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Tascam-dr-680.33404193
8.8 out of 10

Tascam DR-680

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value - Bang for the Buck!

E.F. Productions, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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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Overall 10
10

great

quantumrider, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
Overall 10
10

nice quiet, next level recorder

Chris, B&H Photo
13 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This recorder is a significant step up from my previous recorders (Olympus LS11 and Tascam DR100mkii). It has the benefit of 4 XLR channels and much quieter preamps. The switches on top give great access to controls although when in a case they can be tough to reach.I wish adjusting the trim didn't take two steps (trim button then dial), but I have quickly learned how to trim without having to search.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Will do the Job

ckeehn, B&H Photo
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I have not used it that much but overall quite intuitive and responsive. Good mic pre's and found the recordings quite alive and vibrant.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Low Distortion, Powerful
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Overall 10
10

Exceeded all expectations.

tigerlilly299, Ebay
10 January 2014
  • Summary: Purchased to record solo and small ensemble classical music. Easy to use, with excellent preamplifier performance when coupled with the AKG 414C (LTD) and/or SM81. There is a learning curve.
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Overall 10
10

Great value and quality

The Man "thesherwood", Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: Great quality audio, lightweight easy to use and navigate menus. Nice bundle also. Cables cheap. Headphones are ok. Great for individuals film work and live band recording.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Eli, B&H Photo
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This is an excellent choice for sound guys just starting in the filming industry. I have no complaints this Tascam 680 is always reliable.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent affordable multitrack recorder

Tobi, B&H Photo
3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice addition to my normal eng bag allows me to record 6 ISO tracks and a mix while still sending mix to cameras. Straight forward controls and records to SDHC cards.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best Field Recorder Under $1000

ABBloch, B&H Photo
13 November 2013
  • Excerpt: In the sub-thousand-dollar range, the DR-680 is without question the best field recorder on the market. While it lacks some features that more expensive units routinely offer, it delivers where it counts. Preamps are quiet, sound quality is excellent, and the OS is easy to navigate. That said, it does have some quirks and shortcomings, which are mildly disappointing. Most notably, it lacks timecode support, and there's little control over file naming.
  • Pros: 6 Balanced Inputs, Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Light weight, Low Distortion, Powerful, Switchable Phantom Power, Versatile
  • Cons: Lacks Time Code Support, Weak File Naming Options
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Overall 2
2.0

Almost a great value until it fails

atmzeal, B&H Photo
9 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this unit from B&H in store in May because I thought it was a great value to location sound mix for film/tv. It records 4 xlr iso tracks in addition to other inputs, is decently built to do what needs to be done. However, there are a ton of issues with the menu interface. First, it has a basic numbering and naming files, but is not flexible. Customizing individual file takes is limited in how many characters you can input and bulky when doing so quickly.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Poor Quality Construction, Weak
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