Tascam HS-20 Broadcast/Studio Stereo Recorder

1,349.00 RRP 1,380.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 2nd November 2016
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30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of one year warranty.

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Optional: 5 year warranty: €87.50
(Includes 90 day money back guarantee)


The product price includes a one year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.

However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.

The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:

  • Warranty is extended to 5 years from the date of delivery.
  • Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 90 days (terms apply after 30 days)
  • Collection and delivery costs are included for the first two years
  • Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 5 years if it has not been used!
  • Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
  • Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
  • If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
  • The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount

Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.

For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.

This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.

Product Ref: 52838

  • Remote Control over Internet Via FTP Client
  • Schedule Recordings
  • Automatic Recording Uploads
  • Touchscreen Display
  • 192kHz/24bit Broadcast WAV Recording

Tascam HS-20 Broadcast/Studio Stereo Recorder

The Tascam HS-20 is a professional solid state audio recorder and playerbuilt for the needs of network connected installations. The device can be controlled, accessed and scheduled to record remotely over the internet. Balanced and unbalanced connections are available on the rear panel, as well as RS-232C Serial and Parallel connections for wired remote control. For automated recording or playback with network accessibility and control, the Tascam HS-20 is the only choice.

Product Ref: 52838

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The Tascam HS-20 features a FTP client function which allows either automated or manual file transfer and management. Schedule recordings for regular events such as meetings and classes, then automatically upload and archive the recording to a designated server. Uploading audio occurs in the background; as such, recording and playback operations are not interrupted. Other uses include uploading a playlist for in-store music playback from a central location.

Event lists enable the automatic playback of files such as background music and announcements, useful in retail stores and restaurants. Utilize the event lists for scheduled recording, playback, downloading and other events. By combining playback events with download events, audio files can be automatically retrieved from a server for playback. The HS-20 FTP server functions also enable centralized file management from a corporate headquarters to multiple locations, perfect for playing files simultaneously in a chain of retail stores.

The HS-20 features a touchscreen color display. The graphical user interface is intuitive and easy to understand. Menus for inputs, outputs, and other settings are simple and on one screen. All parameters can be accessed quickly and easily by touching the screen and changing the settings.


  • FTP client function support enables uploading and downloading files from the HS-20 without supervision
  • FTP server function support enables uploading files to and downloading them from the HS-20 using an FTP client
  • Event lists for recording, playback, downloading and other functions enabled with time-based management
  • Uses SD/SDHC cards and CF cards (supports Ultra DMA)
  • Mirror recording function between SD/SDHC and CF media
  • Solid-state design with no moving parts for reliability and durability
  • Editing functions and simple operation equivalent to a MiniDisc recorder
  • 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz,16/24-bit resolutions supported
  • Compatible with BWF and WAV files (playback only of WAV files)
  • AES31 file import/export
  • JPPA flash start playlist import/export
  • Playlist mode allows takes to be added to a playlist and played back in the desired order
  • Take mode handles recorded takes separately
  • Touchscreen TFT color display allows intuitive operation
  • Files can be copied between USB flash drives and CF/SD cards
  • RC-HS20PD and RC-SS20 remote controls (sold separately) supported and can be used to flash start from 100 or 20 points, respectively
  • Flash starting is also possible using parallel control, serial control or a keyboard
  • FTP file transfer and remote control using telnet over 1000BASE-T LAN
  • Real-time operating system reduces application stress and realizes quick operation and high stability
  • VNC (Virtual Network Computing) supported
  • 25-pin D-sub connector for parallel control
  • 9-pin D-sub connector for RS-232C serial control
  • Jog and shuttle functions.
  • Auto cue, auto ready and incremental play functions
  • Analog XLR/RCA outputs
  • XLR AES/EBU digital inputs and outputs
  • RCA S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs
  • Headphone output
  • Word clock input, output and thru
  • PS/2 and USB keyboard connections
  • BNC video reference (NTSC/PAL black burst and HDTV Tri-level signals) supported
  • Timecode synchronization and RS-422 serial remote control can being supported by installing optional SY-2
  • EIA 2U rack mount size
  • RoHS compliant