TASCAM RECORDERS - Solid state
These Tascam solid state recorders have mainly been designed for broadcast and contractor markets, however they would equally be at home in education, houses of worship, and conference situations and installations. This range of solid state recorders can record audio in either WAV or MP3 formats onto a variety of media type dependant on model.
As the successor to the DV-RA1000HD, the DA-3000 high definition, solid state audio recorder has been designed for professional or home recording studios, mastering studios, and broadcast situations. The 19-inch, 1U rackmount device can record WAV or BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) directly onto SD or CompactFlash media, and supports sampling rates up to 192kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD. DA-3000 doesn’t use internal fans for cooling or other internal mechanical moving parts, therefore ‘zero-noise’ pollution to the studio or workspace can be achieved.
The front facing panel has a 128 x 64dot OLED display along with dual 24-stage LED level meter display. Analogue I/O is by way of balanced 3-pin XLR and unbalanced RCA (phono) connections, whilst digital I/O can be achieved via S/PDIF or cascade RCA (phono) connections, 3-pin XLR AES/EBU, and SDIF-3 BNC connections. Word clock can also be utilised via BNC connectors.
Input impedance: 22kOhms, unbalanced; 10kOhm, balanced. Nominal input: -10dBV, unbalanced; +4dBu, balanced. Maximum input: +6dBV, unbalanced; +24/22/20/18/15dBu, balanced, set within menu. Digital supported frequencies: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz, S/PDIF or AES/EBU with SRC off; 32-216kHz, S/PDIF or AES/EBU with SRC on. SDIF-3 format: Sony SDIF-3/DSD-raw. Clock frequency: 44.1kHz, at 2.8MHz or 56.MHz. Power requirements: 220-240V AC, 50-60Hz. Power consumption: 24W. Dimensions (WxHxD): 483 x 45 x 305mm. Weight: 4.2kg
SS-R100 solid state recorder has been designed for the Broadcast and Contractor markets. This 1U, 19-inch rackmount recording device records in both WAV & MP3 formats to compact flash, SD/SDHC, and USB memory – supporting MP3 ID3 tags and CD-Text display. 24-bit WAV playback is supported and that playback can be with up to +/-16% pitch control, and +/-6 semi-tones of key control. The SS-R100 has unbalanced RCA (Phono) inputs and outputs, along with coaxial digital I/O. A 6.3mm stereo jack socket is provided as headphone output. This recorder supports the RC-20 direct play remote for up to 20 tracks of flash start. A PS/2 or USB keyboard connection can be used to connect compatible equipment for file easy name edit, transport control, edit and flash start.
Input impedance: 22kOhms. Nominal input: -10dBV, 0.316Vrms. Maximum input: +6dBV, 2.0Vrms. Minimum input: -20dBV, 0.1Vrms. Output impedance: 200Ohms. Power: AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz. Power consumption: 100V, 16W; 110–240V, 20W. Operating temperature range: 5–35 degrees Celsius (41–95 degrees Fahrenheit). Dimensions (W x H x D): 482.6 × 44.5 × 301mm. Weight: 3.4 kg
This network-capable, solid-state recorder has two memory-card slots that allow 24bit/96kHz mirrored or 'relay' recording of WAV and MP3 audio files, and playback of the same file types, to and from compatible SD/SDHC, SDXC cards and USB media. Network capability gives SS-R250N the ability to upload or download recorded audio files directly from a connected server as well as time based automatic operation. RS-232C serial control connection allows the connection of a RC-SS150 optional hardwired remote. It has balanced and unbalanced I/O and AES/EBU digital I/O. The optional IF-DA2 DANTE card offers 2-channel audio inputs and outputs at 16/24bits and 44.1/48/96kHz sampling rate.
Compatible media types: SD card, 512MB to 2GB; SDHC card, 4GB to 32GB, SDXC card, 64GB to 128GB, USB flash drive, 512MB to 64GB. Digital inputs: Coaxial S/PDIF, AES/EBU, auto-detected on input. Analogue inputs: L+R XLR, balanced; L+R RCA (phono), unbalanced. Analogue outputs: L+R XLR, balanced; L+R RCA (phono), unbalanced. Dimensions (W x H x D): 483 x 45 x 301mm. Weight: 2.9kg.
The DANTE-capable SS-CDR250N has a similar feature set to the SS-R250N but includes, in addition, CD recording and playback functionality. CD recording formats include MP3 and WAV or the user can choose to record directly to removable media if inserted into one of the two SD memory card slots that are compatible with SD cards (512MB to 2GB), SDHC (4GB to 32GB), or SDXC (64GB to 128GB). The user can also record directly to USB flash drive via the USB slot on the front panel.
It has balanced and unbalanced I/O and AES/EBU digital I/O. The optional IF-DA2 DANTE card offers 2-channel audio inputs and outputs at 16/24bits and 44.1/48/96kHz sampling rate. RS-232C serial control connection allows the connection of a RC-SS150 optional hard-wired remote.
Compatible media types: SD card, 512MB to 2GB; SDHC card, 4GB to 32GB; SDXC card, 64GB to 128GB; USB flash drive, 512MB to 64GB; CD-R/CD-RW. Digital I/O: Coaxial S/PDIF, AES/EBU, auto-detected on input. Analogue inputs: L+R XLR, balanced; L+R RCA (phono), unbalanced. Analogue outputs: L+R XLR, balanced; L+R RCA (phono), unbalanced. Dimensions: 483 x 45 x 301 (W x H x D) mm. Weight: 3.2kg.
Designed with education, house of worship, and conferences in mind, the SD20M solid-state SD, SDHC, and SDXC card recorder is capable of simultaneously recording up to four channels in Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) from both balanced XLR mic (2.7k ohms input impedance, +0dBu minimum, -67dBu maximum input level) on the front panel, and balanced RCA line (10k ohms, +4dBu standard input level) inputs on the rear panel. MP3 format recording is also available at 32 to 320kbps and ID3 tag v2.4 is supported. A second, -12dB lower level recording to minimise the risk of unwanted distortion can be recorded by selecting dual recording mode - accessed via the menu button and jog wheel.
As an alternative to the included Tascam PS-P1220E AC adapter, the user can insert four AA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium batteries behind the front-cover access-panel to provide power to the recorder for up to seven hours - making recording on the move or recording where mains power access isn't accessible possible. When the included AC adapter is in use, inserted batteries can be used as a backup system in case of mains power failure.
An intuitive front panel display and transport button section allow the user to quickly move between menu options and start/stop/record enable. Optional remotes such as the RC-10 handheld cabled remote or CD-3F footswitch remote also allow the user control of the SD-20M's functions, such as start/stop/record. Auto recording can be selected via the menu options to allow a user-set threshold to trigger the start and pause of recording.
Recording media: SD card, 64MB to 2GB; SDHC card, 4GB to 32GB; SDXC card, 48GB to 128GB. Analogue inputs: XLR, balanced; 6.3mm TRS jack, balanced; RCA phono, unbalanced. Analogue outputs: RCA phono, unbalanced. Remote connector, 2.5mm TRS jack. Phones connector: 6.3mm stereo jack. Alkaline battery operation time, 2-channel recording 2hr 45min; 1hr 45min with phantom power; 1hr 15min 4-channel recording. Dimensions (W x H x D): 483 x 45 x 299.6mm. Weight, 2.7kg.
Tascam's RC-SS20 is a remote control for the SS-CDR200, SS-R200, and HD-R1 solid-state recorders. A panel of 20 illuminated buttons provides instant access to tracks on TASCAM recorders. The RC-SS20 supports the Flash Play mode on the SS-CDR200, SS-R200 and HS-8, so effects and announcements can be preloaded for instant playback. An 'End of Message' indicator shows when the end of the track is approaching. Includes 15ft cable.
This remote is designed to work with the SS-R250N solid state recorder. Operation time, playback mode, file name, playback level as well as elapsed and remaining time are clearly displayed on the adjustable 3.5inch TFT colour screen. Twelve flash start buttons are located around the screen, corresponding to the displayed options. An additional three buttons give the user access to menu pages and another two buttons are allocated to 'Stop' and 'Play'. The remote is powered when connected to the Tascam SS-R250N hardware via the supplied 5m RS-232C cable.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 343 x 250 x 174mm. Weight: 1.5kg.