First Look at the Tascam DR-70D
B&H just published a first quick look at the soon to be available new advanced field recorder – the Tascam DR-70D listing some of its main features and uses.
The Tascam DR-70D is the most recent model by Tascam and it brings to the table quite a few new features including a slimmer design with 4 XLRs with phantom power, stereo 1/8″ input with plug-in power, SDXC support (up to 128GB card), slanted display, two internal front facing microphones, high quality pre-amps and more.
Here is the longer list:
- Tascam original High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamps.
- NE5532 operational amplifiers for even higher audio performance (same as the one on the much more expensive DA-3000).
- Simultaneous recording of up to four channels.
- 4 channels can be mixed down to a stereo signal.
- Recording levels can be adjusted independently for inputs 1–4.
- Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels.
- Recording at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, linear PCM (WAV format).
- Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) supported as WAV recording format.
- Two built-in omnidirectional microphones in the front.
- 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power (+24V/+48V).
- +24 dBu maximum input level (20 dB headroom).
- Additional unbalanced 3.5mm input for channels 1 and 2 supports mics that require plug-in power.
- Low-cut filter that can reduce low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz).
- Switchable limiter to prevent clipping.
- Audio can be output to a DSLR camera.
- Camera input enables convenient monitoring of audio from a DSLR camera.
- Slate tone functions (automatic/manual) for synchronization of video.
- Pre-recording function allows the unit to record the two seconds of sound before recording starts.
Pricing for the new Tascam DR-70D for the U.S. was recently announced and will be just under $300 starting November 10 2014 (at B&H).
The Tascam DR-70D – front side
We have recently covered the latest wave of sound recorders from Tascam including the new Tascam DR-60D MkII and the two wifi capable filed recorders – Tascam DR-44WL and the TASCAM DR-22WL – see here. The DR-70D is the most advanced of all these units and at under $300 it is arguably the most capable field recorder in its category.
The Tascam DR-70D – look front the side – there is another XLR on the right side
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