Our team met Tascam at their NAMM booth to discover the new DR-680mkII portable recorder.
The second generation of Tascam DR-680 portable recorders offers 8 channels of 24-bit / 192 kHz audio.
- 6 mic/line balanced inputs, 4 of them on XLR/jack combos and two TRS
- 6 Tascam HDDA mic preamps with phantom power
- 6 RCA unbalanced outputs
- Coaxial S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital input and output
- Records to BWF, WAV and MP3 to SD/SDHC/SDXC card
- 4 channels of MP3 recording at up to 320 kbps
- 2 channels of WAV or BWF recording
- Low-cut filter and limiter en each mic/line input
- Stereo mixer for headphone monitoring and recording
- Dual recording feature: records at the same time with two different levels
- GANG feature for a simultaneous input gain operation on multiple channels
- 2-second pre-recording
- Automatic recording according to the input level (-48, –24, –12 or –6 dB)
- Track increment
- Up to 99 markers per track
- Playback Repeat
- Cascade feature to control multiple DR-680mkII from a master unit
- Custom file names
- Function lock
- USB 2.0 port for file transfer
- Backlit 128 × 64 display
- Headphone output with level control
- Built-in mono speaker (500mW)
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