NAMM 2016: Tascam showcases SD-20M recorder

Tascam is introducing the SD-20M, a new four-channel solid-state recorder, at this year’s NAMM show.

The 1U rackmount model includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording, and both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded simultaneously in four-channel mode. The dual recording mode on the SD-20M captures a copy of the audio at a lower level for a distortion-proof safety track.

The SD-20M includes a battery backup system, and a wired remote or footswitch can be attached to control recording and playback. Variable speed playback also allows the playback to be changed without affecting the pitch.

It is designed primarily for school, house of worship, and conference installations. Other features include:

  • Two microphone inputs with phantom power on XLR – 1⁄4" combo jacks
  • RCA stereo line inputs and outputs
  • WAV or MP3 recording formats supported
  • AA battery backup – keeps recording even after power loss
  • SDXC media slot supports up to 128GB cards
  • File divide feature
  • Simple user interface 
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output

The SD-20M has a current estimated street price of $249.99 and will be available May 2016.