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Premium Grade Hand-Held Professional Solid State Recorder

Of all the hand-held style solid state sound recorders they offer, Tascam's DR-100 Series is their best. Designed for professional and commercial recording in the field, the DR-100 offers high-quality recording directly in WAV or MP3 format from a rugged metal chassis. You can choose between two pairs of built-in uni-directional (cardioid) and omni-directional microphones, as well as XLR mic inputs with switchable 48V phantom power, plus a mini jack line input. This ensures that virtually all fields of use are covered from music, speech and atmosphere recordings to meeting minutes and live concert recordings.

The recording levels can easily be controlled by a twin hardware control (ganged potentiometers) rather than a menu option. Recordings can be started manually, automatically by level, advanced (buffered by up to 2 seconds), delayed (to prevent key presses from being recorded) or with the help of a remote control. A switchable mini-loudspeaker for playback is also included. You can make overdubs, manually create a new file during recording, divide a recording and use location markers. The unit is further equipped with switchable automatic analogue gain control with limiter, a three-frequencies switchable low-cut filter, headphones output, wired remote connector and USB connector (for downloads).

The DR-100 comes with a 2GB SD card, wireless remote control, windshield and soft case and can be powered either by the included lithium-ion rechargeable, two easily-available AA batteries or an optional AC adapter. The built-in mic stand screw socket allows the unit to be mounted on a tripod or microphone stand.



  • Handheld digital stereo recorder for professional use

  • Rugged metal chassis

  • MP3 and WAV file recording and playback

  • Records to SD/SDHC card

  • Selectable recording formats:

    • 16-bit, 24-bit WAV

    • 32, 64, 96, 128, 192, 256, 320 KBit/s MP3

  • 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz recording resolution

  • Four built-in high-quality condenser microphones

    • Two uni-directional microphones for stereo recording

    • Two omni-directional microphones for minutes recording

  • Two XLR mic inputs with switchable +48V phantom power

  • Stereo line input with adjustable level to connect an external source (mini jack)

  • Dual hardware controls for intuitive recording level setting

  • Switchable low-cut filter (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)

  • Analogue auto gain control

  • Analogue limiter to prevent clipping (hardware switchable on/off)

  • Built-in monitor speaker (hardware switchable on/off)

  • Headphones output with level control (mini jack)

  • Separate stereo line output (mini jack)

  • Pre-recording buffer (2 seconds) allows a recording to start before the record key is pressed

  • Delayed recording feature to prevent the DR-100 from recording a touch noise of keystroke

  • Auto recording feature (recording is automatically started when the input signal exceeds a threshold level)

  • Overdub feature to add narration, singing or instruments to an existing recording

  • Locate markers

  • File renaming (Date/User Word)

  • File divide function (to cut unwanted noise for instance)

  • Create a new file during recording (manually or by file size)

  • Quick menu allows deleting or tagging a file directly from the home screen

  • Playback features include:

    • In/Out loop

    • Folder or playlist playback

    • MP3 ID3 tag display (up to version 2.4)

    • Pitch control (50 % to +16 %)

    • Tempo control without affecting the key

    • Key control without affecting the tempo

  • Mic stand adapter on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand

  • 2-Gigabyte SD card included

  • USB 2.0 connection for file transfer to/from computer

  • Two options of battery operation: BP-L2 lithium-ion rechargeable (included for long time operation) or two easy-to-find AA batteries

  • Wireless remote control, windshield, and softcase included as standard

  • Optionally available:

    • BP-L2 replacement battery

    • PS-P520 AC adapter

Right, left and bottom panels. Note far right picture of bottom panel showing XLR microphone inputs and remote control socket.


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