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      TASCAM DR-680 Solid State 8 Track Location Recorder (485732)
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8-track, 24-bit/96kHz capture for live, location, and surround recordings.

TASCAM's DR-680 brings multichannel portable recording within reach of any musician for polished live, location and surround recordings. The TASCAM recorder enables you to record up to 8 tracks to solid state SD card media at 24-bit/96kHz Broadcast WAV quality. 6 mic inputs provide phantom power and 60dB of gain for great-sounding recordings with your condenser microphones. Record the 6 microphones along with a digital S/PDIF source for 8-track recording. Each mic input on this portable recorder has a selectable low cut filter and analog limiter for optimal sound.

Inputs can be monitored using a built-in mixer with level and pan controls for each input. The stereo mixdown can even be recorded along with the 6 mics for quick stereo playback of the event. The TASCAM DR-680 recorder even a built-in speaker to check recordings without headphones.

In addition to WAV recording up to 96kHz, the TASCAM DR-680 portable recorder captures stereo audio at 24-bit/192kHz for audiophile-quality masters. The DR-680 records up to 4 channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recordings. 2 of the multitrack recorders can be connected with a cascade cable for up to 14-track recording on battery power.

The optional, weather-resistant CS-DR680 case (sold separately) prepares your TASCAM DR-680 for recording in the field, with Velcro straps that reveal only what's needed during recording.

TASCAM DR-680 Solid State 8 Track Location Recorder Features:

  • 8-track portable recording
    Record 8 individual inputs or 6 inputs plus a stereo mixdown
    Up to 24-bit/96kHz Broadcast WAV file resolution for 8 channels
    Stereo 24-bit/192kHz recording mode
    4-channel MP3 recording
    Digital monitor mixing (level and pan) with recordable stereo mixdown
    Ideal for surround music and effects recording
    Cascade function for running 2 units together
    Pre-recording feature
    Auto-recording mode begins recording when the input reaches a certain level
    Mark function during recording/playback
    Edit functions such as divide and delete
    128 x 64 backlit LCD display
    Powered through (8x) AA batteries or (included) PS-1225L adapter
    Records to SD/SDHC card media (not included)
    Premium AKM Audio4Pro 192kHz A/D converters with over 100dB signal to noise ratio


TASCAM DR-680 Solid State 8 Track Location Recorder Specifications:

  • 6 mic pres with 60dB of gain and phantom power 4 XLR/1/4" (combi) mic/line inputs and 2 TRS 1/4" mic/line inputs
    Low-cut filter and limiter on each input
    6 RCA unbalanced line outputs
    S/PDIF digital in and out
    USB 2.0 (mini B) connection for computer
    Built-in speaker
    1/4" stereo headphone output
    Included accessories: PS-1225L power supply, shoulder strap
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 7.95" x 2.12" x 6.93" (202mm x 54mm x 176mm)
    Weight 2.65lb. (1.2kg) without batteries


TASCAM DR-680 Solid State 8 Track Location Recorder

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  • The perfect choice for location recording with multiple inputs

    As reviewed by glen quarrie on 11/21/2011

    This unit sounds very transparent. It is easy to learn and use and has been 100% reliable for me so far. I have used it on three location recordings so far with fantastic results. The current software version supports all of your favorite bit depths and sample rates. This recorder is great for recording choirs, chamber music and orchestras. In addition to supporting a stereo pair of mics, there are additional inputs for special or soloist mics. This is a quality piece of equipment. I recommend that you download the manual to see if its feature set will fit your needs. It seems to be uniquely positioned in the market as a quality portable multitrack recorder at a moderate price point.

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  • A good little field multitracker but with severe limitations

    As reviewed by Harron K. Appleman on 10/31/2010

    Can't comment on the mic pres because I come in from an external board, but the A/Ds sound very good to my ears. Biggest drawback for anyone who wants to capture at high fs and bit depth but with repurpose option for Red Book CD is the lack of 88.2 kHz sampling rate. This is a HUGE oversight in my opinion.

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