Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio

Model #DP-008EX

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USB Connectivity

USB Connector 1 x USB Mini-B 4-pin
Operating System Requirements Windows XP / Vista / 7 Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Format USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class

Recording Specifications

File System TASCAM original (MTR partition) FAT32 (FAT partition)
Recording Media SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.9 x 6.9 x 3.7"
Package Weight 2.4 lb

Microphone Inputs

Maximum Input Level +8 dBu
Input Impedance 2.4kΩ
Nominal Input Level -8 dBu
Connectors 2 x XLR balanced

Line Output

Nominal Output Level -10 dBV
Connector 2 x RCA phono (1 x L/R)
Maximum Output Level +6 dBV

Line Input

Input Impedances Switchable: ≥ 10kΩ mic/line 1MΩ guitar
Nominal Input Level -10 dBV
Maximum Input Level +6 dBV
Headroom 16 dB
Connector 2 x 1/4" TS unbalanced

Headphone Output

Maximum Output Level ≥ 20 mW per side (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32Ω loaded)
Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini

General Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.7 x 1.74 x 5" (221 x 44.3 x 126.5 mm)
Weight 1.34 lb (610 g)
Power Requirements 4 x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH) TASCAM PS-P520 AC adapter (sold separately)
Battery Life (approx.) 5.5 hrs alkaline, 6.5 hrs NiMH (using line input/recording) 6 hrs alkaline, 7 NiMH (using headphone/playback)
Power Consumption 2.4W maximum
Operating Temperature Range 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)

Built-In Microphone Specifications

Type 2 x omni-directional condenser microphone

Audio Performance

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 81 dB
Expert Reviews
22 October 2010

Portastudio . The name invokes a flash flood of memories for anyone who wanted to do a little “home” recording in the era of cassette multitrack recorders. It’s like smelling a crayon and getting transported back to Kindergarden. But the DP-008 is not your father’s Portastudio. No sir.

User Reviews
Review americanmusical com.34136908
1 December 2015

The best damn multitrack for the money.

Product Highlights
  • Dual Omnidirectional Microphones
  • Records WAV Files at 16-Bit/44.1 kHz
  • Onboard Channel, Reverb and Mastering FX
  • XLR and 1/4" TS Inputs
  • Mini USB 2.0 Output
  • Integrated Metronome and Tuner
  • Includes 2GB SD Card
  • 5.5 Hours of Operation on 4 AA Batteries
  • RCA Stereo Line Output
  • 1/8" Stereo Headphone Output
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In The Box
  • Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 4 x AA Battery
  • 31.5" (80cm) USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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