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Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player

B&H # TA202MKV Mfr # 202 MKV
You Pay: $329.99
Product Highlights
  • 3RU Chassis
  • Auto-Reverse
  • RCA I/O
  • 1/4" Mic Input
  • Dolby B Noise Reduction
  • Pitch Control
  • A-B Repeat
  • Return to Zero Function
  • Continuous or Simultaneous Recording
  • Normal and High-Speed Dubbing

The 202mkV from TASCAM is a professional dual cassette player and recorder with a wealth of features in a simple 3RU rack space unit. Using standard line-level stereo RCA connectors for input and output signals, the unit also has a front-panel 1/4" mic input jack with its own level control. Standard functions, such as play, pause, stop, forward, and rewind are all controlled by buttons on the front panel.

Advanced features of the 202mkV include auto reverse on each deck, ±12% pitch control on deck 1, Dolby B noise reduction, and automatic play and record at power-up. Continuous recording is offered, so when the tape in well 1 runs out, tape 2 kicks in without missing a beat. Each deck has a record function, allowing you to create 2 masters simultaneously. Dubbing can be done at normal and high speeds. The unit also offers A-B repeat and Return to zero functions.

Dual deck tape recorder/player
3RU rack space unit
Easy-to-use interface
LCD display for counter and levels
Standard line-level RCA stereo I/Os
Front-panel 1/4" mono mic jack with level control
Front-panel 1/4" headphone jack with level control
Simultaneous recording of both decks
±12% pitch control on deck 1
Dolby B and HX PRO noise reduction
Continuous recording switches over to deck 2 when deck 1 runs out of tape
Auto reverse
Dubbing at normal and high speeds, as well as sync reverse dubbing
Blank scan, intro check, and timer playback
Play and record at power-up
Return to zero function
A-B repeat function can repeat a section of tape up to 20 times
Selectable operating voltage
System
Type Dual Cassette Player/Recorder
Head Type 1 x Record/Playback Head in Each Deck
1 x Erase Head in Each Deck
Motor Type DC Servo Motor (Capstan)
Frequency Response 30Hz - 19kHz (Metal Tape, Type IV, Playback Only)
30HZ - 18kHz (Chrome Tape, Type II)
30Hz - 17kHz (Normal Tape, Type I)
Signal to Noise Ratio 58dB (Dolby NR Off, Nominal Recording Level)
69dB (Dolby NR On, CCIR-ARM)
Wow and Flutter 0.25% (WRMS)
Noise Reduction Dolby B (Deck 1)
Dolby HX Pro Yes
Convenience
Pitch Control ±12% (Deck 1)
Track Search Yes (Intro Check)
Auto Reverse Yes, Both Decks
Relay Play/Record Yes, Play
Counter Type LCD
High Speed Dubbing Yes
Remote Control No
Connectors
Input 1 x RCA Stereo Line Input
1 x 1/4" Mic Input (Front)
Output 1 x RCA Stereo Line Output
1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack (Front)
General
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 5.45 x 11.3" (483 x 139 x 286mm)
Weight 8.8 lbs (4kg)
Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player
  • Rack Mounting Screw Kit
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tascam202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Excellent sound (6)
    • Low distortion (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (5)
      • Performances (5)
      • Professional recording (5)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Excellent

      By hucyoi

      from Beijing

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

      I have some old tapes. Since I got this player, I can player these old guys. Many beautiful memories.

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      5.0

      Professional All The Way

      By JR

      from Ocala, Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clearly Labeled Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Easy To Operate
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

        Using this great unit to record from mic input on the Tascam for Live Tyros 4 Yamaha Keyboard playing. Does an excellant job.
        Always great products from B&H.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent machine, recall my memory

        By hucyoi

        from Beijing, BE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

          this machine plays my tapes which recorded 10 years ago very well. it recalls my childhood happy memory.

          no matter plays type I or type II tapes, it will never down you.

          the one and ONLY flaw is that it must connect an amplifier or a phone with output controller to control the volume. because it's a professional gear.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great recorder!

          By Good Sound Lover

          from Branford, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

            I've bought that model as a replacement: after nine years my Pioneer 606 quietly passed away. I do a lot of recordings and my first impression is that Tascam is absolutely up to it's task: works like a charm. I would highly recommend that machine to everybody - it's worth every penny.

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            5.0

            Beautiful.

            By That guy

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

              I use the cassette recorder to record my vinyl collection to tape, and it sounds beautiful. It is very easy to use, and has some very solid features. No complaints at all. A very beautiful piece, I can see for many uses (recording instruments to tape from a mixer etc., recording radio shows, making copies of tapes, looking nice in a rack.[...]No complaints at all. Very pleased.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              "An Unforgetable Audio Experience"

              By Baby Angel

              from Miami Beach, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

                This product is used, continuously, on a daily basis to create copies of audio recordings for court proceedings. It successfully eliminates background noises and feedbacks, so that the recordings are clear. Great sound quality. It accomodates a mixer, a microphone, speakers, and a PC, and more plug-ins, if needed. The overall operation is quiet and smooth, and the displays are easy to read. Does not need a professional to set this up. The black outer finish gives a sleek professional look. One slight drawback, is that the keys are hard to push. You have to press more than once.

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                (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Prquieria (worthless)

                By Trueteller

                from CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

                      Very expenisve,
                      Low sound quality,
                      Can not record on metal tapes,
                      No dolby C,S
                      Hardly used and having issues.
                      Thanks god I sold it

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Deck

                      By Sad

                      from Coloma, MI

                      About Me Audiophile, Cook, Love beer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Nice Features

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • CD
                        • Satellite Radio

                        Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

                        I still like to tape music from Satellite radio/ live broadcasts. My Tascam 202 MKIII finally wore out and I was happy to replace it with the 202-MKV. This deck also has pitch control for the left side well for old tapes that might be off-speed... Great price [...]

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Almost as good as the old 1970's Teac's

                        By Rickb54

                        from Converse, Texas

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Controls
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Nice Features

                        Cons

                        • Unattractive Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tascam 202mkV Rackmount Dual Cassette Recorder/Player:

                          I use this to listen to and transfer tapes to CD's as well as recording from Vinyl records.I like that it has a headphone jack, and that both A/B record. I wish Teac/Tascam would make something silver faced like the old 1970's Decks. Black really makes it hard to read the words near the buttons.I'm glad the rack mounts are removable. A little pricey but well worth it.

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