Tascam CD-RW901MKII CD Recorder

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CD Recorder/Player



A Professional CD Recorder/Player with proprietary TEAC Tray-loading Transport


The CD-RW901MKII is a professional CD recorder that replace the best-selling CD-RW901SL. An AKM AK4528VM is employed for AD/DA conversion for clean and clear sound quality, while a new tray-loading transport manufactured by TEAC ensures years of reliable operation in the most demanding installations, allowing gapless recording that conventional PC drives can't. More recording features like Auto Track Creation help the operator create polished recordings without constant supervision.

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-RW901MKII is a TASCAM's latest generation of reliable CD recording and playback.



TEAC-made CD drive with customized firmware


Various useful features have been added to the CD-RW901MKII to meet all kinds of professional needs. CD drive for example, a TEAC-made CD drive is employed for excellent durability and reliability, performing finely-tuned responses – gapless recording while increasing track number, for example – thanks to its customized firmware developed by in-house engineers.

Other features include rich playback function and a high level of audio performance enable the CD-RW901MKII to be used as a professional-grade CD player. The audio circuit is also equipped with high level capabilities, with a high-spec frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.8dB.

CD-RW901MKII: developed for studio mastering and broadcasting stations


The CD-RW901MKII, being a superior model, is designed by reinforcing the analogue input and output terminal of the CD-RW900MKII in addition to implementing external control terminals.

Long-run continuous recording (overlap recording) is now available by connecting multiple CD-RW901MKIIs, while the ISRC/RID code display function allows the CD-RW901MKII to be used as a recorder/player for checking in a mastering studio.


The CD-RW901MKII is also perfect for professional acoustic settings such as PA and sound reinforcement, and the CD-RW901MKII is an optimal device to be used within professional acoustic settings like mastering studios and broadcasting stations.

The CD-RW901MKII could be enjoyed for many years in the respective environment.


Features at a glance

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 (–∞, –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/PDIF)

OPTICAL digital input/output (IEC60958-3:S/PDIF)

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 IDfree/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


New industrial design

Tray loading type CD drive

Spec description

Supported disc typesCD-R, CD-R-DA, CD-RW, CD-RW-DA (High Speed CD-RW is supported)
Playback disc formatsCD-DA, CD-ROM ISO9660 LEVEL 1/2 Joliet format, multisession discs and CD-text
Playback file formats 
CD-DA44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo
MP344.1kHz, 64k to 320kbps, VBR
Recording file formats 
CD-DA44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo
ConnectorRCA Pin jack 1 pair
Input impedance22k 10% (unbalanced)
Reference input level10dBV (Full scale 16dB)
Minimum input level19dBV (adjustable level at Full Scale 16dB)
Connector   XLR 3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) 1 pair
Input impedance  14k 5% (balanced)
Reference input level  4dBu (Full scale 16dB)
Minimum input level  5dBu (adjustable level at Full Scale 16dB)
ConnectorRCA Pin jack 1 pair
Output impedance200
Reference output level10dBV 2dB (Full scale 16dB)
Maximum output level+6dBV 2dB
Connector XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Output impedance  75 5% (balanced)
Reference output level  +4dBu (Full scale 16dB)
Maximum output level  +20dBu
ConnectorRCA Pin jack 1
FormatIEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
ConnectorTOS LINK 1
FormatIEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Connector XLR 3-31 1
Format  IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
ConnectorRCA Pin jack 1
FormatIEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
ConnectorTOS LINK 1
FormatIEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Connector     XLR 3-32 1
Format  IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo phone jack 1
Output power20mW + 20mW or more (32 loaded)
ConnectorMini DIN 6pin
ConnectorD-sub 9pin
ConnectorD-sub 15pin
ConnectorFor RC-RW901
PowerAC 120V, 60Hz
Power consumption17W
Dimensions (WHD)19.0" 3.7" 12.2" / 482.6 94 309 mm
Weight  9.9 lbs. / 4.5 kg
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