|Tascam MD-CD1||Professional MD-CD recorder|
|In: Optical/Line/Balanced. Out: Optical/Line/Balanced||483 x 94 x 308mm, 5.8kg|
|Tascam MD-350||Rack mount MD recorder|
|IN: line (XLR & RCA), opticalx2 (TOSlink), Keyboard (PS/2), OUT: headphone, line (XLR & RCA), optical (TOSlink)||482.6W x 94H x 313D mm, 5.5kg|
Features: 2U rack mount, MDLP capable pro-deck. Auto-ready (play one track & pause), and Auto-cue (cue to first audio in track) functions. Timer-play function. Pitch control. Keyboard port for titling. RC-32 wireless remote included. Second optical input port on front panel.
Specs: Dynamic Range: > 94dB (playback, 1khz, A filter), THD: < 0.013%, Frequency Response: 20-20kHz +/-0.5dB (playback), SNR: > 94dB (playback, A filter), Headphone amp: 25mW+25mW 32 ohms
User Manual: MD-350
|Tascam MD-501||Rack mount MD recorder|
|IN: line (RCA,XLR) keyboard: PS/2, digital: RCA, XLR, Toslink x 2. OUT: headphone, line (RCA,XLR), digital: Toslink||442x88x363mm, 7.0kg|
Features: External port (1/4 inch jack) for fader or event starts. Programmable Fade in/out. Auto ready and repeat, incremental, program and shuffle play modes. Time and Date stamp recording. Clock display. Digital auto fader function (digital recording only), fade in time 3-24 seconds (in 3 second steps), fade out time 6-27 seconds (in 3 second steps). Sampling rate converter. Timer record/play. RC-5 wireless remote. PC keyboard can be connected for titling and editing control. Toslink input connectors on front and rear panels.
Links: Tascam's page for the unit. Downloadable photo set in .zip format. Brochure in pdf format
Specs: Freq. Resp. 10-20kHz +/- 0.5dB. S/N (analog input): > 98dB (playback), Dynamic range: > 98dB (1kHz, -60dB), Channel Separation: > 90dB (1kHz). THD: < 0.008% Headphone amp: 30mW+30mW into 8 ohms.
|Industrial use record/ play & play only units|
|msrp ¥220,000/ ¥170,000, MD-801RmkII: $2699|
|IN: analog: line (RCA & XLR), digital: AES/EBU & S/PDIF coax. out: analog: line (RCA & XLR), digital: AES/EBU & S/PDIF coax. Clock I/O: word sync in/thru. Control I/O: 25 pin (for RC-801), 37 pin (parallel), 9 pin (rs232), Mini Din 6 pin (PS/2 keyboard)||482x132x353mm 8kg|
Connectors: Data: D-sub 9 pin rs232c, mini DIN 6-pin PS/2 (or equiv) for remote kbd, D-sub 37 pin TTL level digital inputs (801R only): AES/EBU XLR, SPDIF RCA. digital outputs: AES/EBU XLR (801R only), SPDIF RCA (both). analog inputs (801R only): XLRx2, RCAx2. analog outputs: XLRx2, RCAx2, headphone (1/4") Note no optical I/O!
Accessories: RC-801 ($1080) full function remote for on-air radio broadcast production. RC-8 ($270) Remote control of basic transport functions. BU-801 ($270) RAM Buffer. PW-1XMD ($60) Track title dubbing cable. RC-FS10 (special order) 10 button Flash Start controller for one touch search and play of 10 tracks. RC-FS20 (special order) 20 button Flash Start controller for one touch search and play of 20 tracks.
Update: Tascam introduced the MD-801RmkII, which upgrades to ATRAC 4.5.
Comments: As a rental company who have used Denon machines in the past, we have recently been buying Tascam MD801R machines, and I must say that on features alone they are outstanding. Time alone will answer the long term reliability question, but the machine has been designed from the ground up as a professional unit, with seriously good ergonomics. We have three machines now in fairly heavy use by a number of customers and no reported faults so far. If anyone is considering a move to minidisc I advise them to check out this machine. -Scott Paisley ([email protected])
User Manuals: MD-801R, Spec sheet
|Tascam MD-301||Rack mount MD recorder|
|MKI: US$500, MKII: US$580|
|IN: line (XLR & RCA), opticalx2 (TOSlink), Keyboard (PS/2), OUT: headphone, line (XLR & RCA), optical (TOSlink)||482x88x290mm, 4.8kg|
Features: Programmable Fade in/out. Repeat, program and shuffle play modes. Sampling rate converter. Timer record/play. RC-3 wireless remote. PS/2 Keyboard jack. Front panel optical input jack
Update: Tascam introduced the MD-301mkII, which upgrades to ATRAC 4.5.
Specs: Freq. Resp. 20-20kHz +/- 1dB. S/N: > 98dB (playback), Dynamic range: > 90dB (1kHz, -60dB), Channel Separation: > 90dB (1kHz). THD: < 0.008% Headphone amp: 35mW+35mW into 33 ohms.
User Manuals: MD-301, Spec sheet