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Tascam CD-RW901MK2



  • £499.00
Usually shipped within 2-3 working days

Tascam CD-RW901MKII is a professional CD recorder for more demanding installations.

A new TEAC tray-loading transport ensures years of reliable operation. The new transport also allows gapless recording when setting track marks, something not possible using off-the-shelf PC optical drives.

Various recording features like automatic track creation help the operator create polished recordings without constant supervision. A high-performance codec chip is used for A/D and D/A conversion for clean, clear sound quality with a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.8 dB.

The CD-RW901MKII has balanced analogue input/output jacks, optical and coaxial digital audio connectors and external control terminals. Both the left and right analogue inputs have their own gain controls on the front panel. In addition, the digital input can be controlled for optimal recording levels from a digital source.

Functions including auto-cue, auto-ready, pitch control, power-on playback, and fade-in/fade-out playback are provided. It is also possible to control the transport via an optional computer keyboard. Additionally, long-run continuous recording (and overlap recording) is possible by connecting multiple units with an accessory cable. An ISRC/RID code can be displayed to check the recording in a mastering studio.

Whether used for PA or sound reinforcement playback, studio, mastering, or broadcast, the CD-RW901MKII is the right choice for reliable CD recording and playback.

Product Features

  • Highly reliable tray-loading optical drive
  • Records to pro CD-R, CD-RW and consumer CD-R and CD-RW media (Ultra-Speed CD-RW media are not supported)
  • Selectable read speed to increase playability of low-grade or damaged media
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A converters
  • XLR balanced analogue I/O
  • RCA unbalanced analogue I/O
  • Coaxial and optical digital I/O (SPDIF)
  • AES/EBU digital I/O
  • Input sample rate converter (32–48 kHz, defeatable)
  • Independent L/R analogue input level controls
  • Digital volume
  • Sync recording function
  • Auto track division by level with trim function
  • Time track division: Adds a CD track ID every 1 to 10 minutes
  • Set index marks
  • Selectable skip mode: jump by track, by index, or in 1-minute steps
  • Digital fade in/out from 1 to 30 sec in 1-sec steps
  • Rec mute function to record silence
  • Continuous, single, random, or program (up to 99 songs) playback
  • All, single, or A-B repeat play
  • Auto Cue function
  • Auto Ready function
  • Call function
  • Incremental Play function
  • Plays MP3 files on CDs
  • Plays MP3 files inside directories
  • Shows MP3 tags on display (ID3)
  • Pitch control (±16% in 0.1 to 1.0% steps)
  • Key control (±6 semi-tones)
  • Key original function (change tempo without changing key)
  • Selectable copy ID
  • Erase/un-finalize CD-RWs
  • Supports CD-Text
  • Computer keyboard can be used for CD-Text input and as a remote control
  • RS-232C serial control (9-pin D-sub)
  • Parallel control (15-pin D-sub)
  • Power-on play: Starts CD playback when power is applied
  • Continuous recording with two CD-RW901MKII units
  • Wired remote control included
  • 2-U rack-mount construction

Product Specifications


  • Recordable media:  CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R-DA, CD-RW-DA (High speed CD-RW is supported)
  • Playback disc formats:  CD-DA, CD-ROM (ISO 9660 Level 1/2 Joliet format, multisession discs and CD text)
  • Playback file formats:
    • CD-DA: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo
    • MP3: 44.1 kHz, 64–320 kbps, VBR
  • Recording file formats:  CD-DA: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo
  • Quantisation:  16-bit linear
  • Sampling frequency:  44.1 kHz
  • Frequency response:
    • 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.8 dB (playback)
    • 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1.0 dB (recording)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:
    • 95 dB (Playback)
    • 90 dB (recording)
  • Dynamic range:
    • 95 dB (Playback)
    • 90 dB (recording)
  • Distortion:
    • <0.006 % (Playback)
    • <0.008 % (recording)
  • Channel separation:
    • >90 dB (Playback, at 1 kHz)
    • >80 dB (recording, at 1 kHz)
  • Wow and flutter:  <0.001 % (unmeasurable)

Analogue inputs and outputs

  • Analogue input (balanced):  XLR
    • Nominal input level:  +4 dBu (–16 dBFS)
    • Minimum input level:  –5 dBu (adjustable level at –16 dBFS)
    • Nominal impedance:  14k Ω
  • Analogue input (unbalanced):  RCA
    • Nominal input level:  –10 dBV (–16 dBFS)
    • Minimum input level:  –19 dBV (adjustable level at –16 dBFS)
    • Nominal impedance:  22k Ω
  • Analogue output (balanced):  XLR
    • Nominal output level:  +4 dBu (–16 dBFS)
    • Maximum output level:  +20 dBu ±2 dB
    • Nominal impedance:  75 Ω
  • Analogue output (unbalanced):  RCA
    • Nominal output level:  –10 dBV (–16 dBFS)
    • Maximum output level:  +6 dBV ±2 dB
    • Nominal impedance:  600 Ω
  • Headphones output:  6.3-mm stereo jack
    • Output power:  20 mW (into 32 Ω)

Digital inputs and outputs

  • Digital inputs:  
    • Sampling frequency converter:  32 to 48 kHz
    • Coaxial:  RCA, IEC60958 (SPDIF)
    • Optical:  TOS, IEC60958 (SPDIF)
    • AES/EBU:  XLR, IEC60958 (AES/EBU)
  • Digital outputs:  
    • Coaxial:  RCA, IEC60958 (SPDIF)
    • Optical:  TOS, IEC60958 (SPDIF)
    • AES/EBU:  XLR, IEC60958 (AES/EBU)

Other connectors

  • Parallel port:  D-Sub, 15-pin
  • Serial port:  D-Sub, 9-Pin (RS-232C)
  • Remote connector:  2.5-mm Mini jack (for RC-RW901 only)
  • Keyboard connector:  Mini DIN, 6-pin (PS/2)

Power supply and other specifications

  • Voltage requirements:
    • USA/Canada: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
    • Europe: 230 V AC, 50 Hz
    • Australia: 240 V AC, 50 Hz
  • Power consumption:
    • Europe, Australia: 19 W
    • USA/Canada: 17 W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):  483 mm x 94 mm x 309 mm
  • Weight:  4.5 kg
  • Supplied accessories:  RC-RW901SL wired remote control

                              Manufacturer: Tascam

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