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Tascam DA-3000 Master Recorder/ADDA Converter

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OVERVIEW

Versatile convertor for multiple applications.

The DA-3000 is perfectly designed for stereo PCM/DSD recordings at high sampling frequencies suitable for archival masters. This magnificent unit is capable of recording analog and digital signals up to 192kHz PCM or 5.6MHz DSD. The unit records to both SDHC cards and UDMA supported CF cards.

The variety of inputs and outputs enable connection with all types of studio equipment, including audio interfaces and mic preamps. The analog inputs and outputs include both XLR and RCA jacks. The digital connections include S/PDIF RCA coaxial and XLR jacks to support AES/EBU. The BNC SDIF-3 inputs and outputs support DSD digital connections.

With the goal of making a high-quality audio recorder and ADDA converter easy to use, Tascam designed the front panel with all of the necessary external controls and included long, brightly lit meters and display. The 128x64 OEL display allows you to check necessary information quickly, and the 24-dot level meters allows you to confidently monitor levels at all times.

You can synchronize the operation of multiple DA-3000 units by interconnecting their digital inputs and outputs. Files that have been recorded in sync will have sample-level synchronization as well. In addition to stereo DSD recording of Jazz and classical music, this also makes simple DSD multitrack recording of bands possible.

Use of a dual mono structure for the output circuit eliminates interference between the left and right channels and achieves high audio quality by maximizing the performance of the components. Two high-quality mono circuits are built into the unit. The left/right channels each use one highly-acclaimed BurrBrown PCM1795 D/A converter chip.

The TASCAM DA-45HR, which is still used in many studios, uses a dual mono structure with NE5532 ope amps and BurrBrown D/A converters. By using an equivalent output circuit structure including DA converters of even higher quality that support DSD, the DA-3000 provides a portable high-quality monitoring system.

The internal circuit uses a fully-balanced structure that is completely resistant to noise from the inputs and outputs. This has a great effect on the output and input stage impacting the recorded audio. The input audio is digitalized by the BurrBrown PCM4202 ADC after it passes through the analog input circuit.

Operational amplifiers have a great impact on audio quality, so Tascam carefully selected the NJM2114 and NE5532. In addition, they selected low-impedance capacitors featuring low resistance, low noise and high precision to emphasize audio quality.

In order to assure high-quality audio input and output, a stable power supply is indispensable. The EI core transformer incorporated into this unit has separate coils - one for the digital circuits and control panels and one for the analog circuits - making it possible to capture even higher-quality signals by suppressing noise. In addition, for the clock generator, we have used a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) that boasts 1-ppm precision.

Cooling fans inside equipment generate noise and can cause loss of accuracy when monitoring at low volume levels. With the DA-3000, Tascam has achieved high performance in a fanless design, allowing you to maintain a comfortable monitoring environment that is free of fan noise.

FEATURES
Stereo recording to SDHC card or CF card
PCM recording format: BWF (44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz, 16/24bit)
DSD recording format: DSDIFF/DSF (2.8/5.6MHz)
SD card slot (supports 4 to 32GB SDHC cards)
CF card slot (supports UDMA)
WAV file playback
Cascade function enables simultaneous operation of multiple units
Recording 2 mono files from stereo input possible
Much, much more

Silent physically and electronically, the DA3000 is the digital signial path hub you've been looking for.

SPECIFICATIONS
MEDIA
SD: Supports 4GB to 32GB SDHC cards
(Media ejection method: push-push)
CF: Supports 1GB to 64GB Type I CF cards
USB (Playback and copying only): Supports 2GB to 64GB USB flash drives
Recording and playback formats:
PCM: BWF(rec/play) / WAV(playback only),
44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz,
16/24bit
DSD: DSDIFF / DSF,
2.8224/5.6448MHz
Number of channels: 2 mono(or 1 stereo)

ANALOG INPUTS:
UNBALANCED:
Connector: RCA pin jacks
Standard input level: -10dBV
Maximum input level: +6dBV
Minimum input level: -22dBV
Input impedance: 22k ohms or greater
BALANCED:
Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
Standard input level: +4dBu
+6dBu(only when maximum input level is +15dBu)
Maximum input level: +15dBu,+18dBu,+20dBu,+22dBu,+24dBu(switchable in menu)
Minimum input level: -8dBu
-6dBu(only when maximum input level is +15dBu)
Input impedance: 10k ohms or greater

ANALOG OUTPUTS:
UNBALANCED:
Connector: RCA pin jacks
Standard output level: -10dBV
Maximum output level: +6dBV
Output impedance: 200 ohms or less
BALANCED:
Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
Standard output level: +4dBu
+6dBu(only when maximum input level is +15dBu)
Maximum output level: +15dBu,+18dBu,+20dBu,+22dBu,+24dBu(switchable in menu)
Output impedance: 100 ohms or less

DIGITAL INPUT:
S/PDIF,CASCADE: UNBALANCED
Connector: RCA pin jacks
Format: IEC60958-3(S/PDIF)
Input impedance: 75 ohms
Input frequency:
when SRC OFF: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
when SRC ON: 32 - 216kHz
Allowable frequency deviation: +/-100ppm(when SRC OFF)
AES/EBU: BALANCED
Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
Format: AES3-2003/IEC60958-4(AES/EBU)
Input impedance: 110 ohms
Input frequency:
when SRC OFF: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
when SRC ON: 32 - 216kHz
Allowable frequency deviation: +/-100ppm(when SRC OFF)
SDIF-3: UNBALANCED
Connector: BNC Connector x 2(L/R)
Format: SONY SDIF-3/DSD-raw
Input impedance: 75 ohms +/-20%
Clock synchronization frequency: 44.1kHz

DIGITAL OUT:
S/PDIF,CASCADE: UNBALANCED
Connector: RCA pin jacks
Format: IEC60958-3(S/PDIF)
Output impedance: 75 ohms
AES/EBU: BALANCED
Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
Format: AES3-2003/IEC60958-4(AES/EBU)
Output impedance: 110 ohms
SDIF-3: UNBALANCED
Connector: BNC Connector x 2(L/R)
Format: SONY SDIF-3/DSD-raw
Output impedance: 10 ohms +/-20%
Clock synchronization frequency: 44.1kHz
WORD SYNC IN:
Connector: BNC Connector
Input level: 5V TTL equivalent
Input impedance: 75 ohms +/-10%
Input frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz
Allowable frequency deviation: +/-100ppm

WORD SYNC THRU/OUT:
Connector: BNC Connector
Output level: 5V TTL equivalent
Output impedance: 75 ohms +/-10%
Output frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz
Frequency stability: +/-1ppm or less(Ta=25C)
USB:

DEVICE:
Connector: 4-pin USB A-type
Protocol: USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED(480Mbps)
Power rating: DC 5.0V 0.5A
KEYBORD:
Connector: 4-pin USB A-type
Protocol: USB 1.1 FULL SPEED(12Mbps)
Power rating: DC 5.0V 0.2A
Control input and output:
Infrared receiver: TASCAM RC-10 wireless remote controller
PHONES:
Connector: Standard 6.3mm (1/4') stereo jack
Maximum output: 45mW + 45mW (into 32 ohms load, 0.1% distortion)
Power: AC120V, 60Hz(US/Canada Version)
AC220-240V, 50-60Hz(UK/EUR/Australia Version)
Power consumption: 24W
Dimensions: 483(W)—45(H)—305(D)mm
weight: 4.2kg
Operating temperature range: 0 - +40C
Standard accessories: 3P power cord, Wireless remote controller (TASCAM RC-10), coin battery for testing remote control (preinstalled), screw kit for rack-mounting, warranty card, Owner's manual

Audio performance
Recording
Frequency response:
PCM: 20 - 20kHz +0.1dB/-0.5dB (Fs=44.1k/48kHz,JEITA)
20 - 40kHz +0.1dB/-1dB (Fs=88.2k/96kHz,JEITA)
20 - 80kHz +0.1dB/-6dB (Fs=176.4k/192kHz,JEITA)
DSD: 20 - 50kHz +0.1dB/-3dB (DSD,JEITA)
20 - 100kHz +0.1dB/-12dB (DSD,JEITA)
Distortion
(THD+N, 1kHz): 0.003% or less (Ref:-16dB/BALANCED,JEITA)
0.005% or less (UNBALANCED,JEITA)
S/N ratio:
PCM(24bit mode): 113dB or higher (Ref:-20dB/BALANCED,JEITA)
111dB or higher (UNBALANCED,JEITA)
DSD: 106dB or higher (Ref:-20dB/BALANCED,AES-17 20k LPF)
104dB or higher (UNBALANCED,AES-17 20k LPF)
Crosstalk(1kHz): 108dB or higher (JEITA)
Playback
Frequency response:
PCM: 20 - 20kHz +/-0.1dB (Fs=44.1k/48kHz,JEITA)
20 - 40kHz +0.1dB/-0.3dB (Fs=88.2k/96kHz,JEITA)
20 - 80kHz +0.1dB/-3dB (Fs=176.4k/192kHz,JEITA)
DSD: 20 - 50kHz +0.1dB/-3dB (DSD,JEITA)
20 - 100kHz +0.1dB/-12dB (DSD,JEITA)
Distortion
(THD+N, 1kHz): 0.003% or less (Ref:-16dB/BALANCED,JEITA)
0.001% or less (UNBALANCED,JEITA)
S/N ratio:
PCM: 118dB or higher (Ref:-20dB/BALANCED,JEITA)
116dB or higher (UNBALANCED,JEITA)
DSD: 116dB or higher (Ref:-20dB/BALANCED,AES-17 20k LPF)
114dB or higher (UNBALANCED,AES-17 20k LPF)
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TascamDA-3000 Master Recorder/ADDA Converter
 
4.7

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  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Low distortion (3)

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Best Uses

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5.0

High quality 2T recorder / digital player

By Henry

from Syracuse, NY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • High quality electronics.
  • Low Distortion
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tascam DA-3000 Master Recorder/ADDA Converter:

    This is a quality 2 channel recorder. It is relatively simple to use. It is expensive. But if you use this to record, you will be pleased with the quality. No making excuses for a bad recording, due to equipment! I use this for 2 channel recording in my home studio. I am often tired of struggling with a computer, with a DAW, with an audio interface. I just want to record. I just want to listen to what my equipment sounds like, without distracting factors and effects, which leave me to wonder what happened? What went wrong? What went right? I use this for tracking, and then read the tracks into my comptuer and edit in my DAW. It is a good alternative solution for me. I wish that quality was less expensive. I wish that Tascam would make a unit with 4 tracks. I also use this unit to listen to my tracks through a stereo system or monitor speakers. And the head phone amp is quite decent as well. Highly recommended.

     
    4.0

    Great product as long as you know what it is for,

    By Mo Mice

    from Antioch

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tascam DA-3000 Master Recorder/ADDA Converter:

      I am using this recorder to have archived, hi-res recordings of old recordings, as well as upcoming ones. The only thing I wish was different is that it didn't require you to switch monitoring on for recorded sources and switch it off to hear the playback. Also, unless l am missing something, the fact that it allows numerous tracks, this does not mean you can over dub. One track is a stereo take of a song you are recording. Just wanted point that out. But, having said that, I am ecstatic about being able to preserve some old recordings on a high quality recording device!

       
      5.0

      Works great for me!

      By Brian J A

      from The Midwest

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Quality
      • Low Distortion

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam DA-3000 Master Recorder/ADDA Converter:

        I don't usually do reviews, but after some time with this unit, I feel it deserves some praise.
        I got my start recording as a teenager with a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder (which I still have and still works 20 years later) well before the proliferation of pro tools. I guess I'm old school, but I prefer to bring my musical ideas to life without artificial drums, sound replacement, or auto tune vocals. With reel to reel machines and open reel tape going extinct, I was looking for a way to mix down my recordings to a stereo master. This unit was the perfect answer for me. It does what I want, it's easy to use and it sounds great. If you like doing things the analog way, but need something that works with todays digital world, this is a great unit for the job!

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