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Tascam CD-RW901MKII Professional CD Recorder

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A Professional CD Recorder/Player with Proprietary TEAC Tray-Loading Transport, it doubles as a Professional CD Player with advanced playback functions.

The CD-RW900MKII and CD-RW901MKII are professional CD recorders that replace the best-selling CD-RW900SL and CD-RW901SL. A new TEAC tray-loading transport ensures years of reliable operation in the most demanding installations. The new transport also allows gapless recording when writing track markers, something not possible using off-the-shelf PC drives. Various recording features like automatic track creation help the operator create polished recordings without constant supervision. An AKM AK4528VM is used for AD/DA conversion for clean, clear sound quality with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.8dB.

With the CD-RW901MKII, balanced analog input/output jacks and external control terminals are included. Additionally, long-run continuous recording (and overlap recording) is possible by connecting multiple CD-RW901MKIIs with an accessory cable. An ISRC/RID code can be displayed to check the recording in a mastering studio.Whether used for PA/Sound Reinforcement playback, studio, mastering, or broadcast, the CD-RW900MKII and 901MKII are TASCAM's latest generation of reliable CD recording and playback.


• Adopts AK4528VM audio codec made by Asahi Kasei Microdevices which has 24-bits processing
• Independent input level controls provides serious level control
• Supported media: CD-R, CD-R-DA, CD-RW, CD-RW-DA
• High speed CD-RW Supports
• CD drive supports playback of CD-DA and Data-CD
• High reliability proprietary TEAC tray drive
• OPC (optimum power control) function: Adjusting the laser power for each disc type
• Fade-in/Fade-out recording function (1 to 30 seconds, 1 seconds increments)
• Sync recording function: Automatically start/stop recording at a preset level (-24dB to -72dB, 6dB increments)
• Digital volume for adjusting recording level seriously (-infinity, -54.0dB to 18.0dB)
• Automatic track division: Automatically insert a track division at a preset condition
• Manual track division: Insert a track division by manual operation
• Time track division: Automatically insert a track division per preset interval (1 to 10 minutes, 1 minutes increments)
• Rec-mute function: Recording four seconds of silence on the disc
• Selectable maximum recording track numbers (automatically stop at preset number)
• Erase function: Erase selected track or disc (for CD-RW)
• Four playback modes (continuous, single, program, random)
• Repeat playback function (continuous, single, program, random, A-B)
• Fade-in/Fade-out playback function (OFF, 1 to 30 seconds, 1 seconds increments)
• Auto-cue function: Automatically pause by detection of a sound of start point in a track
• Auto-ready function: Automatically pause at head of next track after playback previous track
• Pitch control playback function: Pitch and speed can be varied (+/-16%, 0.1 to 1.0% increments, for CD-DA)
• Key control playback function: (b1 to b6, #1 to #6, half-note increments, for CD-DA)
• When using key control function with pitch control function, these function provides speed changing without changing pitch
• Timer playback function (external timer sold separately): Automatically begin playback when turned on
• Unfinalize function (for CD-RW): Erase TOC information of finalized CD-RW
• Time display switching (elapsed track/disc time, remaining track/disc time)
• CD-text editing supports
• PS/2 keyboard (sold separately) connection for remote control or entering a title
• SRC (sampling rate converter): Automatically convert the incoming frequency to 44.1kHz (for 32 to 48kHz)
• RCA analog unbalanced inputs/outputs
• COAXIAL digital input/output (IEC60958-3:S/P DIF)
• OPTICAL digital input/output (IEC60958-3:S/P DIF)
• Wireless remote controller with 10-key included (for CD-RW900MKII)
• Headphone output (20mW/ch)
• 3-polar AC sockets with the detachable AC cable
• 2U EIA rackmountable
• RoHS certified

Dedicated Features for CD-RW901MKII

• Sync trim function (+/-125 frame, +/-1.67 seconds)
• Automatic track division with trim function (+/-125 frame, +/-1.67 seconds)
• Selectable COPY ID(free/1 generation/prohibit/SCMS)
• Call function: Return to a point at which playback last started from ready mode
• EOM (end of message) function: EOM indicator will light-up before the end of track or disc (1 to 99 seconds)
• ISRC/RID code display function
• Time skip function: While in playback or ready, moves the playback point to forwards or backwards (1 seconds increments)
• Index search function: Search indexes within a track that were assigned during recording
• Overlap recording function: Using two-units CD-RW901MKII to make continuous recording
• Fader start/stop control via parallel control connector
• D-sub 9pin RS-232C serial control connector
• D-sub 15pin parallel control connector
• XLR analog balanced inputs/outputs
• XLR digital input/output (IEC60958-4:AES/EBU)
• Wired remote controller included

Differences from CD-RW900SL/CD-RW901SL

• Time track division added to CD-RW900MKII
• Industrial design
• Tray loading type CD drive


Supported disc types: CD-R, CD-R-DA, CD-RW, CD-RW-DA(High Speed CD-RW is supported)
Playback disc formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM ISO9660 LEVEL 1/2 Joliet format, multisession discs and CD-text
Playback file formats
CD-DA: 44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo
MP3: 44.1kHz, 64 to 320kbps, VBR
Recording file formats
CD-DA: 44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo

Connector: RCA pin jack
Input impedance: 22kΩ +/-10% (unbalanced)
Reference input level: -10dBV (Full scale -16dB)
Minimum input level: -19dBV (adjustable level at Full Scale -16dB)

Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
Input impedance: 14kΩ +/-5% (balanced)
Reference input level: -4dBu (Full scale -16dB)
Minimum input level: -5dBu (adjustable level at Full Scale -16dB)

Connector: RCA pin jack
Output impedance: 200Ω
Reference output level: -10dBV +/-2dB (Full scale -16dB)
Maximum output level: +6dBV +/-2dB

Connector: XLR-3-32(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
Output impedance: 75Ω +/-5% (balanced)
Reference output level: +4dBu (Full scale -16dB)
Maximum output level: +20dBu

Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: IEC60958-3(S/P DIF)
Connector: TOS LINK
Format: IEC60958-3(S/P DIF)
Connector: XLR-3-31
Format: IEC60958-4(AES/EBU)

Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: IEC60958-3(S/P DIF)
Connector: TOS LINK
Format: IEC60958-3(S/P DIF)
Connector: XLR-3-32
Format: IEC60958-4(AES/EBU)

Connector: 6.3mm(1/4") stereo phone jack
Output power: 20mW + 20mW or more(32Ω loaded)

Connector: Mini DIN 6pin

Connector: D-sub 9pin
Connector: D-sub 15pin

Connector: For RC-RW901

Power: North America: 120VAC, 60Hz

Power consumption: 17W

Dimensions (W X H X D): 482.6 X 94 X 309 mm; 19.0 X 3.7 X 12.2 inch
Weight: 4.5kg/9.59lb

Audio performance

Frequency response
playback: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.8dB
recording: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-1.0dB

S/N ratio
playback: 95dB
recording: 90dB

Dynamic range
playback: 95dB
recording: 90dB


Channel separation
playback: 90dB(1kHz)
recording: 80dB(1kHz)

Wow and flutter: Immeasurable (0.001% or less)
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