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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2014, 03:50:13 PM »
I've had mine since September, 11 shows, with no problems and very pleased with how it performs and sound.  However, I've not tried any playback on the unit.  After a show I plug it into my pc at home and transfer the files. 

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2014, 04:03:02 PM »
I've had mine since September, 11 shows, with no problems and very pleased with how it performs and sound.  However, I've not tried any playback on the unit.  After a show I plug it into my pc at home and transfer the files.
ditto to the above. I have used it and it was very easy to figure out. To transfer the files, I just take the SD card out of the deck and put it in my card reader as it is faster than plugging the deck into my pc. I too have never tried playback.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2014, 04:11:00 PM »
What bit depth / sample rate were the files you were playing back?

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2014, 04:36:43 PM »

I always record at 24 bit/44.1 kHz.

It froze up while fast forwarding in the car on the road home after a show. Had to be shut down then seemed fine.

When I forward or rewind through a file it locks up the meters and freezes for a second or two before restarting playback.

Not a huge deal since I don't have to use it for playback but sometimes I plug it into my "critical listening" playback system when my laptop  is busy in another room.
It makes me wonder if my SD cards are getting long in the tooth or something.

Overall I'm really thrilled with how it sounds/performs especially for the price. I paid $1200 for my Busman R4 years ago...

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2015, 01:04:50 PM »
It makes me wonder if my SD cards are getting long in the tooth or something.
That could be a possibility and the most logical place to look first.  Here are the SD cards Tascam has tested on the 60D (scroll to the bottom): 

http://tascam.com/product/dr-60d/specifications/

One would assume their testing would have included playing back files with those cards.  I picked up a couple of the Lexar cards @ B&H when they had some good sale prices going on. 

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2015, 11:33:23 AM »
I've only used mine for 3 shows so far but i'm very happy with it.  I've had good luck playing shows out of the line out into my house stereo but i've only listened to the whole show.  I did not try fast forwarding but now I will for fun and see who it acts.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2015, 12:21:58 PM »
It makes me wonder if my SD cards are getting long in the tooth or something.
That could be a possibility and the most logical place to look first.  Here are the SD cards Tascam has tested on the 60D (scroll to the bottom): 

http://tascam.com/product/dr-60d/specifications/

One would assume their testing would have included playing back files with those cards.  I picked up a couple of the Lexar cards @ B&H when they had some good sale prices going on.

The Lexar cards have been working like a champ for me in the -60D (and the R-44, for that matter).  I picked up a 3-pack of the 16GB ones last year (HERE) but I see no reason why the 32GB cards wouldn't work just as well.

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2015, 12:03:02 PM »
We have a external battery that we bought for a phone at one point and I'm curious if it will be ok to run my DR-60D with both channels of phantom running.  It's one of these: http://www.powerpractical.com/product/lithium-4400-battery-bank

I think my GF's parents bought it for her and one point but she never uses it.  It says it puts out 5V @ 1A. 

I don't really know anything about external power so I'm just curious if it's worth buying something else (this one appears to powering it fine as I'm testing it right now).

edit: I guess my main question is a. is this unit giving less power than some of the others mentioned? and b. if it is, would that have detrimental effects on the functioning of the unit (quality of audio, level of sound floor, etc...) other than battery life?
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2015, 12:29:35 PM »
We have a external battery that we bought for a phone at one point and I'm curious if it will be ok to run my DR-60D with both channels of phantom running.  It's one of these: http://www.powerpractical.com/product/lithium-4400-battery-bank

I think my GF's parents bought it for her and one point but she never uses it.  It says it puts out 5V @ 1A. 

I don't really know anything about external power so I'm just curious if it's worth buying something else (this one appears to powering it fine as I'm testing it right now).

edit: I guess my main question is a. is this unit giving less power than some of the others mentioned? and b. if it is, would that have detrimental effects on the functioning of the unit (quality of audio, level of sound floor, etc...) other than battery life?
that should work, you need 5v/1amp which the specs say it is
Should power the unit for approx 3.5 hrs based on my 10k mah battery life with 48v
Keep in mind if you have aa inside too that it will switch over if need be so combined you would have like 5hrs plus
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2015, 12:31:38 PM »
Great, thanks!
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2015, 02:40:48 PM »

Anyone running a preamp into channels 3/4?

If so where are you setting your gain knob on the front?

I plan to run a pre for 3/4 and use the 1/2 for SBD patches when available. The places that I've asked for a patch lately only have XLR matrix outs.

Or run two sets of mics sometimes for shits and giggles.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2015, 02:45:38 PM »

Anyone running a preamp into channels 3/4?

If so where are you setting your gain knob on the front?

I plan to run a pre for 3/4 and use the 1/2 for SBD patches when available. The places that I've asked for a patch lately only have XLR matrix outs.

Or run two sets of mics sometimes for shits and giggles.

You want to calibrate your pre to your deck at -20dbfs. Then just use you pre gain going forward.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2015, 02:46:44 PM »
Anyone running a preamp into channels 3/4?

I plan to run a pre for 3/4 and use the 1/2 for SBD patches when available. The places that I've asked for a patch lately only have XLR matrix outs.

I ran exactly this recently. SBD > XLR> 1/2 and Mics > Aerco > 3/4.
Even with the gain setting the LOW and knobs way down, channels 3/4 were running hot. I also ran into the M10 and was able to mix the two in post. Would applying a gain reduction in the "mixer" of the 60D remedy this? Or should I just use attenuators?

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2015, 02:57:02 PM »
I ran exactly this recently. SBD > XLR> 1/2 and Mics > Aerco > 3/4.
Even with the gain setting the LOW and knobs way down, channels 3/4 were running hot. I also ran into the M10 and was able to mix the two in post. Would applying a gain reduction in the "mixer" of the 60D remedy this? Or should I just use attenuators?

Were you running mic-in or line-in on 3/4? 
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2015, 03:01:57 PM »
Were you running mic-in or line-in on 3/4?

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