Tascam has raised the bar for portable audio recording by introducing the DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder with a 109dB signal-to-noise ratio.
Tascam said the new recorder delivers ultra-high resolution recordings up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution and has ultra-precise, temperature-compensated clocking and high-performance dual-mono AKM "Velvet Sound" converters combine with the company’s HDDA microphone preamps. It supports SDXC cards up to 128GB.
The DR-100mkIII is designed to deliver unparalleled performance, with dual stereo mics in both AB and omnidirectional patterns for maximum versatility, two XLR/combo jacks, switchable phantom power and a dedicated input level control.
The recorder’s dual battery technology utilizes a built-in Li-ion rechargeable as well as AA batteries, giving users extended recording times and the ability to change batteries on the fly.
"As high-resolution recordings have grown in popularity, audio professionals are demanding higher sample rates and better performance," said Jeff Laity, Tascam’s director of product marketing. “We haven't just added features — we've created an even more powerful, high-precision professional recording tool."
Built for real world use, the DR-100mkIII features Tascam’s Dual Recording Mode, which simultaneously captures a lower level safety track, to safeguard against unexpected source level spikes. The recorder is durable and built on a rugged black aluminum chassis that's road-worthy enough for the most hardcore location duties.
The recorder has a street price of $399.99.
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