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Tascam HSP82 - Update soon? Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 21st March 2018
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Tascam HSP82 - Update soon?

The Tascam HSP82 sounds very good. It is however quite old. I am not a fan of the design, especially the layout of the screen, fonts and overly complicated user interface. I am hoping that they are working on a successor that is smaller, uses SD cards and better battery solutions. Tascam seems to keep updating it which is nice, rather than abandoning it. I know nobody has a crystal ball but I believe this device is close to 10 years old now?
Old 21st March 2018
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I hope you're right about an update on the HS-P82. Have you looked at the Sonosax SX-R4+, seems like this would be a great recorder.
Old 21st March 2018
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SX-R4+

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I hope you're right about an update on the HS-P82. Have you looked at the Sonosax SX-R4+, seems like this would be a great recorder.

The Sonosax is really a terrific recorder - but has only 4 mic ins + 2 line. To use its full capability, you need to add the pre AD8+ to it. The sound of the pre/converters is among the quietest and cleanest I have heard - audibly superior to the ageing amps in my decade old recorder the 788T - especially with quiet ribbons.

The Sonosax recorder does not have pan capability a very limited mix bus ... if you just need 8 channels, the AD8+ along with a cheap bit bucket and a laptop for backups would be the best way to go.

Best wishes,
Baithak
Old 13th April 2018
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Tascam seems to be missing in action in the low to mid range market, as the DR680mk2 and HS-P82 are lagging way behind the Zoom F series of MixPre series.

However Tascam still has the ultra low end market nailed with the DR60mk2 and DR70D
Old 15th April 2018
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HS-P82 are lagging way behind the Zoom F series of MixPre series.
Many people have said that in regards to sound, the HS-P82 outperforms both of the newer units you mentioned. You mean lagging in regards to features and sample rates?
Old 15th April 2018
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Certainly not sample rate. The Tascam unit does a solid 192.
Old 19th May 2018
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Many people have said that in regards to sound, the HS-P82 outperforms both of the newer units you mentioned. You mean lagging in regards to features and sample rates?
Well the PS-82 lacks things like ambisonics support (but the DR701D does), or an app, the keyboard is stuck with using PS/2 keyboards, and the sheer size of it makes it less friendly to work purely out of a bag, etc

Would be nice if Tascam released say a PS-82 but at the size and price of a DR701D?


I am perhaps being too hasty to judge the PS-82, and if any one has a side by side comparison of it with say a Zoom F8 then I'd love to see and hear that.
Old 19th May 2018
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Certainly not sample rate. The Tascam unit does a solid 192.
But then you're limited to only four tracks.
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