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The rugged TASCAM DR-100 offers high-end recording features to musicians and engineers who demand more from their portable recorder. It features four...Read More

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The rugged TASCAM DR-100 offers high-end recording features to musicians and engineers who demand more from their portable recorder. It features four built-in microphones, two cardioid and two omnidirectional, with analog limiting and filtering that will have you producing great-sounding recordings no matter where you are. A pair of XLR microphone inputs with phantom power welcomes pro-grade condenser microphones, and line in and out connectors are also provided.

The DR-100 includes a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, but can also be powered by AA batteries or an optional AC adapter. A built-in speaker allows for instant playback, and the metal enclosure includes a tripod-mounting hole for recording flexibility. A wireless remote control is also included for remotely starting the recording, as well as a windscreen and carrying case.

Extremely handy, high-end digital recorder that will always be within reach in the field.

  • Four built-in microphones - 2 stereo cardioid and 2 omni condenser Mics
  • 44.1k to 96k sampling rates for WAV file recording
  • XLR Mic Inputs with phantom power and high-performance microphone preamp with 60dB of gain, so you can add your own mic for recording
  • Premium AKM Audio4Pro A/D converters with over 100dB signal to noise ratio
  • 3.5mm Line Inputs and Outputs
  • Low Cut Filter, Analog Limiter and Auto Gain Control
  • Built-in Speaker to monitor recordings in the field
  • Integrated microphone stand mount that allows you to operate the unit hands free
  • Runs on Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery or AA Batteries

You can have precision digital recording in the palm of your hand, with the DR-100 MKII from Tascam.


DR-100 MKII Portable Digital Recorder

  • XLR MIC IN (L, R) inputs
    Connectors: XLR-3-32equivalent (balanced)
    Input impedance: 1.2k-ohms
    GAIN HIGH setting
    Standard input level: -58 dBu
    Maximum input level: -42 dBu
    GAIN MID setting
    Standard input level: -36 dBu
    Maximum input level: -20 dBu
    GAIN LOW setting
    Standard input level: -14 dBu
    Maximum input level: +2 dBu
    LINE IN input
    Connector: 3.5 mm stereo minijack
    Input impedance: 23k-ohms
    Standard input level: -10dBV
    Maximum input level: +6dBV
    LINE OUT output
    Connector: 3.5 mm stereo minijack
    Standard output level: -10dBV
    Maximum output level: +6dBV
    Connector: 3.5 mm stereo minijack
    Maximum output: 25mW + 25mW (with 32 ? headphone connection)
    Built-in speaker output: 0.4 W
    Frequency response (LINE IN > LINE OUT): 20Hz-20kHz, +1/-3dB (44.1kHz) 20Hz-22kHz, +1/-3dB (48kHz)
    Distortion (LINE IN > LINE OUT): Less than 0.01%
    S/N ratio (LINE IN > LINE OUT): 90dB or more
    Compatible audio files:
    MP3 files: 32-320 kbps, sampling frequency 44.1/48kHz, VBR playback, ID3 tag support up to Ver 2.4
    WAV files: sampling frequency 44.1/48kHz, bit length: 16/24-bit
    Recording media: SD cards (64 MB-2 GB) and SDHC cards (4 GB-32 GB)
    File system: FAT partition: FAT16/32
    Battery life (continuous operation):
    Lithium ion battery (BP-L2): About 5 hours (recording time) / About 5 hours (playback time)
    Ni-MH batteries (HR15/51): About 4 hours (recording time) / About 4 hours (playback time)
    Alkaline batteries (LR6): About 2 hours (recording time) / About 2 hours (playback time)
    (Backlight off, set to 128-kbps mp3. Varies according to use conditions.)
    Operation temperature range: 0-40 deg. C
    Power consumption:
    1.7W (MP3 playback)
    5.5W (maximum)
    External dimensions (WxHxD): 3-1/8" x 6" x 1-3/8"
    Weight: 290 g (not including batteries)
    Pentium 300 MHz or better
    128 MB or more memory
    USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
    266 MHz Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 or better
    64MB or more memory USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
    Recommended USB host controller: Intel chipset
    Supported OS:
    Windows: Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or newer, Windows XP, Windows Vista
    Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2 or newer

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A lot of bang for the buck.


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  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile


  • Battery Life
  • Mic Preamps A Little Weak

Best Uses

  • Sound Recording for HDSLR

Comments about TASCAM DR-100 MKII Portable Digital Recorder:

I found the DR100-MKII to be a capable little device considering its price point. The mic preamps are fairly quiet and provide very good quality, but they do overload a bit too easily with my Audio-Technica AT-897 shotgun mic. The on-board omni-directional mics performed well but I would prefer a wider sound with a bit more "stereo" spread. Again, I have to mention that for the [$] I paid for mine (after discount), I'm quite pleased with the overall performance of the device. My only other complaint besides the minor overloading issue was the battery life of the lithium ion pack supplied with the unit. Supplying phantom power, the Li-ion pack was drained by 33% after only 45 minutes of use. Fortunately, you can supplement the Li-ion with a pair of alkaline "AA" batteries which should be sufficient record time for most applications.

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