Excerpt: If Les Paul is considered the father of multitrack recording, then Tascam should be considered the pioneer of home studio recording. The company started the trend in home recording in the early '70s with models such as the 3340 ¼-inch 4-track tape recorder and the cassette-based Portastudio. Its newest 2-track recorder, the DV-RA1000, is definitely a pro unit, but its price makes it suitable for home studios.
Summary: A timely and well-designed replacement for the DAT or CD-R that is capable of supporting high sample-rate, 24 bit audio. Records to DVD+RW discs in UDF computer-readable format with WAV and DSDIFF files, as well as producing Orange Book CD-Rs if required.
Pros: Easy to use., Excellent sound quality., Very flexible interfacing., Excellent sample rate support., Choice of PCM or DSD data formats., Doubles as CD-R burner.
Cons: Restricted to the DVD+RW disc format., Stereo only.