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TASCAM Portacapture X6 Handheld Adaptive Multitrack Audio Recorder (C-STOCK)


TASCAM Portacapture X6 Handheld Adaptive Multitrack Audio Recorder (C-STOCK)


Manufacturer's Description

Never miss a moment. Capture audio anywhere with the Portacapture X6. The intuitive app-like operations on its large color screen make it easy to record or sweeten up your audio in post. Record using the X6’s dual built-in microphones or plug in your own mics to its 2 XLR inputs. The recording quality on the Portacapture X6 will be your secret weapon. Its 96 kHz/32-bit float recording technology means that you can capture audio softer or louder than ideal, assuring that you will never miss that moment.

App-like Operation

Quickly access your settings and adjustments on the Portacapture X6's large (2.4-inch) color touchscreen. With the easy-to-navigate interface and helpful tools, you are just a few taps from the perfect setting for your needs. Use the Launcher to select from podcast, music, interviews, field recording and 6-track multi-track recording. Start fast, start right and get exactly what you need.

Audio For Video Production

When shooting a video, you want to be able to focus on your video production and not worry about your audio. The Portacapture X6 was built with video production in mind. The workflow, presets and user-saved settings save you countless steps. The X6 has your back with its 96 kHz/32-bit float recording technology. Not only does this mean you will have the highest quality audio, but you will have a dynamic range that allows you to overcome those less-than-ideal realities that can often occur on a shoot. The X6 even gives you a time-code sync option* via Bluetooth® (with optional AK-BT1) allowing you to align your audio with your video, even when you have no audio on your camera. Upgrade your audio and reduce your worries with your own Portacapture X6.

Capture Your Way

The Portacapture X6 is ready to record with a few quick taps. The internal high-quality stereo microphones can instantly rotate from A-B to a true X-Y mic pattern to allow for dialog or spatial music recording.

Have your own mics? Use those thanks to the two included XLR inputs or line level inputs. The mic preamplifiers are TASCAM HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) – providing ultra-low noise and clean transparent audio based on over 50 years of TASCAM know-how.

Record 6 tracks (4 track + 2 mix) simultaneously and even use the X6 as your 6-in/2-out USB audio interface to connect to your computer.

Features at a Glance

  • Enjoy intuitive app-like controls on the X6, all using the large 2.4-inch touchscreen. Easy-to-use recording, pre-production and postproduction capabilities are just a touch away.
  • Capture using up to 96 kHz, 32-bit float recording
  • Record 6 tracks (4 track + 2 mix) simultaneously
  • Easy-to-use recording pre-sets: Select from music, podcast, interviews, field recording and 6-track multi-track for the ideal recording setup for your needs.
  • 2 XLR inputs and dual built-in mics with switchable AB/true-XY patterns
  • The 2 XLR input terminals are compatible with phantom power (24V/48V) to support recordings with multiple mic/line inputs
  • Undistorted recording processing enables safe recording without lowering the S/N ratio with 32-bit float processing
  • Equipped with a 6-in/2-out USB audio interface function
  • Wireless remote control from smartphones/tablets is possible with the optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth® adapter (sold separately). Timecode sync is also possible via Bluetooth® (*Timecode sync supported from V1.10 firmware update)

What's in the box

  • Portacapture X6 x 1
  • AA alkaline batteries x 4
  • Owner's Manual (including warranty)
  • TASCAM ID registration guide


  • Recording media: microSD cards (64MB - 2GB), microSDHC cards (4GB - 32GB), microSDXC cards (48GB - 512GB)
  • Recording / playback formats:
    • WAV (BWF): 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24-bit, 32-bit float
    • MP3: 44.1k/48kHz, 128k/192k/256k/320kbps

Number of channels

  • Input channels: 4 channels maximum
  • Recording tracks: 6 tracks maximum (4 tracks, stereo mix)

Analog audio input ratings

Mic inputs (unbalanced)

Input jacks 3-4(when INPUT SELECT set to MIC)

  • Connectors: XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  • Note: supports phantom power only when MIC input selected
  • Input impedance: 2.2kΩ or higher
  • Maximum input level: +2dBV
  • Minimum input level: -75dBV

Input jacks 3-4 (when INPUT SELECT set to LINE)

  • Connectors: XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  • Inputimpedance: 9kΩ or higher
  • Nominal input level: +4dBu(GAIN setting at minimum)
  • Maximum input level: +24dBu
  • Minimum input level: -53dBu
  • Line input (unbalanced): MIC/EXT IN jack (can provide plugin power)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
  • Inputimpedance
    • 10 kΩ or higher (when plug-in power is off )
    • 1.8 kΩ or higher (when plug-in power is on)
  • Nominal input level: -20 dBV(GAIN setting at minimum)
  • Maximum input level: 0 dBV
  • Minimum input level: -67 dBV

Analog audio output ratings

  • Line output (unbalanced): LINE OUT jack
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
  • Output impedance: 210Ω
  • Nominal output level: -14dBV
  • Maximum output level: +6 dBV
  • Headphone output: headphone jack
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
  • Maximum output: 45mW + 45mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω load)
  • Working impedance: 16ohms to 400ohms
  • Built-in speaker: 0.4 W (mono)


  • Port: USB Type-C
  • Transfer mode: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Device classes: mass storage,USB audio 2.0 (USB class compliant)

USB audio

  • Sampling frequencies: 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
  • Quantization bit depth: 24-bit
  • Number of input channels: 6 (output from unit)
  • Number of output channels: 2 (input to unit)
  • Bluetooth device connector: For Bluetooth adapter (AK-BT1) only

Portacapture Control

  • iOS/iPadOS devices: iOS 16/iPadOS 16,iOS 15/iPadOS 15,iOS 14/iPadOS 14
  • Android devices
    • Android 11,Android 10
    • Note: Compatibility has been confirmed, but this does not guarantee operation with all devices.
  • Power
    • 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH or Lithium-ion)
    • USB bus power from a computer
    • TASCAM PS-P520U AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Power consumption: 7.5W (maximum)
  • Dimensions: 75 × 174.3 × 37.2 mm (W× H× D, excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: 365/265g (with/without batteries)
  • Operating temperature range: 0 - 40°C
  • Included
    • Portacapture X6 × 1
    • AA alkaline batteries × 4
    • Owner's Manual (including warranty) × 1
    • TASCAM ID registration guide × 1