Tascam introduces DR-100mkIII recorder

Tascam has revealed its latest portable recording solution – the DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder.

The newest generation of Tascam’s flagship Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder delivers ‘ultra-high resolution’ recordings up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution with an 109dB S/N ratio.

High-performance dual-mono AKM "Velvet Sound" converters combined with Tascam’s HDDA microphone preamps deliver the ultimate in pristine, transparent recordings, according to the company. It also supports SDXC cards up to 128GB.

"The DR-100 series has always been the handheld recorder of choice for serious location recording and sound design, and we knew we’d have to do a lot to improve upon that,” remarked Jeff Laity, Tascam director of product marketing. “We haven’t just added features – we’ve created an even more powerful, high-precision professional recording tool."

The DR-100mkIII makes use of dual stereo mics in both AB and omnidirectional patterns for maximum versatility, two XLR/combo jacks, switchable phantom power, and a dedicated input level control for fast, tactile operation. The recorder’s dual battery technology utilises a built-in Li-ion rechargeable as well as AA batteries, granting extended recording times and the ability to change batteries on the fly.

The DR-100mkIII also features the company’s exclusive Dual Recording Mode, which simultaneously captures a lower level safety track, to safeguard against unexpected source level spikes.

The new Tascam DR-100mkIII is available now at a street price of $399.99.