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Tascam DR-680
8.7 out of 10

Tascam DR-680

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Overall 8
8.0

Great unit for the money

Jasonmartinboo, B&H Photo
7 March 2015
  • Excerpt: In field recorders there is nothing at this price that compares to this unit. It's technically an 8-track machine but it's best when used as a six track for me, with tracks 7-8 used for stereo mix. It might be a little small on the controls making it tough to adjust quickly but still for the price, it doesn't get better. The battery comsumption does suck though. It would be nice if this unit used rechargeable battery packs instead of AA batteries.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid / inexpensive

Nyck, B&H Photo
23 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Simple interface. Sounds decent. Easy menu navigation. A nice affordable 6 track analog on site recorder.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

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Jagadeesh, B&H Photo
27 January 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Affordable Professional audio recorder

Omar Patin, B&H Photo
4 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Great affordable unit for sound recording on location. It's a nice versatile light weight unit for Low-budget filmmaking as either a main sound unit or second unit for a feature film shooting. Must keep in mind that the power consumption is extremely fast. It uses 8 AA batteries at the time, but in my experience, it only lasts about 90 min (using only 2 channels).
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Versatile
  • Cons: Fast Power Consumption, Power Consumption Is High
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost Flawless

SOR, B&H Photo
1 January 2015
  • Excerpt: It would be perfect if include a rechargeable battery pack and the overdub function.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Powerful
  • Cons: Rechargeable Battery Lack
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Overall 10
10

Simple & best buy product.

Andrew Hui, B&H Photo
11 December 2014
  • Excerpt: excellent for sound recording.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful
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Overall 10
10

Great Audio Recorder

Lee the film and audio guy, B&H Photo
27 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I do film, video and audio transfers. I expanded to quadraphonic audio transfers and need a recorder that could do all 4 tracks at one time. This unit far exceeded my expatiation. The quality was great and the unit was easy to use. The file transfer was easy and the editing software on my computer had no problem with the files. At this point I have not found anything that I did not like about the unit.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Powerful, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Great field recorder

Andy, B&H Photo
4 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a fantastic low budget field recorder. Sounds good (although a little bit noisy), plenty of inputs and outputs, all the functions you want really. Except timecode support, but I don't expect that for the price. I have done field recordings with boom and lavs for national television and it has worked very well. I do not like that you don't have a proper gain knob, you can choose between low and hi gain and then trim it.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Versatile
  • Cons: Mic Preamps Are Limited, Noisy
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Overall 10
10

I'm Into It

fireboltproject, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I've worked with Sound Devices and Zoom recorders and I must say that the Tascam DR-680 is pretty impressive. The preamps are quiet compared to many other field recorders and the button/switch layout makes life on set fairly easy. With Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries I was able to get in almost three solid days of filming. Well worth the price!
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value - Bang for the Buck!

E.F. Productions, B&H Photo
15 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Great all around recorder/mixer combination with nice features. Great for TV, Indie Film, Live event coverage of bands and anything else. requiring more than two or 4 channels of recording. My only with would be for a different portable power supply built in in place of using AA batteries. I am using mine with an external battery plate and a Sony NP-F970 battery to have decent battery life.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Versatile
  • Cons: Poor Battery Life
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