Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel / 10-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder

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Key Features

  • Location Recording & Filmmaking
  • Selectable Limiters & Low-Cut Filters
  • 8 x Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 8 Inputs & Stereo Mix

In the Box

  • Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel / 10-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder
  • PS-1225L AC Adapter
  • Power Cord for AC Adapter
  • BC-10AA Battery Case
  • V-Mount Bracket
  • V-Mount Bracket Screw Kit
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty for Labor

For professional location recording, filmmaking, and sound design applications where you need to record an array of microphones and your real-time mix, the Tascam HS-P82 multi-track field recorder is an ideal solution. Capture up to eight tracks of audio from external sources plus a stereo mix, route stereo analog audio to your camcorder while sending a multichannel digital feed, and conveniently monitor through headphones. Thanks to its sturdy aluminum chassis, the HS-P82 can be slid into a sound bag, placed on an audio cart, or even attached to a shoulder/neck strap.

With comprehensive synchronization I/O, versatile powering methods, and remote-control capabilities, the HS-P82 is ready to be the primary audio recorder for your next pro-level video production gig. Its eight balanced XLR inputs handle mic-level or line-level signals (even +4 dBu from high-end wireless receivers) and feature independent phantom power, pads, limiters, and low-cut filters. From the intuitive color touchscreen interface to the dual CompactFlash card recording, the HS-P82 is optimized for efficiency and reliable performance.
  

Simultaneous 10-Track Recording

Record all eight inputs and your stereo mix at the same time in 44.1 or 48 kHz resolution, or forego the stereo mix to track the eight inputs at the 96 kHz sampling rate. If your work demands 192 kHz fidelity, the HS-P82 can simultaneously record four tracks. 48 kHz pull-up or pull-down rates are also possible. Available file formats include mono or poly BWF (Broadcast WAV) files with iXML metadata. 
  

Eight XLR Mic/Line Inputs with Independent Phantom Power

Eight locking XLR 3-pin inputs support mic level and +4 dBu line level, allowing you to record external microphones or balanced outputs from high-end wireless receivers. With individually switchable 48V phantom power and -25 dB input pads, the Ultra-HDDA (High-Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps can serve a variety of microphones while delivering a strikingly low equivalent input noise of just -125 dB.

Eight dedicated input trim knobs ensure immediate access to your input gain stages. Once an input level is set, press the trim knob to prevent it from accidental adjustments.
   

8-Channel Digital I/O

In addition to its eight mic preamps, the HS-P82 offers eight channels of AES/EBU digital I/O via a DB25 connector for integration of premium outboard converters. Single, double, and quad speeds are supported for compliance with sample rates up to 192 kHz, and each pair of digital input channels boasts a switchable sampling rate converter that handles 32 to 216 kHz sampling frequencies.
  

Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs

The HS-P82's stereo main outputs are presented on balanced XLR jacks for proper connectivity with professional camcorders and backup recorders. An internal high-power headphone amplifier drives the front-panel 1/4" headphone output, which offers a dedicated volume control next to the jack for convenient monitoring of the mix or signals in solo.
  

Single/Dual CompactFlash Card Recording

The HS-P82 records directly to CompactFlash media cards (available separately) up to 128GB in capacity. Equipped with two CF slots, it is capable of mirror-recording the same tracks at up to 48 kHz to both cards simultaneously for extra security. With an 8GB card, the HS-P82 can record eight tracks for over three hours at 16-bit / 44.1 kHz using the uncompressed, BWF-compliant WAV format.
  

Versatile Synchronization I/O

The HS-P82 allocates four BNC jacks for synchronization purposes. For positional reference, it can sync to or generate SMPTE timecode while the master digital clock can lock to incoming video reference signals, word clock, AES/EBU input streams, or the internal clock. The word clock thru/output jack is ideal for clocking other digital devices to the HS-P82.
  

Powered via Batteries, AC Adapter, or DC Input

The HS-P82 supports powering via NP or AA batteries, the included AC adapter, or an external DC input. Also, a V-mount adapter is available separately to allow powering via Endura batteries. Using ten AA alkaline batteries (available separately) in the supplied battery sled, you can power the HS-P82 for up to two hours of eight-track recording time at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution. If multiple power sources are available, the connected AC adapter or DC battery will be used before any installed batteries.
  

Ideal for Sound Bag Configurations

Aside from the operational elements, the HS-P82 is completely made of metal. In particular, the side panel is made from thick aluminum that can withstand external shocks, resulting in high durability. The rugged chassis has front handles and no rear-panel jacks, making it ideal for use in sound bags on set. Plus, the HS-P82's 3.5" TFT color touchscreen can be tilted for maximum visibility when bag-mounted or placed on a cart.
  

Built-In Mixer

Enhance the sonic impact of your audio with the HS-P82's built-in mixer. Each input features adjustable panning, level, low-cut filtering, and polarity. You can enable each channel's limiter, which uses a 32:1 ratio and a 3 ms attack time to catch errant peaks. The low-cut filters—adjustable to 40, 80, or 120 Hz at 12 or 18 dB/octave—mitigate wind noise and low-frequency rumble.
  

Slate Mic and Tone Generator

Press and hold the front-panel Slate button for over 0.5 second to record sound input through the built-in microphone or the internal oscillator to all record-enabled tracks. This enables simple marking of take numbers or creation of sync tones. The resulting tones can be used as guides when synchronizing the files in video editing software.
  

Supports External Remote Control

Comprehensive, tactile remote control is possible via the RC-F82 fader unit (available separately); adjust parameters such as input trim, panning, and mix level, operate the transport, make marks, solo tracks, and much more without having to touch the HS-P82.
  

Additional Features

  • Prerecord buffer captures up to five seconds of audio before the record button is pressed
  • Illuminated record and pause buttons
  • Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching
  • Simple, efficient file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to a computer
  • Take renaming function
  • Retake function
  • MS decoding function allows proper stereo monitoring of a mid-side mic configuration
  • Trim ganging for multichannel input level control
  • Minimum input gain setting mutes input
  • Continues recording to a new file when the record button is pressed during recording
  • Auto or manual cue points
  • Alert signal to headphone output
  • “Circle @ Take” function for easy marking of good takes
  • PS/2 keyboard input for track naming
UPC: 043774024018

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