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Tascam DR-40
7.7 out of 10

Tascam DR-40

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Overall 6
6.0

Small & lightweight, but Complex

donthaveone, B&H Photo
1 September 2015
  • Excerpt: I enjoy the small size and weight of the recorder, but it took my Channel 9 technologists 3 times to get the settings on it operational. The manual talks in lingo over my expertise. I would not recommend this to someone who does not, or knows very little, about recorder settings.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for what it is

Listnear, B&H Photo
7 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Sound is good.Yet buit in mics are not great. Too much floor noise.Battery life i AMAZING, much better then competitors (knock knock knock).DUAL recording option is a BLESS!Sound preview acctualy sucks.Policy of manufacturer with their timing of putting it on a market and pricing scams make me...
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Overall 6
6.0

Very solid Audio Recorder

Alex, B&H Photo
7 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I have been using the DR-40 for a few years now and it has been a very reliable recorder. It does have a steep learning curve tho. If you don't know the settings you can easily get lost. I suggest watching videos and reading posts about best settings.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a true 4-track

jbahrphoto., B&H Photo
16 February 2015
  • Excerpt: When buying the Tascam DR-40 I was expecting to have the ability to multitrack record music as well as have the ability to use the device as a field recorder for DSLR video. This device is very clearly a field recorder that has the ability to record 4 tracks of audio, but not in the sense that you...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great recorder with poor plastic shell

La Luna, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm happy with the function and sound quality but I regret saving that $ and bought this "Special Silver Edition" instead of the dark gray version. This is "specially" UGLY! They shell case was poorly made with rough edgings.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nicely Built ~ Quality Feel

msolea, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Bigger than I thought, but for the reviews and sound it records, it has its value.
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Overall 6
6.0

Built-in speaker volumes is too low

jk, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Purchased this one because it has a built-in speaker. After trying it, just found out the speaker volumes is so low. Even I set the output level to the maximum(speaker is set to on, still the volume is lower than the noise produced by a mosquito. Not sure if it is designed this way or not.
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Overall 6
6.0

Weird noises & hisses but still trying

basil, B&H Photo
28 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I shoot corporate video on DSLR's so for my audio needs I got a rode shotgun for basic ambient audio and recently ordered a TASCAM DR-40 for interviews. I was disappointed with the level of hiss and the generally high noise floor experienced when using external mics; Interestingly enough tho, when I...
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Overall 6
6.0

Tascam DR-40 update review #2

AVP, B&H Photo
22 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I decided to keep it. I'm using an audio attenuator From sescom BH item # (SESMKP31) between a mixer's audio out to the DR-40. I can bow have a true input recording showing nothing on the VU meters at input zero from the sescom passive attenuator device which has volume from 1-10.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound....handle carefully

Bart, B&H Photo
22 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this to use as a double system recorder with a DSLR. The instructions were vague but once I figured out the basic operation, I found that the sound was wonderful. The only drawback is that it is extremely sensitive to any movement, rustle, or wind. I'm not talking about a gale..
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