Tascam DR-40 Handheld Portable Audio Recorder

Code: A77UL

  • Record great sounding audio in WAV/BWF and MP3 formats with the DR-40V2
  • Hear everything with two built-in rotatable stereo condenser microphones
  • Four channel recorder with dual stereo recording and non-destructive overdubbing

Product details

Tascam DR-40 Handheld Portable Audio Recorder

• Record great sounding audio in WAV/BWF and MP3 formats with the DR-40V2
• Hear everything with two built-in rotatable stereo condenser microphones
• Four channel recorder with dual stereo recording and non-destructive overdubbing
• Record onto a SD, SDHC or SDXC up to 128 GB (2GB SD card included)
• Powered by two AA batteries for up to 20.5 hours recording
• 128 x 64 LCD screen with backlighting

Special features
• Built-in 0.3W speakers for instant playback
• Record date in the file name

What can the DR-40V2 do?
Ideal for a wide range of recording situations the DR-40 can record a passing train or rock band as well a quiet lectures or interviews with ease. Wherever you want to record get a great vantage angle with the moveable mic heads and two XLR inputs and a detachable foot to tilt the recorder up on a flat surface. Choose from three different modes to suit your purpose. In dual recording mode you can capture one track in two different levels. With the 4CH mode you can record one stereo track with the built in mic and one using the two external inputs. Overdubbing allows you to record a narration or solo over a pre-recorded track. Record in WAV format at 16 and 24 bit and with a range of compressed MP3 files. Store your tracks on an SD card (up to 128GB - 4GB supplied). Add effects to your audio during recording and playback with six different reverb options.

What can I record?
Get great sound for your recordings with the rotatable built-in stereo condenser microphones. Use the X-Y arrangement with the mics pointed together for single source recordings such as a guitar playing or interviews. Use the A-B arrangement for surrounding sound like a band or debate. You can add external XLR microphones to get even more options for audio capture. The recorder comes with MS decoding for M-S recording and +48V phantom power. Loop recordings or jump back a set time to practice with a portion of a track.

What else can the recorder do?
Automatically start recording when the noise hits a pre-set level and pause when it goes down too low. Like putting a camera on timer for a group picture, you can set the recorder up to start recoding after you’ve had time to get back to your instrument. Peak reduction automatically lowers the level when a peak is detected and continues recording. The peak reduction along with the auto level, low cut filter and limiter they reduce distortion and produce a signal that is easier to use and listen to. Never miss a tone with a two-second pre-recording buffer and hit all the right notes with a chromatic tuner.

How do I listen to playback?
Listen to your recordings using the built-in 0.3W speaker or use the 3.5mm headphone jack. Auto divide tracks to make them easier to locate and when you’re done you can transfer your files with the USB cable or using a SD card reader. The DR-40V2 is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 and Mac OS X v10.2 or later.

Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC (up to 128GB)
Built-in memory No
Mic arrangements X/Y, A/B
Recording modes Yes
Microphone types Cardrioid stereo condenser microphones
Maximum sound pressure input 125 dB
File Formats WAV, BWF, MP3
Digital Processing
A/D conversion WAV/BWF 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
MP3 44.1/48 kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
D/A conversion WAV/BWF 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
MP3 32 - 320kbps,
Recording time (2GB card) 1 hours 2 minutes (WAV 96 kHz 24 bit)
149 hours 4 minutes (MP3 44.1-48 kHz 32kbps)
Low cut filter 40/80/120 Hz
Pre rec Yes (2 seconds)
Auto rec Yes (auto recording and timer recording)
Tuner Yes
Speed Adjustable (0.5-1.5 times in 0.1 increments)
AB repeat Yes
File divide Yes (WAV only)
Mark Yes (manual/automatic)
Display graphic 128 x 64 LCD with backlight
Input connections 2 x XLR/TRS
2.5 mm TRS (for remote – remote not included)
Output connections 3.5 mm stereo jack
Built-in speaker 0.3 W mono
Power 2 x AA batteries
USB power
Height 155 mm
Width 70 mm
Depth 35 mm
Weight 213 g (without batteries)
Package Contents DR-40V2 recorder
2GB microSD card,
USB connection cable,
2 AA batteries for confirming operation,
Owner's Manual,
Warranty card

Do you sell the power adaptor PS-P55U for Tascam DR-40

Asked by: Budge
Sorry we do not, the Tascam website suggest that the unit can be powered from USB, the connector looks like a standard micro USB so you should be able to power it with an industry standard micro USB power supply.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-07
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Bulk Prices

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A77UL Tascam DR-40 Handheld Portable Audio Recorder (1+) £199.99

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