Tascam CD-RW901MKII Professional CD Recorder

Tascam CD-RW901MKII Professional CD Recorder
Key Features
  • High-Performance AKM Codec
  • Balanced Analog I/O
  • Digital I/O
  • ISRC/RID Code Display Function
The CD-RW901MKII from Tascam is a professional CD recorder that uses a high-performance AKM audio codec and features gapless recording, analog and digital inputs and more.
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Tascam CD-RW901MKII Overview

The CD-RW901MKII from Tascam is a professional CD recorder that uses a high-performance AKM audio codec and features gapless recording, analog and digital inputs and more.

The recorder uses the AKM AK4528VM codec which features 24-bit AD/DA conversion for clean, clear sound quality with a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/-0.8dB. This high-performance codec captures audio with a wide dynamic range for optimal CD recording.

The CD-RW901MKII also features balanced analog XLR inputs and outputs for use with pro audio equipment such as analog consoles and summing mixers. AES/EBU connectivity is also included for use with digital mixers and processors.

The recorder is also capable of displaying the ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) during mastering and can check the data on a master disk after mastering. The ISRC is an international standard code used for identifying specific sound recordings.


  • L/R analog and digital input leveling provides accurate 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
  • 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 accurately (-∞, 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
  • 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 9-pin RS-232C serial control connector
  • D-sub 15-pin parallel control connector
  • XLR analog balanced inputs/outputs
  • XLR digital input/output (IEC60958-4:AES/EBU)
  • Wired remote controller included


UPC: 043774030637

Tascam CD-RW901MKII Specs

Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 0.8 dB (Playback)
20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 1 dB (Recording)
Dynamic Range>90 dBA (Recording)
>95 dBA (Playback)
Max Input Level-10 dBV (Unbalanced)
-4 dBu (Balanced)
Max Output Level+6 dBV (Unbalanced)
+20 dBu (Balanced)
I/O ImpedanceInput:
14 kOhms (Balanced) 
22 kOhms (Unbalanced) 
200 Ohms (Unbalanced) 
75 Ohms (Balanced) 
Signal to Noise Ratio95 dB (Playback)
90 dB (Recording)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution44.1 kHz / 16-Bit
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.006% (Playback)
0.008% (Recording)
Wow & Flutter<0.001%
Audio Ports1 x RCA Input
1 x RCA Output
1 x RCA Unbalanced Output
1 x RCA Unbalanced
1 x TOSLINK Optical Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical Output
1 x XLR 3-Pin Input
1 x XLR 3-Pin Output
1 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced
1 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Output
Video PortsNone
USB PortsNone
Network I/ONone
Control Ports1 x 1/8"/3.5 mm (Remote)
1 x DE-9/DB-9RS-232C
1 x DB-15
1 x PS/2
Supported Disc TypesCD-DA, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-TEXT
Audio File FormatsMP3
Digital Media SlotNone
Power Consumption17 W
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Dimensions19.0 x 3.7 x 12.2" / 482.6 x 94.0 x 309.0 mm
Weight9.9 lb / 4.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.5 x 15 x 7.2"
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Does B&amp;H offer an extended warranty on the Tascam CD-RW901MKII? If so, what is the price and duration? Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
We do offer extended warranties through SquareTrade for a 2 or 3 year period. For options and pricing, you can add the item to cart, email [email protected]&lt;a href= http://bandh.com, target= _blank &gt;bandh.com,&lt;/a&gt; or contact a Sales Rep here at 800-606-6969. Please see the following link for more info on SquareTrade. http://bhpho.to/1FDYtUT
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25


how do you connect the box?
Asked by: Anonymous
Just like a normal CD player when you use it to play a CD.When you want to copy a CD, use a digital cable to connect the digital in of this machine to digital out of a CD player or CD transport.When you want to record from analogue sources like a turntable, tuner or cassette deck, then use a pair of interconnect cables to connect analogue in of this machine to tape out of the (pre-)amplifier.
Answered by: K.C. L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does this unit accept printable cd-r's?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, only for audio recording.
Answered by: Glen R.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does the CD-RW901Mk2 come with a infrared remote control in the box? Thanks a lot.
Asked by: Anonymous
Wired remote, which is better than infrared remote. It is the better choice to make your track increments exactly where you want the track break.
Answered by: DEMETRIUS C.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Will it accept 240V AC in?
Asked by: Captain David B.
Page 40 of the manual states the following:U.S.A/Canada 120VAC, 60Hz, U.K/Europe 230 VAC, 50Hz, Australia 240 VAC, 50Hz
Answered by: John B.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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