TASCAM HD-P2 Portable High-Definition Stereo Recorder

£849.00

Answering the call of remote recording engineers, the HD-P2 is the 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 CompactFlash media. Files are instantly available through the built-in high-speed FireWire computer connection and can be loaded into DAW projects with sample accuracy.

Unlike consumer MP3 sketchpads, the professional HD-P2 incorporates high-end features like SMPTE timecode and clock input for synchronization to video recorders or other external devices while in record or playback. Its XLR microphone inputs include phantom power and a limiter to curb unpredictable distortion during live events. The user interface has been designed for fast and intuitive use under stressful one-take-only situations, and with its large, angled LCD, the HD-P2 is perfect for any application from over-the-shoulder location recording to concert recording and commercial use.

Recording time

The following chart provides approximate recording times for the HD-P2. To use the chart, first find the audio resolution you plan to record in. Move down the chart to find the length of recording time you need. Then move left to see what size CompactFlash card you'll need to use.

Recording time depending on memory size and recording resolution (Hours:Minutes)
CF Card
44.1k/16-bit
48k/16-bit
48k/24-bit
96k/24-bit
192k/24-bit
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

Main Features

  • Portable high-resolution stereo audio recorder for electronic news gathering and other recording tasks in the field
  • Recording media: Compact Flash
  • Sampling frequencies: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
  • 16-/24-bit Stereo or Mono recording
  • Record from 16-bit/44.1kHz up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Audio file format: Time Stamped Broadcast Wave (BWF)
  • Two XLR balanced microphone inputs with phantom power and 20dB PAD
  • Two RCA unbalanced line inputs
  • Limiter on each analogue input
  • Low-cut filter on each analogue input
  • RCA unbalanced line output
  • Coaxial digital input and output (SPDIF)
  • XLR timecode input
  • BNC external clock input
  • Timecode chase with video reference
  • Built-in mono speaker and mono microphone
  • PS/2 Keyboard input
  • Large high resolution 240x160 LC Display
  • Uses AA batteries for over 5 hours of continuous operation
  • Easy and fast file transfer to PC or Mac via FireWire or CF card reader
  • Durable and lightweight housing for field use
  • Supplied accessory: Shoulder Belt