CD Recorders that meets the demands of professionals

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

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.

A selection of Track Division Functions

The CD-RW901MKII 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.

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.

Comprehensive Playback Features Make It the Ideal Professional CD Player

The Features Required in a Professional CD Player

Even if you don’t need to record every day, the CD-RW901MKII makes excellent CD player. 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-RW901MKII. 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.

The CD-RW901MKII: For More Demanding Installations

ISRC/RID Display Function for Checking after Mastering

The ISRC (International Standard recording Code) written during mastering can be displayed. The CD-RW901mkII can check the data on a master disk after mastering. It can also display the RID (Recorder Identification Code).

External Control via RS-232C & Parallel Control

The RS-232C serial and 15-pin parallel terminals make it possible control the recorders from various master controllers. It can be used with a fader-start signal in a broadcasting station, or with a centralized control terminal in a public facility.

Analog/Digital XLR Inputs and Outputs Connect to Professional Equipment

Balanced analog XLR inputs and outputs are provided for use with pro equipment or long signal runs. Balanced AES/EBU is also included for use with digital mixers, processors, and processing.

Overlap Recording Function for Extended Recordings

Continuous recording is supported when using two CD-RW901MKIIs connected through their parallel ports. A selectable overlap of 30, 60, or 90 seconds can be switched on for the next recorder to find a better edit point.

Features at a glance

  • 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)
  • Headphone output (20mW/ch)
  • 3-polar AC sockets with the detachable AC cable
  • 2U EIA rackmountable
  • RoHS certified

Dedicated Features for CD-RW901MKII

  • 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 9pin RS-232C serial control connector
  • D-sub 15pin parallel control connector
  • XLR analog balanced inputs/outputs
  • XLR digital input/output (IEC60958-4:AES/EBU)
  • Wired remote controller included

Differences from CD-RW900SL/CD-RW901SL

  • New industrial design
  • Tray loading type CD drive

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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
Connector For RC-RW901
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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