Tascam DR-100MKIII Linear PCM Recorder
Studio-quality, portable Linear PCM Recorder capable of recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
The TASCAM DR-100mkIII is TASCAM’s top-of-the-line Handheld Digital Recorder, and boasts a signal-to-noise ratio exceeding 100dB, delivering the best audio performance in the history of TASCAM portable stereo recorders. Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding audio designers and engineers, this new model combines robust reliability, an updated user interface and studio quality sonic performance to deliver a truly breathtaking audio experience.
Tascam DR-100MKIII Features
- Linear PCM recorder that supports 192kHz/24-bit resolution
- Uses SD/SDHC/SDXC cards as recording media
- Two types of stereo microphones—directional and omnidirectional—allow high-quality stereo recording
- Various input jacks support diverse applications
- XLR/TRS combo jacks that support +4dBu line level and +48V phantom power enable the connection of external mics and devices
- 20dB headroom for both mic and line inputs
- Dual ADC function improves signal-to-noise performance using two AD converters
- Power-on recording function can start recording immediately after starting up.
- Dual level recording function allows two files to be recorded at different levels
- Dual format recording function allows recording with two different formats
- Continuous operation for extended times is possible by using the built-in battery and AA batteries together
World class audio performance
AKM AK4558 converters with VELVET SOUND architecture deliver a S/N ratio of 102dB
Used in a variety of combinations, depending upon the selected function, the DR-100mkIII features dual AKM AK4558 converters with VELVET SOUND architecture, providing both high sound quality and low power consumption, achieving a signal-to-noise ratio of 102dB.
Dual ADC mode, using two AK4558 converters in parallel operation, provides a S/N ratio of 109dB
The dual ADC mode uses two AK4558 AD converters in parallel operation. Signal-to-noise ratio is maximized and audio fidelity is improved, delivering a 109dB S/N ratio as compared to the (already excellent) 102dB S/N ratio achieved when recording in standard mode.
Note: As the S/N ratio when recording exceeds the S/N ratio of the entire circuit, data recorded in dual ADC mode will be limited to a 102dB S/N ratio when played back on the DR-100mkIII. This does not affect the S/N ratio of the actual file, which is maintained at 109dB S/N
External microphones supported with XLR/TRS inputs and built-in low-noise HDDA mic preampsDR-100MKIII
The XLR/TRS inputs, used to connect external mics, deliver the highest sound quality and lowest noise of any TASCAM Handheld Digital Recorder. HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps are also included to maintain a pristine audio signal path throughout.DR-100MKIII
Onboard dual (directional/omnidirectional) stereo microphones with integrated shockmounts deliver flexible recording options while retaining professional quality audio performance
A newly designed microphone housing for the directional mics is based on exhaustive research of previous TASCAM hand held recorders and achieves the perfect marriage of protection and performance. Similarly, the omnidirectional stereo microphone setup features sound pressure level tolerance of 125 dB SPL – able to withstand virtually any audio environment.
Supports up to 192kHz/24-bit recordingDR-100MKIII
The TASCAM DR-100mkIII supports high definition recording at both 96kHz/24-bit and 192kHz/24-bit, ensuring that remote recordings achieve the same sonic fidelity as their studio-born counterparts.
Shock mount structure
An integrated shock mount structure for the directional stereo microphone suppresses unwanted vibration and handling noise.
TASCAM reliability and features designed for professionals in the field
Dual battery structure allows the built-in high-capacity lithium-ion battery to be used along with 2 AA batteries
With a dual battery structure that allows the built-in high-capacity lithium-ion battery to be used with in concert with AA batteries, operation is possible for extended periods of time ensuring that the DR-100mkIII is ready to go when you are. Additionally, the DR-100mkIII can be rapidly charged by connecting an AC adapter and even support USB Bus power from an external battery pack commonly used to charge mobile phones and tablets.
TASCAM’s unique Dual Level recording function allows simultaneous recording of a backup file at a lower gain level
TASCAM's exclusive Dual Level Recording function simultaneously records a secondary backup file at a lower gain level than the primary recording. This safety file, recorded at a 12db lower level protects your recording session from unexpected volume spikes and accidental overload.
Locking XLR/TRS combo jacks made by Amphenol
Locking XLR/TRS combo jacks made by Amphenol ensure high reliability in the field and protect against unwanted connectivity issues.
Tough aluminum body to deliver years of reliable use
Marrying light weight with long-term reliability, the TASCAM DR-100mkIII’s tough aluminum body ensures many years of trouble-free use.
High-precision clock featuring a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO)
The precision of the built-in clock is crucial when digital recordings made on what device are to be used in conjunction with materials recorded on other devices, such as when combining digital audio and video assets. To ensure stability, the DR-100mkIII utilizes the same Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) used in professional studio master recorders. Moreover, the TCXO is not affected by the temperature of the environment, critical for a portable device which must maintain its precision in support of high-quality recording.
The Tascam DR-100MKIII is a studio-quality portable recorder that's small, lightweight yet rugged enough to take anywhere. Call or Chat RSPE Audio for more information.