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DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

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DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

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  • XLR / TRS balanced MIC/LINE inputs with phantom power and +4dbu line level input.
  • Switchable microphone position from X-Y to A-B
  • 4-track recording - record the built-in microphones and mic inputs at the same time
  • Dual recording captures a safety track to prevent distorted takes
  • Up to 96Hz/24-bit resolution


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 to 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 1/4" 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.

 "DR-05", "DR-07MK2" and our brand new "DR-40" Linear PCM Recorders are part of TASCAM's handheld recorders. Select a model based on your functional needs.


  • Handheld 4-track Portable Recorder
  • Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
  • XLR / 1/4” mic/line input with phantom power
  • Record the built-in microphones with the XLR mic or line input for a four-track recording
  • Dual recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion
  • Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take
  • Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level
  • 15-hour battery life from three AA batteries
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution
  • 2-second pre-recording buffer
  • Variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch
  • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz)
  • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
  • 1/8” headphone/line output
  • Playback EQ and level align
  • Stereo Reverb effect
  • Tripod mounting hole
  • SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included)
  • Locking Neutrik Combi jacks
  • USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer
  • Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA), or USB bus power

  • Compact Design
  • Adjustable Condenser Mics
  • Records to SD/SDHC Media
  • WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
  • XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • Integrated Speaker
  • 3.5mm Headphone/Line Output
  • Battery, AC, or USB Power


Recording Media
SD card(64MB~2GB), SDHC card(4GB~32GB)
Recording and Playback Format
 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)
 44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
Power Consumption
Battery Operation Time
 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
70(W)×155(H)×35(D)mm(Mic Closed)
90(W)×155(H)×35(D)mm(Mic Opened)
213g(Without Batteries)
Number of Channels
4 Channels(2 Stereo)
Playback Speed Control
50-150% without changing pitch
?Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz
Built-In Microphone
Cardioid Condenser microphones
Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings
XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
Input Impedance
Nominal Input Level
-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Maximum Input Level
-3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
Line Connector
 1/8(3.5mm) Stereo mini-phone jack, unbalanced
Output impendence
Nominal output level
-14dBV(10kΩ loaded)
Maximum output level
+2dBV(10kΩ loaded)
Maximum output
20mW+20mW(32Ω loaded)
 Built-in Speaker Output
0.3W (mono)
Low Cut Filter
Cut Off Frequency
Mini B type
USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
Three AA batteries (alkaline batteries or NiMH batteries)
Provided by the USB bus power
AC100 ~ 240V ,50-60Hz (AC adapter optional PS-P515U)
Power Consumption
Included Accessories
2GB SD Card
Mini USB Cable
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
20Hz~20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz?EXT IN→LINE OUT?JEITA)
20Hz~22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz?EXT IN→LINE OUT?JEITA)
20Hz~40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz?EXT IN→LINE OUT)
Total Harmonic Distortion
Less than 0.05%(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz?EXT IN→LINE OUT)
S/N Ratio
Greater than 92dB(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz?EXT IN→LINE OUT)
Computer Requirements
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Pentium 300MHz Min.
128MB Min.
USB Port
USB2.0 recommended
Mac OS X v10.2 or later
Power PC?iMac?G3?G4 ?G5 266MHz Min.
64MB Min.
USB Port
USB2.0 recommended

  • Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty