TASCAM DR-40X 4-Track Handheld Recorder

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The TASCAM DR-40X is a handheld recorder that also functions as a 2-in/2-out audio interface.

The built-in mic can be oriented between Stereo AB and Stereo XY for different applications.

Two XLR/TRS combo jacks round out the inputs for a convenient way to record jam sessions.

Battery life is a lengthy 17.5 hours which makes it a great travel recorder.


  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/8″ (headphones/line)
  • Built-in Mic: Dual Unidirectional Mics, Stereo AB / Stereo XY
  • Recording / Playback Format: WAV,MP3
  • Storage capacity: microSD (2GB max), microSDHC (32GB max), microSDXC (128GB max)
  • Power Requirements: 2 AA batteries, USB (Optional AC adapter)
  • Battery Life: 18 hours (Alkaline), 16 hours (NiMH)
  • Weight: 0.47 lbs..
  • Dimensions: 2.75″ (W) x 6.1″ (H) x 1.37″ (D)