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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2016, 11:12:57 AM »
I don't get this mkiii.  If it offers sound quality comparable to a sd702 in a smaller package for $500, maybe.  If it is just another tascam for $500, no way. 

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2016, 11:22:37 AM »
I still don't understand why noone has developed a simple 24bit PCM recorder with nothing but a spdif input. It's 2016 and we *still* don't have a simple bit bucket.
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2016, 11:46:49 AM »
2) The use of the 'extra' ADC channels to increase S/N from 103dB to 109dB.  As I see it, this is most important technical performance improvement. I'd have to look it up, but I think that's about the same S/N performance as the two channel Sound Devices recorders. If the recorder actually meets that spec, it means a 24 bit recording made with this machine is capable of encoding something like between 18 and 19 bits worth of actual dynamic range, rather than writing a nominal 24 bit file which contains little more than 16 bits worth of actual signal range along with 12 or so bits of nothing but noise at the bottom just above the least significant bit.

Keep in mind that these dynamic range figures are nearly always A-weighted measures.  Since the unweighted measure will be about 4dB higher, you'd need about 1 fewer bit than the A-weighted measure indicates.  Also, if you use a shaped-noise dither (which as a designer you should), you can digitize a signal with about 2 fewer bits than the A-weighted measure would otherwise indicate.  But managing that dither is annoying, so you record at 24 bit and advertise it as a feature.

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2016, 05:12:16 PM »
interesting feature set. Too bad it's made by Tascam!  :-\
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2016, 12:30:09 AM »
I still don't understand why noone has developed a simple 24bit PCM recorder with nothing but a spdif input. It's 2016 and we *still* don't have a simple bit bucket.
Ten years ago, that would have been a reasonable idea. A manufacturer isn't going to make a unit just for the folks still using a V3.
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2016, 04:18:41 PM »
Tascam USA now has the webpage up for the DR-100mkiii:

http://tascam.com/product/DR-100mkIII/overview/

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2016, 02:29:17 AM »
guys, please answer. Can you set whether you want to use line or mic using XLR connection. In the old Tascam Dr100 MK II, you had a switch which let you choose mic or line in.

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Is this possible with the new unit? Thanks

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2016, 04:08:26 PM »
Mic is for microphone level input signals and Line is for Line level ie from an instrument such as an electric guitar.  Different amounts of gain are used for each setting.l

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2016, 08:59:59 AM »
Looks like the digital adapter cable is a simple 3.5mm mono plug to the rca female. Less esoteric than the adapter for the DR100mk2.
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2016, 09:26:38 AM »
B&H has the unit for $399.  Haven't looked for an "approved card" list yet :laugh:

Edit: tested media list is at the bottom of the Specs page on the Tascam website.  Mostly Sandisk.
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2016, 12:06:57 PM »
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2016, 05:05:20 PM »
B&H has the unit for $399.  Haven't looked for an "approved card" list yet :laugh:

Edit: tested media list is at the bottom of the Specs page on the Tascam website.  Mostly Sandisk.

It's good to see that they actually have that list ready to go at product release, unlike the 70D.
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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2016, 07:51:35 PM »
Yes, give them credit for publishing the list of approved cards upon release of the DR100mkiii and for making the screen bigger so hopefully it will be easier to monitor input levels.

 

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2016, 08:13:17 PM »
Ordered one as well, will put up test results once I get it

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Re: TASCAM DR-100mkIII NEW Unreleased Recorder
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2016, 10:17:31 AM »
Hello -   I just got my new recorder and am very impressed by the functionality. I never had a desire for a dr100 series recorder until this one.
 The owners manual is close to worthless though. The menu system is pretty intuitive but there is one setting I don't understand. On the i/o page
there is a selection marked a/d filter. I understand that it is the analog/digital filter. The four selections for that are FIR1, FIR2, SHORT DELAY1 and
SHORT DELAY2. What does this mean and which selection should I use? Thanks for your help.

 

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