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Tascam DA-P1 DAT Recorder

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Tascam DA-P1 Professional DAT Recorder

Tascam DA-P1 Professional DAT Recorder


TASCAM Professional Field DAT Recorder

DA-P1 is a sturdy portable DAT deck with a feature set you’d expect to find on a full-sized studio centerpiece.

DA-P1 features include a switchable 48V phantom power, built in limiter with 20 dB pad for confidence in recording without worrying about clipping, SCMS free recording, SPDIF I/O, and quick charge battery system with a 2 hour play/record time. Of course it can handle recording and playback at 48, 44.1, or 32 kHz.

DA-P1's mic/line inputs and phantom power are very unique; it's like taking the power of the mixing board with you out on the job.

DA-P1 also has an optional external charger, battery pack, and carrying case, to take it with you wherever you might go. It's the perfect set-up for recording interviews, gathering Foley FX, or just recording no matter where you might be.

A pair of high quality mic preamps are equipped with a -20dB pad, +48v phantom power, and a limiter circuit, allowing almost any microphone to plug in and print solid levels without having to worry about overloading the tape.

The DAT can record in standard 16 bit tape times, as well as the 32kHz / 12 bit mode for extended interview recording time.

For mastering applications, SCMS-free recording is possible via a switchable power-on procedure.

Original suggested retail price was 1,899 US Dollars.


  • Portable DAT Player
  • 2 Mic Preamps with Limiter, -20dB Pad, Phantom Power
  • Unbalanced RCA Analog I/O
  • SPDIF Digital I/O (SCMS Free Recording)
  • 100 Minute Battery Life (Phantom Power On)
  • Headphone Output w/ Level Control
  • Recording at 48kHz, 44.1kHz, & 32kHz Sample Rates
  • Margin Counter with Reset Key
  • Power Adapter, Battery and Shoulder Strap Included
  • Optional BP-D1 Batteries and CB-D1 Charger
  • Optional CS-D1 Carrying Case


Tape Speed:
Recording Time (120 DAT):
Fast Winding Time:
Recording Resolution:
Recording Sample Rate:
Frequency Response:
Signal to Noise Ratio:
Total Harmonic Distortion:
SP - 8.15mm/s; LP - 4.075mm/s
SP - 120 minutes; LP - 240 minutes
Approx 60 seconds (120 tape)
SP - 16 bit linear; LP - 12 bit non-linear
SP - 44.1kHz, 48kHz; LP - 32kHz
20Hz-20kHz ±0.5dB, SP; 20Hz-14.5kHz LP
>90dB Playback (SP)
<0.007% Playback (SP)
Wow and Flutter:
Mic/Line XLR Inputs:
Unmeasurable (<0.001%)
Mic Setting: Balanced -60dBm (0.8mV), 2.5kOhm -20dB switchable pad
Line Setting: Balanced +4dBm (1.2V), 10kOhm
Analog Line In:
Analog Line Out:
Digital Coaxial I/O:
Headphone Output:
Average Battery Life:
Unbalanced RCA, -10dBV (0.3V), <35kOhm
Unbalanced RCA, -10dBV (0.3V), 500 Ohm
Coaxial IEC60958 Type II
15mW + 15mW @ 32 Ohms
Approx 120 minutes, phantom power off
Approx 100 minutes, phantom power on
Battery Charge Time:
General Specifications:
Power Supply Requirements:

Power Consumption:

Within 2.5 hours
120V AC, 60Hz (USA/Canada Model)
230V AC, 50Hz (UK/Europe Model)
240V AC, 50Hz (Australia Model)

13W operating, 15W charging battery
258 x 54 x 188 mm
10-3/16" x 2-1/8" x 7-3/8" - 1.2Kg, 2-10/16 lbs. (without battery)

Tascam DA-P1 User Manual (DA-P1.PDF)

Tascam DA-P1 User Manual

Number of Pages 24 User Manual: DA-P1.PDF
File Size 2 MB
Instant Download Yes
Code Language Price Purchase
UMDAP1_EN English
Operating Instructions
5.99 GBP

User Manual: DA-P1.PDF

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Tascam DA-P1 Service Manual (DA-P1SM.PDF)

Tascam DA-P1 Service Manual

Number of Pages 59 Service Manual: DA-P1.PDF
File Size 12.5 MB
Instant Download Yes
Code Language Price Purchase
SMDAP1_EN English 15.99 GBP

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