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Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder

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The Tascam DV-RA1000HD is a rack-mountable, high-resolution CD, DVD, and hard drive recorder for mixdown, mastering, and event recording. It records at up to 192kHz/24-bit PCM resolution and also offers Direct Stream Digital audio, the format created by Sony for Super Audio CDs. The DV-RA1000HD is one of the few players on the market to offer Direct Stream Digital for under $10,000.

Digital Signal Processing for EQ and dynamics processing is included, as well as a USB 2.0 port for connection to a computer, and a healthy offering of analog and digital I/Os. DiscWelder Bronze 1000 from Minnetonka, a DSD conversion and DVD-Audio disc authoring program, is offered free to DV-RA1000HD owners.

The unit features an internal 60 GB hard drive, which stores up to 60 hours of recordings, making it perfect for live applications. You can also record over 5 hours of material directly to a DVD+RW disc.

Whether you're recording live, mixing down in a studio, or working on audiophile archival, the DV-RA1000HD offers all the features and great quality you need.

Ultra high-quality recording
Record 192kHz/24-bit PCM or DSD Format.
Multiple Recording Options
Record directly to the internal hard drive, or to DVD+RW, CD-R, or CD-RW media.
Multiple Archiving Options
Archive to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.
On-Board Compression and Effects
Multiband compression and 3-band EQ mixdown effects are built-in.
Multiple Analog and Digital I/Os
XLR, RCA, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and SDIF 3/DSD RAW.
USB 2.0
Connect easily to a computer for data transfer.
Word Sync
BNC connection for word sync in, out, and thru.
RS-232C Serial Control
Connect an optional serial control device.
Wired RC-RA1000 Remote Input and Included Remote
Includes remote control input for RC-RA1000 wired remote control (also included).
PS/2 Keyboard Connector
Allows title editing.
User-Definable Function Keys
Customize the interface according to your needs.
Large LCD Display
Large, backlit LCD for easy viewing.
Dedicated Input Level Control and Adjustable Maximum Output Level
Set input and output levels individually.
Various Play and Record Modes
Includes auto track increment, auto cue, auto ready, single/continuous play and program A/B play.
Pitch Control
+/- 6% pitch control.
Jog Playback
Built-in jog wheel.
Fade In/Out
Add fades in and out.
Type High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder
Compatible Discs CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW
Supported Bit/Sample Rates Up to 192kHz/24-bit
A/D Converter 24-bit
D to A Converters 24-bit
Sample Rate Conversion Up to 192kHz
Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
THD + N Not Specified by Manufacturer
Input Connectors (Analog) 2 x Balanced XLR
2 x Unbalanced RCA
Output Connectors (Analog) 2 x Balanced XLR
2 x Unbalanced RCA
Nominal Input Level Not Specified by Manufacturer
Nominal Output Level Not Specified by Manufacturer
Input Connectors (Digital) 2 x AES/EBU on Balanced XLR
1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
2 x SDIF-3/DSD RAW BNC
Output Connectors (Digital) 2 x AES/EBU on Balanced XLR
1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
2 x SDIF-3/DSD RAW BNC
Headphone Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Jack
Built-in Hard Drive 60 GB
SCSI No
Word Clock I/O BNC for In/Out/Thru
Digital Gain Control Yes
Digital Fade In/Out Yes
SCMS Management No
Remote Control Yes
RAM Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Track Incrementing Features Yes
Indexing Yes
Finalize Features Yes
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Specialties USB 2.0 Connector
DSD Format Recording
Rack-Mountable
Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder
  • Wired Remote
  • Power Cable
  • Rack Mounting Kit
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamDV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (6)
      • Professional recording (5)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Right at home..................

      By Dusty

      from Holland, Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

        I did a lot of research on this unit and so far it is what I hoped that it would be. I am a tascam user and from my experience thier products have performed as advertised. I have only had it for almost 2 weeks. I've done a couple of quick mixes and I am very pleased with the results.

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        5.0

        great archival recorder

        By Mark M

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

        I use it to record vinyl.

        Sound quality is excellent at 24/96. I would like to try 24/192 but am having trouble interfacing with my outboard DAC. The Tascam only outputs the high sampling rates via special 2xAES/EBU connectors and my DAC doesn't support this method.

        Older reviews of this device mention a free download of a special version of DiskWelder Bronze that will allow conversion of DSD files to PCM but I did not see any offer when I registered the product.

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        5.0

        '' I use it and I love it ''

        By VEtal

        from sacramento CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

          I use Tascam in my recording studio and I just impressed of its quality. It sounds amazing; of course, if your mixdown sounds great. It is really easy to use it if you are familiar with pro audio gear. I really like their dynamics effects and their quality up to 192kHz/24-bit. Built-in hard drive just makes everything easier to use. I just love this unit.

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          5.0

          Awesome Unit

          By johnny z

          from Huntington NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

            Great Results and easy to use.

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            4.0

            Can't Go Wrong

            By C-Money

            from Brooklyn

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Great Converters

            Cons

            • Awkward menus

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

            This machine sounds great and has the feel of a serious recording device. The sound reproduction, especially in DSD mode is impressive. The unit feels rock solid.

            I would've given it product 5 stars if the menus were easier to navigate. Things like naming a file are made tedious with only the Jog wheel. That said, it does have an input for a PC keyboard. Also the remote control, though very useful, is wired and that kinda stinks.

            Over all there is nothing to complain about when it comes down to what this machine is made for and thats recording music/sound at a very very high quality.

            I say: go for it!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Professional recorder for non-pro

            By Rich

            from Ottawa, Canada

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Multiple navigation steps

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Vinyl to HD digital

            Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

            Used to digitally record vinyl from a high end stereo system.
            Pros
            -Unit is dead quiet, great dacs to record and play
            -Reproduction very close original at 96/24
            Cons
            -Navigating multiple menus to complete some actions.
            -Need to turn off EQ and balance every time the unit is powered up.

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            (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            not a masterlink

            By petey

            from hanover pa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Tascam DV-RA1000HD High-Definition CD, DVD, and Hard Drive Recorder:

            after limited experience with the dvra1000hd i
            would have to say that if you're looking for a
            true standalone mastering recorder the alesis
            masterlink is a better option. tascam incorporated
            limited mastering tools in this machine and the
            absence of a true peak limiter was a mistake.
            i have had some luck using their compressor as a
            limiter. i do like their compressor better than
            the alesis and their eq is more trasparant. by
            bouncing mixes between the two machines i have had great luck, but i wish the tascam machine
            could dither down from 24 bit 96 khz, you also
            must record effects on to the hard drive to burn them to cd without the option of adding them later. all in all not a bad machine but a little more thought and they would have had a stone cold
            winner, hey tascam, how about a software upgrade.

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