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Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

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  • 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
Retail Price: $279.99 Instant Savings: -$100.00 You Pay: $179.99 QTY
  • Lifetime Tech Support
  • Best Seller!
  • Q & A
  • Product Highlights
  • 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

4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Black)


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


  • Recording Media: SD card(64MB~2GB), SDHC card(4GB~32GB)
  • Recording and Playback Format:
    WAV / BWF: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)
    MP3: 44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
  • Power Consumption: 2.5W(Max.)
  • Battery Operation Time: 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
  • Dimensions:
    70(W) 155(H) 35(D)mmMic Closed)
    90(W) 155(H) 35(D)mmMic Opened)
  • Weight: 213g(Without Batteries)
  • Number of Channels: 4 Channels(2 Stereo)
  • Playback Speed Control(VSA): 50-150% without changing pitch *Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz
  • Built-In Microphone: Cardioid Condenser microphones, Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings
  • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
  • Input Impedance: 2.2kΩ(MIC)/10kΩ(LINE)
  • 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: 12Ω
  • Nominal output level: -14dBV(10kΩ loaded)
  • Maximum output level: +2dBV(10kΩ loaded)
  • Headphone
  • Maximum output: 20mW+20mW(32Ω loaded)
  • Built-in Speaker Output: 0.3W (mono)
  • Low Cut Filter: Cut Off: 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
  • USB
  • Connector: Mini B type
  • Format: USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
  • Power:
    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: 2.5W(Max.)
  • 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)


  • Windows
  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • CPU/Clock: Pentium 300MHz Min.
  • Memory: 128MB Min.
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 recommended
  • Macintosh
  • OS: Mac OS X v10.2 or later
  • CPU/Clock: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 , G5 266MHz Min.
  • Memory: 64MB Min.
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 recommended

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Product Category
Handheld Recorders, Portable & Field Recorders
Unit of Measure
Shipping Weight
1.20 lbs.
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