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Tascam DV-RA1000

Tascam DV-RA1000 High Definition Audio Master Recorder

The 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 Tascam DV-RA1000 can also operate as a professional CD recorder, recording standard audio CDs for studio or meeting room installations. 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.

The Tascam DV-RA1000 is a high-quality audio recorder designed for professional use. It offers two channels of recording at high resolutions of up to 24-bit/192 kHz, and uses cost-effective CD and DVD recordable media for storage. In addition, the DV-RA1000 supports Sony’s DSD format, which is commonly used for Super Audio CDs.

To ensure optimal connectivity, the Tascam DV-RA1000 offers balanced XLR connections, as well as AES/EBU and SDIF-3. It can record in several file formats, including standard CD-DA, WAVE, and DSDIFF. Additionally, it can function as a professional CD recorder, which makes it ideal for studio, conference, and lecture applications.

This audio recorder is equipped with advanced features such as a USB 2.0 connector, RS-232 serial control, and a Mastering dynamics DSP section with Multiband Compression and EQ. The intuitive front panel navigation makes it easy to use, and its affordable price makes it an excellent choice for professional studios or installations as a mixdown or live-to-two-track recording solution.


  • 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 (in 44.1k to 96k modes)
  • 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



  • Supported Bit/Sample Rates 16-bit, 24-bit, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • A/D Converter 24-bit
  • D to A Converters 24-bit
  • Sample Rate Conversion Yes
  • Frequency Response
    • 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.5 dB)
    • at 40 kHz -1 dB (+/-1 dB): Fs = 88.2/96 kHz
    • at 80 kHz -3 dB (+1 dB/-2 dB): Fs=176.4/192 kHz
    • at 50 kHz -3 dB (+/-1 dB): DSD mode
  • Dynamic Range >103 dB (1 kHz -60 dBFS (N+THD+60 dB), A-weighting, AES-17LPF, DVD+RW recording
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • >103 dB (A-weighting, AES-17LPF, DVD+RW recording)
    • >94 dB (A-weighting, AES-17LPF, CD-R/RW recording)
  • THD + N
    • <0.005% (f=1 kHz, AES-17LPF) (PCM)
    • <0.007% (f=1 kHz, AES-17LPF) (DSD)


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