TASCAM says that they have raised the bar with the introduction of the new DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder. This is what they have to say about it...
Designed to meet the demands of today's audio professionals, the newest generation of TASCAM's flagship Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder delivers crystal clear, ultra-high resolution recordings up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution, with an unprecedented 109dB S/N ratio. Ultra-precise, temperature-compensated clocking and high-performance dual-mono AKM "Velvet Sound" converters combine with TASCAM's acclaimed HDDA microphone preamps to deliver the ultimate in pristine, transparent recordings. Coupled with support for SDXC cards up to 128GB, the DR-100mkIII is truly in a class by itself.
"As high-resolution recordings have grown in popularity, audio professionals are demanding higher sample rates and better performance," remarked Jeff Laity, TASCAM Director of Product Marketing. "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. We haven't just added features - we've created an even more powerful, high-precision professional recording tool."
The DR-100mkIII is designed to deliver unparalleled performance, with 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. And the DR-100mkIII's innovative dual battery technology utilizes a built-in Li-ion rechargeable as well as AA batteries, giving you extended recording times and the ability to change batteries on the fly.
"As primarily acoustic players, we're very focused on the quality of our live recordings," observes Geoff Hazelrigg of The Hazelrigg Brothers. "We've tried a number of recording devices over the years, but none have delivered the space, airiness, and sonic clarity of the DR-100mkIII."
Built for real world use, the DR-100mkIII features TASCAM's exclusive Dual Recording Mode, which simultaneously captures a lower level safety track, to safeguard against unexpected source level spikes. And the DR-100mkIII sports TASCAM's legendary durability as well, built on a rugged black aluminum chassis that's road-worthy enough for the most hardcore location duties.
Pricing and Availability: The new TASCAM DR-100mkIII is available now at a street price of $399.99.