Tascam HS-4000 4-Channel Broadcast Audio Recorder/Player, 20-20kHz Frequency Response, 100 Ohms Analog Audio Output Impedance

SKU: TSHS4000 MFR: HS-4000
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About the Tascam HS-4000

The Tascam 4-Channel Broadcast Audio Recorder/Player is built for the needs of modern broadcast facilities. It captures four tracks to solid-state Compact Flash cards and two cards are available for simultaneous redundant recording. Confidence Monitoring is available to listen to audio off the card while recording. The HS-4000 can function as one 4-track recorder or a pair of individual 2-track decks. In addition to recording and logging tasks, the HS-4000 includes On-air and monitor play modes.

Audio on the HS-4000 is captured as Broadcast WAV files, including a timestamp from the SMPTE input source. The transport can be controlled over RS-232C, RS-422, Parallel or LAN control. Balanced analog audio is interfaced through XLR connectors and multi-channel AES/EBU digital I/O is available. A color TFT touchscreen is used to change settings and view meters on the HS-4000, making the GUI simple to use. Three remote controls are available with a variety of flash start, transport and fader functions.

Tascam HS-4000 Features

  • Lightweight and compact flash starting system: Most of the flash starting systems that have been used until now have been large, so when it has been necessary to move them between studios, the work of transferring them has been extremely difficult
  • Efficient flash start operation with 2x2 playback: In situations where the use of two players and a controller are necessary, a setup composed of HS-4000 and RC-HS32PD one pair is extremely efficient, particularly in terms of space, cost and operability
  • Flash start keys can display file names making them easy for anyone to use: Each RC-HS32PD flash start key has a built-in 64x64 dot matrix LCD. Since they can show file names, flash starting is as pressing the file name
  • The playlist mode is perfect for flash starting and PPL is also supported: Since these units were developed not only for applications as recorders, but also considering operation as flash start players, a "playlist mode" is included that is an operation mode especially for flash starting
  • Faders support fader-starting and have locks at 0dB: In addition to flash start keys, the RC-HS32PD has a pair of 100mm faders that support fader-starting as a form of transmission control
  • Use in combination with an RC-900 transport controller: While using an RC-HS32PD as a remote control for flash starting, you can also use an RC-900 for control over the transport
  • The definition of "superior operability" depends on the use conditions and the operator. The HS-4000 includes five operation modes in order to respond to various conditions and user needs
  • Real-time operating system (RTOS) created to resist infection and other threats: For the operating system, have adopted a real-time operating system (RTOS) developed for use with real-time applications
  • Multiple remote controllers and a variety of external controls can be used together: You are not limited to just one remote controller or other external controller, but rather you can connect and simultaneously use as many as can be connected to the unit
  • Supports for Gigabit Ethernet enables flexibility and a wide-range of applications: Using a network, even more flexibility and a wider range of applications are possible
  • Focus on quick and stable operation and security to eliminate user stress: In addition to using RTOS, have considered operational security from a variety of angles. ALL of the connectors include locking mechanisms to prevent accidental disconnection
  • Touch-sensitive TFT color displays enable intuitive operation: The graphical user interface shared by the HS-series enables intuitive and straightforward operation. The menus are simple with only one level and you can return to the Home Screen with one touch when you complete making a setting
  • Built-in monitor speaker enable quick confirmations: You can monitor audio even if the RC-HS32PD is located far away from the main unit or console. In addition to monitoring with headphones, these units have built-in speakers, so you can quickly monitor whenever you need to check something
  • Support for VNC and the ability to use connected computers to check and control units: These units support Virtual Network Computing (VNC) over local area networks (LAN)
  • CF cards used recording media (Ultra DMA supported): CF cards that boast high durability because their contracts are not exposed are used for the recording media. High durability also results from using media that do not require rotating mechanisms
  • Since the layout includes one circuit board for each connector, not only do they boast excellent strength against twisting and pulling from cables, interference with other connectors is also suppressed
  • High-durability knobs use metal even in their stems: An aluminum materials is used in the HS-4000 DATA knob to prevent breaking and the reduction of operability due to deterioration. It also makes helpful feedback "clicks" during operation
  • Adopted aluminum side-panels for High-durability (RC-HS32PD): The RC-HS32PD adopted two aluminum side-panels for both side. These side-panels provide high-durability from crashing when moving these units
  • BurrBrown PCM1796 D/A converters and JRC NJM5532 operational amplifier: In these units, used BurrBrown PCM1796 digital to analog converters because they have earned great praise for audio applications
  • Decoupling capacitors that contribute to power supply stability also selected carefully: In audio equipment, a stable power supply is indispensable for providing high audio quality
  • CF cards used as recording media (Ultra DMA supported)
  • Dual CF card slots
  • Confidence monitoring function (playback while recording) can be used when recording two tracks (44.1/48kHz)
  • Simultaneous playback up to 4 tracks or 2 stereo tracks (in dual playlist mode)
  • Five operation modes: timeline, take, single playlist, dual playlist and on-air

Tascam HS-4000 Specifications

Recording media CF card (Compact flash card)
File system FAT32 (4GB or more), FAT16 (2GB or less)
File format BWF(monophonic, polyphonic), WAV
Number of channels 4 (2x2)
Quantization bit rate 16/24bit
Sampling frequency 44.1 / 47.952
48 / 48.048
88.2 / 96kHz
(47.952/48.048:48kHz +/-0.1%, Pull-up/Pull-down)
Timecode frame 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97DF / 29.97NDF / 30DF / 30NDF
Analog Audio Inputs: Analog In Line XLR-3-31(1:GND/2:HOT/3:COLD)
Analog Audio Inputs: Input impedance 4.3kohms
Analog Audio Inputs: Nominal input level +4dBu(1.23Vrms)+/-1dB / -20dBu(0.0775Vrms)+/-1dB
(+4dBu/-20dBu selectable)
(+6dBu when Digital Ref. level is set to -9dB)
Analog Audio Inputs: Max output level-1 +15dBu (4.36Vrms) (D.Ref:-9dBFS, A.input:+6dBu)
+18dBu (6.16Vrms) (D.Ref:-14dBFS, A.input:+4dBu)
+20dBu (7.75Vrms) (D.Ref:-16dBFS, A.input:+4dBu)
+22dBu (9.76Vrms) (D.Ref:-18dBFS, A.input:+4dBu)
+24dBu (12.3Vrms) (D.Ref:-20dBFS, A.input:+4dBu)
-6dBu (0.388Vrms) (D.Ref:-14dBFS, A.input:-20dBu)
-4dBu (0.489Vrms) (D.Ref:-16dBFS, A.input:-20dBu)
-2dBu (0.616Vrms) (D.Ref:-18dBFS, A.input:-20dBu)
0dBu (0.775Vrms) (D.Ref:-20dBFS, A.input:-20dBu)
Analog Audio Inputs: Max output level-2 D.Ref: Digital Ref. Level
A.input: Analog Input Ref. Level
Analog Audio Outputs: Analog Out Line XLR-3-32(1:GND/2:HOT/3:COLD)
Analog Audio Outputs: Output impedance 100ohms or less
Analog Audio Outputs: Nominal o/p level +4dBu(1.23Vrms)+/-1dB / -20dBu(0.0775Vrms)+/-1dB
(+4dBu/-20dBu selectable)
(+6dBu when Digital Ref. level is set to -9dB)
Analog Audio Outputs: Max output level-1 +15dBu (4.36Vrms) (D.Ref:-9dBFS, A.output:+6dBu)
+18dBu (6.16Vrms) (D.Ref:-14dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
+20dBu (7.75Vrms) (D.Ref:-16dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
+22dBu (9.76Vrms) (D.Ref:-18dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
+24dBu (12.3Vrms) (D.Ref:-20dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
-6dBu (0.388Vrms) (D.Ref:-14dBFS, A.output:-20dBu)
-4dBu (0.489Vrms) (D.Ref:-16dBFS, A.output:-20dBu)
-2dBu (0.616Vrms) (D.Ref:-18dBFS, A.output:-20dBu)
0dBu (0.775Vrms) (D.Ref:-20dBFS, A.output:-20dBu)
Analog Audio Outputs: Max output level-2 D.Ref: Digital Ref. Level
A.input: Analog Output Ref. Level
Output impedance 100ohms
Nominal output level +6dBu(1.55Vrms) (D.ref level = when set to -9dB)
+4dBu(1.23Vrms) (D.ref level = when not set to -9dB)
Maximum output level-1 +15dBu (4.36Vrms) (D.Ref:-9dBFS, A.output:+6dBu)
+18dBu (6.16Vrms) (D.Ref:-14dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
+20dBu (7.75Vrms) (D.Ref:-16dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
+22dBu (9.76Vrms) (D.Ref:-18dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
+24dBu (12.3Vrms) (D.Ref:-20dBFS, A.output:+4dBu)
Phones D.Ref: Digital Ref. Level
A.input: Analog Output Ref. Level
Phones: Maximum output level 6.3mm(1/4") stereo phone jack
45mW + 45mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32ohms loaded)
Digital audio inputs DIGITAL INPUT: XLR-3-31
Min/Max input signal voltage range: 2Vp-p - 7Vp-p
Input impedance: 110ohms+/-20%
Format: IEC60958-4 (AES-2003, AES/EBU)
Supported sampling frequency: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96kHz (Single/Double) (set to SRC ON, 32kHz-192kHz)
Digital audio outputs DIGITAL OUTPUT: XLR-3-32
Output voltage: 2-5Vp-p
Output impedance: 110ohms+/-20%
Format: IEC60958-4 (AES2003, AES/EBU)
Supported sampling frequency: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96kHz (Single / Double)
Signal voltage amplitude: 0.5-10Vp-p
Input impedance: 10kohms
Format: SMPTE 12M-1999 compatible
Signal voltage amplitude: 2Vp-p
Output impedance: 100ohms
Format: SMPTE12M-1999 compatible
Input voltage: 5V TTL equivalent (WORD IN)
Signal voltage amplitude: 1Vp-p (VIDEO IN)
Input impedance: 75ohms or less
Allowable Frequency deviation of external synchronization: +/-100ppm
Input frequency (WORD): 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96kHz (47.952/48.048kHz:48kHz+/-0.1% Pull-down/Pull-up)
Input signal (VIDEO): 24/25/29.97/30Frame, (NTSC/PAL Black burst, HDTV Tri-level)
Signal voltage amplitude: 5V TTL equivalent
Output impedance: 75ohms or less
Output frequency: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96kHz
(47.952/48.048kHz:48kHz+/-0.1% Pull-up/Pull-down)
Frequency stability: +/-10ppm or less
Supported standards: 100BASE-TX,1000BASE-T
USB USB Atype 4 pin
Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mbps) compatible
Power supply voltage: 13V/41V
Signal: LVDS serialContents LCD display data, asynchronous serial transmission control signals, port control signals
PARALLEL: D-sub25pin
RS-422: D-sub9 pin
RS-232C: D-sub9 pin
Power AC100V-240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption 25W
Operating temperature 5-35deg.C
Frequency response 20-20kHz:+/-0.5dB (Fs=44.1/48kHz,JEITA)
20-40kHz:+0.5dB/-2dB (Fs=88.2/96kHz,JEITA)
Distortion 0.005% or less (JEITA)
S/N ratio 100dB or less (JEITA)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 482.6 x 94 x 317.1mm / 19 x 3.70 x 12.48"
Weight 5.1 kg / 11.24 lbs
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