Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black)

Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black)

Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Mono Digital Recorder with Lavalier Mic
  • Records 24-Bit/48 kHz BWAV File Format
  • Up to 32GB on microSD or microSDHC Card
  • 1/8" Stereo Headphone Output
  • Single AAA Battery Records 10 Hours
  • Built-In Limiter Function
  • Low-Cut Filter Reduces Wind and Rumble
  • Dual Recording Mode
  • Easy-to-Read OLED Display
  • Case, Windscreen, Mic Clip & USB Cable
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Recorder & Lavalier Mic With Headphones
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Tascam DR-10L overview

  • 1Description

Styled in black, the DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic from Tascam is an ultra-compact, digital recorder and lavalier microphone combo with a screw-down locking connector compatible with most Sennheiser lavalier mics. It can be used for both the creative filmmaker and the busy videographer, and is also suitable for location recordings such as live events, and more.

Featuring 24-bit mono and 48 kHz BWAV (Broadcast Wav) file format, it records up to 32GB on microSD or microSDHC media. There is a 1/8" headphone-output jack for easy monitoring of recordings and the recorder runs on a single AAA battery, which records up to 10 hours.

Furthermore, the limiter function automatically reduces input level to prevent distortion and the dual recording mode records to two files simultaneously with different gain levels. The easy-to-read OLED display has a wide viewing angle, and the built-in micro-USB Type-B port provides for external power and easy file transfer to a computer.

Finally, designed as part of a complete audio toolkit, the DR-10L delivers a flexible set of solutions for any audio production issue.

Stealth Fighter
Building on the success of the DR-10X and the DR-10SG, the DR-10L marries the industry-standard TASCAM portable mini-recorder with a high-performance lavalier mic. Easy-to-use – and easy-to-wear – the DR-10L can become your secret weapon in the war against poor production audio.
Dual Recording Records Two Files Simultaneously at Different Levels
The DR-10L has several features to prevent distorted audio, but the most secure is dual recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level, as a safety track in case of distortion.
Automatic File Closing Saves File Data Before the Battery Runs Out
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 removing the recorder from the camera shoe mount.
Automatic Level, Limiter, and Other Functions
If the input sound level is too low or too high, an automatic level function can increase or decrease the recording volume to an appropriate level. The limiter prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. These functions save you from worrying about recording-level settings in situations when there is no second chance.
Compact and Lightweight Body
The DR-10L has been designed to be small, light, and easy to conceal. Perfect for on-camera talent, documentary subjects, or entire wedding parties. The DR-10L can easily be hidden away so that nothing comes between you and the perfect shot.
Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
One easily obtained alkaline AAA battery powers the DR-10L for up to 10 hours continuously. The DR-10L can also use disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries.
UPC: 043774032716
In the Box
Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black)
  • Lavalier Microphone
  • Microphone Clip
  • Windscreen
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Belt Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty for Labor
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    Tascam DR-10L specs

    Recording Media microSD card (64 MB to 2 GB)
    microSDHC card (4 to 32 GB)
    Recording Format WAV (BWF)
    Sampling Frequency 44.1, 48 kHz
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Analog Audio Inputs 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS mini jack with screw-down lock
    Mic Input Gain Low / Mid Low / Mid / High / High+
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 115 dB SPL
    Maximum Input Level -15 dBu (gain L)
    Minimum Input Level -55 dBu (gain H+)
    Mic Input Gain +14 to +38 dB
    Input Impedance 33 kOhms (mic bias off) / 2 kOhms (mic bias on)
    Headphone Output 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini jack
    USB Connector micro-USB Type-B
    Protocol USB 2.0
    Battery Type 1 x AAA battery (alkaline battery/ NiMH battery / lithium battery), and USB bus power
    Battery Operating Time WAV, 24-bit / 48 kHz Rec, without headphones, limiter: OFF, Dual Rec: OFF, JEITA Rec
    Alkaline Battery: approximately 10 hours
    NiMH Battery: approximately 8 hours
    Lithium Battery: approximately 15.5 hours
    Power Consumption 0.45 W
    Battery Real Time Clock: 1 x lithium (built-in with soldering)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.0 x 2.2 x 1.0" (52.0 x 55.6 x 24.4 mm)
    Weight 2.2 oz (63 g) including battery
    1.79 oz (51 g) without battery
    Packaging Infouubqyfbutzaqrvwzdvvv
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.6 x 2.2"

    Tascam DR-10L reviews

    DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 112.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best LAV kit for the price! I did an interview of a bike shop manager in Oakland, Ca using the DR-10L. We recorded inside the shop and out on the busy street (Broadway and 19th). It was very nice not having to worry about the distance from the camera and the potentially overwhelming street noise. I liked having the shop and street sounds but at a much lower background level. I love my Rode shotgun mic for similar reasons but it is more limiting than the LAV style mic. I can video across the busy street with the LAV. That wouldn't work with the shotgun. I like the price of this package especially when compared to wireless kits. It is less bulky than my H1 with a LAV.
    Date published: 2016-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ode to Zoom H1 (R.I.P.) Zoom H1, you were a good, reliable, great sounding friend. But you didn't have dual record. Your headphone jack was on the side and not the top, which made it awkward and difficult to fit in a pocket, and it was surprisingly difficult to find a 90 degree 3.5mm microphone that was of reputable quality. You did not lock the microphone in place. I never used your on board microphones, and you were too tall. May your new owner from Craigslist treat you well. As for me, I have moved on and found perfection (...so far). Tascam DR-10L(bodypack audio recorder), Lumix LX100 (jacket pocket camera), Aputure AL-M9 (pocket light), Joby Gorillapod Focus (octopus)
    Date published: 2017-01-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can't set recording levels. That's a huge problem. I really wanted to like this product. Mic is great, recorder does a good job. But there's one thing they don't tell you. THERE'S NO WAY TO SET AUDIO LEVELS!! you can set mic gain in one of 5 different positions and hope that your levels fall where you want. For something the is supposed to be a pro level piece of equipment that's a huge fail. And considering this is not mentioned in any description of the product anywhere I call it a huge fail overall. Would definitely NOT purchase it again. Save your money and get a proper wireless set up and be done with it. This thing is not great
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the doctor ordered. I bought three of these to use for weddings and general videography. Until now, I have used pocket recorders like the Tascam DR-05 and DR-22WL. The DR-10L is clearly better for a few reasons: 1. It's tiny! The pictures I saw online really didn't prepare me for how small and light it is. It's not super thin, but it should still be really easy to hide on talent. 2. It has a screw-in mic connection that won't accidentally come unplugged in somebody's pocket. 3. It has a removable belt clip. 4. It can record a safety track at a lower level in case somebody starts yelling and clips the mic. 5. It's easy to use, and works just like you want it to. The buttons lock while it's recording, so you don't have to worry about it. 6. Sounds good! For my purposes, it sounds good even with the included mic. I'm sure a Sanken or Countryman mic would improve it even more, but I'm happy with the included mic. Also the cable is long enough that you could run it from an actor (or bride's) ankle up to their lapel. 6. I was able to get 8 hours and 45 minutes of recording time (with dual recording on) on a single Duracell battery. The recorder closed the file before it stopped recording so no files were lost. I'm sure that if I were not using the dual recording feature, I could get more battery life. Even still, I can't imagine recording 8 hours straight very often. 8 hours and 45 minutes was a little over 8gb (48k 24 bit) with dual recording on, so an 8gb microSD card should be plenty. Basically if you're in the US and you can't get the Tascam DR-10C, then this is a near perfect solution. If you own a DR-05 or a Zoom H1, then this is a worthy upgrade. If you own wireless lav mics and you don't want to deal with signal problems, then this is a worthy alternative. The only downsides: I wish I'd had these years ago!
    Date published: 2016-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd definitely buy again Mine is fairly new and have only used a couple of times. I use it for interview/events. For my purposes the sound quality of good. If you are coming from a Tascam DR-05 or a Zoom H1, the DR-10L is much more compact and a better solution laving talent. Battery life seems fine. I am recording at the medium low gain setting; higher than often clips. Raising volume levels in post (Audition) is easy and the sound quality is good. The Sennheiser mic mount makes this better than a 3.5mm jack as it will not inadvertently come off (sure you can gaff the Zoom). I've got a wireless lav set up, but this Tascam is easier to work with less to travel with.
    Date published: 2017-10-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good I just received this recorder. I purchased it for filming weddings as a quick solution compared to the zoom H1 and rode smart lav. I did a few initial tests at the office and familiarized myself with the menu system. Everything seemed fine. Brought it out to my first wedding and got nothing but static on the files. I have no idea what happened. The microphone was screwed in perfectly. I had two files on the recorder and for some reason they were named the same. This could be the problem. I did another test in the office and it sounded fine. I plan on calling Tascam. This could be a bug in the firmware. Proceed with caution when buying this.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge upgrade from Zoom H1 I am a wedding videographer and I used Zoom H1's until I got this unit. I love the belt clip and the safe recording feature. I LOVE this unit. I'm going to replace all of my recorders to this.
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from AWFUL! I want so badly to like these, but they have now failed on me twice at weddings! I've used the SD cards that Tascam recommends, I have fresh batteries in them and they simply shut off while recording. After the first time, I put a piece of tape over the on/off switch to keep it from being bumped while in someone's pocket, but that did nothing. I might have a bad unit, but the customer service at Tascam is awful. They don't care, and told me there's nothing they can do...
    Date published: 2017-06-07
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