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Say Hello To The Tascam DR-70D Audio Recorder

A quick look at the features on the Tascam DR-70D audio recorder…

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Two built-in microphones
4 XLR/TRS combo jacks allow a wide range of setups
Built-in mixer with 4 inputs and 2 outputs
High audio quality through HDDA microphone preamps
Compact and tough design
Camera input and output
Slate tone generator for easy alignment with video files

Tascam DR-70D

Main Features

Compact, professional-grade audio recorder designed to be used in combination with a DSLR camera
Uses an SD/SDHC/SDXC card as recording medium (up to 128 GB)
High-quality recording inputs through Tascam original High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamps
NE5532 operational amplifiers for even higher audio performance (also used on DA-3000)
In addition to ordinary stereo recording, simultaneous recording of up to four channels is possible
Four channels can be mixed down to a stereo signal
Recording levels can be adjusted independently for inputs 1–4
Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
Recording at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, linear PCM (WAV format)
Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) supported as WAV recording format
Two built-in omnidirectional microphones
Four XLR/TRS combo inputs can provide phantom power (+24V/+48V)
+24 dBu maximum input level (20 dB headroom)
Additional unbalanced input for channels 1 and 2 (stereo mini jack) supports mics that require plug-in power, allowing the input of video mics and other high-output mics
Switchable low-cut filter conveniently reduces low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)
Switchable limiter to prevent clipping
High-quality audio can be output to a DSLR camera for recording
Camera input enables convenient monitoring of audio from a DSLR camera
Selectable mid-side decoding for use with MS microphone setups
Slate tone functions (automatic/manual) to simplify synchronization of video files when editing
Pre-recording function allows the unit to record the two seconds of sound before recording is activated
Auto recording function to start start and stop recording by input level
A new file can be created during recording (manually or by file size)
Self-timer function to start recording after a set period of time
Jump-back function allows the last several seconds of the currently played file to be replayed again by simply pressing a button
Selectable delay to eliminate time lags caused by differences in the distances of two input sources
QUICK button allows easy access to various functions
Mark function convenient for moving to specific locations
Equalizers for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
Line output and headphones output with individual level controls (3.5-mm jack)
Dedicated remote control jack for use with RC-10 and RC-3F (sold separately)
Hold switch to prevent accidental operation
Low-noise buttons
128 x 64 pixel LC display with backlight
USB 2.0 port
Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod
DSLR bracket for easy camera attachment and removal
Hot shoe mount (accessible when not using the DSLR bracket)
Handles on the front left and right sides protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder belt
Operates on four AA batteries, an AC adapter (sold separately: TASCAM PS-P515U), external battery pack (sold separately: TASCAM BP-6AA) or USB bus power

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