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TASCAM DR-680 8-Track Portable Field Audio Recorder

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TASCAM DR-680 8-Track Portable Field Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • Records 8 Tracks at up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Records to SD/SDHC Flash Cards
  • 6 Mic Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Digital S/PDIF Input
The DR-680 from Tascam is a professional-quality portable field recorder that allows you to record and edit multiple tracks of audio, ideal for musicians, filmmakers, journalists, and more. The DR-680 allows you to record up to 8 tracks onto widely-available SD/SDHC flash memory cards at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. It also allows you to record a stereo track at up to 24-bit/192kHz, as well as up to 4 channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recording.
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TASCAM DR-680 Overview

The DR-680 from Tascam is a professional-quality portable field recorder that allows you to record and edit multiple tracks of audio, ideal for musicians, filmmakers, journalists, and more. The DR-680 allows you to record up to 8 tracks onto widely-available SD/SDHC flash memory cards at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. It also allows you to record a stereo track at up to 24-bit/192kHz, as well as up to 4 channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recording.

The DR-680 has 4 XLR/TRS mic/line combo inputs, along with a pair of 1/4" mic line inputs. The 6 mic preamps provide phantom power and 60dB of gain. Each input also offers a low cut filter and a limiter, to ensure clean recordings. There are 6 RCA unbalanced outputs, plus digital S/PDIF input and output connectors. A USB 2.0 connector makes it easy to connect the recorder directly to your computer for file transfer. A cascade function lets you connect a pair of recorders for capturing up to 16 tracks.

Onboard mixing features let you mark, divide, and delete files, while pre-record and auto record modes ensure that you never miss a priceless audio moment. Digital monitor mixing with level and pan controls and a recordable stereo mixdown is provided, along with a 1/4" headphone jack and built-in speakers for monitoring. A backlit LCD shows important operating information. The recorder can operate on a set of 8 AA batteries, or on AC power for terrific versatility.

Lightweight and portable design
Record up to 8 tracks onto widely-available SD/SDHC flash memory cards at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz
Record a stereo track at up to 24-bit/192kHz, as well as up to 4 channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recording
4 XLR/TRS mic/line combo inputs, along with a pair of 1/4" mic line inputs, each with phantom power, 60dB of gain, a low cut filter, and a limiter
6 RCA unbalanced outputs
Digital S/PDIF input and output connectors
USB 2.0 connector makes it easy to connect the recorder directly to your computer for file transfer
Cascade function lets you connect a pair of recorders for capturing up to 16 tracks
Onboard mixing features let you mark, divide, and delete files
Pre-record and auto record modes ensure that you never miss a priceless audio moment
Digital monitor mixing with level and pan controls, as well as a recordable stereo mixdown
1/4" headphone jack and built-in speakers for convenient monitoring and file playback
Backlit LCD shows important operating information
Operates on a set of 8 AA batteries or on AC power for terrific versatility

TASCAM DR-680 Specs

TypePortable Multitrack Digital Audio Recorder
Recording/Reading MethodsSD/SDHC Cards
Recording Bit RateUp to 24-bit
Sampling FrequencyUp to 96kHz (8 Tracks)
Up to 192kHz (2 Tracks)
Number of Channels8
Connectors4 x XLR/TRS Mic/Line Inputs
2 x 1/4" Mic/Line Inputs
6 x RCA Unbalanced Outputs
1 x S/PDIF Digital Input
1 x S/PDIF Digital Output
1 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x 1/4" Headphone Output
1 x Cascade Connector
SpeakersIntegrated
Display128 x 64 Backlit LCD
Power8 x AA Batteries
AC Power
Dimensions7.95 x 2.12 x 6.93" (202 x 54 x 176mm)
Weight2.65 lbs (1.2kg) (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.3 x 10.1 x 7.3"

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