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Tascam DR-680 Mark II Multi-track Field Recorder

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8-Track Field Recorder with up to 192kHz Resolution

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Exc VAT Price £506.40
Inc VAT Price £607.68
Cat no. TASCAM-DR-680MK2
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The DR-680 MK II features 6 mic/line inputs and digital input channels allow simultaneous recording of up to 8 tracks at 96kHz/24-bit

Featuring 6 XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power, and a digital input for versatility. Record live music with multiple mics, capture sound effects in surround, or document film shoots or events with multiple microphones.

When you don't need the digital input, a two-channel mix can be recorded to tracks 7 and 8.
The internal monitoring mix can be recorded as a stereo track, with completely separate level and pan settings from the 6 independent tracks. Share a stereo mix immediately, while retainig the multitrack version for mixdown

TASCAM premium HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
Microphone preamps have a significant impact on the quality of the recorded audio. The DR-680MKII has HDDA mic preamps - designed by TASCAM with carefully selected components. Each HDDA mic preamp is built with a differential amplification circuit that employs discrete architecture, and made with parts selected for their audio quality. These preamps also provide +48V

8-channels recording at 96kHz/24-bit (6 tracks + stereo mix track) or 2 tracks at 192kHz/24-bit
In addition to WAV format, this unit also records in BWF format - which stores the recording start times in the metadata. Using the WAV/BWF format, the DR-680KII can record 8 channels at 96kHz/24-bit (6 tracks + stereo track) or 2 tracks at 192kHz/24-bit.

Simultaneous recording of 4 channels in MP3 format possible
Recording of MP3 files with up to 4 channels is also possible at 96, 128, 192 and 320 kbps. This allows efficient control of files sizes when in situations requiring long recording times. Stereo or mono file can be selected for file type.

Digital output and 6 unbalanced line outputs
The unit has a built-in coaxial digital input and output (S/PDIF, AES/EBU) and 6 unbalanced line outputs. By connecting a mixer to the outputs, this unit can be used as a 6-track playback device.

Recording mediaSD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB), SDXC card(64GB to 128GB)
File systemFAT16 / FAT32
Recording format
WAV44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
BWF44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
MP344.1kHz, 16bit, 96k to 320k bps
Analog audio inputs
MIC/LINE(BALANCED)
Connector
Ch 1-4XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Ch 5-66.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Set to MIC
Input impedance2.4kohm
Phantom power+48V (+5%,-10%), +10mA/Ch
Standard input level
LOW-51.5dBu
HIGH-75.5dBu
Maximum input level
LOW+3dBu
HIGH-21dBu
MIC input gain63dB
Set to LINE
Input impedance10kohm
Standard input level+4dBu
Maximum input level+24dBu
LINE input gain63dB
Analog audio output
LINE OUT(UNBALANCED)
ConnectorRCA pin jacks
Output impedance200ohm
Standard output level-10dBV
Maximum output level+6dBV
Phones
Connector6.3mm(1/4")stereo phone jack
Maximum output level50mW + 50mW (32ohms loaded)
Speaker
Diameter35mm
Impedance8ohm
Maximum output level500mW
Digital Input/Output
ConnectorRCA pin jack
FormatIEC60958-3(S/PDIF), AES3-2003(AES/EBU)
Single44.1k/48k Hz
Double96kHz
Quad192kHz
Level0.5 Vp-p typical
Output impedance75ohm +/-20% unbalance
SYNC Input/Output
ConnectorRCA pin jack
USB
ConnectorMini-B type
FormatUSB2.0 HIGH SPEED(480Mbps)
Power8 AA batteries(LR6)
AC100 to 240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption8W (Phantom power on)
Continuous operation time
Alkaline batteries
(EVOLTA)About 6:00 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power OFF)
About 4:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power ON)
About 3:30 (Rec:6ch, Phantom power ON)
NI-MH batteries
(eneloop)About 5:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power OFF)
About 4:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power ON)
About 4:00 (Rec:6ch, Phantom power ON)
Lithium batteries
(Energizer ULTIMATE LITHIUM)About 11:00 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power OFF)
About 9:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power ON)
About 7:30 (Rec:6ch, Phantom power ON)
Dimensions216.4(W)×56(H)×188.4(D)mm
8.5(W)×2.2(H)×7.4(D)inch
Weight1.4kg(with batteries), 1.2kg(without batteries)
3.1lbs(with batteries), 2.6lbs(without batteries)
Operating temperature0 to 40°C
Standard accessoriesAC adaptor, USB cable, Shoulder strap, Owner's manual including warranty card
Audio performance
Frequency response20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB (Fs 44.1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/-0.5dB (Fs 48kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
20Hz to 40kHz +0.5/-1.0dB (Fs 96kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
20Hz to 80kHz +0.5/-5.0dB (Fs 192kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
Distortion0.007% (1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
S/N ratio100dB (A-Weight, MIC IN to DIGITAL OUT)
100dB (A-Weight, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
EIN-124dBu or less
Computer compatibility
Windows
OSWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Macintosh
OSMac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
AC adaptor, USB cable, Shoulder strap, Owner's manual including warranty card

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