TASCAM announces HS-P82

TASCAM HS-P82

TASCAM has announced the HS-P82, a high-quality 8-track field recorder for music, television and film production.

Eight high-quality microphone preamps use standard XLR inputs to record up to 96kHz/24-bit audio with timecode. Dual Compact Flash slots provide recording with backup and no moving parts for rugged reliability. A stereo mix can be recorded in addition to the eight individual channels, for a total of 10-channel capture. The recorder is housed in an aluminum chassis with a TFT color touchscreen.

HS-P82 features

  • Recording Features:
    • Dual Compact Flash recording media supports backup, mirroring and seamless A/B recording (Seamless Record, Mirroring & Cascade modes coming in version 1.10)
    • Long battery life through low power usage
    • Easy to read and operate using pivoting TFT Color Touch Panel interface
    • All-aluminum chassis is rugged yet lightweight
    • 8 -track recording plus stereo mix for a total of 10-track recording
    • 8-track recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit
    • 4-track recording at 192kHz/24-bit
    • Broadcast WAV (BWF) support with iXML metadata
    • Various power options include AA batteries (x10), NP type, AC adaptor, external DC input and optional V-mount adaptor for ENDURA batteries
    • Up to 5-second prerecord buffer
    • Internal microphone for slate recording
    • Limiter and low cut filter per track
    • Auto or manual cue points
    • Alert signal to headphone output
    • Retake function
    • Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching
  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • 8 high-quality microphone preamps and A/D converters with independent +48V phantom power for each (standard XLR connectors)
    • 8 AES/EBU inputs and outputs (DB-25 connector)
    • Sampling rate converter on each AES/EBU input
    • 2 balanced analog outputs (XLR connector)
    • Stereo digital output (BNC connector)
    • SMPTE Timecode In and Out (BNC connector)
    • Video/Word Clock/Cascade* I/O (BNC connector)
    • Headphone out (1/4″ stereo jack)
    • PS/2 keyboard input for track naming
    • USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer to PC

TASCAM’s new HS-P82 will be available from pro audio resellers in December 2009 with an estimated street price of $4,999 USD.

More information: TASCAM / HS-P82

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