Tascam Handheld 4-Track Recorder - DR-40

Tascam Handheld 4-Track Recorder - DR-40

Part Number: DR-40
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4-Channel 96kHz/24-bit Digital Recorder with XLR Inputs and Adjustable Mics

The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the Tascam DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding Tascam microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or ¼” line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with Tascam’s simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the Tascam DR-40.


Recording mediaSD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
File systemFAT16/32
File formatWAV,BWF,MP3
WAV / BWF44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Sampling frequency44.1kHz/48kHz
Bit-rate for recording32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
Playback bit rate32 - 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
Number of channels4-channel (2 Stereo)
Playback speed control (VSA)0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1/48kHz only
Built-in microphoneUnidirectional, stereo (Possible to switch between A-B/X-Y positions)
Nominal input level-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Input impedance2.2k ohms(MIC) / 10k ohms(LINE)
Nominal input level-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Input impedance2.2k ohms(MIC) / 10k ohms(LINE)
Connector1/8""(3.5mm)stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
Maximum input level-3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
Standard output level-14dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level+2dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level20mW+20mW(32ohms load)
Built-in speakers0.3W, Mono
Low-cut filter40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
ConnectorMini-B type
REMOTE2.5mm TRS jack
Effector6 presets (HALL1/2, ROOM, STUDIO, PLATE1/2)
Chromatic tunerC1 - B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Tripod attachment screw-hole1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power2 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 - 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Power consumption2.5W (Max)
With alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)Approx. 20.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
With Ni-MH batteries (eneloop)Approx. 17 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
Dimensions70(W)x 155(H)x 35(D)mm
Weight213g (Without battery)
Accessories2GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card