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TASCAM PR-10 Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Black)

by Tascam

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  • Extremely Compact
  • Records WAV or MP3 up to 24-bit/48kHz
  • Records to microSD Flash Memory
  • Omnidirectional Microphone
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line I/O
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.4 x 7 inches ; 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003RWSC1M
  • Item model number: PR10
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,049 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 15, 2010

Product Description

The PR-10 from TASCAM is an extremely compact digital audio recorder, ideal for recording interviews, lectures, music practice sessions, and much more. The pocket-sized unit can record high-quality WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/48kHz. The unit records to readily-available microSD flash memory cards, allowing you to record hours of material and share it easily. A 2GB card is included for convenience.

A pair of omnidirectional microphones are perfect for live performance recording, band practice, meeting documentation, news gathering, classroom recording, or any memo/voice recording application where you need to capture the room with clarity. Sound is captured better than CD-quality so that quiet voices can still be heard in the final recording. Effects like noise filtering and voice boost allow you to make speech more intelligible when you play it back, and playback speed can be slowed down for easier transcription. A 2GB microSD card is included for hours of recording using AAA batteries, and you can transfer your recordings to a computer as WAV or MP3 files using the included USB cable.

• Two omnidirectional microphones
• Built-in speaker
• Kickstand for tabletop recording
• MP3 recording (32k to 320kbps)
• WAV recording (44.1k-48kHz, 24-bit)
• Playback effects like noise reduction, voice enhance, low cut and high cut
• Slow down playback without changing the pitch for transcription
• 1.5” W x 4.8” H x 0.6” D, 1.6oz without batteries
• Includes 2GB microSD card, stereo headphones, micro USB cable, (2x) AAA batteries


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Customer Reviews

It is very easy to use and produces very good quality recordings.
Jennifer Lagrange
I know, thats not fair of me to say... I may have just gotten a defect BUT I leave the batteries in overnight they will completely drain out.
vince19
First, it goes through batteries like water, the most a set of AAA last is 2 hours.
Primadonamama

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on August 17, 2010
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Length: 1:13 Mins
The listing says that one of the dimensions is 7". It's actually 4 3/4" tall x 1.5" wide x 0.6" deep. That's about as long as a pen, as thick as a thick pen, and as wide as a couple inches :).

Oh yea, and it the tradition of TASCAM recorders it does a great job of capturing audio. In addition to great sound and a wealth of useful features, this recorder has one of my favorites. You can set a time to start and end recording. It will automatically turn on and start at the time you set. For me that means I can input the start and end times of a performance and it's one less thing to think about when I get to a show.

Also nice is that it uses removable memory cards. Sometimes after I've recorded something the captured audio is worth more than the device. It's nice to be able to remove the memory to prevent accidental erasure or having the recording stolen with the device.

Finally, Amazon shows this recorder along side a USB microphone in the "Frequently Bought Together" section. This device does have a USB jack. Do not get misled into thinking you can connect a USB microphone to this recorder (and have it work). The recorder will accept analog input but will not work with a USB mic.

Lastly, I'm providing an audio sample and comparison in the video portion of this review. You get to hear the same thing recorded simultaneously with this recorder, the Tascam DR07 Portable Digital Recorder, and with a Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (White) directly into my computer.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Renato Lima on September 25, 2010
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The sound quality is perfect, but you can't record more than 2 hours because the battery goes down! I tried both alkaline and NiMH (800 mAh). Very unreliable in this sense.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By T. Hollett on August 19, 2010
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As noted by the previous reviewer, dimensions are smaller than indicated. It's a bit pricey for an entry level recorder, but I personally find it much nicer in terms of sound quality and features as compared to the typical varieties you will find at your local brick and mortar stores. I have not used it extensively yet, but wanted to give some initial impressions since this is a new model with little information available at this time.

Pros:

Small, compact and very lightweight.
Nice feature set, record in PCM or MP3.
Can accept external power via micro USB.
Accepts standard AAA batteries as well as rechargeable Ni-MH.
Can specify battery type for more accurate recording times.
Transfer files to PC for editing. Manual split possible using PCM.
Accepts up to 32 GB microSDHC (16 GB more cost effective).
24-bit recording.
Built-in speaker and table top stand.
Option to use external microphone (powered 3.5mm).

Cons:

Feature set limited for those with more elaborate needs, but you should know that going in.
Standard USB would be nice, but a minor con.
Recording levels may not be satisfactory for die-hard audiophiles.
External speaker is mono, but you can use headphones so this too is minor.
Plastic construction feels a bit flimsy considering the price, but keeps weight down.
A little bit pricey if not on sale when you consider other options (including other Tascam models.)

On the whole though, the cons are fairly minor for casual/non-high end use and I still feel like it warrants a solid five. Defintely an easily pocketable recorder. I'll try to post any significant updates later.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BurnedCustomer101 on September 17, 2010
I'm very happy with my PR-10. The sound quality is pretty good and the pickups are great. I tested this out in class and left it recording on high input in my pocket. It picked up the class discussion very well and I can hear everyone speaking clearly. It is very easy to swap files out using the usb interface and i was quite impressed with how easy it was to simply drop a new file onto the tascam. I use it to record ideas and also to listen to songs i'm working on, like an mp3 player.

What I don't like: I feel like this thing is as solid as an egg. It is very lightweight and the plastic construction suggests it will snap like a candybar (it is about the size of a snickers). It would be very cool if this came with some sort of protective case. As it is now, I simply keep it in a hardcover eyeglass case with spare batteries and headphones which works ok, but it is also cheap.

If you want a cheap yet quality portable digital recorder, this is one you should consider.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dan R on July 19, 2011
This is a tiny, feature-packed, very capable portable stereo recorder. It's really small, the size of a candy bar. I use it for audio in my cheap-as-dirt home A/V studio. I'm not an audiophile, but to my ears this thing records perfectly clear sound. The recording in the Amazon review doesn't do it justice, in my opinion.

My personal experience in how to get great sound with the PR-10:

- don't ever use the little flip-out leg for recording. Having the mics that close to a hard surface destroys the sound. Rig the Tascam onto a mic stand. It records VERY clearly when the stereo mics have clear air all the way around them.

- The recording EQ selections are Off, Voice boost, High boost, Mid boost, Low boost. If you want a clean recording leave the EQ Off. Voice boost sounds worst of all, I don't know why. The other boosts seem to add too much of whatever they're boosting. Recordings made with the EQ Off sound great.

- if you're recording vocals right into this Tascam a pop screen really helps. I made one by stretching an old stocking over a coat hanger I'd bent into a loop - voila, free pop screen.

- setting the recording level manually gives better results than the high or low settings.

I've owned this Tascam for 4-5 months now. I use it for recording voice and effects for video, also for field recording of background sounds/ambience. For what I do, this thing does a great job.

There are newer Tascam models out now, so this one should be dropping in price soon. I got my PR-10 for $79.
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