TASCAM CD-RW900SL Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 39 customer reviews
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from Kea'au, Hawaii
May 22, 2013Music Background:
Church worship director
Great sound system CD recorder!Bought this recorder to replace an older model by the same maker. Upon Sweetwater's recommendation we purchased this newer model and have been impressed with the quality of the recordings. Great purchase at a great price!
April 3, 2013Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Review The TASCAM CD-RW900SL - EXCELLENT!Excellent piece of equipment. We needed a recorder for our church, which will get Lots of use, and sometimes, a little abuse . This unit fits the bill perfectly. It's state of the art technology, as well as, rugged. Would recommend it to anybody!
from Marion SC
March 18, 2013Music Background:
Works greatThis product works really great and the sound quality is great for recording and playback. It has all of the features that I need and more. If you need a CD recorder look no more cause this is the right one for you and the price range is really good.
from Dallas,TX USA
February 15, 2013Music Background:
Recording & Live Sound Engineer and Pro Musician
The Tascam CD-RW900SLI am a sound engineer and I use my Tascam CD-RW900SL at my recording studio, live concerts and with my band for live recordings & concerts. With all the great features, It is easy to use and I love have it read mp3 files within difference folders. I now own two units and I may just get another, for half price, you can't go wrong.
from Sparta, IL.
February 14, 2013Music Background:
Musician, Recording Engineer Assistant
Great EquipmentComponent operates proficiently and easily. Operates great in a church setting. It is really a great value! This is professional equipment!
from Waterford, MI, USA
February 13, 2013Music Background:
Musician, church AV person.
Tascam CD=RW900SLWe bought this unit to record things at our church through our current sound system. All I did was run a wire from the back of the closest speaker to the analog plug ins and we now record sermons and entire services real time on playable CD's. Not only can we record sermons to be put on our web site but we can actually give a CD to the Bride and Groom of their wedding as well as record other special services or choir events, plays etc. This unit real met our needs.
February 12, 2013
Great recorderThis Is an awesome cd recorder and you won't find a better price then sweetwater.
from New York City
February 11, 2013Music Background:
Everything to do with the piano ! ( recording, technical, tuning etc)
Great CD recorder @ "used CD rec." price !This CD recorder looks , sounds & works great !. It even has an old school ( not USB) keyboard input to label your track info. The only downside is that , albeit its sold as a pro unit, it only has RCA unbalanced ins & outs, so levels have to be adjusted properly, not to risk overloading inputs etc.
from New Yawk
February 6, 2013
"Simply" WonderfulI don't know about you guyz, but I'm sick of having to learn how to use every new piece of equipment. Well , this is just plug n play. Great sound, nice look, easy to use -- everything I thought technology was supposed to be about. And all that at a bargain basement price.
from Fairview, NC USA
February 4, 2013Music Background:
Excellent CD RecorderThe TASCAM CD-900SL fills an important niche in my studio, allowing me to provide an instant board recording to give to clients for evaluation prior to mastering. The controls and displays are very easy to understand and use with very little learning curve, and the subsequent recordings are of very high quality.
The only feature I don't like is that it is slot-loaded, as opposed to tray-loaded. My experience with other, earlier slot-loaded CD players has not been good in the past; just have to wait and see how reliable this unit is turns out to be in the long run.
Overall, an excellent, easy-to-use CD recorder. Highly Recommended.
from Lafayette, Indiana
February 1, 2013Music Background:
Radio, stage, movie theatres, and play guitar.
CD-RW900SLBought two of these Tascams and had to make a few adjustments in how to uise them. These pro units have a few things that I am having to get used to compared with my old high end home gear. Nothing bad . These guys just have different language in doing things. Glad I bought them. Great sound. I have these two units hooked up with my mini disc all digital so I can make copies from any source. The one thing to note is that Tascam warns not to use discs that have affixed labels, they might peel off in the unit since they are slot load. They have more features than I have space to comment on. They are very good units. Thanks Sweetwater.
from hernando ms.
January 31, 2013Music Background:
recording,live sound, and pro musician
great recoardereasy to use best sound quality
January 31, 2013Music Background:
Serious hobbyist and amateur musician
Hopefully it will outlast my two previous Sony ones!So far so good. Lots of good features and it seems sturdy. It is certainly an asset that it uses regular CD's rather than the Music Cd's, which had so many defective ones in a pack. I do miss the disk to disk feature of the Sony CD makers and especially the fast speed duplication, but the Sonys seem to last at most 3 years and are no longer being made. Certainly the support system at Sweetwater and customer care seem to be another asset in this purchase.
January 14, 2013Music Background:
Great box, but.. CDs?This is a great box. Tascam scores again. But--- why CDs? Why not make a box 1/5th of the size and just have a slot for a jump drive and record directly to jump drive? Then give the option to upload to Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress or Soundcloud. Now THAT would be an awesome product. I didn't know people were even still using CDs?
P. C. Brown
from West Palm Beach, FL.
January 14, 2013Music Background:
Corporate Trainer, Musician, Retired.
The answer for CD recordingEver wanted to record your Music keyboard, guitar, LPs, CDs, Your voice. Your childerns voice, amateur radio contacts, endless ideas.
Ever bought something that requires a PHD to work....900SL is easy,
Insert CD, push record, it goes to stand by. Select input button. set
input volume. set headphone volume. Q-up your input. Push PLAY.
You are recording. Super fidelity. When done - push Finalize - push
MULTI JOG buttom twice. wait 60 seconds. Eject your CD ready to
play in car or any CD player. Out of the box and 15/20 minutes you have a Finished CD. I am totally impressed. But then it's a TASCAM
The leader in electronics. The quality is equal to that found in TV and RADIO stations. Amazing piece of equipment. ps: add a mixer and your
band has a live CD of your next concert.
from virginia beach , virginia
December 27, 2012Music Background:
Record player / DJ
1clubkidI had search the net and wasn't impressed with the prices some of these so call audio store were offering for this component. it was a client who had mention Sweetwater as an option. Lord and behold , not only did they have the component I was in search of, it was the price and the saving which they offered, which sold me. You try beating the warranty they offer, their commitment to me a clientele sold me forever...Thank You
from Belleview, FL
December 26, 2012Music Background:
Pro Musician, Choir director
Easy to use and good valueThis unit is very easy to use. Within a couple minutes out of the box, I was on my way to a clean master recording from my electronic keyboard directly into the CD-RW900 SL. Watch the clip light so you don't get distortion.
alonzo tolefree jr
December 25, 2012Music Background:
sweetwater is a great place to order equipment that you need!!i purchased the tascam cd-rw900sl and it has worked great no problems at all..i have also purchased some other items from sweetwater and i have been very satisfied with the products..i plan to order more equipment from sweetwater!!
from High Ridge Mo
December 25, 2012Music Background:
Media Director and Musician
Well worth the money!Very nice unit. This was bought for the sound booth at church and all the techs really like a lot. It has a lot of great features.
Has a great forward or reverse for practice also the key changing with out changing the speed of the track is great.
from Callicoon, NY
December 22, 2012Music Background:
Very PleasedVERY simple to use. Did a great job right 'out of the box' by amateurs. Our church needed a replacement for its old cassette system and this is perfect. I'm sure as we fool around with it we'll find even greater value with all the options, but for a straight-forward unit we are delighted with the CD-RW900SL.
from Clover, SC
December 17, 2012Music Background:
Good ValueWhen these are on sale the're a good value. Easy to use, basic recorder & player. No XLR, must use un-bal or digital in & outs.
If you still use CDs just what you need.
Blaine P. Rose
from ada,ok usa
December 10, 2012Music Background:
shower singing,sound tech
excellent serviceforgot whom i talked to over the phone,but he was knowledgeable and very efficient about what i needed and suggested some things to help get my job accomplished,thanks
from Grand Junction, CO USA
October 16, 2012Music Background:
TASCAM CD-RW900SL WORKS GREAT!This new unit worked out of the box perfectly the first time and after. It is easy to operate and the recording quality is professional high end.
from San Diego
September 12, 2012Music Background:
Pretty goodSo far so good. We replaced our old hb unit with this one.
They need to make a songle space of this exact machine & features. No reason nowadays why it should be any bigger. Do that and get rid of the hideous face plate and 5 stars.
Otherwise its a decent unit for the $.
Should not be disappointed. I never write these reviews but the Tim @ sweetwater provides great customer care.
Oh yeah and although i shouldnt, i tear into the treats they send in the box as if i were a kid on halloween. Big ups to SW.
from Borger Tx
August 13, 2012Music Background:
Great qualityordered and installed this recorder for our church to replace cassette recording. I was blown away by the quality when i hit play to hear the service. The music sounded like a studio recording, everything came through very clear. Definitely a good addition.
Peder K. Moe
from Marshfield, Maine
July 27, 2012Music Background:
I have a 16 track Digital Performer based project studio and play a little guitar and ukulele.
A solid CD burnerI very happy with my CD-RW900SL. It's very easy to use and burns flawless CDs every time. I recommend it.
from West Milton, OH
July 8, 2012Music Background:
records like a casetteI purchased this to replace a casette recorder at church. Virtually no learning curve. All controls were easy to understand and operate. My concern was in adding track nunbers. No problem! Press REC while the unit is recording and the tracks increase to the next number. We have been very pleased. Also you do not have to use CD's that have "music" printed on them.
from San Francisco, CA
May 17, 2012Music Background:
Best RecordedI've owned a couple of other recorders before buying the Tascam. This unit is easy to operate, very accurate, and records great tracks. I've used it extensively over the past 3 months and never encountered a glitch. I'm very happy with the unit.
from Phillipsburg, Missouri, U.S. of A.
May 15, 2012Music Background:
Owner/Engineer: Format Conversions; Archival; Forensics
Full Featured & RobustAs an owner of an earlier CD-RW700, that is still to this day in service, I can truly say that it's plethora of features are a vast step up. The only discerning point is still, as in earlier units, is their choice of converters. There is a substantial, albeit, a small difference in separation depending on the source input. Otherwise I would not hesitate to recommend this model. I wonder if the slot load will hold up as long as the tray styled decks. My earlier unit was upgraded by Tascam and was handled very gently. This says a good deal about pride. That's important when you must rely upon a machine to stay in business.
Steven W. Bowers
May 9, 2012Music Background:
Musician, Audio Engineer, Business Owner
Easy to use and works FlawlesslyAfter removing the unit from its box and securing it into the padded case I purchased it was a simple matter of plugging it in and Start using it. The controls are very intuitive and I was able to get perfect levels within a minute.
I purchased the CD-RW900SL largely because of the Tascam name. I've used Tascam gear for years and they have never let me down.
All in all this unit is easy to use has many features that enhance the value and is Solidly built and easy to use. I also prefer the slot loaded disk mechanism over the tray. The operation is super quiet.
Sound quality is just what you would expect from a professional level CD player. Neutral.
May 5, 2012Music Background:
Thank you!thanks so much for a quality product that fits our pans and dedication in recording for the sermons within our church
from Green Bay, WI
May 1, 2012Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
A Great ValueThis is our second Tascam CD recorder. We have had such good success with our first one that we didn't consider any other brands. This product is a great value for the price.
from Florida USA
February 24, 2012Music Background:
Great unit for cutting own CD'sThis is one of Best I ever had as a recorder easy as 1 2 3
from Miami, FL
February 20, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Musician, Professor
Reliable Good Clean SoundI use this unit to record live performances direct to stereo. My clients are quite happy with their recordings which is why I own four of them! I only wish they had balanced inputs.
from Bangor, PA
September 3, 2011Music Background:
Like it very much.So far, I like it very much. Pitch control works good. Menu easy.
Haven't tried recording yet, but will let you know how that goes.
from Topeka, IN
August 24, 2011Music Background:
Secretary and Part Time Sound Help
Very NiceWe are very happy with the sound of our worship services on CD. We finally broke away from cassette recording, so I'm not sure if the recordings are great by other standards. But compared to the cassette recording, it's a hundred times better! Nice piece of equipment!
from Washington NC USA
August 18, 2011Music Background:
TASCAM CD-RW900SLI have owned my Tascam now for quite some time. The recordings are very clear and it is very user friendly. I use it to record at home from my Motif and also to record live performances. I am very satisfied and would highly recommend this product.
from Spring Lake, NC USA
May 25, 2011Music Background:
TASCAM CD-RW900SLThe TASCAM CD-RW900SL is very user friendly. The features and controls were really easy to use. Everything went perfectly straight out of the box. Even it's appearance was great! Overall, this CD recorder is a great value, I highly recommend it.
from Bethalto, IL
December 12, 2010Music Background:
sound board operator
Clean Sound for little money.I have left several reviews on the various live sound pieces our church recently purchased- we are thrilled with them all. As with most smaller churches we have to guard our budgets. This is our first attempt at recording services- we chose these piece on the advice of Kurt Martin our salesmen. As with all the pieces he recommended, another quality piece within our budget. Although we are still playing with record levels; to date we can discern no audible hiss.
I highly recommend you read through the manual before attempting your first disc. It is not a simple matter of hitting the record button; input selections must be made before a disc is inserted and recording begins. This might sound like a pain, but it assures a higher quality recording. We purchased the Microboards duplicator in conjunction with this piece. For under $1000 our church now has the capacity to record and duplicate CD's of our services. The sound is smooth, very audible, and clear. Thanks again Kurt-right as usual!