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Tascam DA-3000

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Tascam DA-3000

(2 reviews)


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DA-3000 description:

The DA-3000 from Tascam is a master recorder for high performance. It is PCM and DSD-capable and its high-quality audio circuitry allow use as A / D and D / A converter. Its Completely noise-free design: no fan or other mechanical noise sources. Enables newest circuit design with Burr-Brown converters and selected components. Reduce separate mono D / A converter interference between the channels. Extremely clean supply voltage by separate transformer windings for digital and analog circuit parts. PCM sampling rates up to 192 kHz and 5.6 MHz DSD. Highly precise clock synchronization with sample accuracy in the recording and playback. Records to SD / SDHC or Compact Flash cards and allows playback from these devices. DAT mode allows to divide audio material based on DAT IDs automatically in title. Multiple units can be cascaded to accommodate multiple lanes synchronously or play to.

The main features of the DA-3000 include:

  • Balanced analog inputs and outputs (XLR)
  • Unbalanced analog inputs and outputs (RCA)
  • Coaxial digital input and output (SPDIF)
  • XLR digital input and output (AES / EBU or SPDIF)
  • BNC digital input and output (SDIF-3 DSD or raw)
  • Word clock input and output (output switchable to Thru)
  • Remote control using your computer keyboard or numeric keypad via USB (the same assignment
  • Numeric keypad as ProTools)
  • Easy to read LED level meters (24 points)
  • OLED display (128 x 64 pixels) offers a wide viewing angle and excellent readability
  • Compact 19 "rack case with only one height unit

Manufacturer: Tascam

This page first created on: 20/08/2014

Customer Reviews

Cwmbran GB

Very nice standalone recorder with DSD64/128 capability. Excellent sound quality with a good variety of analogue/digital IO connectors. Doesn't have the ability to record direct to USB, though - it requires a high-speed CF or SD card. Front-mounted I/O might also have been better for occasional use where it's not permanently wired into a single input source.

This customer purchased the product in September 2014


I really like these recorders and use two of them for simple dubbing which is not really what they are designed for. Nevertheless I find them physically easier to operate for a guitar player than any fiddly multi-tracker or looper I've ever used. Also the higher resolutions capture acoustic arpeggios/fingerstyle playing which I find lower resolutions struggle with. The menu is as simple as it gets, for my purposes I just set it and forget it and it remains a go-to functional piece of kit.

Beware that (as far as I can tell) neither the USB memory playback or the cascade multitrack function allow dubbing-capable multi-tracking. The cascade function allows multi-tracking akin to what you get with a field recorder. I get around this by playing one recorder back into two mixer tracks while recording to the other recorder.

For listening back only, I find the headphone outs on the DA3000s sound better than monitoring through the mixer.

One thing to bear in mind when planning to install these in a rack or rack case, you need to leave space for ventilation.

For guitar players who don't have a sound assistant on hand to help them out, a simple to use high-resolution rack recorder is a good way to go. I would have preferred the front panel to have been less pretty and more rugged looking.

This customer purchased the product in April 2017