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Tascam DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder   

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Up to 24-bit/96kHz WAV or MP3 recording with auto backup.

The TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder brings high-resolution recording to a compact, affordable package. It offers up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV or MP3 recording to SD cards, and recordings can be transferred to your computer through high-speed USB 2.0.

A dual recording feature has two modes. Mode 1 records a copy of your audio at a lower level, so if the level suddenly jumps you have a backup instead of a distorted performance. Mode 2 records two separate stereo tracks at once, one from the built-in mics and a second from an external mic or from the line in, which could be a send from your mixing board or any other line-level stereo source. The resulting stereo tracks can be mixed together on the DR-2d or imported into your DAW for further editing.

Record using the new built-in condenser microphones or plug in your own. You can slow down recordings without changing the pitch, and there's even a metronome and built-in speaker. The DR-2d provides hours of recording time using a pair of AA batteries, making it the perfect partner for songwriting, live performance, rehearsal or home studio recording.

FEATURES
  • Unique stereo condenser microphone design with improved signal-to-noise ratio
  • Dual recording function records a copy of your audio at a lower level or records 2 separate stereo files, one from the mics and one from the mic or line in
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV recording or MP3 recording modes
  • Records to SD or SDHC cards
  • Internal effects including reverb
  • Auto-recording function starts when input exceeds a reference level
  • Limiter, low-cut filter, and auto gain control for input
  • Metronome
  • Variable Speed Audition changes the playback speed without changing the pitch
  • Loop playback mode
  • USB 2.0 connection for file transfer
  • 1/8" stereo microphone input
  • 1/8" stereo line input
  • 1/8" stereo headphone output
  • 128 x 64 backlit LCD display
  • Powered by two "AA" batteries or optional PS-P520 power adapter
  • Built-in speaker
  • Tripod attachment screw hole

Capture important audio without fear of losing the moment or quality. Order a DR-2d today.

SPECIFICATIONS

DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder

  • Recording media:
  • SD card (64MB - 2GB)
  • SDHC card (4GB - 32GB)
  • Recording/playback format:
  • WAV: 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit
  • MP3: 44.1/48kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320KBps
  • Number of channels: 2 channels (stereo)
  • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini
  • Input impedance: 25 k?
  • Nominal input level:
  • GAIN LOW: - 32dBV
  • GAIN MID: - 48dBV
  • GAIN HIGH: - 64dBV
  • Maximum input level:
  • GAIN LOW: - 16dBV
  • GAIN MID: - 32dBV
  • GAIN HIGH: - 48dBV
  • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini
  • Input impedance: 22 k?
  • Nominal input level: -10dBV (0.32V)
  • Minimum input level: -22dBV (0.08V)
  • Maximum input level: +6dBV (2.0V)
  • Connecter: 118" (3.5mm) stereo mini
  • Output impedance: 12?
  • Nominal output level: -14dBV (10k? load)
  • Maximum output level: +2dBV (10k? load)
  • Maximum output: 15mW + 15mW(32Q load)
  • Built-in speaker: 0.6W (monaural)
  • USB jack:
  • Connector: Mini-B type
  • Fermat: USB 2.0 mass storage class
  • Frequency response:
  • 20-20kHz +11-3dB (44.1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level = Nominal)
  • 20-22kHz +11-3dB (48kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level = Nommal)
  • 20-42kHz +11-3dB (96kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level = Nommal)
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.02% (AES-17, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
  • S/N Ratio: 90dB (A-Weight, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
  • Two "AA" batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH)
  • AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-520, not supplied)
  • 0.9W
  • Alkaline type battery:
  • About 6 hours: (JEITA playback time)
  • About 6 hours: (JEITA recording time)
  • 65mm x 118mm x 24mm, 2.559" x 4.646" x .945"
  • Widnows:
  • Pentium 300MHz or faster
  • 128MB or more memory
  • USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Macintosh:
  • Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or faster
  • 64MB or more memory
  • USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Recommended USB host controller:
  • Intel chipset
  • Supported OS:
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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TASCAMDR-2d Portable Digital Recorder
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Low distortion (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tascam DR-2D recorder

This is a great portable recorder! I must encourage everyone to read the instructions prior to use! This units settings and SD card must be set prior to use otherwise in my case you...Read complete review

This is a great portable recorder! I must encourage everyone to read the instructions prior to use! This units settings and SD card must be set prior to use otherwise in my case you will end up with nothing recorded. The DR-2D burns up batteries in a very short time and the ac converter should be used during recording for over one hour periods. Some SD cards are not compatible with this recorder so do you "homework" and check out which SD manufacturers on line that can be used. I would limit the SD capacity to 8 GB even though the manual says you may use up to 16 GB cards. I enjoy the fact that you can record in stereo and an line input at the same time so you have the flexibility to mix your recordings with both sources. The WAV files use more SD card space but the quality of the recording is much improved over MP3 files. I purchased this unit in "mint condition" and got it at a great price. Consumer reports praise this Tascam DR-2D recorder for being a great tool to record music to practice or capture your "gig" with excellent results! I would highly recommend you buy this recorder!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficult to use

I bought this but I'm not all that satisfied with it. It's not the easiest thing to use at all. I've been recording, playing, and engeneering my own music for many years now...Read complete review

I bought this but I'm not all that satisfied with it. It's not the easiest thing to use at all. I've been recording, playing, and engeneering my own music for many years now and I inicially thought this would be a good beginners device that could easily be connected to a board to record shows.
It's not.
The opperating system is clunky,
it doesn't seem to show when it's getting signal from the board at all, and many others issues.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder

By Electric Hamhock

from The South

Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

I bought this thing to record some sessions with our band and it has been awesome. Lots of options but most importantly, it's reliable. None of this "did it record?" or "I wish I remember how that one song went". I will advise to buy the power adapter. Batteries work but don't last that long. Very easy to use, easy to get onto iTunes/burn copies for the jerks in the band that didn't put in on this. Buy It!! You will be glad you did.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Recording Quality!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

This product has some great features--wireless remote to stop/start or divide into tracks. It als is easy to use, has great sound and is easy to download to pc to burn cd's. 3 small cons--the manual was inaccurate on how to divide files into smaller files--took a call to tech support to work out. tripod adapter on back is plastic and quickly broke. devours batteries--be sure to get the ac charger.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tascam DR-2D recorder

By Clark Stevens

from Georgia

Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

This is a great portable recorder! I must encourage everyone to read the instructions prior to use! This units settings and SD card must be set prior to use otherwise in my case you will end up with nothing recorded. The DR-2D burns up batteries in a very short time and the ac converter should be used during recording for over one hour periods. Some SD cards are not compatible with this recorder so do you "homework" and check out which SD manufacturers on line that can be used. I would limit the SD capacity to 8 GB even though the manual says you may use up to 16 GB cards. I enjoy the fact that you can record in stereo and an line input at the same time so you have the flexibility to mix your recordings with both sources. The WAV files use more SD card space but the quality of the recording is much improved over MP3 files. I purchased this unit in "mint condition" and got it at a great price. Consumer reports praise this Tascam DR-2D recorder for being a great tool to record music to practice or capture your "gig" with excellent results! I would highly recommend you buy this recorder!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Difficult to use

By Unca_T

from Rochester, mn

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    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

      I bought this but I'm not all that satisfied with it. It's not the easiest thing to use at all. I've been recording, playing, and engeneering my own music for many years now and I inicially thought this would be a good beginners device that could easily be connected to a board to record shows.
      It's not.
      The opperating system is clunky,
      it doesn't seem to show when it's getting signal from the board at all, and many others issues.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Absolutely fantastic for on-the-go, just bring batteries.

      By Joseph Harrie

      from Omaha, NE

      Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

      It has a simple design, easy to use and the built-in mic's have great quality! All the little extra settings for dual recording and filters you can apply work as they are described.
      The only things I really have against it is that after messing around with settings to figure it out for about an hour, it starts getting errors. I don't recommend renaming it on your computer, as that might of have been a problem. Also, as this does run out-of-the-box on 2 AA Lithium batteries, it will kill the batteries after a couple hours of use, so bring extra!

      Overall however, the value is great, quality is awesome, and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who needs some good audio quality on the go!
      Features are simple but still plenty; built in filters and effects, the button layout and interface is easy to figure out and helpful to use, and of course, the dual record setting works just like it says.
      It's not that the quality is bad, but it could've been better. Wouldn't recommend messing around with the internal settings too much or else you might have to factory restart it a few times before it works right again. (true story)
      But as far as the hardware and software interfacing; awesome, truly helpful, easy, and most importantly, usefull!
      Amazing value, for the amount you spend, and how long you'll be using it; this is the perfect value.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By stinkeye

      from TEXAS

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

        This recorder is awesome. Very sensitive and easy to use. The sound quality is amazing. Our band uses it to record practices and gigs. Best money we have ever spent for equipment. We review recordings and make improvements based on what we hear. Much better than trying to sort things out based on memory. With a 4 gig chip we can capture a whole evening of music. Do yourself a favor and buy the AC adapter or buy stock in one of the battery companies.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Little Recorder

        By Sound Guy

        from Eastern Ky

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Low Distortion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great For Song Writers
          • Home Studio

          Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

          Awesome little recorder. But you will need the AC adapter.. It eats up Batteries!!

           
          4.0

          Easier than an ADAT

          By RoadieBob

          from Cincinnati OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events

            Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

            Small, compact, easy to use and lose. Minimal setup for recording. Can use on a spur of the moment deal. Great battery life and easy to replace AA's. Sound quality is good to very good. Huge amounts of space once a reasonable sd card is used.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Unit!

            By redrockdancer

            from Nassau County, NY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Low Distortion
            • Powerful
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Battery Usage

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

            This unit is a pearl and a steal at the current price. Excellent sound quality, solid build and easy to use. Great service from Musician's Friend. The unit shipped immediately and was well packed.

             
            4.0

            Did the job with relative ease!

            By Jazzman

            from Cape Cod, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Low Distortion

            Cons

            • Remote Not Instantaneous

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TASCAM DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder:

            Easy to use, but bring the manual with you! The buttons on the remote often require some prodding to activate their function.

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