"6 mic/line inputs and digital input channels allow simultaneous recording of up to 8 tracks at 96kHz/24-bit <>Featuring 6 XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power and a digital input for versatility. Record live music with multiple mics, capture sound effects in surround or document film shoots or events with multiple microphones. When you don't need the digital input, a two-channel mix can be recorded to tracks 7 and 8 <>The internal monitoring mix can be recorded as a stereo track, with completely separate level and pan settings from the 6 independent tracks. Share a stereo mix immediately, while retainig the multitrack version for mixdown Tascam premium HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps <>Microphone preamps have a significant impact on the quality of the recorded audio. The DR-680MKII has HDDA mic preamps - designed by Tascam with carefully selected components. Each HDDA mic preamp is built with a differential amplification circuit that employs discrete architecture and made with parts selected for their audio quality. These preamps also provide +48V phantom power. 8-channels recording at 96kHz/24-bit (6 tracks + stereo mix track) or 2 tracks at 192kHz/24-bit <>In addition to WAV format, this unit also records in BWF format - which stores the recording start times in the metadata. Using the WAV/BWF format, the DR-680KII can record 8 channels at 96kHz/24-bit (6 tracks + stereo track) or 2 tracks"