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Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder

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Product Highlights
  • Compact and Portable Design
  • Records to CDs and SD Flash Cards
  • Battery or AC-Powered
  • 4 Built-in Microphones
  • Dual XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Integrated Speaker System
  • Dubbing Feature
  • Metronome and Tuner Functions
  • Wireless Remote Included

The BB-1000CD from Tascam is a compact and portable digital audio recorder ideal for use by musicians for recording jam sessions, as well as other applications. The unit records to widely-available CD-R discs or to SD flash memory cards. You can record uncompressed WAV files to CD, and WAV or MP3 files to the SD card. A dubbing feature allows you to transfer recordings from CD to SD and vice-versa.

The BB-1000CD features 4 built-in microphones for 360° recording. There are also 2 XLR inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting condenser microphones. Stereo RCA line inputs and outputs allow you to connect CD players, mixers, or recorders, while a 3.5mm headphone jack lets you connect a pair of stereo headphones for private monitoring. A built-in 10W sound system makes it easy to play back your recordings for a small group.

Other great features include a built-in metronome and tuner, and variable speed and loop playback. The unit can be powered via AC power or 8 AA batteries, ideal for a mobile lifestyle.

Compact and Portable
The compact design makes it easy to bring this recorder to gigs, jam sessions, and more
Media Options
Record your audio to widely-available and inexpensive CD-R or SD card media. You can also dub your files from CD to SD and vice-versa
High-Quality Audio
The unit can record uncompressed PCM WAV files to CD or SD, and can record MP3 files to SD
Mic Options
Use the 4 built-in mics for 360° recording, or use the 2 XLR mic inputs with +48V phantom power to connect your favorite external mics
Additional Connectivity
Stereo RCA inputs let you connect a CD player, DVD player, or TV, while stereo RCA outputs let you connect to a mixer or additional recorder. A 3.5mm stereo output lets you connect headphones for private monitoring
Powerful Sound System
The integrated 10W sound system lets you play back your recordings for small groups
Versatile Power
The recorder can operate via AC power or from 8 AA batteries for life on-the-go
Playback Features
A variable speed audition feature lets you adjust playback speed without affecting pitch. Loop playback is also available, along with metronome and tuner functions
Remote Control
A remote is included for wireless control
Compatible Discs CD-DA
Recording Media SD and SDHC Flash Memory Cards (64MB to 32GB)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 85dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.05%
Connectors 1 x Power Input
1 x Stereo RCA Line Input (2 Jacks)
1 x Stereo RCA Line Output (2 Jacks)
2 x XLR Mic Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Amplifiers 2 x 5W Digital Amplifiers
Speakers 2 x 3" (76mm)
Battery Life Up to 1.5 Hours (CD Playback, Speaker Output)
Up to 2.5 Hours (SD Record/Playback, Speaker Output)
Up to 4.5 Hours (SD Record/Playback, Headphone Output)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15 x 8.1 x 4.2" (380 x 205 x 107mm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4kg)
Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Remote Control
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamBB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Excellent sound (10)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Low distortion (6)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Unnecessary functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (7)
    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Recorder for low Budget

    Very portable and easy working tool. It is very simple to use. I use this recorder for long time. This is the second time I'm buying it because my old one was stolen....Read complete review

    Very portable and easy working tool. It is very simple to use. I use this recorder for long time. This is the second time I'm buying it because my old one was stolen. I use this tool to record all of the shows that I do. what i like about it is that I can record stuff on a card and also i can make master CD right in the Venue.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's OK

    This is a functional early start to portable recorders and cd burners. It's bigger than I thought (I carry it to conventions and fairs to record consultations). I also have a Marantz CDR420...Read complete review

    This is a functional early start to portable recorders and cd burners. It's bigger than I thought (I carry it to conventions and fairs to record consultations). I also have a Marantz CDR420 which is better but much more expensive. It does the job adequately, but they don't have the speed and simplicity of a cassette player figured out yet.

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    5.0

    good product for my application

    By JA audiotech

    from Craig Co.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Unnecessary Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events

    Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

    we use this unit to record our meetings and archive on to CD also as a bonous it works as a pa for a small group. Works great will record to SD cards for long meetings and can transfer to a CD for records keeping.

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    5.0

    Fantastic recorder for church services!

    By Shaqwill

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ac Adapter
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Remote Control
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not An Rf Remote Control

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

    We purchased this Digital recorder to be able to capture church services to an SD card. We currently use the normal mp3 setting and are recording on to an 8 gb SDHC card (about 200 hours of recording time). The sound is captured using our existing sound system with output through an RCA cable into the Tascam BB-1000CD recorder (external line input on the side). One of the features that is very helpful to us is the remote control so I can sit in the audience and hit record as soon as the speaker starts and ends his sermon. Then I never have to edit the file since it is ready to go without extra sound to remove. The files are then easy to move onto a PC and add details to the properties of the recording before burning mp3 and audio CD's or uploading to a website. The playback of the audio is phenomenal!

    It would be nice if the remote didn't need line of sight to work but the flip side is that I can see the recording red light to ensure I am getting the audio. There are a lot of features that make it very versatile for many applications so I am able to fine tune it for our needs. Kind of a set it and forget it at this point. And now I can show other members of our congregation who don't have a lot of technical skills how to use it.

    It is really nice having an AC Adapter on this unit since our previous recorder used AAA batteries that needed to be replaced often. I also like that it can be setup as a PA system in case we are going to use it at some events away from the church and still record. The price for this item is very reasonable for all of the features and quality that we are getting. I am very happy with it and highly recommend it to others!

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    5.0

    Great machine- I love it!!!

    By Jake the Medium

    from Tarrytown, NY

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • The Manual Unless Techie
    • You Really Have To Read T

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

    I am a professional psychic/medium and I now have the ability to record my sessions with clients and they leave with a cd in their hands on the spot. The days of taping a cassette or even using your phone to record a session for people like me are over. This little machine is awesome and it adds to your professionalism of your sessions. It does way more than what I need but I have now come to realize other uses for me. I would buy this again in a second.

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    5.0

    Good Recorder for the money

    By videoprousa

    from Texas Hill country

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

      The recorder is used to record our church service. We were using a computer, but found the computer was unreliable. This recorder is very reliable, and easy to use. One can make a Wav or mp3 file, and can use dropbox to send the file to the radio station. One also needs a SD memory chip and chip reader in order to send file to radio station. One can also made a CD/R or CD/RW. I would recommend this product. BHPhoto send the product to us and the shipping time was 8 days.

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      5.0

      Exactly what our business needed

      By Healing With Hypnosis

      from East Hampton, CT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

          We use the 1000Cd to overdub hypnosis sessions over music and burn the file to CD to give to the client. The sound quality is wonderful and it fits our needs perfectly. No glaring missing features yet.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          It's OK

          By Astromark

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

          • Clunky size

          Best Uses

          • Record conversations

          Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

          This is a functional early start to portable recorders and cd burners. It's bigger than I thought (I carry it to conventions and fairs to record consultations). I also have a Marantz CDR420 which is better but much more expensive. It does the job adequately, but they don't have the speed and simplicity of a cassette player figured out yet.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Simple and Useful

          By Young of Turngren & Young

          from Columbia, New Jersey

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

            I use the 1000 to record new songs for the duo I perform in and copy them to cd so the other band member can learn the songs at his leisure and come prepared for the next practice. What I like about it the best is the simple, straight forward controls and interface. No complicated menus to dial through. Just wish playback was a little louder. Great tool

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            4.0

            Excellent choice for teachers

            By capefisherman

            from Cape Cod, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

              This is my second BB-1000CD - I bought this one as a back-up to the one I've been using to record CDs for use by my guitar students. We record their lessons and I was worried this fine and easy to use unit would be discontinued! Excellent recording quality with either external mics (room for two) or the four internal mics. The process is quite easy but my only complaint is the "finalize/unfinalize" process takes a couple minutes (as compared to just the record and play function of old school cassette tape recorders) using CD-RWs. But overall I would definitely recommend this machine as there are very few small, portable all-in-one CD recorder and burners on the market. Sound quality through the speakers is quite good too!

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              4.0

              Great for language learning

              By Audiophile

              from Dallas, USA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

                I just ordered a Tascam BB-1000CD from B&H Photo. It costs [$], but it is the best hardware based player and recorder for language learners. It is a professional boombox with very good recording quality, and can be used for Karaoke-like overdub A+B recording, slower speed replay etc. It works fine for the most part. The main problem is it supports MP3s only at 44khz. If I try to play some 22khz files, I got a Non-Supported file format error message. Another issue is the starting up time is slow - takes about 20-30 seconds. For file playing, it starts from the beginning of that folder, instead of at the exact file when it has been shutoff last time. Overall, it is a good unit for language learning.

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                4.0

                Great Product!

                By Clements

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Low Distortion
                • Powerful
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Unnecessary Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

                Recording live church services.
                Input selections are awesome.
                Not rack mountable.

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                5.0

                Perfect for our application

                By Laurie the Storybook Volunteer

                from Dayton, Ohio

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Low Distortion

                Cons

                • Unnecessary Functions

                Best Uses

                • See comments

                Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

                We use this product for a prison ministry. The men and women record storybooks for their children and then we send the book and CD to the child so they can hear their mother and father and know that they miss them and love them even though they are in prison. It's important that we can record directly to the CD and have it be a one step process because our volunteers don't have the time to do a digital recording and then use a computer to burn the recording to a CD. Therefore, this product is ideal for us.

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                4.0

                Why didn't I buy this sooner?

                By Musical Dragon

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Slow to copy SD to CD

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording
                • Recording lessons
                • Recording rehearsal track

                Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

                I would have given this 5+ stars, if it would burn and finalize CDs faster from the SD Card. Otherwise, this unit is great. I teach voice and do musical direction, so I was looking for a relatively inexpensive device that would allow me to hand my students a recording of their lesson on CD before they left. I record directly to CD, can create separate tracks for each part of the lesson by pushing one button, and with a couple minutes to finalize the CD at the end, it's good to go. The unit is light and about the size of a single slot bagel toaster. The menus are easy to read and pretty easy to navigate. The built in microphones and speakers work very well (having two microphones in the front and two in the back gives it a lot of versatility). I wish I had bought this a long time ago. I will probably bring it to music rehearsals to record them for people who miss or want to practice on their own.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Recorder for low Budget

                By Dominant

                from Everett, WA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Low Distortion

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Tascam BB-1000CD Portable CD/SD Recorder:

                  Very portable and easy working tool. It is very simple to use. I use this recorder for long time. This is the second time I'm buying it because my old one was stolen. I use this tool to record all of the shows that I do. what i like about it is that I can record stuff on a card and also i can make master CD right in the Venue.

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