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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #165 on: October 23, 2017, 10:10:30 PM »
I took my deck out for use the first time this past weekend. Important lesson I learned: If the power source runs out, the unit will not detect it and write the files before shutting down. Instead, it will shut down and your filles will float off into digital never land. :banging head:
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #166 on: October 23, 2017, 10:51:05 PM »
The file size limit for WAV is 4 GB, although many recorders split at 2 GB. As I recall, this is a holdover from older FAT systems. Some recorders, such as the Marantz PMD-620/661 and SD MixPre-3/6 (and the 7-series, I think) and others, allow 4 GB splits...
One way to get longer files without exceeding the 4GB limit is to record in "dual mono" instead of stereo for each track pair. Then each mono file can go over four hours at 24 bit, before it hits the limit and requires a new file...
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #167 on: January 07, 2018, 02:25:32 AM »
I find the headphone monitoring level to be quite low - for my old ears anyway.
Does anyone have a simple and easy solution I could try?

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #168 on: January 07, 2018, 08:04:15 AM »
I find the headphone monitoring level to be quite low - for my old ears anyway.
Does anyone have a simple and easy solution I could try?

Thanks for any thoughts.
Mark

I think it's just a weak headphone output, unfortunately.  I have to crank mine when monitoring with my Etymotic in-ears.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #169 on: January 07, 2018, 09:13:53 AM »
Yes, it is a very weak output from the HP out.

I need to keep the headphone out maxed when recording dialogue at -18~-12 to get above ambient noise levels. If I am in a noisy environment I sometimes need to connect the line out to my MixPre and use the HP out from that.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #170 on: January 07, 2018, 10:03:50 AM »
You could try a cheap external hp amp in between dr70d and phones
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #171 on: January 07, 2018, 03:51:41 PM »
Thanks for the responses.
I will look up some portable headphone amps.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 8)
« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2018, 08:36:55 PM »
For headphone monitoring, I use this:

https://www.amazon.com/TOPPING-NX2-Ultra-Portable-Amplifier/dp/B00T5I60QQ

It is slim, rechargeable, sounds good and has enough power for field monitoring. I have it Velcro'ed to the top of my recorder with a short mini cable running from "line out" on the 70 to the input of the Topping:



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