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Tascam DR-680MKIIA 8-Track Portable Digital Recorder

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Continuing in the tradition of Tascam home recording.

Continuing in their commitment to quality home recording on a budget, the DR-680MKII is the most sophisticated and capable stand-alone portable recorder in its price range. Tascam started the home recording revolution and they remain at its forefront.

The DR-680MKII fveatures all of the input versatility you've come to expect from Tascam's tabletop recording studios, going all the way back to the Porta-One way back in the early 80s. The DR-680MKII supplies 6 XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power along with a digital input for versatility. Record live music with multiple mics, capture sound effects in surround, or document film shoots or events with multiple microphones. When you don't need the digital input, a two-channel mix can be recorded to tracks 7 and 8.
The internal monitoring mix can be recorded as a stereo track, with completely separate level and pan settings from the 6 independent tracks. Share a stereo mix immediately, while retainig the multitrack version for mixdown. Serious capacity in a compact and portable recording package.

Quality preamps
Microphone preamps have a significant impact on the quality of the recorded audio. The DR-680MKII has HDDA mic preamps - designed by TASCAM with carefully selected components. Each HDDA mic preamp is built with a differential amplification circuit that employs discrete architecture, and made with parts selected for their audio quality. These preamps also provide +48V phantom power.

8-channels recording at 96kHz/24-bit (6 tracks + stereo mix track) or 2 tracks at 192kHz/24-bit
In addition to WAV format, this unit also records in BWF format - which stores the recording start times in the metadata. Using the WAV/BWF format, the DR-680KII can record 8 channels at 96kHz/24-bit (6 tracks + stereo track) or 2 tracks at 192kHz/24-bit.

Simultaneous recording of 4 channels in MP3 format possible
Recording of MP3 files with up to 4 channels is also possible at 96, 128, 192 and 320 kbps. This allows efficient control of files sizes when in situations requiring long recording times.Stereo or mono file can be selected for file type.

Digital output and 6 unbalanced line outputs
The unit has a built-in coaxial digital input and output (S/PDIF, AES/EBU) and 6 unbalanced line outputs. By connecting a mixer to the outputs, this unit can be used as a 6-track playback device.

  • 16/24 bit 192kHz recording and playback
  • Six XLR/TRS inputs
  • Mix internally
  • Limiter and low-cut filter available on each mic/line input
  • Built-in stereo monitoring mixer for headphone mix and/or recording
  • Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
  • GANG function allows the input gain of multiple channels to be operated simultaneously
  • Many other features

Order today and record anything, anytime, anywhere.


DR-680MKIIA 8-Track Portable Digital Recorder Specifications:

  • Recording media
    SD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB), SDXC card(64GB to 128GB)
    File system: FAT16 / FAT32

    Recording format
    WAV: 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
    BWF: 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
    MP3: 44.1kHz, 16bit, 96k to 320k bps

    Input connectors
    Ch 1-4: XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
    6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
    Ch 5-6: 6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack

    Set to MIC:
    Input impedance: 2.4kohm
    Phantom power: +48V (+5%,-10%), +10mA/Ch
    Standard input level:
    LOW: -51.5dBu
    HIGH: -75.5dBu
    Maximum input level:
    LOW: +3dBu
    HIGH: -21dBu
    MIC input gain: 63dB

    Set to LINE:
    Input impedance: 10kohm
    Standard input level: +4dBu
    Maximum input level: +24dBu
    LINE input gain: 63dB
    Analog audio output:

    Connector: RCA pin jacks
    Output impedance: 200ohm
    Standard output level: -10dBV
    Maximum output level: +6dBV

    Connector: 6.3mm(1/4")stereo phone jack
    Maximum output level: 50mW + 50mW (32ohms loaded)

    Diameter: 35mm
    Impedance: 8ohm
    Maximum output level: 500mW

    Digital Input/Output:
    Connector: RCA pin jack
    Format: IEC60958-3(S/PDIF), AES3-2003(AES/EBU)
    Single: 44.1k/48k Hz
    Double: 96kHz
    Quad: 192kHz
    Level: 0.5 Vp-p typical
    Output impedance: 75ohm +/-20% unbalance

    SYNC Input/Output:
    Connector: RCA pin jack

    Connector: Mini-B type
    Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED(480Mbps)

    Power: 8 AA batteries(LR6)
    AC100 to 240V, 50-60Hz

    Power consumption: 8W (Phantom power on)

    Dimensions: 216.4(W)—56(H)—188.4(D)mm

    Weight: 1.4kg(with batteries), 1.2kg(without batteries)
    3.1lbs(with batteries), 2.6lbs(without batteries)
    Audio performance
    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB (Fs 44.1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
    20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/-0.5dB (Fs 48kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
    20Hz to 40kHz +0.5/-1.0dB (Fs 96kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
    20Hz to 80kHz +0.5/-5.0dB (Fs 192kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
    Distortion: 0.007% (1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
    S/N ratio: 100dB (A-Weight, MIC IN to DIGITAL OUT)
    100dB (A-Weight, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
    EIN: -124dBu or less

    Computer compatibility
    OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    OS: Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
    Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
    OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
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