Tascam SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder

Tascam SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder

Tascam SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder

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Tascam SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder

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  • Stereo or Four-Track Recording
  • 2x XLR-1/4" Combo Mic/Line Input Jacks
  • Switchable +48V Phantom Power
  • 2x RCA Line Inputs
  • Low-Cut Filter with 40/80/120 Hz Levels
  • Dual Recording Function
  • Stereo Headphones Output
  • AA Battery Backup
  • Media Slot Supports Cards up to 128GB
  • Compact 1U Rack-Mountable Chassis
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Tascam SD-20M overview

  • 1Description

The SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder from Tascam is a simple-to-use 1U rackmount recorder that includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording. It can be used to capture audio with SD cards up to 128GB in various environments and is designed for permanent installation in schools, houses of worship, conferences, and more.

Both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded simultaneously in four-track mode. The dual recording mode also captures a copy of your audio at a lower level as an insurance against distorted takes.

The SD-20M includes a battery backup system: AA batteries can keep recording for hours in case of power loss. A wired remote or footswitch can be attached to control recording and playback. In addition, variable speed playback allows the playback to be changed without affecting the pitch.

Four-track solid-state recorder
Stereo or four-track recording (two mic/line inputs + two line inputs)
Two microphone inputs on XLR-1/4" combo jacks, compatible with +4 dBu line level and switchable phantom power (+48V)
Two RCA line inputs on rear side for tracks 3-4 (compatible with -10 dBV line level)
Two recording formats supported:
WAV/BWF: 44.1-96 kHz, 16/24-bit
MP3: 32-320 kBps
Simple user interface
Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120 Hz)
Dual recording function records a copy of your audio at a lower level for a distortion-proof safety track
File divide feature
Variable speed playback changes speed without changing the pitch (0.5 times to 1.5 times in 0.1 increments)
Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level
RCA stereo line outputs
Standard stereo headphones output
AA battery backup - keeps recording even after power loss
SDXC media slot supports cards up to 128GB
UPC: 043774032211
In the Box
Tascam SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Tascam SD-20M specs

    Recording Media SD card (64 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC card (4 GB to 32 GB)
    SDXC card (48 GB to 128 GB)
    Audio Recording/Playback Format BWF: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 16/24-bit
    WAV: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 16/24-bit
    MP3: 44.1/48 kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 kBps
    Number of Channels 4 channels (stereo x 2)
    Mic/Line Inputs 2 x Combo Jacks: XLR-3-31 (1: ground, 2: hot, 3: cold)
    1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS jack (Tip: hot, ring: cold, sleeve: ground)
    Mic Input Impedance Front jacks set to Mic
    2.7 kOhms (phantom power supported)
    Maximum Input Level: 0 dBu (gain: low)
    Minimum Input Level: −67 dBu (gain: high)
    Line Input Impedance Front jacks set to Line
    10 kOhms or higher
    Nominal Input Level +4 dBu
    Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu
    Minimum Input Level: -12 dBu
    Line Input Impedance Line inputs 3/L and 4/R (unbalanced, RCA jacks)
    10 kOhms or higher
    Nominal Input Level -10 dBV
    Maximum Input Level: +6 dBV
    Minimum Input Level: -26 dBV
    Audio Output Jacks Nominal Output Level -10 dBV
    Maximum Output Level: +6 dBV
    Output Impedance: 200 ohms
    Headphone Output 1/4" (6.3 mm) standard stereo jack
    Maximum Output Power: 20 mW + 20 mW (32 ohms load, 0.1 % distortion)
    Remote Control Connector 1/16" (2.5 mm) TRS micro jack
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (input 1-2 to output, Fs 44.1/48 kHz)
    20 Hz to 40 kHz +1/−3 dB (input 1-2 to output, Fs 96 kHz)
    Distortion 0.01 % or less (Input 1-2 to output, Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 100 dB or more (input 1-2 to output, Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz)
    Power Supply Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P1220E), 4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)
    Power Consumption 5 W (maximum)
    Input Current 1 A (maximum)
    Operating Temperature Range 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19 x 1.8 x 12" (483 x 45 x 300 mm)
    Weight 6.2 lb (2.8 kg) (including batteries)
    6.2 lb (2.7 kg) (excluding batteries)
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    Package Weight 9.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.4 x 15.6 x 5.3"

    Tascam SD-20M reviews

    SD-20M 4-Track Solid-State Recorder is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built, great sound, great price I am using this to record church services, and I am very impressed with this unit for the price! I am using the inputs on the back connected to the main outputs of our mixing console, as well as two condenser mics hooked up to the microphone inputs on the front of the unit. It's easy to blend the two sets of inputs in the 4 track mode to get a nice balance of live vs direct sounds. The unit is well built and I have had no problems so far.
    Date published: 2016-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting ready to buy another You can't beat this little guy. If you see any reviews less than 5 stars, just take them with a grain of salt. If it has the features that will work for you, you won't be disappointed. Solid and clean recordings make this a great buy.
    Date published: 2017-10-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice recorder but not for my style Made a great recording but not better than my CD-RW900SL with mixing board
    Date published: 2016-09-02
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