TASCAM Launches DR-2d Portable Recorder

(AlexV | Posted 2010-07-07)

TASCAM Launches DR-2d Portable Recorder

TASCAM has released the DR-2d, a Portable Digital Recorder that brings high-resolution recording to a compact, affordable package. It offers up to 96kHz/24-bit audio resolution, capturing WAV or MP3 files to SD Card media. The new stereo condenser microphone design has a 74dB signal to noise ratio for dynamic recordings. The Dual Recording feature prevents overload by recording a second track at lower level, ensuring that recordings won't be ruined by distortion.

Like the rest of TASCAM's best-selling portable recorders, the DR-2d offers Variable Speed Audition to slow down music without changing the pitch. A metronome and digital effects are also included, as well as an Overdub feature for sound-on-sound recording. The DR-2d is ideal for songwriters, performers, or home studio musicians who want their music to sound its best.

The new model seems to have updated the microphone, resolution capabilities and offers a new Dual Recording mode. In my opinion, those are all good reasons to upgrade to the new DR-2d. We are hoping to receive one of these for review in the next few months and look forward to seeing how great these new features really are!

Features:

New stereo condenser microphone design with improved signal to noise ratio
Dual recording function records a copy of your audio at a lower level, so you always have a backup in case of overload
Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV recording or MP3 recording modes
Records to SD or SDHC cards
Internal effects including reverb
Auto-recording function starts when input exceeds a reference level
Limiter, low cut filter and auto gain control for input
Metronome
Variable Speed Audition changes the playback speed without changing the pitch
Loop playback mode
USB 2.0 connection for file transfer
1/8" stereo microphone input
1/8" stereo line input
1/8" stereo headphone output
128x64 backlit LCD display
Powered by two AA batteries or optional PS-P520 power adapter
Built-in speaker
Tripod attachment screw hole

Includes wireless remote control, 2GB SD card, AA batteries and carrying pouch

With a street price around $300, the DR-2d will be in direct competition with the new Zoom H4n. Whoa, that sounds like a great situation for a hand-recorder shoot out!

From a press release.

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