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Tascam Kamesan KS-342 4-Channel Field Mixer

B&H # TAKS342 Mfr # KS-342
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Product Highlights
  • 4x Mic/Line XLR Inputs w 48 Volts
  • 1x 5-Pin Input for MS/XY Mic Patterns
  • Variable Low Cut Filter
  • Dual VU Meters
  • MS Matrix
  • 1/4" & 1/8" Headphone Outputs
  • 2x XLR and 1x 5-Pin Outputs
  • Built-In Slate Mic
  • 1 kHz Test Tone Generator
  • Can Be Powered via Batteries or Adapter

The Tascam Kamesan KS-342 4-Channel Field Mixer is a 4-channel mixer designed for field sound for broadcast and video. The KS-324 features a variety of routing and mixing options in a lightweight, 5.4 lb chassis. Each of its four XLR inputs has assignable 48 volt phantom power, A-B Power, and is configurable to line level. Channels 1-2 also have a 5-pin input for stereo miking techniques such as XY and MS recording, and their corresponding channel strips have a built-in MS decoder. Each channel has its own independent low cut filter, which can be set from 20 to 200 Hz, allowing for noise filtration. Additionally, the KS-324 has two separate headphone outputs, one ¼" and one 1/8" so you can play back a mix without giving up your headphones.

The KS-324 can be powered by eight AA batteries, not included, or the optional Kamesan KSPSM12XLR4 power supply.

Channel faders can link stereo volume control on one dial
Pan selector chooses left, right, center, or M-S matrix
2:1 compressor available on stereo mix output
AES/EBU XLR output (24-bit @ 44.1kHz, 48kHz or 96kHz)
Eight AA battery sled provided for faster loading
4 Channel independent low cut filters allow for noise elimination by removing low frequency rumble
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 40 kHz (within 1 dB)
Noise Level Mic: < -54 dB (22 kHz LPF/RMS)
Line: < -70 dB (22 kHz LPF/RMS)
Monitor: < -65 dB (22 kHz LPF/RMS)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.1% (50 Hz to 15 kHz; 4 dBm)
Inputs 4x XLR: switchable between mic/line level, 48 V
1x 5-pin for XY or MS mics
1x 5-pin din auxiliary
Input Level Mic: -70 to -30 dBs
Line: -20 to 4 dBm
Aux: -20 to 4 dBm
Input Impedance Mic: 3 kΩ
Line: 600 Ω
Aux: 10 kΩ
Headroom 32 dB pre-fader input
Outputs 2x XLR for stereo or direct out 1/2
1x 5-pin XLR for stereo or direct out 3/4
1x XLR for AES/EBU digital output (24-bit @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz or 96 kHz)
1x 1/8" for camera mic inputs
Analog Output Levels Main: 4/0/-20/-60 dBm switchable (600 Ω) transformer balanced XLR-3
Sub: -20/-60 dBm switchable (600 Ω) electronically balanced XLR-5
Unbalanced: -60 dBs (10 kΩ) 3.5 mm unbalanced stereo jack
Monitor: 0 dBs/50Ω (max load 8 Ω)
Maximum Output Level Main: 24 dBm (600Ω load, +4 selected @ 12 V); 20 dBm (600Ω, +4 selected @ 8 V)
Sub: 8 dBm (600Ω, -20 selected @ 12 V)
Unbalanced: -60 dBs (10 kΩ) @ 12 V
Monitor: +6 dBs (50 Ω, @ 12 V)
Monitor/Headphone Out 1x 1/4"
1x 1/8"
Microphone Power 48V (maximum power 10 mA)
A-B 12 V (maximum power 30 mA)
Low Cut Filters 4x selectable 20 Hz to 200 Hz, -12 dB/octave
Oscillator 1 kHz
Compressor Threshold: 3, 6, 9, 12 dB
Attack: 2 ms (approximate)
Release: 300 ms (approximate)
Ratio: 2:1 (approximate)
Power Supply Internal: 8x type 3 AA dry cell batteries
External: 10 V to 15 V (maximum current 0.5 A)
Current Nominal: 150 mA
Digital Output on: 240 mA
Battery Life Manganese cells: >4 hours
Alkaline cells: >8 hours
NP-1 NiCd: >12 hours
Dimensions (W x D x H) 9 x 7 x 2" (215 x 170 x 60 mm)
Weight Including batteries: 5.4 lb (2.4 kg)
Excluding batteries: 4 lb (2 kg)
Tascam Kamesan KS-342 4-Channel Field Mixer
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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