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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2015, 12:58:37 AM »
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2015, 10:37:42 AM »
Every time (not to often) I record an audience and sbd matrix there is a latency between the audience and sbd sources.  Should there not be a delay setting for each channel?  Am I missing a setting or something on the 680 mki? 
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2015, 10:52:33 AM »
Every time (not to often) I record an audience and sbd matrix there is a latency between the audience and sbd sources.  Should there not be a delay setting for each channel?  Am I missing a setting or something on the 680 mki?

There's no setting to adjust delay.

What do you mean, latency? Just the fact that the audience mics are farther back from the stage?

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2015, 11:22:33 AM »
Yes. Takes longer for the sound to travel through the air to the AUD mics than the electrical signal through the wires from the on-stage mics.

There is no delay available to compensate for that built into the DR-680 mrkI or mrkII.  Wish there was though. The three features lacking on the 680 are, in my opinion: independent polarity-inversion, EQ, and delay controls for each channel. 
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2015, 11:30:01 AM »
I'm on vacation and using the most recent firmware feature to rebuild multichannel takes of files transferred back to the machine intended for multichannel playback. 

No problem renaming and transferring 4 channel recordings made with a DR2d to the 680 and rebuilding the takes.  The files play as simultaneous multichannel recordings instead of sequential individual files.

However there are a couple quirks:
1) No ability to set, erase or use markers 
2) Time display works, but no 'progress bar' indication of current playtback location within the file.
3) Scrub wheel does not work for moving within the file.  Held FFW/RWD buttons work to move within the file, but it takes a while to move through a two hour file set to find something near the end that way.
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2015, 11:37:41 AM »
Yeah, Gutbucket explained it better for me.
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2015, 03:56:05 PM »
I'm sure it's been covered here before but I am stuck on an older slow computer.... I apologize in advance for being lazy:

Can some one tell me what the 12 v DC in power tip is for this deck?  I believe it is a "C" tip would that be 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm? or larger, smaller?

Can someone direct me to a link of where I can purchase a right angle soldier-able power tip?

I need to make a couple of cables for batteries and want to ensure a sun positive fit for the power cable. I had some issues with the cable and tip that came supplied with my Naztech batteries.

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2015, 04:04:46 PM »
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2015, 11:32:25 AM »
Per Ted's great list, the correct tip is " M "
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2015, 06:11:56 PM »
Question for the board: I supply 12V power to the DR-680 using a Naztech PB15000.  According to the DR-680 owner's manual, "If power is available from both batteries and the AC adaptor, the power is supplied by the AC adaptor."  If I stock the unit with 8 AA batteries and also use the Naztech to provide 12V power, and the Naztech runs out of power, will the internal AA's automatically kick in and power the unit?  Or do I need to change a value/flip a switch to force the unit to use the internal AA batteries?

Though I don't foresee an issue with the Naztech, I am a little concerned about its battery life.  I will be running two sets of condensers and providing 48V Phantom power to each (and recording at 24/96) for the upcoming Dead & Co. show in St. Louis.  The last thing I want is to run out of juice mid-show.

Any input and guidance is greatly appreciated.

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2015, 06:18:41 PM »
It automatically switches to the AA's when the external power is cut.

At least as long as everything is working normally.  I just found a few days ago that mine does not recognize the AA's, and only operates on external power.  Haven't looked very far into the issue yet though.
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2015, 06:27:40 PM »
Gotchya, thanks man!

Good luck with the unit. :)
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2015, 01:48:32 PM »
Has anyone encountered any problems running a 680 at 9v? have run both my 680 and fp24 off the same battery at 12v with no problems, but I picked up a digital pre (UA-5) that utilizes 9v power. My battery can do 9v as well, so I'm intrigued.... Thanks in advance everyone!
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2015, 02:58:22 PM »
Has anyone encountered any problems running a 680 at 9v? have run both my 680 and fp24 off the same battery at 12v with no problems, but I picked up a digital pre (UA-5) that utilizes 9v power. My battery can do 9v as well, so I'm intrigued.... Thanks in advance everyone!

many users report no issues running the 680 on 9v; I have done so myself.  but remember that the ua5 runs off reverse polarity when configuring your cables...

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2015, 05:45:44 PM »
When running a stepped gain pre do people leave the 680 levels at 0, or does anyone here suggest doing minor  adjustments to even the levels in the 680?

 

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