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Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

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Manufacturer # DR40

Our Stock # TADR40

  • Handheld 4-track recorder.

  • 96 kHz sampling rate.

  • 24-bit recording resolution.

  • SD-card compatible.

  • Built-in cardioid condenser microphone.

Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder


Tascam’s DR-40 handheld 4-track recorder is a powerful tool for both professional and amateur audio recordists working in field recording and broadcasting applications. Featuring a 96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit recording resolution, the DR-40 can provide exceptional results in a diverse array of projects and recording environments. Thanks to a durable, rugged design, the DR-40 can be used extensively as an on-location recording device.

Giving You The Flexibility Needed to Record Anywhere

The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLRmic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with TASCAM’s simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

 "DR-05", "DR-07MK2" and our brand new "DR-40" Linear PCM Recorders are part of TASCAM's handheld recorders. Select a model based on your functional needs.

Recording Media

SD card?64MB?2GB?, SDHC card?4GB?32GB?

Recording and Playback Format


44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)


44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps

Power Consumption


Battery Operation Time

15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

2.76" x 6.1" x 1.38"  
70 × 155 × 35 mm?Mic Closed?
3.54" x 6.1" x 1.38"
90 × 155 × 35 mm?Mic Opened?


7.51 oz. / 213g?Without Batteries?

Number of Channels

4 Channels?2 Stereo?

Playback Speed Control?VSA?

50-150% without changing pitch
?Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz

Built-In Microphone

Cardioid Condenser microphones
Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings



XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)

Input Impedance


Nominal Input Level

-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)

Maximum Input Level

-3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)


Line Connector

1/8(3.5mm) Stereo mini-phone jack, unbalanced

Output impendence


Nominal output level

?14dBV?10k? loaded?

Maximum output level

?2dBV?10k? loaded?


Maximum output

20mW?20mW?32? loaded?

Built-in Speaker Output

0.3W (mono)

Low Cut Filter

Cut Off Frequency




Mini B type


USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class


Three AA batteries (alkaline batteries or NiMH batteries)
Provided by the USB bus power
AC100 ~ 240V ,50-60Hz (AC adapter optional PS-P515U)

Power Consumption


Audio Performance

Frequency Response

20Hz?20kHz +1dB/-3dB?Fs 44.1kHz?EXT IN?LINE OUT?JEITA?
20Hz?22kHz +1dB/-3dB?Fs 48kHz?EXT IN?LINE OUT?JEITA?
20Hz?40kHz +1dB/-3dB?Fs 96kHz?EXT IN?LINE OUT?

Total Harmonic Distortion

Less than 0.05%?Fs 44.1/48/96kHz?EXT IN?LINE OUT?

S/N Ratio

Greater than 92dB?Fs 44.1/48/96kHz?EXT IN?LINE OUT?

Computer Requirements



Windows XP,WindowsVista,Windows 7,Windows 8


Pentium 300MHz Min.


128MB Min.

USB Port

USB2.0 recommended



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)


Power PC?iMac?G3?G4 ?G5 266MHz Min.


64MB Min.

USB Port

USB2.0 recommended

  • 2GB SD Card
  • Mini USB Cable