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Tascam DR-680MKII Portable Digital Recorder

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TASCAM's DR-680mkII updates the breakthrough 8-track field recorder with recording, storage and power enhancements. Developed based on customer feedback, the new model upgrades op amps and other components for better sound quality during recording. The TASCAM DR-680 is a portable recorder that records up to 8 tracks (or six discrete tracks and a stereo mix) at 96 kHz/24-bit resolution.


  • SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.
  • 6 balanced mic/line inputs (1-4: XLR/TRS combo jacks, 5-6: TRS jacks).
  • 6 unbalanced outputs (RCA pin jacks).
  • COAXIAL digital input and output (S/PDIF, AES/EBU).
  • Recording/playback formats: BWF, WAV, MP3.
  • 8-track recording at 96kHz/24-bit (BWF, WAV).
  • 6 mic/line inputs and stereo mix recording or 6 mic/line input and digital stereo recording.
  • Record MP3 files at 96, 128, 192 and 320 kbps.
  • Record 4-channel MP3 files.
  • From 4 mic/line inputs (XLR/TRS combo jacks) or 2 mic/line inputs and digital stereo inputs
  • 2-track recording at 24-bit/192kHz.
  • From 2 mic/line inputs.
  • Digital inputs and outputs support double speed 96 kHz and quad speed 192 kHz.
  • Sampling frequencies:
    44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz (BWF, WAV) 44.1, 48 kHz (MP3).
  • Quantization bit depth: 16/24-bit (BWF, WAV).
  • 6 channels of TASCAM HDDA mic preamps.
  • Limiter and low-cut filter available on each mic/line input.
  • Built-in stereo monitoring mixer.
  • Dual-recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels.
  • GANG function allows the input gain of multiple channels to be operated simultaneously.
  • Pre-recording function allows the capture of audio two seconds before recording is started.
  • Automatic-recording function can start and stop recording automatically in response to the input signal level (48, 24, 12 or 6 dB).
  • Even when multiple tracks are used, all recordings made at the same time can be managed as a single take/file.
  • Track incrementation allows a recording to be split by creating a new file at the desired point without interrupting recording.
  • Up to 1000 takes and 5000 files can be recorded on a single card.
  • Mark function can be used to move to specific points (up to 99 marks per take).
  • Wheel can be used to change the playback position.
  • Repeat playback function.
  • Panel lock function to prevent misoperation.
  • Cascade function allows transport control.
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date.
  • High-speed transfer of files to a computer using USB 2.0.
  • 12864-dot matrix display with backlight.
  • Built-in mono speaker with 500mW output.
  • Headphone output and level control (50mW+50mW/ 32ohm).
  • Powered by 8 AA batteries or the included AC adapter.
  • USB cable and shoulder strap included.
  • Folding stand convenient for tabletop use.
  • CS-DR680 carrying case (sold separately).
  • AR-DR680 case by Portabrace also available.


Recording media SD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB), SDXC card(64GB to 128GB)
File system FAT16 / FAT32
Recording format
WAV 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
BWF 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24bit *192kHz : 2ch recording/playback
MP3 44.1kHz, 16bit, 96k to 320k bps
Analog audio inputs
Ch 1-4 XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Ch 5-6 6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Set to MIC
Input impedance 2.4kohm
Phantom power +48V (+5%,-10%), +10mA/Ch
Standard input level
LOW -51.5dBu
HIGH -75.5dBu
Maximum input level
LOW +3dBu
HIGH -21dBu
MIC input gain 63dB
Set to LINE
Input impedance 10kohm
Standard input level +4dBu
Maximum input level +24dBu
LINE input gain 63dB
Analog audio output
Connector RCA pin jacks
Output impedance 200ohm
Standard output level -10dBV
Maximum output level +6dBV
Connector 6.3mm(1/4")stereo phone jack
Maximum output level 50mW + 50mW (32ohms loaded)
Diameter 35mm
Impedance 8ohm
Maximum output level 500mW
Digital Input/Output
Connector RCA pin jack
Format IEC60958-3(S/PDIF), AES3-2003(AES/EBU)
Single 44.1k/48k Hz
Double 96kHz
Quad 192kHz
Level 0.5 Vp-p typical
Output impedance 75ohm +/-20% unbalance
SYNC Input/Output
Connector RCA pin jack
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED(480Mbps)
Power 8 AA batteries(LR6)
AC100 to 240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption 8W (Phantom power on)
Continuous operation time
Alkaline batteries
About 6:00 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power OFF)
About 4:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power ON)
About 3:30 (Rec:6ch, Phantom power ON)
NI-MH batteries
About 5:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power OFF)
About 4:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power ON)
About 4:00 (Rec:6ch, Phantom power ON)
Lithium batteries
About 11:00 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power OFF)
About 9:30 (Rec:2ch, Phantom power ON)
About 7:30 (Rec:6ch, Phantom power ON)
Dimensions 216.4(W)56(H)188.4(D)mm
Weight 1.4kg(with batteries), 1.2kg(without batteries)
3.1lbs(with batteries), 2.6lbs(without batteries)
Standard accessories AC adaptor, USB cable, Shoulder strap, Owner's manual including warranty card

Audio Performance
Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB (Fs 44.1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/-0.5dB (Fs 48kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
20Hz to 40kHz +0.5/-1.0dB (Fs 96kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
20Hz to 80kHz +0.5/-5.0dB (Fs 192kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT, Input Level=FS-1dB)
Distortion 0.007% (1kHz, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
S/N ratio 100dB (A-Weight, MIC IN to DIGITAL OUT)
100dB (A-Weight, LINE IN to LINE OUT)
EIN -124dBuor less

Computer Compatibility
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)

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Warranty Information

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Additional Information

Table Top
SD Card
Built-in Hard Drive
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