TASCAM releases flagship DR-701D audio recorder for DSLR cameras

23rd March 2016 – Watford – TASCAM, the brand synonymous with professional recording products, has released the flagship six-channel DR-701D audio recorder for DSLR cameras. Following the success of the DR-70D, the DR-701D includes excellent new features such as HDMI in and out, video clock to prevent misalignment of sound and picture and a cascade feature for additional track recording.

dr-701dThe ideal portable audio system for video production, the DR-701D allows four mic inputs to be recorded and mixed to a stereo track for a total of six track recording. For users wanting additional track recording, a cascade feature enables multiple units to be connected using the HDMI in/out.

Using the HDMI input and output, the video clock allows for the DR-701D’s internal clock to be synchronised with the camera, ensuring the sound and picture files will not drift out of sync. Simply pressing the record button on the camera sends a trigger to the DR-701D to begin audio recording, ensuring missed takes are a thing of the past and making single-operator shooting much easier. The built-in SMPTE timecode also stores time data in recorded audio files for ease of use.

Featuring four XLR/TRS inputs supporting phantom power (+24V/+48V), in addition to HDMI in and out and 3.5mm stereo mini input, the DR-701D allows for a wide range of setups to cater for any environment or project. The High-quality HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) Mic Preamps have increased in quality since the DR-70D and now boasts an equivalent input noise of -124 dBu or better. Each input has a limiter and a five-stage low-cut filter can be adjusted to cut undesirable low frequencies such as wind noise.

Another advantage for filmmakers is the lightweight yet rugged magnesium alloy chassis, ensuring that the DR-701D will withstand everyday use whilst also being light and compact for practicality. The DR-701D’s versatility allows it to be set up in a manner of ways; attached between a tripod and camera, attached to the top of a camera using a shoe mount, or used simply as a standalone recorder by attaching a strap to the red handles for easy operation.

Tracks can be recorded up to 24-bit/192kHz quality to SD, SDHC or SDXC card, with up to 128GB cards supported. In addition to operation using 4x AA batteries, the DR-701D supports power from a mobile battery via the mini-B USB port.

The DR-701D is available in the UK now, priced at £499 inc. VAT.



Recording media SD card (64 MB − 2 GB)

SDHC card (4–32 GB)

SDXC card (48–128 GB)

Recording and playback formats WAV: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 16/24 bit

BWF: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 16/24 bit

Number of input channels 4 maximum (44.1/48/96 kHz)

2 maximum (192 kHz)

Number of recording channels 6 maximum (44.1/48/96 kHz)

2 maximum (192 kHz)

Analogue audio inputs and outputs  
IN 1–4 combo jacks XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)

(XLR jacks can provide phantom power)

6.3-mm standard TRS jacks

(Tip = HOT, Ring = COLD, Sleeve = GND)

Input gain set to LOW, MID, HI or HI+  
Input impedance 2 kΩ
Phantom Power 48 V ±4 V (10 mA/channel) or

24 V ±4 V (10 mA/channel)

Maximum input level +4 dBu
Minimum input level –72 dBu
Mic input gain (input level knob at maximum) LOW: +20dB

MID: +40dB

HI: +52dB

HI+: +64dB

Input gain set to LINE  
Input impedance 10 kΩ or higher
Nominal input level +4 dBu
Maximum input level +24 dBu
Additional input (EXT IN 1/2) 3.5-mm stereo mini jack (can provide plug-in power)
Input impedance 10 kΩ
Maximum input level +10 dBV
Minimum input level −50 dBV
Mic input gain (input level knob at maximum) LOW: +3 dB

MID: +11 dB

HI: +26 dB

HI+: +38 dB

Camera input 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10 kΩ
Nominal input level –10 dBV
Maximum input level +6 dBV
Headphones output (PHONES) 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Maximum output power 50 mW + 50 mW
Camera output 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 Ω
Nominal output level –44 dBV
Maximum output level +6 dBV
Notes: The maximum input level is the level that the input knob can be adjusted and a digital full-scale (0 dBFS) signal can be input without distorting. The minimum input level is the level that the input knob can be adjusted and a −20 dBFS signal can be input.
Line output (LINE OUT) 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 Ω
Nominal output level –14 dBV
Maximum output level +6 dBV
Other inputs and outputs  
HDMI input/output (HDMI IN/OUT) Type-A receptacle
USB connector Micro-B connector
Format USB 2.0 High Speed, mass storage class
Timecode input (TIME CODE IN) BNC
Input signal voltage range 0.5–5 Vpp
Input impedance 10 kΩ
Format SMPTE 12M-1999 compliant
REMOTE connector 2.5-mm TRS micro jack
Audio performance  
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz +0.5/−1 dB (LINE IN to LINE OUT, Fs 48 kHz, JEITA)

20 Hz – 40 kHz +0.5/−1 dB (LINE IN to LINE OUT, Fs 96 kHz, JEITA)

20 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5/−5 dB (LINE IN to LINE OUT, Fs 192 kHz, JEITA)

Distortion 0.007 % or less

(Mic input to LINE OUT, −10 dBu input, Fs 44.1/48/96/192 kHz, JEITA)

S/N ratio 100 dB or more

(Line or Mic input to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1/48/96/192 kHz, JEITA)

Equivalent input noise (EIN) −124 dBu or less
Power supply and other specifications  
Power supply 4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)

AC adapter (Tascam PS-P515U, sold separately) or USB connection

External battery pack (Tascam BP-6AA, sold separately)

Power consumption 6.5 W (maximum)
Current consumption (USB connection) 1.3 A (maximum)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 169 mm × 57 mm × 114 mm (with camera adapter attached)
Weight 654 g (including batteries)

561 g (excluding batteries)

Permissible operating temperature range 0–40 °C



Suites 19 & 20, Building 6
Hatters Lane
Croxley Green Business Park
WD18 8TE

Tel: 0845 1302511
Email: info@tascam.co.uk

Notes for Editors

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TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and has been developing and manufacturing professional recording products since the early 1970’s. Today, TASCAM’s model line up includes recording devices (both portable and static), mixers and interfaces for the professional recording and broadcasting world. In addition, TASCAM continue to develop its range of semi-pro and home-recording products dubbed Portastudio – the iconic portable recording device that has been synonymous with musicians the world over since the mid 1970’s.

For further information, interview requests, images or review products for both TEAC and TASCAM, please contact Andy Napthine of Napthine Porter on 07920 425166 / andy@napthineporter.com or Joe Shillaker on 07802 867085 / joe@napthineporter.com.


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