Tascam’s trio of products for the professional presentation market—the AV-452 presentation mixer/amplifier (pictured), DV-D6500 DVD player and 322 dual-well cassette deck—offer the ability to be controlled via RS-232.
According to Jim Mack, division manager for Tascam, "With these three products, we have responded to the growing trend of remote control using system controllers like Crestron and AMX. Even in installations where RS-232 is not required at the time of the bid, these Tascam products offer features like multiroom amplification, power-on play and adjustable pitch control to suit nearly any application.
The AV-452 features four phantom-powered microphone inputs on XLRs and barrier strip; 3-band EQ, level, gain and mute controls for each of the four microphone inputs and the A/V bus; selectable 100Hz roll-off on mic inputs; audio I/O for cassette, CD-RW, DVD, VCR and aux; composite and S-Video I/O for DVD, VCR and aux; RGB In/Thru port; switchable cascade input to link multiple rooms together; stereo digital amp delivers 100W/side at 8 ohms; learning IR blaster with universal remote sends infrared commands to projectors and other devices when inputs are selected; record monitor selection allows dubbing between A/V devices; and motorized master volume control.
The DV-D6500 offers RS-232 bi-directional serial control port; 24 bit, 96kHz D/A converters (106dB dynamic range); reads CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R media; true progressive scan; Composite, S-Video and Component Video outputs; unbalanced RCA analog outputs (stereo); defeatable onscreen icons; format adjustments for 4:3 and 16:9 monitors; co-ax and optical digital outputs (stereo/surround) and much more.