Tascam HS-2000

The HS-2000 is Tascam’s studio solution for professional stereo recording and playback based on solid-state media. The HS-2000 includes SMPTE timecode and all connections required by professionals including RS-422 serial control. Also true to Tascam tradition, audio is top-quality throughout with up to 192 kHz / 24-bit recording formats available.

Audio files are created on secure CompactFlash media in Broadcast WAV format, and since a pair of CF card slots is available, data mirroring or extended recording times are possible. A remote control available as an option allows flash start operation from a separate room over RJ-45 connection.

The HS-2000 is the ideal solid-state recorder for professionals, with the instant access, ease-of-use and sound quality recording, broadcast and post production studios demand.

Main Features

  • Differences to HS-2 are marked in red
  • High-quality stereo audio recorder for professional broadcast and recording applications
  • Two operation modes:
    • Timeline mode: Use the unit like a tape recorder
    • Take mode: Record/play separate audio takes, use playlists and flash start
  • Ideal replacement for current DAT, MD, MO or other recorders
  • Fast boot time
  • Easy to read and operate through TFT colour touch screen interface
  • Dual CompactFlash slot with UDMA support
  • Mirroring and continuous recording between two CFs
  • Uses broadcast wave format (BWF) with mark function
  • Sample rates: 192/176.4/96/88.2/48.048/48/47.952/44.1 kHz at 16/24-bit resolution
  • Pre-recording up to 5 seconds (audio is captured before the record button is actually pressed)
  • Flash start with optional flash start controller RC-HS20PD or RC-SS20
  • Locate marker function (auto/manual)
  • Online function with dedicated outputs for pre-listening and on-air playback
  • Confidence monitoring
  • Editing fuctions (divide, combine, erase)
  • Projects can be exported in AES31 format
  • Auto Cue, Auto Ready, Incremental Play and Repeat
  • Playlist function
  • Jog/Shuttle function
  • 2U rack-mount size

Inputs and Outputs

  • Balanced analogue inputs and outputs (XLR)
  • Additional balanced monitor output (XLR)
  • AES/EBU input, main output and monitor output
  • Parallel control port
  • RS-422 serial control port
  • RS-232C serial control port
  • SMPTE Timecode input/output as standard
  • Word sync input/output (BNC)
  • Video sync input (BNC)
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection for data transfer or remote control
  • Remote connector for optional flash start controller
  • USB connector for data exchange with external storage devices
  • Computer keyboard (PS/2) connector for easy naming of files and folders

Specifications

General
Recording media Compact Flash cards
File system FAT32 (4 GB or more)
FAT16 (2GB or less)
File formats BWF (Broadcast Wave)
WAV (Waveform Audio)
Number of channels 2 channels
Quantization bit rates 16-bit, 24-bit
Sampling frequencies 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
(47.952/48.048: 48 kHz ±0.1% pull-down/pull-up)
Clock references INTERNAL, WORD IN, VIDEO IN, DIGITAL IN
Timecode frames 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97NDF, 30DF, 30NDF
Analog audio inputs and outputs
The error for nominal and maximum levels is ±1 dB for all input and output jacks except the PHONES jack.
ANALOG IN (LINE) connectors (L/R) XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Input impedance 4.3 kΩ
  Nominal input level +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms) ±1 dB or –20 dBu (0.0775 Vrms) ±1 dB (selectable)
(+6 dBu only when set to Max +15 dBu and Digital Ref. Level set to –9 dB)
  Maximum input level (selectable) +15 dBu (4.36 Vrms)
+18 dBu (6.16 Vrms)
+20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
+22 dBu (9.76 Vrms)
+24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
–6 dBu (0.388 Vrms)
–4 dBu (0.489 Vrms)
–2 dBu (0.616 Vrms)
0 dBu (0.775 Vrms)
ANALOG OUT (LINE) connectors (L/R) XLR-3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Output impedance 100 Ω or less
  Nominal output level +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms) ±1 dB or –20 dBu (0.0775 Vrms) ±1 dB (selectable)
(+6 dBu only when Digital Ref. Level set to –9 dB)
  Maximum output level (selectable) +15 dBu (4.36 Vrms)
+18 dBu (6.16 Vrms)
+20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
+22 dBu (9.76 Vrms)
+24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
–6 dBu (0.388 Vrms)
–4 dBu (0.489 Vrms)
–2 dBu (0.616 Vrms)
0 dBu (0.775 Vrms)
ANALOG OUT (MONITOR) connectors (L/R) XLR-3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Output impedance 100 Ω or less
  Nominal output level When reference level set to –9 dB:
+6 dBu (1.55 Vrms)
When reference level set to any value other than –9 dB
+4 dBu (1.23 Vrms)
  Maximum output level (selectable) +15 dBu (4.36 Vrms)
+18 dBu (6.16 Vrms)
+20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
+22 dBu (9.76 Vrms)
+24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
PHONES jack Standard 6.3-mm stereo jack
  Maximum output power 45 mW + 45 mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω)
Digital audio inputs and outputs
DIGITAL IN [LINE] connector XLR-3-31
  Input signal voltage amplitude 200 mVpp to 10 Vpp
  Input impedance 110 Ω ±20%
  Format AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
IEC60958-3 (SPDIF)
  Supported sampling frequencies 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz (single/double/quad) (47.952/48.048: 48 kHz ±0.1% pull-down/pull-up)
Note: When SRC is ON, the receivable range is 32–192 kHz.
DIGITAL OUT [LINE] connector XLR-3-32
  Output voltage 2–5 Vpp
  Output impedance 110 Ω ±20%
  Format IEC60958-4 (AES3-2003, AES/EBU)
  Supported sampling frequencies 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz (single/double/quad) (47.952/48.048: 48 kHz ±0.1% pull-down/pull-up)
Control inputs and outputs
RS-422 connector D-sub 9-pin (female, inch-standard)
RS-232C connector D-sub 9-pin (female, inch-standard)
PARALLEL connector D-sub 25-pin (female, inch-standard)
Timecode INPUT connector XLR-3-31
  Signal voltage amplitude 0.5–10 Vpp
  Input impedance 10 kΩ
  Format SMPTE 12M-1999 compliant
Timecode OUTPUT connector XLR-3-32
  Signal voltage amplitude 2 Vpp
  Output impedance 100 Ω
  Format SMPTE 12M-1999 compliant
WORD/VIDEO IN connector BNC
  Input voltage 5V TTL equivalent (WORD IN)
  Signal voltage amplitude 1 Vpp (VIDEO IN)
  Input impedance 75 Ω ±10%
  Allowable frequency deviation of external synchronization ± 100 ppm
  Input frequency (WORD) 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz (47.952/48.048: 48 kHz ±0.1% pull-down/pull-up)
  Input signal (VIDEO) 24/25/29.97/30 Frame (NTSC/PAL Black burst, HDTV Tri-Level)
WORD/VIDEO THRU/OUT connector BNC (OUT/THRU switch included)
  Signal voltage amplitude 5V TTL equivalent
  Output impedance 75 Ω ±10%
  Output frequency (WORD) 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz (47.952/48.048: 48kHz±0.1% pull-down/pull-up)
  Frequency stability ±10 ppm or less (Ta = 20º C)
ETHERNET connector RJ45
  Supported standards 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
KEYBOARD connector Mini-DIN (PS/2)
USB connector USB A-type 4-pin
  Protocol USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED (480 Mbps)
REMOTE connector etherCON (CAT6 compatible)
  Power supply voltage 13 V/41 V
  Signal LVDS serial
Audio performance
Frequency response, ANALOG IN to ANALOG OUT 20 Hz – 20 kHz: ±0.5 dB (Fs = 44.1/48 kHz, JEITA, recording and playback)
20 Hz – 40 kHz: +0.5 dB/−2 dB (Fs = 88.2/96 kHz, JEITA, recording and playback)
20 Hz – 80 kHz: +0.5/−5 dB (Fs = 176.4/192 kHz, JEITA, recording and playback)
Distortion, ANALOG IN to ANALOG OUT 0.005% or less (JEITA, recording and playback)
S/N ratio, ANALOG IN to ANALOG OUT 100 dB or more (JEITA, recording and playback)
Power supply and other specifications
Power AC 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 25 W
External dimensions (W x H x D) 483 mm x 94 mm x 317 mm (not including protrusions)
Weight 5.1 kg
Operating temperature range 5–35 ºC

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2015-02-12 12:33:12 UTC