Tascam CD-RW900MKII CD Recorder/Player

  • $51900

A Professional CD Recorder/Player with proprietary TEAC Tray-loading Transport

The CD-RW900MKII is a professional-grade CD recorder that replaces the best-selling CD-RW900SL. A new CD transport designed and manufactured by TEAC ensures years of reliable operation in the most demanding installations, allowing gapless recording that conventional PC drives can't. More recording features like Auto Track Creation help the operator create polished recordings without constant supervision, while an AKM AK4528VM is employed for AD/DA conversion for crystal clear sound.

Enhanced features to meet professional-use

The AK4528VM AD/DA chipset manufactured by Asahi Kasei Electronics is employed for finer AD/DA conversion that defines resulting sound quality. Various useful functions have been added to the CD-RW900MKII in order to meet all kinds of professional needs. The CD drive for example, a newly-designed TEAC-manufactured drive is employed for excellent durability and reliability, performing finely-tuned responses – gapless continuous recording while increasing track number, for example – that only in-house design mechanism can do.

Supports professional acoustic applications, including PA

Other features include rich playback function and a high level of audio performance enable the CD-RW900MKII to be used as a professional-grade CD player. The audio circuit is also equipped with high level capabilities, achieving a high-spec frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.8dB.

CD Recorders That Meet The Demands of Professionals

The high-performance AKM codec captures audio with a wide dynamic range for better-sounding CD recording

A selection of Track Division Functions

The CD-RW900MKII has a variety of track division functions to make recording simpler. Additionally, a rec-mute function can insert silence between tracks.

Automatic Track Division
A track marker can be created based on the input level, adding a new track when the input falls below a specified level (from –24 to –72dB).
Time Track Division
Time-based track creation can be set every 1-10 minutes. This method is preferred in some applications like conference recording, when there is no gap between segments like there is when recording music.
Manual Track Division
A new track can be written manually by pressing the Record key while the unit is in record mode.

Independent Input Trim Controls for Left and Right and Digital Input Trim

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.

All new TEAC-designed tray-loading transport with gapless continuous recording

The new TEAC CD-W5600S transport 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.

The Features Required in a Professional CD Player

Even if you don't need to record every day, the CD-RW900MKII makes excellent CD players. Functions including auto-cue, auto-ready, pitch control, power-on playback, and fade-in/fade-out playback are provided. It is also possible to control the transport via a P/S2 keyboard (sold separately).

Reliable TEAC CD transport

The new TEAC transport has been tuned up explicitly for the CD-RW900MKII. The drive can accept any legal CD type, including MP3 CDs. Like all TASCAM players, reliability is a principal design feature.

Shockproof Memory prevents skipping due to vibration

A RAM buffer stores audio data in memory to ensure smooth playback, even if shock or vibration lasts for up to four seconds.

A Selection of Inputs and Outputs To Fit Any System Design


Unbalanced analog and S/PDIF coaxial and optical connections are provided for connection flexibility.

  • Adopts AK4528VM audio codec made by Asahi Kasei Microdevices which has 24-bits processing
  • Independent input level controls provides serious 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
  • High reliability 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 seriously (–∞, –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/PDIF)
  • OPTICAL digital input/output (IEC60958-3:S/PDIF)
  • Wireless remote controller with 10-key included
  • Headphone output (20mW/ch)
  • 3-polar AC sockets with the detachable AC cable
  • 2U EIA rackmountable
  • RoHS certified

Spec description

Supported disc types CD-R, CD-R-DA, CD-RW, CD-RW-DA (High Speed CD-RW is supported)
Playback disc formats CD-DA, CD-ROM ISO9660 LEVEL 1/2 Joliet format, multisession discs and CD-text
Playback file formats  
CD-DA 44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo
MP3 44.1kHz, 64k to 320kbps, VBR
Recording file formats  
CD-DA 44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1 pair
Input impedance 22kΩ ±10% (unbalanced)
Reference input level –10dBV (Full scale –16dB)
Minimum input level –19dBV (adjustable level at Full Scale –16dB)
Connector XLR 3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 1 pair
Input impedance 14kΩ ±5% (balanced)
Reference input level –4dBu (Full scale –16dB)
Minimum input level –5dBu (adjustable level at Full Scale –16dB)
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1 pair
Output impedance 200Ω
Reference output level –10dBV ±2dB (Full scale –16dB)
Maximum output level +6dBV ±2dB
Connector XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Output impedance 75Ω ±5% (balanced)
Reference output level +4dBu (Full scale –16dB)
Maximum output level +20dBu
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1
Format IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Connector TOS LINK × 1
Format IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Connector XLR 3-31 × 1
Format IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1
Format IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Connector TOS LINK × 1
Format IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Connector XLR 3-32 × 1
Format IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo phone jack × 1
Output power 20mW + 20mW or more (32Ω loaded)
Connector Mini DIN 6pin
Connector D-sub 9pin
Connector D-sub 15pin
REMOTE RC-RW900 Wireless Remote
Connector For RC-RW901Wired Remote
Power AC 120V, 60Hz
Power consumption 17W
Dimensions (W×H×D) 19.0" × 3.7" × 12.2" / 482.6 × 94 × 309 mm
Weight 9.9 lbs. / 4.5 kg


Audio performance

Frequency response  
playback 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.8dB
recording 20Hz to 20kHz, ±1.0dB
S/N ratio  
playback 95dB
recording 90dB
Dynamic range  
playback 95dB
recording 90dB
playback 0.006%
recording 0.008%
Channel separation  
playback 90dB (1kHz)
recording 80dB (1kHz)
Wow and flutter Immeasurable (0.001% or less)

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