Tascam DR-40 4-Track Portable Recorder

by Tascam
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Portable Recorder
Compact Design
Adjustable Condenser Mics
Records to SD/SDHC Media
WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs
Phantom Power
USB 2.0 Connector
Integrated Speaker
3.5mm Headphone/Line Output
Battery, AC, or USB Power


Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position.
XLR / 1/4" mic/line input with phantom power.
Locking Neutrik Combi jacks.
Record the built-in microphones with the XLR mic or line input for a four-track recording.
Dual recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion.
Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take.
Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level.
15-hour battery life from three AA batteries.
Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution.
2-second pre-recording buffer variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch.
Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz).
Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner.
1/8" headphone/line output.
Playback EQ and level align.
Stereo Reverb effect.
Tripod mounting hole.
SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included).
USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer.
Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA), or USB bus power.


Type : Hand-Held 4-Track Digital Audio Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods : SD or SDHC Card (64MB to 32GB)

Recording Bit Rate -
WAV : 16 and 24-bit
MP3 : 32-320 kbps, VBR

Sampling Frequency -
WAV : 44.1, 48, or 96kHz
MP3 : 44.1 and 48kHz

Number of Channels : 4 (2 Stereo)
Recording Time - All times are for a 1GB memory card
Stereo Mode -
MP3 : 17 hours 21 mins (128kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320kbps)
WAV : 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96kHz)

Frequency Response :
20Hz~20kHz +1/-3dB (44.1kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz~22kHz +1/-3dB (48kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz~40kHz +1/-3dB (96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) : < 0.05% (44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
S/N Ratio : > 92dB (44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
A/D Conversion : 24-bit
D/A Conversion : 24-bit
Speed Adjustment : 50-150% Without Affecting Pitch

Connectors :
2 x XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Line Out
1 x High-Speed Mini-B USB 2.0 Port
1 x Remote Jack

Input Impedance - Mic : 2.2 kOhms, Line: 10 kOhms
Input Level - Nominal : -19dBV Mic, +4dBu Line, Max: -3dBV Mic, +20dBu Line
Output Impedance : 12 Ohms
Output Level - Nomina l: -14dBV (10 kOhms), Max: +2dBV (10 kOhms)
Microphone : Adjustable Stereo Condenser (X/Y and A/B)
Headphone Output : 20mW + 20mW (32 Ohms)
Speaker : 0.3W, Mono
Filter : 40/80/120Hz Low Cut
Battery Type/Life : 3 x AA (Alkaline or NiMH)
Up to 15 Hours of Continuous Operation, Phantom Power Off

Power : 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption : 2.5W Max
Dimensions (WxHxD) -
Mics Open : 90 x 155 x 35mm (3.54 x 6.1 x 1.38 in)
Mics Closed : 70 x 155 x 35mm (2.76 x 6.1 x 1.38 in)
Weight : 213g (7.5 oz) (Without Batteries)

System Requirements : Windows XP, Vista, or 7, Pentium 300MHz, 128MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
Mac OS X v10.2 or Later, Power PC G3, G4, or G5 266MHz Min, 64MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended

In the Box

Mini USB Cable
2GB SD Card
3 x AA Batteries