Tascam DR-22WL Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi functionality

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The DR-22WL is a streamlined model that has been designed to provide an easy-to-use interface so that anyone will be able to enjoy high-quality linear PCM recording without difficulty. For recording music played primarily on acoustic instruments, including acoustic guitars and wind and string instruments, this model is ideal. With its easy operation and high quality recording, this recorder can also be used for applications other than music, including for recording audio when capturing video with a digital SLR camera and for interviews.

Not only does this handheld recorder meet the demand for recording high-quality audio with ease, it also has advanced Wi-Fi functions for full remote control, streaming playback and file transfer.

Features at a glance

Key features

  • Supported WAV recording formats: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24 bits, WAV/BWF format
  • Supported MP3 recording format: 44.1/48 kHz, 32–320 kbps MP3
  • Scene dial for instant setup of common recording applications
  • Wi-Fi connection supports monitoring, transport control, level control, file transfer and more
  • Easy Wi-Fi direct connection with Android/iOS or through an existing router or access point
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi file transfer application for Windows/Mac available

Recording hardware

  • Unidirectional (cardioid) condenser microphones in X-Y configuration
  • Can handle high sound pressure levels up to 120 dB SPL
  • Improved microphone preamps for higher-quality audio
  • Cirrus Logic AD/DA codec for low-noise, high-performance audio recording and low power consumption
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB SDXC card)

Recording functions

  • Dual format recording function (WAV and MP3)
  • Four-position low-cut filter (40/80/120/220 Hz)
  • Peak-reduction function automatically sets the optimal level when peaks are detected in music recordings
  • Limiter for overload protection
  • Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level
  • Pre-recording function that can record up to 2 seconds prior to actual record start
  • Self-timer recording function
  • Mark function (manual or automatic by peak or by time)
  • Information on the recording settings used and the current GPS position derived from a connected smartphone can be embedded in BWF files

Playback functions

  • Variable Speed Audition (VSA) is ideal for practice and arrangement (50–150% change of speed)
  • Key changing function with fine-tuning (±6 halftones)
  • I-O loop playback function – ideal for rehearsal
  • Resume function retains the last stop position when power is turned back on
  • Audio files created on computer can be played back (only in formats compatible with this product)

Editing functions

  • Divide function (manual or automatic by markers)
  • Track division function creates new files during recording (manual or automatic by time or by level)
  • Files and empty folders can be deleted

Other features

Reverb effect for acoustic instruments and vocals
Automatic power-saving function that prevents unnecessary use of battery power
Metronome for rehearsal
File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
Long-time operation of over 17 hours using the internal batteries
Stereo-mini headphones/line output with 20 mW output power per channel
128×128 graphic LCD with backlight
Screw hole for tripod attachment
USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer to/from computer
Included accessories: SD card, 2 AA batteries, micro USB cable
 Powered by two AA batteries, optional AC adapter or USB bus power

Specifications

General
Recording mediamicroSD card (64 MB − 2 GB)
microSDHC card (4−32 GB)
microSDXC card (64−128 GB)
Recording/playback formatsBWF: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24 bit
WAV: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24 bit
MP3: 44.1k/48 kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 Kbit/s
Number of channels2 channels (stereo)
Analogue audio inputs and outputs
MIC/EXT IN jack (can provide plug-in power)3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Input impedance25 kΩ
  Reference input level−20 dBV
  Maximum input level−4 dBV
  Phones/LINE OUT jack3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Output impedance12 Ω
  Reference output level−14 dBV (at 10 kΩ load)
  Maximum output level+2 dBV (at 10 kΩ load)
Maximum output20 mW + 20 mW (at 32 Ω load)
Built-in speaker0.3 W (mono)
Control inputs/outputs
USB portMini-B type
  FormatUSB 2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Audio performance
Frequency response (EXT IN to LINE OUT)20 Hz – 20 kHz +1/–3 dB (44.1 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 22 kHz +1/–3 dB (48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40kHz +1/-3 dB (96 kHz, JEITA)
Distortion (EXT IN to LINE OUT)0.05% or less (44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio92dB or above (44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Note: Measurements based on JEITA CP-2150
Requirements for connected computers
WindowsPentium 300 MHz or more
128MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
MacPower PC, iMac, G3, or G4 with 266 MHz or more
64 MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
Recommended USB host controllerIntel chip set
Supported operating systemsWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (including 8.1)
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Wi-Fi standardIEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz only)
Wireless communication modeSimple access point (Limited AP)
Wi-Fi securityWPA2-PSK (WPS2.0 compatible)
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply2 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
USB bus power from a computer
Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P520E sold separately)
Power consumption1.7 W (maximum)
Dimensions (W × H × D)52 mm × 155 mm × 37 mm
Weight170 g (with batteries)
123 g (without batteries)
Operating temperature0–40 °C
Approximate battery operation time (continuous operation)
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) 
  WAV, 96kHz, 24bitAbout 9 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bitAbout 17.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  MP3 format, 44.1kHz, 128kbpsAbout 12 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  MP3 format, 48kHz, 320kbpsAbout 11 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  WAV, 96kHz, 24bitAbout 11 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bitAbout 13 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  MP3 format, 44.1kHz, 128kbpsAbout 11 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  MP3 format, 48kHz, 320kbpsAbout 11 hours
(Playback using headphones)
Using NiMH batteries (eneloop) 
  WAV, 96kHz, 24bitAbout 9 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bitAbout 13.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  MP3 format, 44.1kHz, 128kbpsAbout 12 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  MP3 format, 48kHz, 320kbpsAbout 11 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  WAV, 96kHz, 24bitAbout 12 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bitAbout 13.5 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  MP3 format, 44.1kHz, 128kbpsAbout 10 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  MP3 format, 48kHz, 320kbpsAbout 10 hours
(Playback using headphones)
Recording: JEITA recording time, Playback: JEITA music playback time