Tascam is expected to launch two new digital audio recorders within the next few months. The Tascam DR07 is a smaller recorder that will retail for around $199 and go head to head with the Zoom H2, while the Tascam DR100, which features XLR inputs and some more advanced features will sell for around $450.
The DR100 will support 48V phantom power, has a built in monitor speaker, and runs on 2 AA batteries. It also has four built in microphones, two uni-directional stereo mics for high quality recordings and two omni-directional mics for “minutes recording.” Like the Sony PCM-D50, the Tascam DR100 will have a pre-recording featue that will let you set up the recorder in pause/record mode and actually start the recording a few seconds before you deselect the pause button. There’s also a record delay option that lets you start a recording a few seconds after you hit the record key.
The Tascam DR07 has built in stereo mics, runs on 2 AA batteries, and like the DR1000 it records and plays MP3 and WAV files. It has 3.5mm mic and line inputs.
Each recorder comes with a 2GB SD card, at least if you order from Sound Professionals, one of the few sites that currently has product pages for these new devices.
via Tapers Section thanks Charles!