950mAh)

The Watson Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (950mAh) is a charger coupled with 4 AAA-sized nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. You can also use it to charge AAA NiCd batteries, or AA NiMH or NiCd's. The charger's integrated micro-controller ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, and automatic charge cut-off prevents overcharging. The charger also has circuit and polarity protection. Two LED indicators display charging status, and there are two individually-monitored charging channels. The charger has switching 100-240 VAC power, enabling use all over the world. Its compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.

The AAA NiMH batteries are great for portable devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, toys, games, flashlights and more. They have a capacity of 950mAh, significantly greater than that of standard nickel metal-cadmium (NiCd) batteries. They also have excellent high-drain performance and can be recharged up to 500 times. The batteries are mercury- and cadmium-free.

Rapid Charger

Integrated micro-controller ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, and automatic charge cut-off prevents overcharging
Circuit and polarity protection
Two LED indicators display charging status
Two individually-monitored charging channels
Switching 100-240 VAC power, enabling use all over the world
Compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage

4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries

AAA-sized nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are great for portable devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, toys, games, flashlights and more
Capacity of 950mAh, significantly greater than that of standard nickel metal-cadmium (NiCd) batteries
Excellent high-drain performance
Can be recharged up to 500x
Mercury- and cadmium-free
UPC: 847628009165

SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter

Designed for capturing Full HD video and still photos using Android smartphones and tablets, the 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card from SanDisk features a storage capacity of 16GB and takes advantage of the UHS-I bus to support read speeds of up to 80 MB/s. This card also supports the Class 10 standard, which guarantees minimum write speeds will not drop below 10 MB/s.

Built and tested to withstand harsh environments, SanDisk's 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card is protected against water, temperature extremes, shock, and x-rays. Additionally, SanDisk Memory Zone software is available as a free download and will help users manage your photos, videos, and files, whether they are on their phone, their memory card, or in the cloud. Included is a microSD to SD adapter with a write protect switch, allowing this card to be used in SD-compatible devices.

General Features

SanDisk Memory Zone

SanDisk's free Memory Zone software helps users with memory management on their Android device. Users will be able to manage memory on their phone, memory card, or in the cloud. SanDisk's Memory Zone 3.0 app offers you more functionality and combines popular memory management utilities in one, including a file browser, file backup, file compression, and an integrated media player.
UPC: 619659161606

K-Tek KR-50-70 Fur Windsock for Ball-Type Handheld Microphones

The K-Tek KR-50-70 Fur Windsock is designed by Reinhardt and is intended to be used as an extra layer of wind protection; fitting over existing foam windscreens and plastic windshields. This Windsock is made of top-grade synthetic fur and measures 1.96 x 2.75" (50 x 70mm), which allows it to fit snugly over ball-type handheld microphones.

UPC: 791090332712

Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks1
Max Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneNone
Built-In SpeakerNo
DisplayOLED
Memory Card SupportmicroSD (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 to 32 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 kHz 
Bit Depth16/24-Bit
Bit Rates128 to 192 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)
Signal ProcessingAuto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
TimecodeNo
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hrs 4 Mins per GB (Mono) 
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom PowerNone
Plug-In PowerNo
Host Connection1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-2 dB 
Gain Range+29 dB to +45 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
-31 dBu 
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥10 kOhms 
SNRMic Inputs:
≥80 dB 
Power
Power OptionsBatteries or USB Bus Power
Battery Type1 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 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 Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions2 x 3.7 x 1.1" / 52 x 94.4 x 28 mm
Weight2.4 oz / 68.3 g (With Batteries)
2 oz / 56.3 g (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 4.6 x 2.2"

Senal ENG-18RL Broadcast Omnidirectional Dynamic Microphone (Long) Specs

Microphone
Form FactorHandheld
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 18 kHz
Impedance500 Ohms
Sensitivity2.2 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male
Physical
Construction MaterialAluminum
Dimensionsø: 1.3 x L: 9.1" / ø: 33 x L: 231.1 mm
Weight4.8 oz / 136 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 4.9 x 2.7"

Auray Square Microphone Flag (Black) Specs

Physical
Dimensions2.2 x 2.45" / 5.7 x 6.2 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 2.6 x 2.4"

Watson Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (950mAh) Specs

Battery
Battery Type4 x AAA
Battery ChemistryNiMH
Battery Voltage1.2 V
Capacity (mAh)950 mAh
Maximum Recharge Cycles500
Charger
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Charging Bays4 x AA, AAA
Charging Voltage2.8 VDC
Charging Amperage500 mA
Charger Dimensions4.25 x 2.75 x 1.25" / 108.00 x 70.00 x 32.00 mm
Charger Weight4.2 oz / 120 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 4.05 x 1.7"

SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter Specs

Physical
Quantity1
Card TypemicroSDHC
Storage Capacity16 GB
Bus TypeUHS-I
Speed Class10
UHS Speed ClassU1
Data TransferRead Speed: 80 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
Write Speed: 10 MB/s Minimum
DurabilityShockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
Built-in Write-Protect SwitchYes
Wireless CapabilityNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.02 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 3 x 0.1"

K-Tek KR-50-70 Fur Windsock for Ball-Type Handheld Microphones Specs

MaterialFaux Fur
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.055 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.3 x 0.65"
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