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HS-2 - Stereo Professional Solid State Recorder

HS-2 OVERVIEW

The TASCAM HS-2 is the perfect replacement for timecode DAT and MD recorders.  It provides up to 192kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV file stereo recording.  Its feature-rich flexibility and reliability is perfect for broadcast, post production and professional audio applications.

 Features

・ CF and SD Cards (UDMA compatible) Used as Recording Media

The HS-2 supports CF UDMA media - widely used in broadcast and professional audio applications - and SD/SDHC & USB media for recording/playback popular in the consumer market. Without rotary mechanisms, these media types provide silent and shock-resistant operation.

・ An Intuitive TFT Touch Screen Interface

The HS-2 employs a color TFT screen, popularized in the rest of the HS-Series. This screen provides complete control of functionality.

・ 3 Operation Modes for Various Applications

TIMELINE MODE
TIMELINE MODE emulates analog tape. When you record/overwrite in timeline mode, HS-2 will record to one region. TIMELINE MODE can perform non-destructive edits similar to a DAW.
TAKE MODE
HS-2 will record one "TAKE" (audio file) when recording. The TAKE has time-code. This mode can perform destructive editing similar to that of an MD recorder.
PLAYLIST MODE
You can play audio files that are registered to your playlist. This mode is ideal for flash-start. PLAYLIST MODE can set a point of IN and OUT. All edits of the flash-start presets can be edited directly from the HS-2.

・ Giga-bit Ethernet LAN Control via RJ-45 

Data transfer, remote control, and remote monitoring is possible via this connection. Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX can access the HS-2 through FTP protocol. This feature provides the capability to exchange files between the HS-2 and computer networks. It is also possible to control the HS-2 remotely via VNC (Virtual Network Computing) and VNC viewer applications. 

・ Real-time OS Provides Fast and Stable Operation

The real-time operating system designed for the HS-Series provides benefits such as fast booting, fast display and stable operation. When recording, files are saved every 2 seconds - and the HS-2 does not stop if the CF/SD-card is accidentally ejected. 

・ High-quality Audio Circuitry Same as HS-4000/2000 & CD-9010

The HS-2 is a flexible recorder with high-quality audio. The electronic components have been carefully chosen to provide exceptional performance. The D/A converters used in the HS-2 are Burr Brown PCM1796, and the operational amplifiers are field-proven JRC NJM5532. The power supply features a rugged capacitor designed to provide stability and reliability.

 

Feature List 

  • 2-ch audio recorder/player - the  successor for timecode DAT and MD recorders
  • CF (Ultra DMA compatible) and SD/SDHC cards used as recording media
  • Mirror recording mode
  • Supports 16/24bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
  • Supports BWF/WAV format
  • Import/export in AES31 format
  • 3 different operation modes
  • TIMELINE mode emulates analog tape
  • TIMELINE mode can perform non-destructive edits similar to a DAW
  • TAKE mode can perform destructive edits similar to a MD
  • PLAYLIST mode is ideal for flash-start
  • Adjust playback level, fade in/out time, start/end points
  • Files editable during playback and recording
  • Innovative TFT color touch-screen interface
  • Data copying between USB memory and CF/SD card
  • Supports RC-HS20PD remote controller providing 100-points of flash-start
  • Supports RC-SS20 remte controller providing 100points flash-start
  • Flash-start via parallel, RS-232C serial and PS/2
  • VNC (Virtual Network Computing) compatible
  • D-sub 25-pin parallel control port
  • D-sub 9-pin RS-232C serial control port
  • JOG and SHUTTLE function
  • Auto Cue, Auto Ready, Incremental Play
  • XLR/RCA analog inputs/outputs
  • XLR AES/EBU digital inputs/outputs
  • RCA S/PDIF digital inputs/outputs
  • Headphone output
  • Word sync input/output
  • PS/2 or USB keyboard compatible
  • Time-code sync and RS-422 serial control available (when used with optional SY-2 expansion card)
  • BNC video reference available (NTSC/PAL black-burst or HDTV tri-level sync)
  • 2U rack-mountable
  • 1000BASE-T Giga-bit Ethernet available
  • File transfer by FTP and remote control by telnet

 

 Options
TASCAM
RC-HS20PD
Remote Controller
TASCAM
RC-SS20
Remote Controller
TASCAM
SY-2
Expansion card