Tascam HD-P2 Portable Audio Recorder
high-definition stereo recorder, Firewire

larger size

Euro 1.320,00

The HD-P2 is a professional solution for the challenging requirements of live and on-location applications.
It writes uncompressed Broadcast Wave audio files at up to 192-kHz/24-bit resolution
for audiophile quality to Compact Flash or Micro Drive media.
Files are instantly available through the built-in high-speed FireWire computer connection
and can be loaded into DAW projects


* Portable high-definition stereo recorder
o Ideal for electronic news gathering and other high-quality recording tasks in the field
* Recording media: Compact Flash, Micro Drive
o Reliable, easily obtainable media for quick and easy audio transfer to computers (via CF card reader)
* 16- or 24-bit recording resolution at sample rates from 44.1 kHz through 192 kHz
o Produce state-of-the-art recordings at standard or high resolutions compatible with CD, SACD and DVD audio
* Uncompressed, time-stamped Broadcast Wave file format
o Is easily imported into DAW software and spotted into projects with sample accuracy
* Pre-Record Cache
o Permanently stores the last 5 or 10 seconds (selectable) when in Record Ready to even capture audio events happening before actually starting the recording (can be disabled)
* Retake function
o Allows user to re-do last recording with a single button press
* Audio files continually re-saved
o To safeguard against data loss
* Comprehensive system and transport control
o From the front panel or a PS/2 keyboard

Inputs and Outputs

* Balanced XLR mic inputs with phantom power, 20-dB PAD, and analogue peak limiter
o Connect two dynamic or condenser microphones, PAD reduces input level when recording from high sound pressure sources, limiter guards against unpredictable overloads
* Low-cut filter on each analogue input
o Reduces low-frequency noise (impact, rumble, hum, wind etc.)
* Unbalanced stereo line input (RCA)
o Record directly from any stereo line level source (mixer etc.)
* Unbalanced stereo line output (RCA)
o Use HD-P2 as playback source; transfer your recordings to analogue equipment
* SPDIF digital input and output (coaxial)
o Record from digital sources, transfer your recordings digitally to any mixer, recorder etc.
* Headphone output (6.3-mm stereo jack)
o Monitor recordings with studio headphones
* Built-in mono microphone and speaker
o For desktop interview applications
* FireWire port for connection with computer
o Easy and fast file transfer to PC or Mac
* Analogue level controls
o Allow easy operation without the need to look at the unit


* SMPTE/LTC timecode input on locking XLR balanced jack
o Timestamps Broadcast Wave recordings from SMPTE input
* Chase locks to incoming SMPTE timecode
* Video clock input
o Resolves to house clock
* Tri-level sync support
o For HDTV applications
* Includes Frame Lock, Lock and Release and flexible Freewheel settings for unpredictable timecode sources
* Pull-up and Pull-down sample rates included
o For video format compatibility

Runs on eight AA batteries (Alkaline, NiMH or NiCd) or DC power adapter
* Approximately 5.5 hours of operating time on battery power

Recording time

Sample Rate / Quantization
CF Card
512MB 00:50 00:46 00:31 00:15 00:07
1GB 01:36 01:30 01:00 00:30 00:15
2GB 03:18 03:06 02:00 01:00 00:30
4GB 06:42 06:12 04:06 02:00 01:00
8GB 13:30 12:24 08:12 04:06 02:00


Recording media
Compact Flash card (40x/80x), Micro Drive
File system
Recording format
Broadcast Wave audio files (BWF)
16/24 bit linear
Sampling frequencies
44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
External clock
SPDIF, Video (NTSC or PAL), Word
Frame rates
23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 DF/NDF, 30 DF/NDF

Audio inputs and outputs
MIC input
2 x XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:COLD)
  Input impedance
1.3 kOhm
  Input level
–60 dBu (Trim max) to –13.8 dBu (Trim min)
20 dB
LINE input
2 x RCA
  Input impedance
10 kOhm
  Input level
–46.2 dBV (Trim max) to 0 dBV (Trim min)
LINE output
2 x RCA
  Output impedance
100 Ohm
  Nominal output level
–10 dBV
  Maximum output level
+6 dBV
RCA (coaxial)
  Input impedance
75 Ohm
  Audio format
IEC60958 (SPDIF)
24 bit
DIGITAL output
RCA (coaxial)
  Output impedance
75 Ohm
  Audio format
IEC60958 (SPDIF)
24 bit
6.3-mm stereo phone jack
  Maximum output power
55 mW + 55 mW (at 32-Ohm load)
Built-in loudspeaker

  Output power
500 mW
16 Ohm

Other inputs and outputs
XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:COLD)
  Input impedance
75 Ohm
  Input impedance
75 Ohm
IEEE 1394 (6-pin)
IEEE1394 (Asynchronous)
  Baud Rate
400 Mbit/s

Audio performance
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1.0 dB (44.1/48 kHz)
20 kHz to 40 kHz, +0.5 dB/–3.0 dB (88.2/96 kHz)
Dynamic range
> 105 dB(A) (MIC to LINE OUT, 44.1 kHz, 22-kHz LPF)
Total harmonic distortion
< 0.01 % (1 kHz, MIC to LINE OUT, max level (22–22,000 Hz), Trim min, 22-kHz LPF)
> 80 dB (1 kHz)
1.5 ms (44.1 kHz)
0.7 ms (192 kHz)
Phantom Power
+48 V, 10 mA

Power supply and other specifications
AC adapter input voltage
100 V AC, 50–60 Hz
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50 Hz
240 V AC, 50 Hz
AC adapter output voltage
12 V DC (600 mA)
8 x AA (SUM-3), Alkaline, NiMH, NiCd
Power consumption
6 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
245 mm x 188 mm x 60 mm
1.2 kg (excluding batteries and AC adapter)
Supported operating systems
Windows XP, Macintosh OS X (10.3 or higher)

TASCAM Division - TEAC Europe GmbH - Bahnstrasse 12 - 65205 Wiesbaden - Germany
Tel +49 611 7158-0 - Fax +49 611 7158-393
People from Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg may call:
+49 611 71 58 260 (in French or Flemish language)

TEAC UK Ltd - 5 Marlin house - The Croxley Centre - Watford - Herts - WD18 8TE - UK
Tel 01923 438880 - Fax 01923 236290

Via C. Cantu 11, 20092
Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, Italy
Tel. 02-66010500 , fax.(++30) 0266010484

TASCAM (Parts Department)
7733 Telegraph Rd.
Montebello, CA 90640-Usa
Tel: 323-727-4840

advanced technologic sound magazine
2005 November issue 143

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