TASCAM Launches DR-2d Portable Recorder
(AlexV | Posted 2010-07-07)
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!
• 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
• 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.