- Write a Review
Continuing in the tradition of Tascam home recording.
Continuing in their commitment to quality home recording on a budget, the DR-680MKII is the most sophisticated and capable stand-alone portable recorder in its price range. Tascam started the home recording revolution and they remain at its forefront.
The DR-680MKII fveatures all of the input versatility you've come to expect from Tascam's tabletop recording studios, going all the way back to the Porta-One way back in the early 80s. The DR-680MKII supplies 6 XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power along with 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. Serious capacity in a compact and portable recording package.
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 phantom power.
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.
16/24 bit 192kHz recording and playback
Six XLR/TRS inputs
Limiter and low-cut filter available on each mic/line input
Built-in stereo monitoring mixer for headphone mix and/or recording
Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
GANG function allows the input gain of multiple channels to be operated simultaneously
Many other features
Order today and record anything, anytime, anywhere.
SD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB), SDXC card(64GB to 128GB)
File system: FAT16 / FAT32
WAV: 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
BWF: 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
MP3: 44.1kHz, 16bit, 96k to 320k bps
Ch 1-4: XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Ch 5-6: 6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Set to MIC:
Input impedance: 2.4kohm
Phantom power: +48V (+5%,-10%), +10mA/Ch
Standard input level:
Maximum input level:
MIC input gain: 63dB
Set to LINE:
Input impedance: 10kohm
Standard input level: +4dBu
Maximum input level: +24dBu
LINE input gain: 63dB
Analog audio output:
LINE OUT (UNBALANCED):
Connector: RCA pin jacks
Output impedance: 200ohm
Standard output level: -10dBV
Maximum output level: +6dBV
Connector: 6.3mm(1/4")stereo phone jack
Maximum output level: 50mW + 50mW (32ohms loaded)
Maximum output level: 500mW
Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: IEC60958-3(S/PDIF), AES3-2003(AES/EBU)
Single: 44.1k/48k Hz
Level: 0.5 Vp-p typical
Output impedance: 75ohm +/-20% unbalance
Connector: RCA pin jack
Connector: Mini-B type
Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED(480Mbps)
Power: 8 AA batteries(LR6)
AC100 to 240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption: 8W (Phantom power on)
Weight: 1.4kg(with batteries), 1.2kg(without batteries)
3.1lbs(with batteries), 2.6lbs(without batteries)
Frequency response: 20Hz 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)
Distortion: 0.007% (1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
S/N ratio: 100dB (A-Weight, MIC IN to DIGITAL OUT)
100dB (A-Weight, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
EIN: -124dBu or less
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
OS: Mac 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)
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.