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Tascam DR-40X Handheld Portable Recorder

DR-40X bring high-quality recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. A pair of condenser microphones handles small to loud sound up to 125 dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail.


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The Tascam DR-40X is a versatile four-track audio recorder for cinema, music, podcasting, and any other application. Easy-to-use compact design with a high-performance feature set and versatile audio I/O, all to produce professional content.

Professional Deal for Live Capture
Dual Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks support both mic-level and +4dBu line-level. These inputs can accept balanced microphone or line level from Mixers or the FOH console. The microphone preamp includes +48V phantom power and plenty of gain for detailed recordings with condenser microphones, as well as electret type microphones. Using the stereo built-in microphones, you can capture ambient sound of the audience while recording direct from an external console, which is ideal for capturing live performances.

Wide Covering Range
DR-40X allows high-quality recording with its stereo built-in condenser microphones. Every detail is captured from small whispers to loud sounds up to 125dB SPL. These built-in microphones are adjustable unidirectional microphones for recording in an X-Y pattern for tight stereo imaging, or in an A-B pattern for a more ambient recording.

Simple Operation
The layout of the DR-40X has been revamped to be quick and easy to work with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes, and adding markers are just a button press away.

  • High-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in A-B and X-Y positions
  • XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V
  • 4-channel mode that can be used for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording, etc.
  • Functions as a 2in/ 2out USB Audio Interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording
  • Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control can be connected
  • Long-time operation of maximum 18 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
  • Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
  • Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120Hz)
  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
  • Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
  • Jump-back playback function that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback
  • QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM and MP3
  • SD/ SDHC/ SDXC (up to 128GB) can be used for recording media
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (Only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • Stereo mini line output / Headphone output connector
  • 128×64-pixel graphic LCD with backlight
  • Powered by 3 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520E)
  • Rubber feet for improving acoustic properties during desktop recordings are included

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  • Handheld Protable Recorder
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Good product for the money


Good product.. very clear sounds.



Must have


Great product. Recorded a few things and had amazing quality with the sound



Good, but not very tough.


Works as advertised. Feels a little flimsy. It wouldn't survive any kind of drop.



Pretty good


Had a slight learning curve figuring out how to use this, and I wish the fidelity was slightly better, but otherwise quite good for recording sound (mostly speech and acoustic guitar so far.)



Highly recommend on budget


Instructions are in the box. Use an external Microphone and get quality sound. Amazing for podcasts.



I would buy this again but hopefully not too soon!


I play the piano, piano accordion & saxophone but do need to have the written music in front of me. I like harmony, so what I do is record the melody playing the piano and then play back with the piano or whatever instrument using the recorder. The recorder is perfect for what I want to use it for. It is convenient and easy to use. Not knowing that it was also on sale was an added bonus. I also have a Tascam Port 03 4 track but you need to use microphones. I have always found Sam Ash employees to be so helpful and informative and always ready to answer my questions.



Excellent device


Don't be fooled by the plastic feel, this device does what it's supposed to with the highest quality and ease of use. You definitely need to get yourself a dead cat to cover the mics if you plan to use it outside since the mic is so sensitive. Highly recommended, would buy again.



I would definitely recommend this to songwriters.


Great little recording device. Simple to use, makes quick to share MP3 files, and sounds great too.



Superb recording quality in a pocket-size package


Excellent product with amazing sound quality and the ability to use external microphones, including the ability to provide phantom power to them.



Hear me here


I'm no tech geek; notwithstanding that, I was up and running with the recorder right away. For the more complex functions, there is an online reference manual.



DR-40X Handheld Portable Recorder

4.6 16


Format Handheld
A/D Resolution Sample Rate: 44.1k / 48k Hz, Bit-rate for Recording: 32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
Recording Formats WAV
Maximum SPL 125 dB
Headphone Outputs 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
Mac OS Requirements iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
PC OS Requirements Windows PC with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
Built-In Speakers Yes
Internal Storage Capacity microSD card (64MB to 3GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB), microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
Wi Fi Enabled No
Digital Display Yes
Power Requirements 3 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
Battery Life approx. 18 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
Weight 8.3 oz
Dimensions 2.75 x 6.1 x 1.37 inches (WxHxD)
Series DR Series
Model DR-04X
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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