Tascam Tascam HS-P82 8-Track Pro Field Recorder

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Built on TASCAM's 30 years of reliable field recording


TASCAM's HS-P82 offers 8 tracks of the highest quality recording, yet it's built for the rigors of location recording with reliable solid-state performance. The HS-P82 is built for location television and film production audio, with eight microphone inputs for big shoots or reality programs.

Audio is recorded at up to 192kHz/24-bit WAV format to a pair of Compact Flash cards. This solid state media is completely reliable with no moving parts, and you can record to both cards simultaneously for extra security (card-mirroring). The Broadcast WAV files include iXML metadata for quick import into nearly any video or audio editing system, either via the USB 2.0 connection or a standard card reader.


For multi-microphone music or surround effects recording, the HS-P82 includes Mid-Side decoding – either recorded to the track or only for monitoring & playback. Microphone gain settings can be ganged together for input level control or fades, and inputs automatically mute when the gain is moved to its minimum setting.


TASCAM also provides firmware upgrades for products from time to time. The latest upgrade - V1.20 – provides the ability to rename takes and automatically start and pause recording in response to the state of an external timecode signal.


The HS-P82 offers several options for power. It runs on either NP batteries or AA, an included AC adapter, external DC input or a V-mount adapter for Endura batteries. An internal slate microphone is available for naming takes. Functions like a 5-second pre-record buffer, front panel lockout and headphone output alert signal further inspire confidence.


For high-resolution music recording, a set of AES/EBU connectors is available for attaching pedigree A/D converters and preamplifiers. SMPTE timecode in and out, video and word sync are provided. All of this is controlled from a color touchscreen interface which makes operation fast and simple.

Features at a glance

Recording fuctions:


Dual Compact Flash recording media supports backup and mirroring

Long battery life through low power usage

Easy to read and operate using pivoting TFT Color Touch Panel interface

All-aluminum chassis is rugged yet lightweight

8-track recording plus stereo mix for a total of 10-track recording

8-track recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit

4-track recording at 192kHz/24-bit

Broadcast WAV (BWF) support with iXML metadata

Take renaming function

Various power options include NP type, AC adaptor (included), external DC input (XLR 4-pin) and optional V-mount adaptor for ENDURA batteries. (A 10x AA battery tray is included - useful for short-term emergency operation in case of external power failure while recording)

Up to 5-second pre-record buffer

Internal microphone for slate recording

Limiter and low-cut filter per track

Mid-side microphone decoding – either during recording or on monitor/playback only

Trim ganging for multi-channel/multi-microphone input level control (both MIC and LINE level inputs)

Minimum input gain setting mutes input

Auto or manual cue points

Alert signal to headphone output

Retake function

Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching





8 high-quality microphone preamps and A/D converters with independent +48V phantom power for each (standard XLR connectors)

8 AES/EBU inputs and outputs (DB-25 connector)

Sampling rate converter on each AES/EBU input

2 balanced analog outputs (XLR connector)

Stereo digital output (BNC connector)

SMPTE Timecode In and Out (BNC connector)

Video/Word Clock/Cascade I/O (BNC connector)

Headphone out (1/4" stereo jack)

PS/2 keyboard input for track naming

USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer to PC

Mic Input EIN –125dBu

Spec description

Recording mediaCF card (Compact Flash)
File systemFAT32
File formatBWF (Monophonic, Polyphonic)
Number of channels8 channels (44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k Hz)
8 channels + Stereo mix (44.1k / 48k Hz)
4 channels (176.4k / 192k Hz)
Quantization bit rate16 / 24-bit
Sampling frequency44.1k / 47.952k / 48k / 48.048k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k Hz
(47.952k / 48.048k Hz: 48kHz 0.1% pull-up/pull-down)
Reference clockInternal, Word in, Video in, Digital in (CH1-2, CH3-4, CH5-6, CH7-8)
Timecode frame rate23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 DF / 29.97 NDF / 30 DF / 30 NDF
Built-in MicOmnidirectional, monaural
Attach time3 msec
Release time300 msec
Low cut filter 
Cut off frequency40 / 80 / 120 Hz
Slope12dB/OCT, 18dB/OCT
Mic/Line input (1-8) 
ConnectorXLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) 8
Input impedance 
MIC 252.4
MIC 02.4
Nominal input level 
LINE+6dBu (1.55Vrms, 9dB), +4dBu (1.23Vrms, other than 9dB)
Maximum input level 
LINE+15dBu (4.36Vrms), +18dBu (6.16Vrms), +20dBu (7.75Vrms), +22dBu (9.76Vrms), +24dBu (12.28Vrms)
MIC 25+11dBu (2.75Vrms)
MIC 014dBu (0.15Vrms)
Minimum input level 
MIC 2545dBu (4.36Vrms)
MIC 070dBu (0.25Vrms)
Line output 
ConnectorXLR-3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) 1 pair
Output impedance100 or less
Nominal output level+6dBu (1.55Vrms, Ref. level: 9dB), +4dBu (1.23Vrms, Ref. level: other than 9dB)
Maximum output level+15dBu (4.36Vrms), +18dBu (6.16Vrms), +20dBu (7.75Vrms), +22dBu (9.76Vrms), +24dBu (12.28Vrms)
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo phone jack 1
Output power100mA + 100mA (THD+N 1% or less, into 32)
Digital I/O 
ConnectorD-sub 25 pin 1
FormatAES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Maximum input voltage7mVp-p
Minimum input voltage200mVp-p
Output voltage3.5Vp-p
Digital output 
ConnectorBNC 1
FormatAES3-2003/AES-3id-2001 (AES/EBU)
Output voltage1Vp-p/75
Control I/O 
ConnectorXLR 4-32 (1: , 2: NC, 3: NC, 4: +)
Input voltage11 to 16V (2A)
Cascade/Word/Video In 
Input voltage5V TTL equivalent
Input impedance75 10%
(Allowable frequency deviation of external synch: 100ppm)
Cascade/Word/Video Out 
Input voltage5V TTL equivalent
Input impedance75 10%
(Allowable frequency deviation of external synch: 100ppm)
Sampling frequency44.1k / 49.952; / 48lk / 48.048k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k /192k Hz
(47.952k / 48.048k Hz: 48kHz &pllusmn;0.1% pull-up/pull-down)
Time Code In 
Input voltage0.5 to 5Vp-p
Input impedance10k
Time Code Out 
Input voltage2.0Vp-p
Input impedance600
ConnectorUSB B-type 4-pin 1
FormatUSB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480MHz)
Connectormini DIN (PS/2) 1
PowerAC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz (AC adapter PS-1225L)
10 AA batteries (Alkaline or NiMH)
External DC battery (DC 11 to 16V, 2A or more)
Power consumption18W
Battery operation time* All times are approximate. Continuous operation)
NP type batteryLi-ion: 14.8V / 4.6Ah (68W)
Playback5 hours (JEITA)
Recording5 hours (JEITA)
AA type batteryNi-MH
Playback2 hours (JEITA)
Recording2 hours (48kHz, 24-bit, 8ch with phantom power OFF, varies with operating conditions. JEITA)
Dimensions (WHD)10.6" 3.9" 10.2" / 270 99.7 260 mm
Weight8.06 lbs. / 3.65 kg (excluding batteries)
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