TASCAM 202 MK VII Double Cassette Deck (with USB)

Record and play back cassettes on two independent decks, and archive your precious tapes to digital audio easily with the TASCAM 202mkVII's USB output.

TASCAM's 202mkVII dual cassette deck is the latest generation of the company's professional cassette recorders. Coveted for their reliable performance, comprehensive feature set, and audio quality, the 202 series has long been the leading choice for recording studios, houses of worship, audio/music enthusiasts, and other professional applications.

The 202mkVII's most noteworthy new feature is a rear-panel USB output that enables recording and archiving cassettes to digital media. A front-panel 1/4-inch, high-impedance (200 kO) microphone input with dedicated level control enables live input to be mixed with Tape 1 audio and recorded, in real time, to Tape 2 for karaoke and voiceover applications. The mic input also can accept line-level signals. In addition to the USB output, the rear panel provides stereo analog line-level input and output on unbalanced RCA connectors. A 1/4-inch stereo headphone output with dedicated level knob is conveniently located on the front of the unit.

The dual twin-head cassette decks can record and play back independently, including recording simultaneously to create two tapes with the same source. Among other applications, this enables simultaneous creation of a master tape and a copy for distribution, skipping the need to duplicate the master tape. The two decks also provide real-time dubbing at the touch of one button. Tape 1 offers pitch control (+/- 12%) and Tape 2 has a Return to Zero function.

The TASCAM 202mkVII offers two playback modes. read more Normal playback, as expected, routes sound to the line outputs and headphone output. In Special playback mode, you can monitor the sound from one tape using headphones, while the other tape plays through the line outputs, making it easy to cue another tape. A noise-reduction feature (the equivalent of Dolby B) reduces hiss during playback.

The 3U rack-mountable, professional tape deck supports recording and playback of Type I (normal) and Type II (chrome) cassette tapes, as well as playback with Type IV (metal) tapes.

A dedicated wireless remote control is included.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 202MKVII
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Shipping Weight: 15.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 202MKVII

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-726-0303
Email:
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 14, 2019 by Kenton MacDowell in Boca Raton, FL
"The best cassette tape deck in production"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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There's not much currently made to compare this to, and everything else isn't nearly as good. It lacks some features, like track seek, of decks from the height of cassette sales, but few would be buying this unit today to be their primary or only music player. I do use it to listen to pre-recorded cassettes, to digitize tapes. and to record. It does all of those very well. Great sound, and unbranded NR is enough. Besides, a little hiss is almost desirable; nostalgia is part of the game, even if practical use still also is.
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