Tascam CD-RW900MKII Professional CD Recorder

Tascam CD-RW900MKII Professional CD Recorder
Key Features
  • High-Performance AKM Codec
  • Digital and Analog I/O
  • Gapless Live Recording
  • Various Track Division Functions
The CD-RW900MKII 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-RW900MKII Overview

The CD-RW900MKII 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 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.8dB. This high-performance codec captures audio with a wide dynamic range for optimal CD recording.

The CD-RW900MKII also features RCA inputs and outputs for use with analog sound sources as well as S/PDIF connectivity for use with digital mixers and processors.


  • 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 (-24 dB to -72 dB, 6 dB increments)
  • Digital volume for adjusting recording level accurately (-∞, 54.0 dB to 18.0 dB)
  • 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 44.1 kHz (for 32 to 48 kHz)
  • RCA analog unbalanced inputs/outputs
  • COAXIAL digital input/output (IEC60958-3: S/PDIF)
  • OPTICAL digital input/output (IEC60958-3: S/PDIF)
  • 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


UPC: 043774030620

Tascam CD-RW900MKII 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)
Max Output Level+6 dBV (Unbalanced)
I/O ImpedanceInput:
22 kOhms (Unbalanced) 
200 Ohms (Unbalanced) 
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
Video PortsNone
USB PortsNone
Network I/ONone
Control Ports1 x PS/2
Supported Disc TypesCD-DA, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-TEXT
Audio File FormatsMP3
Digital Media SlotNone
Power Consumption16 W
AC Input Power120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions19.0 x 3.7 x 12.2" / 482.6 x 94.0 x 309.0 mm
Weight9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.8 x 15.4 x 7.4"
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I have an old Adcom GTP-450 Tuner and Adcom ...

I have an old Adcom GTP-450 Tuner and Adcom GFA-535 power amp....the recorder is plugged into the CD port on my Tuner and it plays well....Question is ...I can't get it to RECORD anything from the radio or Record player which has a built in amp. How do I hook it up?? What am I doing wrong??
Asked by: Tim
Tuner/preamp should have an analogue line out. Using RCA type cable plug it in to ANALOG IN on the Recorder. Be sure you choose the proper input with the INPUT SELECT button on the front of the recorder
Answered by: Frederick
Date published: 2020-07-17

Is one of the inputs suitable for the line out ...

Is one of the inputs suitable for the line out from old reel-to-reel stereo tape recorder?
Asked by: Robert
If your reel-to-reel outputs are &quot;line-out&quot; at -10 dB (and they probably are) you should be okay. The nominal analog inputs of the CD recorder are also -10 dB. Even though you will be recording analog, you should check the &quot;Digital Volume&quot; option in the RECORD sub-menu. It should be set at 0 dB. It is probably already set for that. (Do you have and Owner's Manual?) When you are ready to record, just connect the R-R output to the CD analog input jacks, select &quot;ANALOG&quot; on the front panel. Press RECORD on the CD recorder, then play the tape. Bring up the 2 input controls until you see your signal at -20 on the recorder front panel meter. Once your level is set, just press PLAY on the recorder. That should work. Good Luck, Robert
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-11

Will it read an 8mm (Mini) audio CD?

Will it read an 8mm (Mini) audio CD?
Asked by: Matt
The Tascam CD-RW900MKII Professional CD Recorder will not read a mini CD.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-07-30

Can I record from a USB?

Can I record from a USB?
Asked by: Douglas
No--there are no USB inputs.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-05-27


Will the Tascam CD-RW900MKII Professional CD Recorder record MP3s? I was just about ready to order one and then I noticed that every time it mentioned MP3s it was talking about playing them not recording them. It seem to be so great, but if it wont record MP3s all it would be to me is a expensive play deck. It's a shame.
Asked by: Marvin
I record off of my laptop from my ITunes, Youtube or any other site or my Ipod onto the CD recorder that is hooked into my stereo. I can even record from my record player. Laptop goes into one of the CD ports or AUX ports and CDRecorder goes into another unused port on the receiver. Haven't bought a single song in 2 years. Also record from Spotify. Its great. Buy baby buy.
Answered by: John L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


does this unit have pre amp for phono?
Asked by: Anonymous
Is the device works on the 220-volt electricity
Answered by: abdalmuhssein h.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can I record from a dat player?

Can I record from a dat player?
Asked by: john
As long as your DAT player has an analog audio output, you could connect into the RCA inputs on the back of the recorder.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-10-21


Can I plug a microphone into the unit to record directly to a CD?
Asked by: Joan F.
Hi Joan, this unit does not have a microphone input, line level only.
Answered by: Matthew P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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