Tascam Micro Linear PCM Recorder

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Micro Linear PCM Recorder



Capture audio during interviews with this compact PCM recorder.


TASCAM’s compact DR-10X attaches to a handheld microphone for the ultimate compact news gathering recording system. A captive XLR connector attaches firmly to your microphone, capturing interviews at 48kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV resolution. Offload recordings through the microUSB connection or by removing the microSD card.

The DR-10X has both manual and automatic gain settings, with a low cut filter and limiter to prevent overloads. The Dual Recording mode captures a copy of the audio at a lower level, so if there is distortion you have a backup safety. Recording can begin instantly by holding the record side switch while turning the unit on.


What' new on V2.00


Support for MP3 recording at both 128kbps and 192kbps

In addition to WAV (BWF) format files, recording and playback of MP3 files is now supported. This enables literally days of audio to be recorded on a single microSD card.


Level meters are now active during both recording and playback

Level meters were previously active only during input monitoring. With V2.00 they are live during recording and playback as well.


Level selection with dual recording function added

The dual recording function enables simultaneous creation of a backup "safety recording" at a lower level. Previously, this backup track was fixed at -6 dB lower than the main track. A new option of -12 dB now been added.


POLY file dual recording

POLY file mode can be used to record a mono sound source input as a stereo file. V2.00 also supports dual recording when in this mode.


Overall performance improvements

Overall performance has been enhanced, and microSD card writing/processing has been improved.



Record audio without a cable by connecting this unit directly to a dynamic mic with XLR output


This recorder can be attached to a dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser mic and record its output


This audio recorder is designed for plug-on connection, so it can be connected directly to XLR handheld mics. In addition to dynamic mics, it can also be used with battery-powered condenser mics. In addition to using this recorder with handheld mics in interviews and mics on stands in press conferences, it can also be used for recording seminars, meetings and any other situations using a handheld microphone.


Compact and lightweight


The DR-10X is compact - fitting in the palm of the hand and lightweight at 56.3 grams. In addition, the mic connector has a locking mechanism that ensures a tight fit to the microphone body giving the entire assembly a solid feel.


When recording interviews or reporting that requires high audio quality, a field recorder is normally needed. But for small-scale reporting, you can record high-quality audio with just a microphone and the DR-10X. No need to carry bulky equipment - you can now record with a compact rig that you can hold in one hand.


Designed to provide reliable recording in the field - with attention to quick device setting and post production needs


Sliding record button and hold function to prevent misoperation during recording


The recording switch uses a sliding mechanism. This prevents misoperation from accidentally pressing a button. In addition, the hold function can prevent recording from being stopped by accidental contact with a button. Since the DR-10X is designed to be used together with a mic as a single unit, it is engineered to prevent misoperation during recording.


Multiple functions, including dual-recording for simultaneously creating a safety track at a lower level


Many times, there is only one chance to get the desired audio. This unit has functions to prevent issues related to recording level settings - including a dual recording function that allows you to set the recording level as high as possible while simultaneously recording a backup track at a lower level.


In addition, this unit has an automatic gain control function that adjusts the input level to match the input volume. There is also a limiter function.


Before the battery charge runs out, automatic file closing prevents the loss of already recorded data


You can check the battery level on the easy-to-read organic EL display. Even if the battery should run out unexpectantly, the unit will automatically close the file to prevent the loss of already recorded data before it shuts down.


Built-in clock function and support for BWF files (time information stored in metadata)


This unit has a built-in clock and supports BWF audio files that can have time information added to them. This feature is helpful for searching and editing recorded audio files.


Playback function allows recordings to be checked and headphones output enables input monitoring


Even though this unit is compact, it can play back recorded files. You can also connect headphones to check recorded data right away and to monitor the input during recording.



Features at a glance

XLR plug-on connection

Compatible with dynamic mics as well as bettery-powered condenser mics

48kHz/24-bit linear PCM mono recording

WAV files (compatible with BWF format)

Media: microSD/SDHC cards (supports 32GB capacities)

Sliding record switch and hold function to prevent misoperation during recording

Dual recording function

automatic file closing function to prevent the loss of already recorded data

XLR connector also can use as external input for external input

High/Mid/Low recording level settings

Low-cut filter


Automatic level function

With a built-in clock function, supports BWF files that can have time information added, which is convenient for editing and searching

Time track incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording

Playback function allows recorded data to be checked immediately

Headphone output

Locking mechanism assure a tight connection with the microphone body

Easy-to-read organic EL display

micro USB B port enables easy data exchange with computers

Records at least 10 hours on a single AAA battery by using alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)

Unit settings can be created and transferred as a computer text file

Settings can be transferred between multiple DR-10X units using the infrared transmission function

Firmware can be updated using a microSD card

RoHS-compliant product


Support for MP3 recording at both 128kbps and 192kbps

Level meters are now active during both recording and playback

Independent level settings are now supported within the dual recording function

POLY file dual recording is now possible

Overall performance enhanced

Spec description

Recording mediamicroSD card (64MB to 2GB),
microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
Media dischargingPush-Push type (Guard cover mounted)
Recording format 
WAV44.1k / 48k Hz, 16 / 24-bit mono/poly WAV (BWF format)
WAV44.1k / 48k Hz, 16 / 24-bit mono/poly (BWF format)
MP344.1k / 48k Hz, 24-bit mono/poly
Recording128k / 192k bps
Playback32k to 320k bps
Analog audio Inputs 
ConnectorXLR-3-31 1
Input Impedance10k or more
MIC input gainLOW / MID / HIGH
Connector1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (DUAL MONO) 1
ConnectorUSB Micro-B type 4pin 1
Maximum OutputUSB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Power1 AAA batteries (Alkaline or NiMH),
USB bus power
Power consumption 
Battery operation time 
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)Aprrox. 10 hours
Battery (RTC)Lithium 1(built in with soldering)
Dimensions2.1" 3.7" 1.1" / 52 94.4 28 mm
Weight2.4 oz. / 68.3 g (including batteries), 1.99 oz. / 56.3 g (excluding batteries)
AccessoriesUSB cable, Owner's Manual (including warranty)


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