The DR-680 has 4 XLR/TRS mic/line combo inputs, along with a pair of 1/4″ mic line inputs. The 6 mic preamps provide phantom power and 60dB of gain. Each input also offers a low cut filter and a limiter, to ensure clean recordings. There are 6 RCA unbalanced outputs, plus digital S/PDIF input and output connectors. A USB 2.0 connector makes it easy to connect the recorder directly to your computer for file transfer. A cascade function lets you connect a pair of recorders for capturing up to 16 tracks.
Onboard mixing features let you mark, divide, and delete files, while pre-record and auto record modes ensure that you never miss a priceless audio moment. Digital monitor mixing with level and pan controls and a recordable stereo mixdown is provided, along with a 1/4″ headphone jack and built-in speakers for monitoring. A backlit LCD shows important operating information. The recorder can operate on a set of 8 AA batteries, or on AC power for terrific versatility.