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Outstanding recorder, simple to use and records and plays the cd- rw discs
Tascam's CD-RW900MKII professional CD recorder offers outstanding performance and convenience at a price that won't break the bank.
This versatile recorder features a new TEAC-designed tray-loading transport to ensure reliable, long-term operation in the most demanding installations. In addition, the new transport allows you to write track markers without a gap, for seamless continuous live recordings — something not possible using off-the-shelf PC drives. You also get your choice of three track division functions — automatic, time-based, and manual — to make recording simpler and help create polished recordings without the need for constant supervision. Plus, a record-mute function can insert silence between tracks.
Other useful recording features include a digital input level control as well as independent left and right analog trim controls for setting optimal recording levels. A high-performance AKM processor is used for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion for clean, clear sound quality with wide frequency response and dynamic range.
Analog plus optical and coaxial digital audio inputs and outputs offer simple connections to a recording console. A built-in pitch control lets you adjust pitch and tempo during playback — great for musicians, dancers, and fitness instructors. For monitoring or private listening, the CD-RW900MKII includes a headphone jack on the front panel with a volume control. And the included remote has number keys for quick access to a specific track.
Outstanding recorder, simple to use and records and plays the cd- rw discs
Anonymous, Plymouth, MA
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Outstanding recorder, simple to use and records and plays the cd- rw discs
I bought this unit to replace at 18 year old CD burner that had an optical digital input. I have the Tascam Mini-Disk recorder/player that has an optical output that I mix down old open reel tapes from the 60's / 70's of bands that I recorded live. I love the sync record feature on the Tascam CD-RW900MKII that makes it very easy to make a CD from the mini-disk. I don't understand the 90 labor warranty. I would think Tascam would give you a one year warranty for everything, parts and labor. Tascam has a great product support staff if you have a problem ore question on their product. I wish the manual was a little better. Crutchfield customer service is great to work with. I had to call Crutchfield to verify the price drop and making sure it was not a refurbished unit for their great price. The unit arrived in 3 days. Packaged very well! I would recommend this product and purchasing it from Crutchfield.
Pros: Great product support from Tascam and great customer support from Crutchfield.
Cons: Tascam could have a better warranty and a better manual explaining the features/settings of the unit.
I can say only one bad comment about this device, it is ugly like tractor. But it has a beautiful mind. Like tractor it is intended for professional work and it does an excellent work. I record music via fiber and it is perfect. The tray is very fast and loud, I mean you better not have your finger when the tray close. All the menus are well designed. I recorded couple of CDs now and it is an excellent tool. I am not a profesional but i was looking for a CD recorder and there are very few on the market. If you plan to buy, buy it now before is to late. Looks like the human mind goes in reverse and young people think that record player is the best, right. Even if CD it is an old format, still it is the most robust technology and it will surpass your mp3 player by a lot.
Pros: Records a CD perfect.
Cons: Cd tray very loud and fast. It might be a good think for a studio.
Well built unit that works well. Not quite as easy to use as my old Pioneer but is a nice unit.
Pros: Solidly built, makes good cd's, fun to use.
Cons: None really just a bit more complicated to use than I'm used to.
Easy to use! Great sound!
very good price---easy use,no problems with unit--performs flawlessly---
Wow what a fantastic piece of equipment. Its recording capabilities are awesome, and playback is divine. Just love everything about it.
This product records my Vinyl records excellently. When recording vinyl records it is o.k to go into the red periodically I found and no distortion. The instructions with this unit could have been more clear regarding random play. When I recorded some CD's I failed to notice it was on random play etc. Then when I played the CD's back it was in random order also. This was not listed in the instructions as I had double checked. I liked the way Crutchfield double boxed this delicate player too. It is always important to take care of shipping in a careful manner. I received the item without incident. I am glad I bought it. I play back my CD's in all the vehicles I drive and simply love the music.
Pros: Excellent recording capabilities in all recordings.
Cons: Poor owners manual
so far so good! no complaints, the displays are easy to see and the functionality has been flawless. seems durable.
The first CD player I ever had was a Magnavox CDB-650 with a stereo 16-bit DAC. That as an excellent machine for its time (1986). I used it for 9 years before it pooped out. Then in 1999 I got a Nakamichi MB-3 with a stereo 20-bit DAC. Sounded great, but the door kept jamming (design defect). In 2001 I replaced it with a Sony 5-CD changer; 1-bit streaming DAC. It lasted 15 years; it still works, but it's time for a sonic upgrade. Got this Tascam player/recorder 3 months ago. 24-bit stereo DAC. It is by far the best sounding CD player I have ever had. I've made recordings from my record and my iPad. They are great, too. I have nothing bad to say about the Tascam CD-RW900MK11.
It's been a couple of weeks since I purchased this product, I had a Pioneer previously which broke. I use CD Recorder to record my CD's on to another to have various artist on one CD. Easy to Hook up and to manage. I love it and have nothing negative to say.
TASCAM CD RECODER . Is One Of The Best I Ever Ues. I Recod From Vinyl Reel/Reel And CD Placer's. I Replaced My PHiLiPSCR785.
Pros: I" Love It.
If you want to preserve your records and put them on cds, this product makes it very easy. The first one that I did came out great. Well worth the money.
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: None yet
Vary satisfied with the performance and quality of this product.
Pros: Crutchfield, has an excellent reputation for standing behind their product lines.
For those of us who still think the CD is a great way to access music, this is a great machine. Using the tape play and record input and output on your receiver, you can record CDs from multiple sources. Operation is intuitive and flawless. CD recorders are becoming harder to find, so get one of these and you will not be disappointed.
I am extremely pleased with both the Tascam CD-RW900MkII and Crutchfield's fast service. I was looking for a quality, budget conscious CD player/recorder to record my vinyl collection to CDs. The Tascam CD-RW900MkII has fit the bill perfectly. High build quality, high playback and recording quality, and easy to set up and use. I highly recommend this player/recorder.
Pros: Quality of build and performance.
Cons: None so far.
So far works great as a CD Player....Sound reproduction played through a classic Tandberg TR 2080 receiver and a pair of Definitive Technology bookshelf speakers (also bought from Crutchfield) is outstanding. Since I haven't done any recording of tapes or LP's as of yet, I have to wait and see if the unit will earn the 5th star. The unit itself appears to be solidly built and the loading tray is far better than on my previous Yamaha. So far so good. One final note: the Tascam arrived ahead of schedule and was very well packaged.
Pros: solidly built; smooth loading tray; excellent sound and stereo imaging
Cons: One little nitpick. After loading and reading the CD, the unit does not automatically begin to play until the user engages the 'play' button on either the player or the remote. I can live with it.
Well worth the extra cost over a non professional recorder. The two time saving features are the auto track marking and the auto fade when the disk is full. The nold Sony recorder I had to manually hit the record button to add another track number.
Pros: The auto features an the ease of use. You just have to press the record and walk away.
Cons: None so far!
Purchased to replace my Pioneer PDR-05, which is the first consumer home CD recorder. The PDR-05 had a "burp". It started to do things on its own, after 18 years. I got lucky with an old CD cleaning disc and the old unit is staying right there! I am keeping the Tascam CD-RW900MKII as a very nice looking back-up. Formats change so fast, and I am staying with mastering CDs on Minidisc and digitally recording that to CD. Looks like a beautiful machine and I am glad I purchased it from Crutchfield. Every purchase from Crutchfield has arrived with the cartons like they just left the factory.
Pros: Beautiful looks. Lots of bells and whistles.
I was asked if the unit was able to record Lp records and the answer is yes , providing a few items are in place . If your turntable has a built in RIAA filter then a direct connection to analog and adjust levels as needed . And it is ok if it spikes in the red a little it will not show up on the disk . If you choose to use Digital this may present some problems because most Digital turntables are unstable and the recorder may not see it to record . In this case an analog to digital converter is needed and most Pc will perform this task . Stay under 48k because this is the max this unit will receive . In digital mode I would recommend the Coax connection this produces more sound pressure (Louder) . At its greatest a -10 Db is about as loud as you can push Analog into Digital . But for those who prefer more using a Pc with a Daw or a Vst host and adding plugins can produce a 0 Db effect . If your a Purist then non of the above is needed . I find pushing the analog to Digital my preference because the gain of the program is now the level of the Clicks which in a sense hides them . But when using a Vst Host you can purchase and Download plugins to enhance this , such as EQs compressors declickers denoisers and so on . This unit will provide a stable burn platform because it does not rely on the Pc power supply and the reputation of the brand name speaks for itself . This is not there top of line unit but 20 years of usage can be had...............
Pros: This was a question ask by Tom but I could not seem to answer it through my E-mail maybe you will be able to read it here.......... good luck Tom !
Cons: come on guys get it together this man needs his answers
This CD recorder provides sound quality and features greater than one would expect given its relatively low cost. For pro or home use, TEAC/Tascam products generally offer super value!
Pros: Sound and features beyond price
Cons: Bit of a learning curve.
Excellent product for my recording studio. Performs flawlessly. High end product, yet easy to operate. Also looks real sharp on my rack.
Pros: Lots of features. Instruction manual very easy to understand.
Works great. The best part of this cd recorder is I like that it uses regular cd-r's. So you just don't have to go out a find the music cd-r's like most other recorder's require.
Pros: Uses regular cd-r's
Cons: none that I have found.
Very nice recorder with high quality sound reproduction. I've only had this unit several weeks and still learning all of it's features, once you 'drive' it a couple of times, it's easy to use with the front panel keys or remote.
Pros: Clear display, easy recording with front panel keys or the included remote. I've used it to record old albums and it reproduces very well.
Cons: I have it connected to an older Kenwood system and it's a bit difficult to switch inputs (by relocating cables) but it's something I can live with.
This unit is excellent in all recording aspects. sound from its recordings is awesome. very easy to use also. Highly recommend this recorder/player.
Pros: easy to set and use, exceelent recorded sound, affordable.
When I first received this unit, which is replacing a Denon DN-C550R CD recorder, and after connecting it up in my audio production studio, I wasn't too happy with the sound of CD playback. The highs sounded "rolled off" and the overall audio had a rather "muffled" quality. Since that time, however, the playback audio has somewhat improved, which reinforces the old adage that most electronics require a certain amount of "break-in" before they sound their best. I have recorded several CDs and all is functioning normally there, so if playback quality continues to improve, I will probably add this piece to my arsenal of equipment. One other comment, though. I missed that letter of thanks from Bill Crutchfield which they used to send inside the box.
Pros: Functions well as a recorder.
Cons: Muffled playback sound, initially, but better now. Clunky and noisy CD drawer.
Outstanding cd recorder/player. Very clear and concise music reproduction!
Pros: Well written instructions !
Cons: None !
Very high quality product. Easy to use
A very fine & professional CD recorder + player. Awesome! Exceptional quality of recordings! Easy to use. My principle purpose is to record my LP vinyl; however, since it is so easy with fabulous quality, I am also using it to record from radio & other audio sources just like the old Cassette Tape Decks -- but with superior quality and easy features to make professional quality recordings (eg fade in/out, auto track management, etc). My Recommendation: invest in this product! you'll use it for many purposes, not just conversion of LP to CD.
Pros: Professional CD recordings & easy to use + professional-grade features
CD Recorder: The Teac CD-RW900MKII is a professional CD recorder with analog and digital inputs/outputs for recording of your external audio sources.
Reliable CD Transport: The new Teac transport (CD-W5600S) was designed for audio use; not a re-packaged computer drive. The tray-loading design provides a stable platter to minimize errors while writing the disc. Improved firmware allows the transport to write track markers without a gap, for seamless continuous live recordings.
High-Quality AD/DA Conversion: An AKM AK4528VM is used for AD/DA conversion for clean, clear sound quality with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz (+/-0.8dB).
Disc Compatibility: The following disc type can be played back by the Teac CD-RW900MKII.
Note: The CD-RW900MKII can recognize up to 255 folders and 999 files on a recorded MP3 CD-R/RW disc.
Shockproof Memory: A RAM buffer stores audio data in memory to ensure smooth playback, even if shock or vibration lasts for up to four seconds.
Analog & Digital Inputs/Outputs: Unbalanced analog, plus S/PDIF coaxial and optical connections are provided for connection flexibility. The CD-R900MKII features a stereo analog RCA input and output, a coaxial digital input and output, and an optical (toslink) digital input and output.
Independent Input Trim Controls: Both the left and right analog inputs have their own analog input gain controls. In addition, the digital input can be controlled for optimal recording levels from a digital source.
Headphone Jack: The CD-RW900MKII also includes a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for record monitoring and playback listening.
Playback Functions: Even if you don't need to record every day, the CD-RW900MKII makes an excellent CD player. Functions including auto-cue, auto-ready, pitch control, program, random/repeat, and more are provided.
Track Division Functions: The CD-RW900MKII offers a variety of track division functions to make recording simpler.
Fade In/Fade Out: At the beginning and the end of a recording, fade-in and fade-out effects can be performed. The length of the fade-in/out can be set between 1-30 seconds.
Synchronized Recording: Synchronized recording basically means that recording will begin automatically when a signal is received, and will stop when a signal ends.
Disc/Track Titles: You can use the Text Edit option to provide titles to your recorded discs and tracks. A PC-compatible keyboard can be connected to the unit's PS/2 interface on the front panel to make it easier to input titles.
Wireless Remote Control: The Teach CD-RW900MKII includes an IR remote control for wireless operating of the CD recorder. The remote is powered by two "AAA" batteries (included). The remote's operating range is approximately 7 meters (23') at an angle of 15° left or right.
Rack Mountable: The CD-RW900MKII comes out of the box with rack ears installed. The unit will fit into a 2U rack-mount space, however it is recommended to leave 1U of space above and 4" behind the unit for proper ventilation. If needed, the player's 4 rubber feet can be removed when rack-mounting. Four rack-mounting screws with rubber washers are included.
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Brand and sale price. [ TIMOTHY May 13, 2018 ]
This is the best CD recorder for the money.Always had good service from you and you are awesome. Thanx, ABBEY [ David Apr 19, 2018 ]
This is the only one CD Recorder on the market that is decent quality/price. too bad Sony, Denon, Panasonic, Philips etc are not manufacturing CD Recorders. [ Doru Mar 04, 2018 ]
recommendation from a close friend. [ C Jul 19, 2017 ]
My Pioneer model that I used for years finally died. It was not worth fixing. Home cd recorders seem to be becoming scarce. Lastly, the reviews for this unit were overwhelmingly positive. Crutchfield has an excellent reputation. [ Roger L. Apr 08, 2017 ]
I have had 2 consumer recorders wear out on me over the years. I'm hoping a pro level recorder will last longer as well as having more recording options is a plus too.. [ Jeff Feb 15, 2017 ]
On the reputation of the manufacturer. And also the quality of their products. [ MURIEL Feb 07, 2017 ]
I've had a variety of TASCAM recorders over the years and the quality is consistently reliable. [ Matthew Feb 05, 2017 ]
Need for church [ James Feb 01, 2017 ]
Because I want to record my albums to CD's [ Adele Dec 30, 2016 ]
Like the product. [ Dean Nov 10, 2016 ]
I've a good luck with TEAC products (reel-to-reels, cassette players, and turn tables). [ Stevenwithoutbass Oct 27, 2016 ]
great rating and past experience [ Tammy Oct 10, 2016 ]
quality and price [ peter Sep 20, 2016 ]
Eighteen FIVE STAR reviews [100%] and has the features I wanted to continue to transfer my large collection of LP's and 78 rpms. The JVC I used for twelve years? died after faithful service. I bought the JVC from Cruchfield also. [ WILLIAM Aug 15, 2016 ]
I love music and buy CD's when traveling I like to have a mix of music onto one CD which this system will permit me to do so. I had a pioneer for many years which no longer functions and this item is the closes I could find. I searched for reviews and was satisfied with response of quality and ease of use. [ candida Jul 29, 2016 ]
even though i don't buy crutchfield products on a regular basis, i have always been 100% satisfied when i do. the experience is always easy and comfortable and they always seem to have what i need when the time comes [ robert Jul 16, 2016 ]
I wanted the top of the line in recording equipment. [ Richard May 05, 2016 ]
has best reviews i read and thats important in buying--great place for top quality products... [ fred Apr 29, 2016 ]
Liked comments about the product, it seems applicable to my application [ James M. Feb 08, 2016 ]
Recommended by a friend. [ Franklin Jan 19, 2016 ]
wanted to record LP's I've had in storage for @20 years plus record some of my aging cassette music tapes...Hope it all works OK. [ Derek Jan 05, 2016 ]
Because it has a 'record' function making it possible to copy my rare records to cd. [ Douglas H. Dec 06, 2015 ]
The positive reviews. [ Garth Dec 03, 2015 ]
I have not tried to record music from a pre-recorded CD, as I bought the unit to record from phonograph records and audio cassette tapes onto CD's. One thought: go to Crutchfield's product page for this unit and read/print and study the instruction manual. I just scanned the manual prior to writing this. Some of the "messages" listed on p. 32 suggest some restrictions in certain recording situations. If you can't do what you want directly, there are several workarounds. 1. Record your CD on your Apple iTunes program and make an MP3 recording at the slowest recording speed. Not ideal but it works well. I've done it in the past with very good results. 2. Record your source CD onto an audiotape or audio cassette and feed the audio signal into the CD burner. If you're only purchasing the unit to pirate CD's, I just don't have the expertise to give you a yes or no. However, if your purchase strategy is to buy a very fine CD player/recorder that gives you a great deal of flexibility, and re-recording CD's is only one of the things you want to do, you are looking at a fine piece of equipment. I love mine. I've found that very few audio devices that I've owned over the years do everything perfectly. Excellent performance overall is a good compromise if you can live with it, and this unit's performance is excellent for everything I use it for. Good luck! [ FRED Apr 25, 2018 ]
I have been able to. [ JACK Apr 15, 2018 ]
Set input to analog, records in most cases (not all) [ JOHN Apr 14, 2018 ]
I Haven't experienced any problems so far. I've only used CD'S a few times. Mostly I record from vinyl. Results are awesome. [ CARL Apr 14, 2018 ]
I have not tried to record from a prerecorded CD I only use it for live recording. [ RICHARD Apr 14, 2018 ]
The Tascam CD-RW900MKII is a CD Recorder not a CD Copier. [ Thomas Apr 14, 2018 ]
If the disc is copy protected I would say it cannot be recorded. Someone with more knowledge will most likely may have some suggestions. [ MURIEL Apr 16, 2018 ]
do not know. have not tried this. [ Paul Apr 15, 2018 ]
i never had a problem recording bought in store/prerecorded CDs from my Marantz deck into this Tascam. I'm recording some stuff for my wife to listen to, everything goes thru fine. Good luck. [ VERNON S Apr 15, 2018 ]
The Tascam CD-RW900MKII does not use the serial copy management system because this CD recorder is a professional recorder, not a consumer recorder. In addition, you can use the less expensive non-music blank CDRs. [ MARK Apr 14, 2018 ]
I've used it a lot without any error issues...serial copy management has not been a problem with my useage. No Finalizing problems either. [ Thomas Apr 14, 2018 ]
Because of copyright management, you can't record a whole pre-recorded CD from the manufacturer, or record one which you made. I had a Sony CD player and recorder. It had 2 CD slots. I could record tracks from the store bought CD to the blank CD. But, after I recorded to the blank CD, I could not use the recorded CD to burn to another blank CD. I guess Sony says, we will let you make a CD. But, after you make it, we won't let you burn it to another blank CD. [ Gregory Apr 14, 2018 ]
Sorry, can't help as I've never tried to do this. [ GREGORY Apr 14, 2018 ]
No the recorder will not record video [ John Apr 03, 2018 ]
This unit only has 1 CD tray so it will not record tracks from another CD. I tried to hook it up to my system to record from my CD player but could not figure it out. I returned this item and bought a Sony CD-R that had a separate tray for the blank CD-R. [ WILLIAM Jul 10, 2017 ]
Hello , yes this will record analog and digital signals from your audio equipment to use in your car ! You can also put markers between songs so you can jump to your faves !! [ JOHN Jul 10, 2017 ]
yes. Record from any source, finalize the CD and it will play on any CD player, including your car [ Milton Bays Jul 10, 2017 ]
yes, you can choose between analog, digital or optical inputs... you will not be able to tell copy from original.. [ glenn Jul 09, 2017 ]
yup, thats what i use it for ... i record a show on sirius deep tracks that airs in the evenings and listen to it @ some future time while i am on the road ...you can record anything .... is very versatile as far as inputs go... analog, digital and optical.... sound quatliy/fidelity excellant... well made and looks good ..easy to use ... [ glenn Jul 09, 2017 ]
i was wrong they are removable with 2 phillis head screws... sorry about that !! [ glenn Jul 09, 2017 ]
no [ glenn Jul 09, 2017 ]
My initial answer was no, but I see that they can be removed. [ Charles Jarman Apr 01, 2017 ]
No [ Charles Jarman Apr 01, 2017 ]
Yes, they simply unscrew. I removed them on mine. [ Richard Mar 30, 2017 ]
Hey Bruce , the ears are easily removed and are held on with 2 phillips head screws on each side ! [ JOHN Mar 29, 2017 ]
Yes, there are two screws on each side to remove the rack ears. [ DAVID J Mar 29, 2017 ]
Yes Kathy, you can record your voice on a cd. You'd have to get good microphone in order to do it and, you'll need a very good cd burner. [ ANTHONY J Feb 16, 2017 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: It can as long as either your turntable has a built in phono preamp or if it does not have this, then you get one to put in between the recorder and your turntable. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Aug 17, 2015 ] Staff
No. [ Gregory Apr 14, 2018 ]
I like it very much works just the way we need for are blues band thanks if you deal in live sound. [ CHARLES Feb 12, 2015 ]
balanced analog and digital XLR inputs and outputs
RS-232C serial and 15-pin parallel control ports
sync trim and automatic track division trim functions
ISRC/RID code display function