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Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel Field Audio Recorder

You Pay: $2,399.99
Product Highlights
  • 8 Recording Tracks
  • Records at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Broadcast WAV Files
  • iXML Metadata
  • XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
  • AES/EBU Connectors
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • SMPTE I/O and Word Sync
  • Multiple Power Options
  • Color Touchscreen Interface

The HS-P82 from Tascam is a professional-quality field audio recorder that offers 8 tracks of high-definition audio recording in a rugged and reliable body. The unit has 8 XLR mic inputs, each with phantom power and analog limiting. Recessed front-panel trim controls for each channel prevent accidental changes. In addition to the 8 individual tracks, a stereo mixdown can also be recorded for instant use during editing.

The unit captures audio at rates up to 24-bit/192kHz onto industry-standard CompactFlash cards. Because CF cards have no moving parts, they are incredibly reliable and durable. The Broadcast WAV audio files also include iXML metadata for use with a variety of audio and video editing systems. The unit has a USB port for convenient file transfer to any computer.

In the field power is key, so the HS-P82 provides a variety of options. It can operate on AA or NP batteries, the included AC adapter, an external DC input, or a V-mount adapter for Endura batteries. Other features include a built-in slate mic, a 5-second prerecord buffer, and headphone output alert signal.

For high-resolution applications, the unit has a set of AES/EBU connectors, which allow you to connect high-end A/D converters and preamplifiers. SMPTE timecode I/Os, video, and word sync connectors are provided for keeping perfect sync with other A/V devices. The unit is controlled via a color touchscreen for fast, simple operation.

Rugged and reliable aluminum construction
8 XLR mic inputs, each with phantom power, analog limiting, and a low cut filter
Recessed front-panel trim controls for each channel prevent accidental changes
A stereo mixdown track can also be recorded for instant use during editing
Captures high-definition audio at rates up to 24-bit/192kHz
Records onto industry-standard CompactFlash cards, which are durable and reliable. A pair of CF slots allows backup, mirror recording, and A/B recording
Broadcast WAV audio files include iXML metadata for use with a variety of audio and video editing systems
USB port for convenient file transfer to any computer
Powering options include AA or NP batteries, the included AC adapter, an external DC input, or a V-mount adapter for Endura batteries
1/4" headphone jack with independent level control and headphone output alert signal
Built-in slate mic lets you audibly label each file
5-second prerecord buffer can help save missed audio moments
A set of AES/EBU connectors allow you to connect high-end A/D converters and preamplifiers
Timecode I/Os, video, and word sync connectors are provided for keeping perfect sync with other A/V devices
Controlled via a color touchscreen for fast, simple operation
Connectors 8 x XLR Mic Inputs
8 x AES/EBU DB-25 Inputs
8 x AES/EBU DB-25 Outputs
2 x XLR Analog Outputs
1 x BNC Stereo Digital Output
1 x SMPTE Timecode BNC Input
1 x SMPTE Timecode BNC Output
1 x Video/Word Clock/Cascade I/O BNC Connector
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Jack
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Input
1 x USB 2.0 Port
Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel Field Audio Recorder
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  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamHS-P82 8-Channel Field Audio Recorder
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    TASCAM. Sound Devices? Tascam? YES.

    By SUPER AUDIO HO

    from On the ISS

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Professional Features
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel Field Audio Recorder:

      Used and heard the sound devices. Was about to go for the bigger model but something kept nagging in the back of my mind about the specs on the Tascam and of course like all of you that are either replacing or supplementing your actual mobile recording rig as an engineer , or a location sound person, was wondering if they beefed up their gear to handle the rigors of ...locations. The answer is : yes. But how does it sound? These PreAmps kick over the Sound Devices for starters and I am an audio professional that does location as well... so I am used to $2000 a channel sounding pres. Also I am close to many boutique audiophile builders so I know what I am talking about. It looks pompous to read my writing but please understand it's because of the excitement in this model that it may sound arrogant. I just got so curious about this thing and the location peeps all buy the same things... so me being a tester of high end gear (and of course I had my reservations about tascam being that I'd not tried their high end stuff) I decided to put it to the test. The limiters are barely noticeable, touch screen is a dream, new firmware you can gang control , CF Mirror record on 2 cards, edit on the fly , change file names, hook up the keyboard or just use the touchscreen that has a full keypad OH and the best? FULL SIZE XLR! love that. It looks big? it's a little bigger, but really this thing can sit back and be the nerve center or you can get ANY NP-1 type battery and I found a charger plus 2 Li-Ion 4400 14.2 volt batteries for $[$] on a certain auction based site - sorry guys I know you sell em, but these are a battery type that is used so much that it's begging to go walking. The Porta-Brace bag is really nice if you look for the right one- they make a specific model. The set up you can do without cracking a manuel. SLATE MIC! wow I could go on, but really it's a bargain and it's good enough to record actual music with as well so I think Tascam (they told me they're going after this market hard) has a winner here that should put a sizable dent in the SD market share, if it doesn't, then we have many scared narrow thinkers and I'll be the one smiling so do what you want, I'm never going to SD again... oh and Tascam loves talking to you , believe me they take care of their peeps!

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      Batteries & Power

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      Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

      Bescor -  BP-NP1 NP-1 Style NiCd Battery
      • You Pay: $69.95
       
      Switronix -  NP-50 NiMH NP-1 Style Battery
      • You Pay: $119.95
       

      Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

      Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
      • You Pay: $17.99
       

      Digital Cables

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      Add digital interconnectivity options for your equipment.

      Pearstone -  VBBC-303 Premium BNC 75 Ohm Video Cable, 3'
      • You Pay: $10.95
       

      Store and read data with the proper media.

      Lexar -  16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Professional 800x UDMA
      • Price: $43.65
      • Instant Savings: -$2.70
      • Offer ends AUG 2 '14
      • You Pay: $40.95
       

      Headphones

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      Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

      Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
      • You Pay: $89.99
       

      Additional Hardware

      Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

      Tascam -  RC-F82 Communication/Control Surface for HS-P82
      • You Pay: $799.99
      Back-ordered i This item is backordered by the manufacturer. Order now and we'll deliver when available. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
       

      Cases & Protection

      Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

      Porta Brace -  AR-P82 Audio Case
      • You Pay: $259.53
       
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