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Professional Hand-Held Solid State Recorder

Of all the hand-held style solid state sound recorders they offer, Tascam's DR-100 series is their best, and this is their highly popular Mark 2 version. Designed for professional and commercial recording in the field, the DR-100MK2 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. The Mark 2 version also adds a digital input (SPDIF), a feature not available in the Mark 1. 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 the more fiddly menu option provided on many other recorders. 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 the included 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-100MK2 comes with a 2GB SD card, wireless remote control, foam windshield and soft case and can be powered either by the included lithium-ion rechargeable, two easily-available AA batteries, and optional battery pack (BP-6AA) or an optional AC adapter (PS-P520). The built-in mic stand screw socket allows the unit to be mounted on a tripod or microphone stand.


Update (August 2016) - in addition to the DR-100MK2 Tascam now offer a third generation version of the DR-100 - the DR-100MK3 (DR-100MKIII) at a higher price point - click here for details.


  • Handheld digital stereo recorder for professional use

  • Rugged metal chassis

  • 2 separate types of batteries used together allow for many hours of operation as well as the ability to change batteries while recording

  • MP3 and WAV file recording and playback

  • Records to SD/SDHC card

  • Selectable recording formats:

    • Linear PCM (WAV format), 16/24-bit

    • MP3 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 kbps

  • Supported sampling frequencies: 96/48/44.1 kHz

  • Four built-in high-quality condenser microphones

    • Two uni-directional microphones for stereo recording

    • Two omni-directional microphones for minutes recording

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

  • High-performance preamp provides wide range of gain (58 dBu (max trim) to +24 dBu (min trim)

  • Three selectable input sensitivities (hardware switchable)

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

  • Tandem hardware level control for intuitive recording level setting

  • Digital input (to be used with included conversion cable)

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

  • Switchable auto gain control 

  • Limiter to prevent clipping (hardware switchable)

  • 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 unit from recording a touch noise of keystroke

  • Auto recording start and stop by input level

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

  • Mark function (automatic or manual)

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

  • File divide function (to cut unwanted noise, for instance, WAV format only)

  • File renaming

  • Playback features include:

    • In/Out loop

    • Folder or playlist playback

    • Pitch control function (50 % to +16 %)

    • Switchable VSA function (change playback tempo without affecting the key)

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

  • USB 2.0 connection for file transfer to/from computer

  • Power supply by lithium-ion rechargeable (BP-L2), two AA batteries, optional battery pack (Tascam BP-6AA) or optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P520)

  • 2-Gigabyte SD card, RC-10 wireless remote control, windshield and softcase included as standard


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