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Tascam Portacapture X8 Multi-Recorder

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Tascam Portacapture X8 Multi-Recorder

New generation high-res Multi-track Handheld Recorder

"The Portacapture X8 isTASCAMs New Generation High Resolution Adaptive Multi-Recorder.Featuring 192kHz/ 32-bit floating point recording technology for highest audio quality. Combined with the recorder’s intuitive Launcher system and the incorporated 3.5-inch color touch panel display, the Portacapture X8 provides users with more time to focus on the actual recording without having to struggle with complicated settings. It uses an app-like set of configurations that optimize the unit for various recording tasks, including multitrack recording, voice capture for interviews, podcasts, music recording, field recording, and ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) for capturing those unusual / sensory related sounds. The Portacapture X8 comes with two large 14.6mm diameter built-in condenser microphones. With the TASCAM developed HDDA mic preamps, these microphones are well suited for high quality audio recording and can easy be set for A-B and X-Y microphone patterns.

The TASCAM Portacapture X8 provides a wealth of DSP capability that include Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Noise Gate, Reverb, Auto Gain Control, and more. Wireless remote control is possible via the TASCAM Portacapture Control using the optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth dongle with your Android or iOS device.

With its 2 built-in large format stereo mics, 4 XLR inputs with support for both mic and line-level, AUX-IN, LINE OUT, and CAMERA IN/OUT terminals, the Portacapture X8 provides an abundance of IN/OUT choices for multiple recording scenarios. The 3.5mm CAMERA EXT/IN connector also supports audio input of wireless microphones and more. Additionally, the Portacapture X8 is equipped with a CAMERA/LINE output with an attenuation function that allows for sending audio to external devices such as cameras.

Together with its multitrack record capability of 8 tracks (6 tracks plus 2 mix) and its 8-IN / 2-OUT USB Type C audio interface with support for USB bus power, the Portacapture X8 is a full-featured powerful handheld recorder both on its own or with a computer. Audio monitoring is possible via either the unit’s headphone output or the built-in speaker and the recorder also provides both mark and slate tone functions. Supported recording media includes micro SD, micro SDHC, and micro SDXC cards up to 512GB capacity.

Features

  • Recording applications such as basic multi-track recording, podcasting, music, voice (interviews, vlog), field recording, ASMR and more
  • Detachable 14.6mm large-diaphragm condenser mics for both A-B position and X-Y position
  • 4 XLR/TRS locking combo jack MIC/LINE inputs with individual phantom power supply (24V/48V) and in-house-developed HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
  • multi-track recording 1tracks (6 tracks + 2 mix)
  • Includes 8-in/2-out USB audio interface function
  • Internal mics can be used as a USB audio source
  • Internal recording to SD card is available while the unit is functioning in USB audio
  • Equipped with a variety of functions such as low-cut filter, compressor, limiter, auto-gain control, reverb and noise gate
  • Dual recording mode enables each track to be recorded with a different file format
  • CAMERA/EXT input allows audio recorded on a camera to be monitored and also supports audio input of wireless microphones and more
  • CAMERA/LINE output with attenuation function allows for sending audio to external devices like cameras, etc.
  • Audio monitoring is possible with either headphone output or the built-in speaker
  • Supports micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC (up to 512GB) recording media
  • Equipped with a Mark function and slate tone function
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520U)

  • Portacapture X8
  • Included mics × 1 (left/right pair)
  • AA alkaline batteries × 4
  • Owner's Manual(including warranty) × 1
  • TASCAM ID registration guide × 1
  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (64MB to 512 GB)
  • Recording/playback formats: Wave Files (BWF) 44,1/48/96/192 kHz
  • Input Channels: 6
  • Max. Recordable tracks:8 tracks (6 track + Stereo Mix)
  • Analoge Audio inputs/ outputs
  • Mic inputs (balanced)
  • Input jacks 3–6(input set to “MIC”)
  • Connectors:
  • XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  • 6.3mm (1/4”) standard TRS jacksInput
  • (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  • Note: phantom power supported by XLR only
  • Input impedance: 2.2kΩ or higher
  • Maximum input level: +2 dBu
  • Minimum input level: -75dBu
  • Input jacks 3–6(Input set to “LINE”)
  • Connectors:
  • XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  • 6.3mm (1/4”) standard TRS jacksInput
  • (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  • Impedance: 9kΩ or higher
  • Nominal input level: +4 dBu (GAIN:min)
  • Maximum input level: +24 dBu
  • Minimum input level: -53dBu
  • Line input (unbalanced): EXT IN jack
  • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
  • Inputimpedance: 8.5kΩ or higher
  • Nominal input level: -10dBV (GAIN:min)
  • Maximum input level: +10 dBV
  • Minimum input level: -48 dBV
  • Analog audio output
  • Line output (unbalanced): LINE OUT jack
  • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
  • Output impedance: 200Ω
  • Nominal output level: -14dBV
  • Maximum output level: +6 dBV
  • Note: 0dBV=1Vrms, 0dBu=0.775Vrms
  • Headphone output: headphone jack
  • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
  • Maximum output:
  • 45 mW + 45 mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω load)
  • Built-in speaker: 0.4 W (mono)
  • Control input/output ratings
  • USB port
  • Connector: USB Type-C
  • Format:
  • USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
  • Bluetooth device connector
  • For Bluetooth adapter (AK-BT1) only
  • Audio performance
  • Frequency response
  • Input jacks 1–6and EXT IN jack
  • 20Hz –20kHz at 48kHz: +0/-0.3dB (JEITA)
  • 20 Hz –60 kHz at 192 kHz: +0/-2.5 dB (JEITA)
  • S/N ratio
  • Input jacks 1–2
  • (20kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighting)
  • 101dB (48kHz)
  • 104dB (192kHz)
  • Input jacks 3–6, EXT IN jack
  • (20kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighting)
  • 102dB (48kHz)
  • 105dB (192 kHz)
  • Total harmonic distortion ratio (THD+N)
  • (1kHz sine, -5 dBFS input,GAIN:min,20kHz SPCL LPF)
  • Input jacks 1–2: 0.005%
  • Input jacks 3–6 (LINE IN): 0.008%
  • Input jacks 3–6 (MIC IN): 0.006%
  • Note: JEITA indicates conformance to JEITA CP-2150
  • Power
  • Power
  • 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH or Lithium-ion)
  • USB bus power from a computer
  • TASCAM PS-P520U AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Power consumption
  • 7.5 W (maximum)
  • Dimensions
  • 83 x 205.6 x 41.5mm (W× H× D, including protrusions)
  • Weight
  • 472g/381g (with/without batteries)
  • Operating temperature range
  • 0–40ºC
  • Battery operation time (continuous operation) (h:m:s)
  • Using alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)
  • Included Mics, phantom power off, Stereo WAV -recording; 44,1kHz 24-bit recording POWER SAVE MODE on 11:00:00
  • Included Mics and Input 5/6, Phantom power used, Stereo-WAV-Recording; 44,1 kHz / 24 Bit; POWER SAVE MODE on 05:30:00
  • Using Ni-MH battery (eneloop)
  • Included Mics, phantom power off, Stereo WAV -recording; 44,1kHz 24-bit recording POWER SAVE MODE on 09:30:00
  • Included Mics and Input 5/6, Phantom power used, Stereo-WAV-Recording; 44,1 kHz / 24 Bit; POWER SAVE MODE on 05:30:00
  • Using lithium-ion batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
  • Included Mics, phantom power off, Stereo WAV -recording; 44,1kHz 24-bit recording POWER SAVE MODE on 18:00:00
  • Included Mics and Input 5/6, Phantom power used, Stereo-WAV-Recording; 44,1 kHz / 24 Bit; POWER SAVE MODE on 10:00:00
  • Note: When using phantom power, the operation time might be reduced depending on the mic being used.

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