TASCAM declares UH-7000 is the ‘bridge between studio and home’
Aimed at home studios but promising studio-quality recording, the UH-7000 USB 4x4-channel audio interface and mic preamp has been introduced by TASCAM as ‘bridging the gap’ between the two markets.
The manufacturer is pointing to its new High Definition Instrumentation Architecture (HDIA) microphone preamps as part of the reason why. The preamps reportedly feature a fully-balanced signal path from input to output, an ‘instrumentation amplifier architecture’, and offer a -128dBU noise floor, 117dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.0009 per cent THD rating.
Also onboard the interface are dual-sided Burr-Brown PCM4220 A/D converters working at 192kHz/24-bit resolution, a temperature-compensated internal clock offering 1PPM resolution, Burr Brown PCM1795 D/A converters, and an extra-large, heavy duty power supply. Physically, the interface is housed in an aluminium case with a brushed front fascia and 20-segment LED peak meters. In terms of I/O, the unit boasts two balanced XLR inputs with +48V phantom power, two balanced ¼-inch inputs, two balanced XLR outputs, and AES/EBU digital out.
Targeted squarely at professional users, meanwhile, is TASCAM’s new three-strong range of rack-mount clock generators, each of which is intended to address a specific market. All three models are equipped with an internal clock Oven Controlled Xtal Oscillator (OCXO), and reportedly offer a much more accurate clock system when using a rubidium clock or GPS 10MHz clock.
Leading the three is the CG-1000, a master clock generator designed for recording studios and boasting external input support up to 10MHz. The CG-1800 is a video sync/master clock generator for postproduction supporting NTSC, PAL, HD Tri-level for video, word, AES 3/11 and S/PDIF for audio. Finally the CG-2000 is a video sync/master clock generator designed for broadcasting and postproduction applications. The unit is described as improving redundancy for both the power supply and video/audio clock.