The DR-60D MKII is a compact 4-track audio recorder for dedicated use with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) or digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera as a video system. It can be mounted directly to the camera and offers various audio inputs and outputs to allow the recording of high-resolution audio material in parallel to, but separated from the camera and its video data.

The recorder features Tascam original HDDA microphone preamps which are known for high S/N ratio, low input-referred noise and low distortion. Recordings can be made at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit in WAV or BWF format. In addition to ordinary stereo recording, it is possible to record up to four channels simultaneously which can then be mixed down to a stereo signal. Recording levels can be adjusted independently for inputs 1, 2 and 3–4 and the Dual Recording function allows two files to be recorded in parallel at different levels.

The DR-60D MKII can output high-quality audio to a DSLR/DSLM camera to be recorded there as a reference track, and a camera input enables convenient monitoring of audio sent from a DSLR camera. Mid-side decoding, slate tone functions (automatic/manual), selectable time delay and other functions for convenient recording are also available.

Features at a glance

Changes since the previous model are marked red

  • Compact, high-quality audio recorder designed to be used in combination with a DSLR camera
  • Uses an SD/SDHC card as recording medium
  • High-quality recording inputs through Tascam original High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamps
  • 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, 2 and 3–4
  • 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
  • New, smooth XLR/TRS combo jacks
  • XLR mic/line inputs can provide phantom power (+24V/+48V)
  • TRS mic/line inputs support +24 dBu input when used as line inputs
  • "HI+PLUS" setting allows a maximum input gain of 64 dB
  • Stereo mini jack input supports mics that require plug-in power, allowing the input of video mics and other high-output mics (+10 dBV maximum input level)
  • Low-cut filter conveniently reduces low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)
  • High-quality audio can be output to a DSLR camera for recording
    • Two camera outputs with different levels allow audio signal to be sent to a line or mic input of the camera
  • 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 with 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
  • Divide function allows files to be split where desired
  • 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)
  • 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 with a coin
  • Dedicated remote control jack (for use with RC-10 and RC-3F (sold separately))
  • Hold switch to prevent accidental operation
  • 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 optional AC adaptor (Tascam PS-P520U), optional external battery pack (Tascam BP-6AA) or USB bus power
  • Power source switches automatically from external to internal when necessary (with pop-up message on display)

Options

Tascam PS-P520U | 5-Volt AC Adapter
PS-P520U: 5-Volt AC Adapter

Specifications

General
Recording media SD card (64 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC card (4–32 GB)
Audio file compatibility WAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit
BWF (Broadcast Wave Format): 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit
Number of channels 4 channels (stereo x 2)
Analogue audio inputs and outputs
Mic/Line input 1/L, 2/R (switchable phantom power) XLR-3-31
6.3-mm standard TRS Jack
Input switch set to MIC or MIC+PHANTOM  
Input impedance 2 kΩ
  Phantom Power 48 V ±4 V (10 mA/channel) or
24 V ±4 V (10 mA/channel)
  Maximum input level 0 dBu
  Minimum input level −72 dBu
  Mic input gain (input level knob at maximum) LOW: +11 dB
MID: +36 dB
HIGH: +52 dB
HIGH+PLUS: +64 dB
Input switch set to LINE  
Input impedance 10 kΩ or higher
  Nominal input level +4 dBu
  Maximum input level +24 dBu
Mic/Line input 3-4 (supports plug-in power) 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10 kΩ
  Maximum input level +10 dBV
  Minimum input level −50 dBV
  Mic input gain (input level knob at maximum) LOW: +3 dB
HIGH: +26 dB
HIGH+PLUS: +38 dB
CAMERA IN jack 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10 kΩ
  Nominal input level −10 dBV
  Maximum input level +6 dBV
CAMERA OUT (LOW) jack 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Output impedance 200 Ω
  Nominal output level −50 dBV
  Maximum output level −30 dBV
Headphones output 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Maximum output power 50 mW + 50 mW
CAMERA OUT (HIGH)/LINE OUT jack 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Output impedance 200 Ω
  Nominal output level −10 dBV
  Maximum output level +10 dBV
Other inputs and outputs
USB USB Mini-B Type
  Format USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
REMOTE jack 2.5-mm TRS jack
Audio performance
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.5/–2 dB (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1/48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0.5/–3 dB (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs 96 kHz, JEITA)
Distortion 0.02% or less (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92 dB or more (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, JEITA)
Equivalent input noise –120 dBu or less
Note for JEITA Conforming to JEITA CP-2150
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply Four AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH)
USB bus power supplied from a computer
AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-P520U, sold separately)
External battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power consumption 5.4 W (maximum)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 133 mm × 93 mm × 78 mm (with the top adapter attached)
Weight 510 g (without batteries)
Operating temperature range 0–40 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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