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Tascam HD-P2 Portable Compact Flash & Microdrive High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder

SKU: TSHDP2 MFR: HDP2
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About the Tascam HD-P2

The Tascam HD-P2 Portable High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder is the professional solution for challenging live and on-location applications. Co-developed with Frontier Design Group, it records at up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution to Compact Flash media and its audio files are instantly available to DAWs through the built-in high-speed FireWire computer connection. Unlike consumer MP3 sketchpads, the professional HD-P2 incorporates high-end features like a SMPTE timecode input for synchronization to external devices while in record or playback.

The user interface is designed for fast and intuitive use under stressful one-take-only situations and its large, angled LCD is perfect for any application from over-the-shoulder location recording to concert recording and commercial use. The HD-P2 records in stereo from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, at 16- or 24-bit, to affordable Compact Flash media. Not only is Compact Flash absolutely silent, so no transport noise will show up on your recording, but the recorded audio is written directly as Broadcast WAVE files for immediate use in digital audio workstations. The unit even includes a FireWire jack for the fastest possible transfer of files to your PC or Mac computer.

The professional design of the HD-P2 extends to convenient details that pro users will appreciate. The Retake button allows the user to delete the last recording & set up to re-record with a single button press. As audio is recorded, the file headers are continually re-saved to protect your recording against accidental data loss. Files can be named from the front panel interface or using a PS/2 keyboard, which can also be used to control transport and setup features. On the input side, the unit has a pair of XLR mic inputs with phantom power and analog peak limiting to curb distortion during unpredictable live events. The input level control allows the user to change the level without taking their eyes off the action.

The HD-P2 also features unbalanced RCA ins and outs as well as S/PDIF digital I/O. Monitoring is available through a headphone out - again, with its own ergonomic level control - using a built-in speaker. A built-in microphone is also provided for interviews and educational use. Tascam's HD-P2 comes standard with a full-featured timecode input - making it the most affordable recorder with built-in timecode ever made.

Incoming LTC is connected to the locking XLR input for timestamping your Broascast WAVE files from a central clock. Not only does the recorder timestamp your recorded audio with sample accuracy, the HD-P2 chases incoming timecode during playback for review or loading into an editor. A video clock input allows frame edge resolve to a central blackburst source or use as a lock-and-release timecode slave. There's also a freewheel setting for use with unpredictable timecode sources.

Tascam HD-P2 Includes

  • Tascam HD-P2 Portable High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • IFFF1394 Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Tascam 1 Year Parts and 90 Day Labor Warranty

Tascam HD-P2 Features

  • Jog/Shuttle data wheel, separate headphone amp and volume control, dedicated input level and Main volume controls
  • Front panel system and transport control or PS/2 keyboard input; familiar tape machine-type transport and large 240 x 160-dot backlit display
  • Supports CF card capacities from 512MB to 8GB with total of 13.5 hrs. at 16-bit/44.1kHz, 2 hrs. at 24-bit/192kHz on 8GB card
  • Portable stereo high definition recorder with up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, Firewire and Time Code; 8 x "AA" Alkaline or Rechargeable NiCad or NiMH battery operation
  • Built-in limiter, 48V phantom power, -20dB Pad, High-pass filter and 10-second pre-record buffer
  • Writes audio to Compact Flash and Microdrive in Broadcast WAVE File (BWF) format for simplified universal transfer to DAW editing and post production software applications
  • Windows XP and MAC OSX v.10.13 compatible
  • Coaxial SPDIF digital I/O, Time Code in, Video and Word Clock In, Firewire output for seamless digital audio, video and DAW integration
  • Sample Clock refs include SPDIF, NTSC or PAL Video, LTC and Word; comprehensive SMPTE frame rate support
  • Timestamps Broadcast WAVE recordings from SMPTE input, chase locks to incoming SMPTE timecode, Video clock input resolves to house clock
  • Tri-level sync support for HDTV applications, includes Frame Lock, Lock and Release and flexible Freewheel settings for erratic timecode sources; Pull-up and Pull-down sample rates included
  • XLR Mic/Line inputs, RCA Line in/out, built-in mono microphone and speaker for desktop interview applications

Tascam HD-P2 Specifications

Recording Media Compact Flash, Microdrive
File Format BWF Broadcast Wave File (FAT16/FAT32)
Recording time 24 minutes (256 MB Compact Flash, Fs=44.1 kHz 16 bit stereo)
Operating time 5 Hours
Sample Rates 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
Sample Clock refs S/PDIF, Video (NTSC or PAL), LTC, WORD
Quantization 16/24 bit
Pre-record buffer Up to 10 seconds
Time code types 23.976,24,25,29,29.97 DF/NDF, 30 DF/NDF
Nominal level 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.0 dB (44.1 kHz/48 kHz)
MIC to Line Out 20 to 40 kHz 0.5 dB/-4.0 dB (88.2 kHz/96 kHz)
20 to 80 kHz 0.5 dB/-20 dB (176.4 kHz/192 kHz)
Noise level Trim Max (22 Hz to 22 kHz) Up to -55 dBu Mic to Line Out THD+N
Max Level at 1 kHz Up to 0.01% Mic to Line Out
Trim Min Up to 0.01% 22 kLPF
Crosstalk at 1 kHz Over 80 dB Mic to Monitor Out
Delay 44.1 kHz 1.5 msec
192 kHz 0.7 mesc
Limiter Attach time: Up to 25 usec
Release time: Up to 50 msec
Low Cut High pass 100 Hz cut off -18 dB/OCT
Phantom Power +48 Volt, 10 mA
Input/Output Connectors Analog I/O
MIC Input
XLR-3-31 type
Input/Output Input Impedance 1.3 Ohm Balance
Input/Output Mic Input Level -60 dBu (Trim Max) to 13.8 dBu (Trim Min)
Input/Output Internal Mic level -60 dBu (Trim Max) to 13.8 dBu (Trim Min)
Input/Output Headroom 16dB/22 dB (with limiter)
Input/Output Maximum Gain 46.2 dB
Input/Output Pad 20 dBS
LINE Input Connector RCA Pin type
LINE Input Impedance 10 Ohm
LINE Input Level -46.2 dBV (Trim Max) to 0 dBu (Trim Min)
LINE Input Headroom 16 dB
LINE Input Maximum Gain 46.2 dB
LINE Output Connector RCA Pin type
LINE Output Input Impedance: 100 Ohm
LINE Output Input Level: -10 dBV
LINE Output Head Room: +6 dBV
Headphone Output Connector 6 TRS PHONE jack (Tip: L, Ring: R, Sleeve: GND)
Output Power 55 mW+55 mW (32 Ohm)
Speaker Output 500 mW (16 Ohm)
Digital I/O Connector RCA Pin type (Coaxial Input/Output)
Digital I/O Input Impedance 75 Ohm (Coaxial Input/Output)
Digital I/O Format IEC60958 (S/PDIF) (Coaxial Input/Output)
Digital I/O Quantization 24 bit (Coaxial Input/Output)
LTC Input Connector XLR-3-31
Input Impedance 75 Ohm
Video Input Connector BNC
Video Input Impedance 75 Ohm
Keyboard Connector PS/2
Firmware Connector IEEE.1394 (6 Pin)
Firmware Format IEEE.1394 (Asynchoronous)
Firmware Baud Rate 400 Mbps
Display LCD 240x160 dots with backlight
AC Adapter Input USA/Canada: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Europe/U.K.: 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Australia: 240 V AC, 50 Hz
AC Adapter Output DC12 V
AC Adapter Rash Current 600 mA
AC Adapter Power Consumption 6 W (CompactFlash)
Battery 8 x AA type dry cell (NiMH recommended)
Operating temperature 0° to 35° C
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP and Macintosh OSX ~10.3
Dimensions (w x d x h) 245 x 188 x 60
Weight 1.2 kg (without the batteries)
Warranty Tascam 1 year parts and 90 day labor warranty
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