Tascam Intros DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder


Tascam has introduced a new pro digital audio recorder, the DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder.

The Tascam DR-100mkIII delivers recordings up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution, with a 109dB S/N ratio, on SDXC cards up to 128GB.

“As high-resolution recordings have grown in popularity, audio professionals are demanding higher sample rates and better performance,” says Tascam’s Jeff Laity. “The DR-100 series has always been the handheld recorder of choice for serious location recording and sound design, and we knew we’d have to do a lot to improve upon that. We haven’t just added features – we’ve created an even more powerful, high-precision professional recording tool.”

The DR-100mkIII offers dual stereo mics, in both AB and omnidirectional patterns for maximum versatility, two XLR/combo jacks, switchable phantom power, and a dedicated input level control for fast, tactile operation. And the DR-100mkIII’s innovative dual battery technology utilizes a built-in Li-ion rechargeable as well as AA batteries, giving you extended recording times and the ability to change batteries on the fly.

The DR-100mkIII also features Tascam’s Dual Recording Mode, which simultaneously captures a lower level safety track, to safeguard against unexpected source level spikes.

Pricing and Availabilty

The new Tascam DR-100mkIII is available now at a street price of $399.99.

7 thoughts on “Tascam Intros DR-100mkIII Handheld Digital Stereo Recorder

  1. Interesting to see the XLR with 48 volt power supply
    Wonder what battery life is like using it., nice thing is the dual power

    1. It an awfully clever idea to include dual power supplies. Note that the times on the chart are for 16/44.1. Still, they’re impressive for the internal rechargeable battery.

      Would be cool if you could do 4 tracks at 16/44.1.

      1. But it seems as if they just wanted to release a new recorder to stay in picture. Second backup battery (like 633) and dual channel recording (like F8) is nothing very special. I’m sure it sounds like all the other Tascam gear. If I were in a need of compact recorder I’d invest a bit more and get PCM D100 which also records DSD. Phantom power is nothing very special and if people need it, they can always attach special phantom power unit to something that lacks XLR.
        Its main competitor is H4, I guess Olympus LS100 is level up with its 4 channel recording possibility.

  2. I have the Tascam DR-100mkII. I got it because it is
    about the only recorder of its size and price point that
    has digital inputs (SPID/F) and I have a tube pre with
    digital out that I wanted to use as a front end. It’s a great
    recorder and I love it. That said, looking at the specs briefly,
    I’m not sure what the differences between the MkII and the MkIII
    are. Any clues?

  3. Ah, I found some of the differences at the bottom of the
    page. Bigger screen, dual (MP3/Wav) recording, some new
    hardware controls for common functions, and something
    I’m not sure I completely understand under the title of
    “extended recording feature”.

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