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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 07:43:44 PM »
Hot Dang Digital Awesomeness!
or some such mostly meaningless marketing term I'm sure.
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 07:50:55 PM »
Blurb from the B&H page-

For audio quality, the recorder features High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamplifiers, each with a differential amplification circuit that has been optimized for sound while providing an optional +48V phantom power for use with condenser microphones.
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 11:27:49 PM »
It says the DR70 has the HDDA preamps as well, in the overview on the B & H site.
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 11:06:56 AM »
The Tascam rep has posted a couple of things about the 680mkii.  One said:  "The main audio improvement in the DR-680mkII comes from the upgraded op-amp, including better EIN (lower noise)." 

Another quote from the 680 thread:  "Somebody asked about op-amps on the mkII.
The mkII uses a better sounding op-amp compared to the mkI.   (BA2115 instead of BA4580)
Only the DR-70D has the NE5532 op-amp.

I thought I mentioned this before, but the Headphone knob is improved on the mkII as well - better taper and finer control."
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 02:20:08 PM »


Anybody know what HDDA mic preamps are?  I assume that's what they put into the HS-P82?

The HS-P82 apparently has what Tascam is calling Ultra-HDDA which are the NE5532 op amps. Interesting that the DR-70d has the same preamps as the HS-P82. No wonder people like that new little recorder.

They don't say this on the HS-P82 product page but on the USB2x2 page they mention it has the same op amps as the HS-P82 and then say it has NE5532.

  http://www.tascam.eu/en/us-2x2.html
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 02:20:16 PM »
I wonder if the firmware of the MKII can be installed on the original MKI, since it looks like the hardware (except the op amps) is the same -
that way we could have some of the long asked features (file counter reset) on the DR680, but Tascam decided that it was better to release a new machine instead of releasing new firmware with these features

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 05:37:58 PM »
That is an interesting question.  Unless Tascam releases it as firmware update to the 680, I wouldn't want to be the first to take a chance on it since the mkii can use the larger capacity cards which the 680 can't.   

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 05:06:49 PM »
All of the DR series firmware updates are product-locked, and generally locked against downgrades.

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 07:40:49 PM »
All of the DR series firmware updates are product-locked, and generally locked against downgrades.

No offense - but is it just a matter of jailbreaking?

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 08:04:48 PM »
Tomuo

Can the 680 be linked with the 680mkii or can you only link two of the same model?  I would think existing 680 owners would be excited if the mkii could be linked with the 680.

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2015, 01:49:04 PM »
All of the DR series firmware updates are product-locked, and generally locked against downgrades.

No offense - but is it just a matter of jailbreaking?

Somebody with a dev kit for this Blackfin stuff must know...
"Jailbreaking" only makes sense for a product series that has features that can be enabled/disabled programatically.  The mkII changes are are inter-mingled with each other, so end up being dependent on the hardware.   To make the software feature list othogonal would be more work.
We have had an Anti reverse-engineering policy for ever.  The reason is more pragmatic than philosophical.

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 01:50:40 PM »
Tomuo

Can the 680 be linked with the 680mkii or can you only link two of the same model?  I would think existing 680 owners would be excited if the mkii could be linked with the 680.

I don't see a restriction against this in the hardware of software, should work fine.

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2015, 03:06:46 PM »
Tom,

Thanks for dropping by and answering questions.

I'm quite likely to get one of the mkIIs
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