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Tascam SD-20M Single Rackspace SD Card Recorder with XLR Mic Inputs

Easy-to-Use, Single Rackspace SD Card Recorder with XLR Mic Inputs

Tascam SD-20M Single Rackspace SD Card Recorder, XLR Mic Inputs detail

Microphones or equipment with line-level output can be connected directly to the two XLR/TRS combo inputs on the front. Their levels can be adjusted with the dedicated knobs.

During the recording of a meeting, for example, while recording the line outputs of the meeting system equipment via the recorder’s rear line inputs, you can simultaneously record two channels separately using microphones as a backup.

In a music classroom, studio or similar situation, you can easily set up a system for multitrack recording and other purposes using the line inputs for instruments with line output and the mic inputs for acoustic instruments.


Studio Line Level & Phantom Power

The two XLR/TRS combo inputs on the front are suited for balanced +4 dBu line level input from mixers and other devices. They also support condenser mics that require phantom power supply (48 volts). These features enable a wide range of setups. The locking mechanism also prevents the unintended disconnection of cables.

The RCA unbalanced inputs on the back support –10 dBV line level input from mixers and other devices. Together with the XLR/TRS combo jacks a variety of devices can be connected.

Dual recording creates a backup

Tascam SD-20M Single Rackspace SD Card Recorder, Safety Backup detail

The dual recording function allows a file to be recorded simultaneously at a lower level in addition to the main recording. If the main recording should become distorted due to sudden loud noises, you can use the backup file recorded at a lower level. (When the dual recording function is enabled, only two inputs can be used to record.)

Low cost long form recorder for schools, houses of worship, and similar environments...

TASCAM’s SD-20M is a simple-to-use solid-state recorder for demanding installations. The 1U rackmount includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording. Both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded simultaneously in four-channel mode. The dual recording mode captures a copy of your audio at a lower level, as insurance against distorted takes.

The SD-20M includes a battery backup system – AA batteries can keep recording for hours in case of power loss. A wired remote or footswitch can be attached to control recording and playback. Variable speed playback allows the playback to be changed without affecting the pitch.

Designed for installations like schools, house of worship, and conferences, the TASCAM SD-20M is a flexible, affordable solution for long-form recording.


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  • Four-track solid-state recorder

  • Stereo or four-track recording (two mic/line inputs + two line inputs)

  • Two microphone inputs on XLR/jack combo jacks, compatible with +4 dBu line level, switchable phantom power (+48 V)

  • Two RCA line inputs on rear side for tracks 3-4 (compatible with –10 dBV line level)

  • Two recording formats supported: WAV/BWF: 44.1–96 kHz, 16/24 bit, MP3: 32–320 Kbit/s

  • Simple user interface

  • Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120 Hz)

  • File divide feature

  • Dual recording function records a copy of your audio at a lower level for a distortion-proof safety track

  • Variable speed playback changes speed without changing the pitch (0.5 times to 1.5 times in 0.1 increments)

  • Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level

  • RCA stereo line outputs

  • Standard stereo headphones output

  • Remote jack for wired or footswitch control

  • AA battery backup – keeps recording even after power loss

  • SDXC media slot supports cards up to 128 GB

  • Compact 1U rack-mountable chassis

Tascam SD-20M Single Rackspace SD Card Recorder, Rear Panel

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