Tascam Portacapture X8

SKU: PORTACAPTUREX8

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The Tascam Portacapture X8 is a high-resolution multitrack handheld recorder; with large, configurable condenser capsules and an intuitive touch screen, Portacapture X8 is perfect for almost any field recording application.




 

The Portacapture X8 comes with two high-quality condenser microphones, each with a diameter of 14.6 mm – the largest in the Tascam lineup. Employing a detachable mechanism, both L and R mics can be flexibly attached to and detached from the main unit to form A-B or X-Y mic patterns. The A-B pattern is ideal for creating a wide stereo field and the X-Y pattern provides extra-clear reproduction with reduced phase displacement between both channels. Combined with the dual A/D converter, 32-bit floating point processing and sampling rates up to 192 kHz, these microphones capture everything from the quietest rustle to the loudest spectacle.

 

The large colour touch screen of the Portacapture X8 shows the Launcher which lets you easily select the best audio settings to match your application. Taking advantage of these presets, you have more time to focus on the actual recording without having to struggle with complicated settings. Should you, however, prefer to set everything yourself, the MANUAL app offers you all the possibilities to do so – including a Recording Guide that leads you through the required settings screens.

 

The Portacapture X8 can simultaneously record up to eight audio tracks in total (six individual tracks + stereo mix). Select which inputs are recorded on which tracks, apply noise-gate, compression, EQ and reverb like you would do on a mixing console. The MANUAL app allows you to set levels and stereo positions for each of the six input tracks and create a stereo mix ready to be published as a podcast, vlog, song or other content. For the XLR/TRS inputs, Tascam utilises the in-house-developed HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps enables high-quality audio recording.

 

The Portacapture X8 can be remote-controlled via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (iPad and Android devices) using the optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter and the Portacapture Control app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Play.

 

For more information on the Tascam Portacapture X8, please visit the manufacturer's website.

 

 

Recorder specifications:

• Recording media -microSD card (64 MB – 2 GB) microSDHC card (4–32 GB) microSDXC card (48–512 GB)

• Recording/playback formats - WAV (BWF): 44.1/48/96/192kHz, 16/24 bit or 32 bit float MP3: 44.1/48kHz, 128/192/256/320 kbit/s

• Input channels -6 (maximum)

• Recording tracks - 8 (6 tracks + stereo mix)

 

Analogue audio inputs:

• Mic inputs - 3–6 (balanced) XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)

• 6.3-mm TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)

• (phantom power over XLR only)

• Input impedance - =2.2 kO

• Maximum input level - +2 dBu

• Minimum input level - -75 dBu

• Line inputs 3–6 - XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)

• 6.3-mm TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)

• Input impedance - =9 kO

• Maximum input level - +24 dBu

• Minimum input level - -53 dBu

• Line input (EXT IN, unbalanced) - 3.5-mm stereo mini jack

• Mic inputs 1/2 (unbalanced) - 3.5-mm mini jacks (support plug-in power)

• Input impedance - =85 kO

• Maximum input level - +1 dBV

• Minimum input level - -69 dBV

• Line input (EXT IN, unbalanced) - 3.5-mm stereo mini jack

• Input impedance - =8.5 kO

• Maximum input level - +10 dBV

• Minimum input level - -48 dBV

 

Analogue audio outputs:

• Line output (LINE OUT, unbalanced) - 3.5-mm stereo mini jack

• Output impedance - 200 O

• Nominal output level - -14 dBV

• Maximum output level - +6 dBV

• Headphones output - 3.5-mm stereo mini jack

• Maximum output - 45 mW + 45 mW (THD+N: =0.1%, 32 O load)

• Built-in speaker - 0.4 W (mono)

 

Control inputs/outputs:

• USB Type-C connector

• USB 2.0 High Speed mass storage class

• Bluetooth device connector - For Bluetooth adapter (AK-BT1) only

• Power supply - 4 x AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium-ion)

• USB bus power from a computer AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P520U, sold separately)

• Power consumption - 7.5 W (maximum)  

• Display - 3.5-inch full-colour LCD touchscreen

 

SKU PORTACAPTUREX8
Model # PORTACAPTURE X8
Barcode # 4907034133154
Brand Tascam

1 Year, or 3 Years with FREE warranty registration at https://cmi.com.au/warranty-registration within 30 days or purchase.

 

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