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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #255 on: June 23, 2020, 11:29:13 AM »
F8 and F8N feature timecode but no word-clock.  I don't believe they can be clock-linked/cascaded.  Maybe share transport controls using timecode or the remote app which is IOS only (I've not used either of those features).

Its most important to consider the features critical for the way you want to work. I used to clock-link 680 + R44, or both 680s together to get 10 to 12 clock sync'd channels, but decided I don't really need to do that anymore. Other than recording SBD to a separate 2ch recorder for syncing later, I've not used more than 8ch myself since going to the F8. 

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #256 on: June 23, 2020, 11:37:33 AM »
Its most important to consider the features critical for the way you want to work.

That's the key point.

If I was definitely limited to 8 channels, the F8 would probably be a great choice, especially since it has 8 mic inputs as opposed to the 680's 6. It looks like a very impressive machine.

But...I'm not always limited to 8 channels. Even if I was most of the time, there are still times when I'm not, in which case the F8 would be, if not useless, far from ideal.

That's the name of the game when it comes to these digital recorders. While different machines can be superficially very similar, there can be make or break features on some for some people.

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #257 on: June 23, 2020, 12:03:04 PM »
Bingo!
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #258 on: April 05, 2021, 03:22:08 PM »
Just curious, when did Tascam discontinue the DR680mkII?

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #259 on: April 05, 2021, 03:35:41 PM »
Just curious, when did Tascam discontinue the DR680mkII?

Not sure, but this time two years ago several retailers were showing it as discontinued or unavailable. TEAC claimed at the time they didn't know why retailers were showing that.

Looks like it was marked as discontinued on their site sometime between August 2020:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200805050928if_/https://tascam.com/us/product/dr-680mkii/top

And October 2020:

https://web.archive.org/web/20201024121205/https://tascam.com/us/product/dr-680mkii/top

Possibly still available outside of the Americas? Still on their European site:

https://www.tascam.eu/en/dr-680mkii.html

And seemingly still available at Thomann:

https://www.thomannmusic.com/tascam_dr_680_mkii.htm

And while the HS-P82 still shows up on Tascam's site:

https://tascam.com/us/product/hs-p82/top

B&H claims it's discontinued:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/657379-REG/Tascam_HS_P82_HS_P82_8_Channel_Field_Audio.html

 

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