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Tascam Releases New Handheld Digital Recorder

DR-100mkIII offers up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution

Tascam has released the latest in its line of battery-powered handheld stereo digital recorders, the DR-100mkIII.

The DR-100mkIII pushes handheld recording technology out to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. But for those not needing such high standards (or fat audio files), it can dip down to standard 16-bit/44.1 kHz and most stops in between in its WAV format. In MP3 mode it handles 44.1/48 kHz — 128/192/256/320 kbps.

Tascam says it is using high-quality AKM AK4558 “velvet sound” conversion chip assemblies. It also says it has redesigned the microphone housing for improved performance and protection. In addition the onboard LCD screen has been enlarged from the previous DR-100mkII to provide more information and legibility.

Inputs are XLR-1/4-inch combo jacks. Phantom power is available. The removable recording medium is SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 128 GB.

An AC adapter is available. Expected street price is $399.99