Tascam DR-60D 3

I spent almost an hour hanging around the Tascam booth playing with the new Tascam DR-60D. Buttons and controls felt good and the interface seems pretty straight forward. If you’ve used other tascam devices in the past you shouldn’t have any problem finding your way around the DR-60D’s menu system. The test microphone provided at the booth sounded good from the limited amount of testing I was able to do and there seemed to be plenty of gain from the headphone jack. Buttons provide good tactile feedback and the dedicated volume knobs make it easy to adjust input levels on the fly.

Tascam DR-60D 2

Even with 4 batteries installed the Tascam DR-60D was lighter than I expected. The body has the same plastic feel of the Tascam DR-40 but overall build quality felt solid. I wouldn’t expect this to withstand a 5 foot drop onto concrete but it shouldn’t have any trouble standing up to regular use.

Tascam DR-60D 1

The headphone and line out adjustment use little roll wheels that are a little hard to get to with large fingers, but I don’t think it’ll be much of an issue as these will most likely be set and forget functions. I forgot to ask if the unit includes a neck strap or bag, but i’ll have a chance to find out when I get home. Currently my pre-order Tascam DR-60D is sitting on my front porch, so I should have a chacne to start testing it out this weekend. I’ll keep you posted.

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