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Tascam PORTACAPTURE X8


High Resolution Portable Recorder

BSW PART: PORTACAPTURE-X8

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This next generation high-res multi-track handheld recorder comes with two 14.6mm diameter built-in microphones, the largest in our lineup. Employing a detachable mechanism, both L and R microphones can be flexibly attached/detached from the main unit to form A-B / True X-Y mic patterns. The Portacapture X8 provides a preset level setting to achieve a wide dynamic range utilizing the premium dual AD converters and 32-bit float point recording technology. The result is content with uncompromised audio quality even with low level recordings. The audio data can be edited and increased later without deteriorating the S/N (signal-to-noise ratio). Also the internal normalize function allows automatic level alignment of the 2-mix file after recording. Combining these features, there’s no need to use valuable creative time finding the right audio level that matches the recording.

The new Launcher system and 3.5-inch color touch panel allow smooth navigation to select the best audio settings that match the application. Taking advantage of these presets, users will have more time to focus on the actual recording without the need to struggle with complicated settings.

Main Features:
• Intuitive Launcher system using a 3.5-inch color touch panel display
• Recording applications such as basic multi-track recording, podcasting, music, voice (interviews, vlog), field recording, ASMR and more
• 4 XLR/TRS locking combo jack MIC/LINE inputs with individual phantom power supply (24V/48V) and in-house-developed HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
• Supports up to 192kHz/ 32-bit float point recording
• Detachable 14.6mm large-diaphragm condenser mics for both A-B position and X-Y position
• Includes 8-in/2-out USB audio interface function
• Internal mics can be used as a USB audio source
• Internal recording to SD card is available while the unit is functioning in USB audio interface mode
• Internal multi-track recording up to 8 tracks (6 tracks + 2 mix)
• TASCAM Portacapture Control app for wireless remote control via mobile devices (with optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter)
• Dual recording mode enables each track to be recorded in a different file format
• Equipped with a variety of functions such as low-cut filter, compressor, limiter, auto-gain control, reverb, noise gate and normalize
• CAMERA/EXT input allows audio recorded on a camera to be monitored and also supports audio input of wireless microphones and more
• CAMERA/LINE output with attenuation function allows for sending audio to external devices like cameras, etc.
• Audio monitoring is possible with either headphone output or the built-in speaker
• Supports micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC (up to 512GB) recording media
• Equipped with a Mark function and slate tone function
• Powered by 4 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520U)
• Supports multi-language menu display (English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian)

Specifications:
Recorder specifications:
 Recording media:
 • microSD cards (64MB –2GB)
 • microSDHC cards (4GB - 32GB)
 • microSDXC cards (48 GB –512 GB)
 Recording/playback formats:
 • WAV (BWF): 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz 16/24-bit, 32-bit float 
 • MP3: 44.1k/48kHz,128k/192k/256k/320kbps
Number of channels:
• Input channels: 6 channels maximum
• Recording tracks: 8 tracks maximum (6 tracks, stereo mix)
Analog audio input ratings:
• Mic inputs (unbalanced). Input jacks 1–2 (support plug-in power)
• Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8”) TRS mini jacks
• Input impedance: 85kΩ or higher
• Maximum input level: +1 dBV
• Minimum input level: -69.3 dBV
Mic inputs (balanced):
 Input jacks 3–6 (input set to “MIC”):
 • Connectors: XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) 6.3mm (1/4”) standard TRS jacks Input (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND) Note: phantom power supported by XLR only
 • Input impedance: 2.2kΩ or higher
 • Maximum input level: +2 dBu
 • Minimum input level: -75dBu
 Input jacks 3–6 (Input set to “LINE”):
 • Connectors: XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) 6.3mm (1/4”) standard TRS jacks Input (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
 • Impedance: 9kΩ or higher
 • Nominal input level:+4 dBu (GAIN:min)
 • Maximum input level:+24 dBu
 • Minimum input level: -53dBu
 • Line input (unbalanced): EXT IN jack
• Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
• Inputimpedance: 8.5kΩ or higher
• Nominal input level: -10dBV (GAIN:min)
• Maximum input level: +10 dBV
• Minimum input level: -48 dBV
Analog audio output:
• Line output (unbalanced): LINE OUT jack
• Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
• Output impedance: 200Ω
• Nominal output level: -14dBV
• Maximum output level: +6 dBV
(Note: 0dBV=1Vrms, 0dBu=0.775Vrms)
Headphone output: headphone jack:
• Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
• Maximum output: 45 mW + 45 mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω load)
• Built-in speaker: 0.4 W (mono)
Control input/output ratings:
 USB port:
 • Connector: USB Type-C
 Format:
 • USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
 • Bluetooth device connector: For Bluetooth adapter (AK-BT1) only
Audio performance:
 Frequency response (Input jacks 1–6and EXT IN jack)
  • 20Hz –20kHz at 48kHz: +0/-0.3dB (JEITA)
  • 20 Hz –60 kHz at 192 kHz: +0/-2.5 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio:
 Input jacks 1–2 (20kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighting):
  • 101dB (48kHz)
  • 104dB (192kHz)
 Input jacks 3–6, EXT IN jack (20kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighting):
  • 102dB (48kHz)
  • 105dB (192 kHz)
Total harmonic distortion ratio (THD+N) (1kHz sine, -5 dBFS input, GAIN: min,20kHz SPCL LPF):
• Input jacks 1–2: 0.005%
• Input jacks 3–6 (LINE IN): 0.008%
• Input jacks 3–6 (MIC IN): 0.006%
(Note: JEITA indicates conformance to JEITA CP-2150)
Computer system requirements:
(Note: Operation with each OS was confirmed with standard system setups that met the following conditions. Operation is not guaranteed, however, with all systems that meet the following conditions.)
Windows (Supported operating systems):
• Windows 11 64-bit
• Windows 10 64-bit
• Computer hardware requirements: Windows computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher)
(Note: Operation is not guaranteed using the TASCAM driver with ARM64 CPUs.)
Mac (Supported operating systems):
• macOS Big Sur (11)
• macOS Catalina (10.15)
• Computer hardware requirements: Mac with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port
iOS device:
• iOS 14 / iPadOS 14, iOS 13 / iPadOS 13
(Note: iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 are currently being tested.)
Android device:
• Android 10, Android 11
(Note: Compatibility has been confirmed, but this does not guarantee operation with all devices.)
Other:
 Power:
  • 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH or Lithium-ion)
  • USB bus power from a computer
  • TASCAM PS-P520U AC adapter (sold separately)
• Power consumption: 7.5 W (maximum)
• Dimensions: 83 x 205.6 x 41.5mm (W× H× D, including protrusions)
• Weight: 472g/381g (with/without batteries)
• Operating temperature range: 0–40ºC

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