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Tascam DR-680 Portable 8-Track Recorder

Model: DR-680

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About: Tascam DR-680 Portable 8-Track Recorder

TASCAM's DR-680 brings multi-channel portable recording within reach of any musician for polished live, location and surround recordings. Up to eight tracks can be recorded to solid-state SD card media at 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV quality. Six mic inputs provide phantom power and 60dB of gain for great-sounding recordings with your condenser microphones. Record the six microphones along with a digital S/PDIF source for 8 track recording. Each mic input has a selectable low cut filter and analog limiter for optimal sound.

Inputs can be monitored using a built-in mixer with level and pan controls for each input. The stereo mixdown can even be recorded along with the six mics for quick stereo playback of the event. There's even a built-in speaker to check recordings without headphones.

In addition to WAV recording up to 96kHz, the DR-680 captures stereo audio at 192kHz/24-bit for audiophile-quality masters. The DR-680 records up to four channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recordings. Two of the recorders can be connected with a cascade cable for up to 14-track recording on battery power.

Multi-channel portable recording has never been as simple or affordable as the TASCAM DR-680.

The optional, weather-resistant CS-DR680 case prepares your DR-680 for recording in the field, with velcro straps that reveal only what's needed during recording. A case by PortaBrace is also available. 


  • 8-track portable recording
  • Record eight individual inputs or six inputs plus a stereo mixdown
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV file resolution for 8 channels
  • Stereo 192kHz/24-bit recording mode
  • 4-channel MP3 recording
  • Digital monitor mixing (level and pan) with recordable stereo mixdown
  • Mid-side microphone decoding, either during recording or monitor/mixdown
  • Ganged input option for use with stereo microphones
  • Ideal for surround music and effects recording
  • Cascade function for running two units together
  • Pre-recording feature
  • Auto-recording mode begins recording when the input reaches a certain level
  • Mark function during recording/playback
  • Edit functions such as divide and delete
  • 128x64 backlit LCD display
  • Powered through (8x) AA batteries or (included) PS-1225L adapter
  • Records to SD/SDHC card media (not included)
  • Premium AKM Audio4Pro™ 192kHz A/D converters with over 100dB signal to noise ratio

Physical specifications:

  • (6) mic pres with 60dB of gain and phantom power
  • (4) XLR/1/4" (combi) mic/line inputs and (2) TRS 1/4" mic/line inputs
  • Low cut filter and limiter on each input
  • (6) RCA unbalanced line outputs
  • S/PDIF digital in and out
  • USB 2.0 (mini B) connection for computer
  • Built-in speaker
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output
  • Included accessories: PS-1225L power supply, shoulder strap
  • Dimensions: 7.95" W x 2.12" H x 6.93" D (202mm x 54mm x 176mm)
  • Weight 2.65 lbs (1.2kg) without batteries is a Canadian authorized Tascam retailer.

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