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Tascam Announces DV-RA1000 High-Resolution Audio Recorder With DSD Recording to DVD (2/11/2004)

The new TASCAM DV-RA1000 recorder is a professional solution for recording high-resolution audio - up to 192kHz/24-bit - to inexpensive DVD media. The new recorder even features Sony's DSD format, the basis for audiophile Super Audio CDs, as an available recording format. Its professional I/O includes balanced XLR connections, AES/EBU and SDIF-3, and it records standard CD-DA, WAVE and DSDIFF files to CD and DVD discs. The DV-RA1000 can also operate as a professional CD recorder, recording standard audio CDs for studio or meeting room installations.

"Until now, recording high-resolution audio like 192kHz and DSD has cost over $10,000," reports Jim Bailey, Product Manager for TASCAM. "The DV-RA1000 drops this cost almost 80%, making stereo audiophile recording attainable for anyone. It records to standard, affordable DVD+RW discs or to CD media for recording standard audio CDs. For the price one of our professional CD recorders sold for in the past, studios and installations can enjoy the best digital sound quality possible with current technology."

The TASCAM DV-RA1000 features digital recording formats from CD audio resolution all the way up to 192kHz/24-bit and DSD recording - the formats used by DVD Audio and Super Audio CD. This rackmount stereo recorder features a user-friendly design on the front panel and professional connections on the back. Advanced features like a USB 2.0 connector, RS-232 serial control and multiband compression and EQ establish the DV-RA1000 as the new standard for studio mixdown recorders.

High-quality stereo recording at up 192kHz/24-bit or DSD format Records to DVD+RW, CD-R/RW media Multiband compression and 3-band EQ mixdown effects USB 2.0 connection to PC for use as DVD data drive Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs Balanced AES/EBU inputs and outputs, running at normal, double-speed and double-wire formats SDIF-3 DSD input and output for external conversion and processing of DSD audio Word Sync In, Out, Thru RS-232C serial control PS/2 keyboard connector for title editing User-definable function keys Large, backlit LCD display Records to standard CD-DA, Broadcast Wave and DSDIFF formats Dedicated input level control and adjustable maximum output level 6% pitch control Fade in/out Power on play feature Various play and record modes such as auto track increment, auto cue, auto ready, single/continuous play and program A/B play. Wired remote control (RC-RA1000) included Headphone output

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