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Tascam Special Edition Vintage Gold DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

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The TASCAM DR-40 has adjustable mics, 4-track recording and extended battery life, to give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere, and this version comes in a Special Edition Vintage G... Click To Read More About This Product

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The TASCAM DR-40 has adjustable mics, 4-track recording and extended battery life, to give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere, and this version comes in a Special Edition Vintage Gold version, so you can show off your passion for recording.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, playback your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low-cut filter, and much more “ all with TASCAMs simple-to-use interface. Home or live recording is as simple as it gets with the TASCAM DR-40.


Unique vintage gold color
Handheld 4-track portable recorder
Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
XLR/1/4 mic/line input with phantom power
Record with the built-in microphones and XLR mic or line inputs for 4-track recording
Dual-recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion
Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take
Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level
15-hour battery life from three AA batteries
Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution
Two-second pre-recording buffer
Variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch
Adjustable limiter and low-cut filter (40/80/120Hz)
Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
1/8 headphone/line output
Playback EQ and level align
Stereo Reverb effect
Tripod mounting hole
SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included)
Locking Neutrik Combi jacks
USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer
Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U - not included), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA - not included), or USB bus power
Optional RC-3F footswitch and RC-10 wired remote control (Not Included)
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
Tape machines - 90 day warranty; one year parts warranty.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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Good feature set but disappointing audio specs

By Ralph

from Los Angeles

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Comments about Tascam Special Edition Vintage Gold DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder:

I bought the black one and think Tascam did a great job on the feature set - maybe too good. The mic pre and audio converters in this are just ten year old quality and definitely not up to HD or even current S/N dynamic range spec levels. It's about the same as an old M-audio MicroTrac. Of course at this price (good deal), what should you expect? Good screen user interface. Solid construction and good battery life. Good I/O options for data transfer Good for average recordings and audio capture but not nearly like a Sony or high end Zoom at all. Look closely at the specs first and then decide. If you need better than 102db+ spend more money and get a better unit

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