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Tascam DR-100 MKIII Portable Digital Recorder

Tascam’s top-of-the-line Handheld Digital Recorder, the DR-100mkIII boasts a signal-to-noise ratio exceeding 100dB, delivering the best audio performance in the history of Tascam portable stereo recorders


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Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding audio designers and engineers, the Tascam DR-100 MKIII combines robust reliability, an updated user interface and studio quality sonic performance to deliver a truly breathtaking audio experience.<br/><br/>The DR-100mkIII uses two independent AK4558 ADC converters. By eliminating interference between left and right channels, signal-to-noise ratio is maximized and audio fidelity is improved. In addition, each of those AD converters can work in a Dual ADC mode. The two AD converters work in tandem then combine their results for a 109dB S/N ratio, beating the (already excellent) 102dB S/N ratio achieved when recording in standard mode. <br/><br/>With a dual battery structure that features a built-in high-capacity lithium-ion battery as well as with hot-swappable AA batteries, operation is possible for extended periods of time and is ready to go when you are. Additionally, the DR-100mkIII can be rapidly charged by connecting an AC adapter and even support USB Bus power from an external battery pack commonly used to charge mobile phones and tablets.<br/><br/>Tascam’s exclusive Dual Level Recording function simultaneously records a secondary backup file at a lower gain level than the primary recording. This safety file, recorded at a 12db lower level protects your recording session from unexpected volume spikes and accidental overload. <br/><br/>The DR-100 MKIII features four built-in microphones - two cardioid and two omnidirectional - for great sounding recordings. A pair of XLR connectors accept microphone level signals with +48V phantom power for pro-grade condenser microphones, or balanced line-level signals.<br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Locking XLR/TRS inputs</span><br/>Locking XLR inputs for balanced output to professional audio equipment are built in to the bottom of the unit. +48V phantom power is available allowing for condenser microphones to be connected. When LINE1 is selected using the switch on the bottom, the XLR input can be used for line level input. In addition to being compatible with +4dBu line level input, 20dB of head room is available. It is also possible to use it as a backup recorder for line level output. The locking connectors help ensure that there are no accidental disconnections on sites. <br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Independent left/right adjustable large rotary input volume knob</span><br/>A large rotary input volume knob is equipped for making fine adjustments to the input level. Fine level settings can be made that are not possible with digital +/- operation. The volume for the left and right channels are independent so level differences can be adjusted. When quick operation is needed, it is possible to make fine level adjustments by direct operation. <br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Digital input connector for lossless connection from playback devices</span><br/>COAXIAL digital input is possible when the standard conversion cable is connected to the REMOTE/DIGITAL IN connector on the side panel and DIGITAL IN is selected from the Menu. It is compatible with IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) format. <br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Mechanical switches allowing for simple and sure operation</span><br/>Multiple mechanical switches can be found on the body allowing you to feel secure about operations, which is different from using menu operations. This ensures quick and secure operation. <br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>High-quality output via the line level output connector; independent from the headphones connector</span><br/>The headphone output and line level output connectors are independent, which are integrated on most linear PCM/IC recorders. Because each has optimal circuitry, a high-quality line level output is achieved that is not possible with an integrated connector. <br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Rugged aluminum body for use in extreme conditions</span><br/>Durable aluminum is used for the front and rear of the body. The strong aluminum body gives a luxurious feel and provides excellent durability. <br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Features:</span><br/>• Total of 4 microphones including 2 unidirectional condenser microphones and 2 omnidirectional microphones<br/>• Locking XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V phantom power with 20dB of head room<br/>• Dual battery system that can use two different types of batteries; the exclusive Li-ion battery and standard AA batteries<br/>• Independent left/right adjustable large rotary input volume knob<br/>• Rugged aluminum body for use in extreme conditions<br/>• Digital input connector for lossless connection from playback devices<br/>• Mechanical switches allowing for simple and sure operation<br/>• High-quality output via the line level output connector, which is independent from the headphones connector<br/>• High-quality sound from discrete parts<br/>• AD/DA Audio4pro for professional audio<br/>• Built-in 0.4W monaural speaker for sound source confirmation<br/>• 128x64 pixel backlight LCD<br/><br/><span style='font-weight:bold;'>Get your Tascam DR-100 MKIII Portable Digital Recorder today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.</span><br/>

Things You Will Get:

  • DR-100 MKIII Portable Digital Recorder
  • Exclusive Li-ion battery (BP-L2)
  • Digital Input Conversion Cable
  • Owner's Manual

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I have been using a Tascam DR100 MKII for about 7 years, produced a few albums with it. Primary use is field music recording, but I use it in the studio too sometimes. I use a preamp with digital input to the DR100 when possible, otherwise send the mics directly in. And on a couple of occasions I've used the internal mics, which are not terrible. When the MKII started showing reliability issues, I got a MKIII. The display is bigger and clearer, the preamp is better, and otherwise it seems the same, with one exception: the case is a bit lighter and may be a bit less durable. But overall, a solid product.

Dr Do

New York, NY


DR-100 MKIII Portable Digital Recorder

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Microphone Type 2 Unidirectional Condenser microphones

2 Omnidirectional microphones
Media SD/SDHC cards, which have broad versatility and are easy to use, can be used for recording media
Inputs Locking XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V phantom power with 20dB of head room
File Format WAV, MP3
Display 128x64 pixel backlight LCD
Power Supply Type Exclusive Li-ion battery (BP-L2)
2 AA batteries
Exclusive AC adapter (PS-P520)
Wireless remote control (RC-10), Exclusive external battery pack (BP-6AA)
Switches Mechanical switches allowing for simple and sure operation
Output High-quality output via the line level output connector, which is independent from the headphones connector
Dimensions 3.15"W × 6.024"H × 1.38"D
USB 2.0
Audio Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. Heads and disk drives are warrantied for 90 days. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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