Vendor: Tascam
Description Tascam DR-10X MINI PORTABLE RECORDER FOR XLR MICROPHONE By using the Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you are given with capability to record full-resolution dialog and...
$119.99 $279.99


By using the Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you are given with capability to record full-resolution dialog and speech and skipping the trouble of long cable runs at the same time, and avoiding the confusion of the configuration of a wireless microphone system. It's your choice whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X is capable to be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. That's because to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is built ideal for news gathering, weddings, interviews, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.

Run-and-gun videographers will surely appreciate its ultra-compact form factor and power-up-and-record workflow that is designed for time-sensitive shoots. There's no need to select arm tracks, inputs, or choose channel modes. Connect the DR-10X to your microphone, start recording, and just let it roll for the rest of the day. A single AAA battery is capable to keep it running for up to 10 hours, so all-day gigs won't be a problem. Power the DR-10X with the use of the USB if you need indefinite operating time for sessions that continue on into the night. You don't have to worry about the clipping too. The DR-10X's limiter and auto-level functions are working for the prevention of overloading, and the dual-recording feature makes a safety track at a lower level, at the same time, just in case.

Inconspicuous and Capable

The lightweight DR-10X easily attaches to a handheld microphone for the ideal compact news gathering recording system. A captive XLR connector keeps the DR-10X firmly connected to your microphone, capturing interviews at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz Broadcast WAV resolution. Offload recordings through the micro-USB connection or by removing the microSD card.

Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers

Professionally designed for plug-on connection to an XLR-equipped microphone, the DR-10X comes requiring no cables for operation and is featuring a locking mechanism that is ensuring a secure, stable fit. Since no phantom power is supplied by the DR-10X, it is perfect for use along with handheld dynamic mics or battery-powered shotgun condenser mics mounted on a camera or boompole.

Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output

Connect headphones to the 3.5mm mini-jack output for simple monitoring of file playback or input while recording. The volume is adjustable via side-panel buttons.

Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level

Knowing that filmmakers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume jumps during filming, the DR-10X has several features to prevent distorted audio, and the most secure is dual recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level (-6 dB or -12 dB), as a safety track in case of distortion.

Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss

You can always monitor the battery level on the easy-to-read OLED display. If the battery runs out in the middle of a recording, the unit will automatically save the file before turning off so your take isn't lost. The case is designed so that the batteries can be changed quickly without detaching the recorder from your microphone.

Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion

If the input sound level is too low or too high, an automatic gain control function can increase or decrease the recording volume to an appropriate level. Additionally, the limiter prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. These functions save you from worrying about input levels in situations when there is no second chance.

Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards

The DR-10X is compatible with microSD cards (up to 2GB capacity) and microSDHC cards (up to 32GB capacity). Record in WAV format for uncompressed audio quality, or use MP3 format for extended recording time on your media card. A 2GB card will yield over four hours of mono recording time at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution.

Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously

A single alkaline AAA battery (available separately) will provide up to 10 hours of recording time at 24-bit / 28 kHz resolution. The DR-10X can be operated on disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries, or via USB bus power.

Compact and Lightweight Body

The DR-10X has been designed to be small, light, and unobtrusive. Perfect for news correspondents, documentary subjects, or wedding hosts, the DR-10X won't come between you and the perfect shot. Plus, since it weighs just 2.4 ounces with a battery (available separately), your subject will forget it's even there.

Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use

The recording switch uses a sliding mechanism to prevent accidental use. In addition, the hold function can prevent recording from being stopped by unintentional contact with a button.

WAV and MP3 Formats

The DR-10X has a built-in clock and supports recording to BWF format, which has time information for improved searching, editing, and software compatibility. In addition to WAV and BWF format files, recording and playback of MP3 files is supported.

Additional Features

  • Creates mono or poly WAV files
  • Adjustable recording level
  • Low-cut filter reduces rumble
  • Time track incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording
  • Easy-to-read OLED display
  • Micro-USB port enables easy data exchange with computers
Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks 1
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone None
Built-In Speaker No
Display OLED
Memory Card Support microSD (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 to 32 GB)
Internal Storage None
Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 48 kHz 
Bit Depth 16/24-Bit
Bit Rates 128 to 192 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)
Signal Processing Auto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode No
Recording Time WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hrs 4 Mins per GB (Mono) 
Analog I/O 1 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O None
Phantom Power None
Plug-In Power No
Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-2 dB 
Gain Range +29 dB to +45 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
-31 dBu 
Impedance Mic Inputs:
≥10 kOhms 
SNR Mic Inputs:
≥80 dB 
Power Options Batteries or USB Bus Power
Battery Type 1 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, Mono, without Headphones) 
8 Hours (NiMH, Mono, without Headphones) 
15.5 Hours (Lithium, Mono, without Headphones) 
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 2 x 3.7 x 1.1" / 52 x 94.4 x 28 mm
Weight 2.4 oz / 68.3 g (With Batteries)
2 oz / 56.3 g (Without Batteries)