TASCAM CG-1000 Master Clock Generator

192kHz Master Clock Generator with Oven-controlled Crystal Oscillator, Jitter Management, 12 Word Clock Outputs, and Self-correction Function
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TASCAM CG-1000 Master Clock Generator
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A High-precision Master Clock from TASCAM

Based on a high-precision oven-controlled crystal oscillator, the TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator utilizes jitter management and glitch-free relocking circuits to give you an ultra-stable clock signal that is free of the noise and dropouts that can plague inferior digital systems. Providing you with a plethora of word clock and digital outputs, the CG-1000 is as useful for large-scale digital audio systems as it is for smaller studios. At Sweetwater, we're all about high-end, cutting-edge technology like the TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator. If your rack of digital gear is suffering from the jitters, you need the TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator to put it in its place!

TASCAM CG-1000 Master Clock Generator at a Glance:
  • Oven-controlled crystal oscillator provides ultra-stable clock signal
  • Jitter management circuit improves sonic performance
  • A plethora of outputs to tackle systems of all shapes and sizes
  • Built-in functions for troubleshooting and maintaining top performance
Oven-controlled crystal oscillator provides ultra-stable clock signal

The TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator utilizes a high-precision OCXO (oven-controlled crystal oscillator) to provide you with an ultra-stable clock signal for your digital audio system. Because it is not influenced by the temperature of the environment, the CG-1000's OCXO is able to generate a clock frequency precision of an unprecedented 0.01ppm and a word output frequency stability of +/-0.005ppm or less per day. Lesser clocks utilize a TCXO (temperature-compensated crystal oscillator), which doesn't account for temperature at all, resulting in highly-frustrating synchronization errors.

Jitter management circuit improves sonic performance

TASCAM's original jitter management circuit incorporates a high-performance clock generator engineered with a FPGA (field programmable gate array) and PLL (phase-locked loop) circuit with a discrete filter. The result is that an ultra-stable clock signal is provided to the CG-1000 master clock generator's word clock outputs, providing you with an exceptionally stable system. Also, the CG-1000's glitch-free relocking circuit prevents the noise, dropouts, and skipping sounds that often plague inferior clocks.

A plethora of outputs to tackle systems of all shapes and sizes

Not only does the TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator give you 12 word clock outputs, you also get 2 AES3/AES11 and 2 S/PDIF outputs, making the CG-1000 as useful for large-scale digital systems as it is for smaller studios. On top of that, 2 of the CG-1000's word clock outputs also support x2Fs, x4Fs, and 256Fs output, making it easy for you to integrate the CG-1000 with Pro Tools and other DAW software.

Built-in functions for troubleshooting and maintaining top performance

In order to keep your digital system in tip-top shape, the TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator gives you multiple functions to support maintenance and to help you identify any issues if problems occur. Because crystal oscillators change over time, regular calibration is necessary to avoid sync issues. The CG-1000's self-correction function lets you conduct maintenance using an external signal input and simple operations. The CG-1000 also has an analyzer function that measures output device termination and input frequencies to help you troubleshoot any issues that you might encounter.

TASCAM CG-1000 Master Clock Generator Features:
  • OCXO (oven-controlled crystal oscillator) provides ultra-stable clock signal
  • Jitter management circuit prevents noise, dropouts, and skipping
  • A plethora of outputs to tackle systems of all shapes and sizes
  • Built-in functions for troubleshooting and maintaining top performance
  • A single circuit board is used for each connector to suppress interference between connectors
  • Amphenol BNC connectors use nuts for coupling to provide extra durability
Whip your digital audio system into shape with the TASCAM CG-1000 master clock generator!

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Tech Specs

Sample Rate 192kHz
Clock Inputs 2 x Word (BNC)
Clock Outputs 12 x Word (BNC)
Other I/O 1 x XLR (Input), 2 x XLR (Output), 2 x S/PDIF (Output)
Pull Up/Down 0.1% and 4%
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.77"
Depth 12.20"
Width 19"
Weight 6.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CG-1000

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See also: Word Clocks, TASCAM, TASCAM Synchronizers