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Tascam DR60D MKII 4 Track Recorder For HDSLR Camera

Product Code TADR60D
Manufacturer Tascam

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Description

TASCAM's DR-60DmkII, an update of the award winning DR-60D, is the audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers. The streamlined design fits perfectly under a DSLR camera rig, without relying on bulky recorders or the limited audio quality of the camera’s microphone in. ProSound Network Best of Show 

The DR-60DmkII is the next generation of 4-track solid-state recording, based on TASCAM’s decades of recording innovation. The upgraded HDDA microphone preamps provide up to 64dB of gain, capturing every nuance of a performance. Up to four channels at a time can be recorded to the internal SD Card, at up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV file resolution. Two of the mic inputs utilize locking XLR connectors with 48V phantom power, the other two use an 1/8” stereo connector for wireless and lavaliere microphones.

A Camera Output sends the mic mix to the camera for later synchronization, and a Camera Input is provided for monitoring playback. An additional headphone out and line out assist the crew during filming. The DR-60DmkII is designed for low-noise operation, including soft touch buttons and dedicated gain controls.

Multiple recording modes are available on the DR-60DmkII. Four-Channel Mode records all four microphone inputs. Dual Recording is an alternate setting, capturing a copy of your audio at a lower level for a distortion-free safety track. Menus and operation are well laid out, owing to decades of innovative recording design.

Reach beyond the limited performance of your camera’s audio to capture the other half of your film. At a cost less than competing preamps, the TASCAM DR-60DmkII is the ultimate 4-track recorder designed for filmmakers, television, live events and web broadcast.

 

High quality mic preamps are a necessity for high-grade sound. The DR-60D's HDDA mic preamplifiers (High Definition Discrete Architecture) employ discrete circuitry and premium parts, approved after months of evaluation testing. The HDDA s circuit achieves an incredibly high EIN (-120dBu) for the lowest noise level available. The DR-60DmkII mic preamps have been upgraded for up to 64dB of gain with new XLR input jacks for greater cable compatibility.
A CIRRUS LOGIC's AD converter (used also on the DR-40 portable recorder) is used to ensure detailed recording from any input signal.

The DR-60DmkII can record up to 4-tracks simultaneously, allowing multiple microphones to be used while filming. Inputs 1/L and 2/R can be selected for mono or stereo link operation.

Three sets of stereo outputs are provided. A Camera Out sends a reference track recording to the camera. The Line Out can feed a mixer or recorder. Finally, a powerful Headphone Out is available for direct monitoring. Each of these outputs has its own level control, and the Camera Out can be attenuated to microphone level without the need for an attenuating cable.

The DR-60DmkII has an internal digital mixer for all 4 tracks. Adjust pan and level, add a Limiter or Hipass Filter (40/80/120Hz), and set individual channel Delay from the user-friendly set-up. The DR-60DmkII is ready to use right out of the box with its external, non-menu-intensive controls.The DR-60DmkII includes several recording modes to adapt to any recording scenario:

MONO/DUAL MONO mode:Ideal for single source microphones, like using a shotgun together with a clip-on lavaliere mic
STEREO/DUAL STEREO mode:These modes are ideal for shooting with a stereo or mid-side microphone. A Mid-Side Decoder is built in, and can be added either during monitoring or before recording
4CH mode:This mode records all four microphone inputs to their own tracks.
DUAL MONO and DUAL STEREO mode:Records a back-up safety track in case levels are set too high and clipping occurs. The safety track can be set to record from -6dB to -12dB below the initial take. If an actor suddenly screams a line, you have a backup recording that isn't distorted

 

Specifications

Recording media SD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB)
Recording format
WAV 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
BWF 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Number of channels 4-channel (stereo x2)
Analog audio input
1/L, 2/R connectors
Connector XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)/6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Set to "MIC / MIC+PHANTOM"
Input impedance 2k ohms
Phantom power 48V +/-4V(10mA/CH) / 24V +/-4V(10mA/CH)
Maximum input level 0dBu
Minimum input level -72dBu
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +11dB
MID +36dB
HIGH +52dB
HIGH+PLUS +64dB
Set to "LINE"
Input impedance 10k ohms or more
Standard input level +4dBu
Maximum input level +24dBu
3-4 connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
Input impedance 10k ohms
Maximum input level +10dBV
Minimum input level -50dBV
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +3dB
HIGH +26dB
HI + PLUS +38dB
CAMERA IN connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10k ohms
Standard input level -10dBV
Maximum input level +6dBV
Analog audio output
CAMERA OUT connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 ohms
Standard output level -50dBV
Maximum output level -30dBV
LINE OUT connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 ohms
Standard output level -10dBV
Maximum output level +10dBV
PHONES connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Maximum output level 50mW + 50mW
USB
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
REMOTE
Connector 2.5mm TRS jack
Power Four AA batteries(Alkaline or NI-MH),
USB bus power,
Dedicated AC adapter(TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately),
Dedicated external battery pack(TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power consumption 5.4W
Continuous operation time 2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit rec
DR-60D
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) About 2:30 min (Phantom on)
About 4:30 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) About 3:15 min (Phantom on)
About 5:00 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) About 3:45 min (Phantom on)
About 6:00 min (Phantom off)
DR-60D+BP-6AA
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) About 5:30 min (Phantom on)
About 10:30 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) About 7:30 min (Phantom on)
About 12:00 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) About 9:30 min (Phantom on)
About 14:30 min (Phantom off)
Dimensions 133(W)×93.2(H)×78(D)mm (with the top adapter attached)
Weight 510g (not including batteries)
Operating temperature 0˚C to 40˚C
Standard accessories USB cable, warranty card, Owner's manual

Computer compatibility
Windows
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
RAM 128MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0
Macintosh
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
64MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0

Audio performance
Frequency response 20-20kHz +0.5/-2dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs44.1k/48kHz, JEITA)
20-40kHz +0.5/-3dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs96kHz, JEITA)
Distortion 0.02% or less(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or more(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Equivalent input noise -120dBu or more

Recording Duration
The table below shows the maximum recording time on SD/SDHC cards of different capacities for different file formats for recording.
File format(recording setting) SD/SDHC card capacity(hours:mintes)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB
WAV/BWF 16bit(STEREO) 44.1kHz 1:41 3:22 6:44 13:28
48kHz 1:33 3:06 6:12 12:24
96kHz 0:46 1:33 3:06 6:12
WAV/BWF 24bit(STEREO) 44.1kHz 1:07 2:15 4:30 9:00
48kHz 1:02 2:04 4:08 8:16
96kHz 0:31 1:02 2:04 4:08
The recording times shown above are estimates. They might differ depending on the SD/SDHC card in use.
The recording times shown above are not continuous recording times, but rather they are the total possible recording times for the SD/SDHC card.
If recorded in mono in WAV files, the maximum recording time will be double the figures above.
For dual and 4-channel recording in WAV/BWF format, the recording times are about half those shown above.

DP-60DmkII Tested media List
Last update:June 26, 2014
Maker Series Model Capacity Result
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme®
SDHCTM UHS-I Card (Class10) SDSDXS-032G-J35 32GB OK
SDSDXS-016G-J35 16GB OK
SDSDXS-008G-J35 8GB OK
Lexar Lexar® Platinum II 200x
SDHCTM UHS-I Card (Class10) LSD8GBBBJP200C10 8GB OK
Panasonic SDHCTM Card
(Class6) R:20MB/s RP-SDLC32GJK 32GB OK
RP-SDLC16GJK 16GB OK
RP-SDLC08GJK 8GB OK
RP-SDLC04GJK 4GB OK

Maker Series Model Capacity Result
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme Pro®
SDHCTMUHS-I Card (Class10) SDSDXPA-032G-J35 32GB OK
SDSDXPA-016G-J35 16GB OK
SanDisk Extreme ®
SDHCTM Card (Class10) SDSDX3-008G-J31A 8GB OK
SanDisk Extreme ®
SDHCTM Card (Class6) SDSDX3-4096-J21N 4GB OK
SanDisk Standard SDHCTM Card (Class4) SDSDB-4096-J95A 4GB OK
Lexar

Lexar® Professional 600x
SDHCTMUHS-I Card (Class10) LSD32GCTBJP600 32GB OK
LSD16GCTBJP600 16GB OK
Lexar® Professional 400x
SDHCTMUHS-I Card (Class10) LSD32GCTBJP400 32GB OK
LSD16GCTBJP400 16GB OK
Lexar® SDTM/SDHCTM Card
(MULTI USE) LSD4GBACJP 4GB OK
LSD2GBACJP 2GB OK

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