Tascam SS-R100 Solid State Recorder
The TASCAM SS-R100 Solid State Recorder - designed for the Broadcast and Contractor markets - record in WAV & MP3 to Compact Flash, SD/SHC, and USB memory. The SS-R100 is down to basics with unbalanced and coaxial digital I/O only. This recorder supports the RC-20 direct play remote for up to 20 tracks of flash start.
- Solid state recoding to any available Media (CF, SD/SDHC, USB Memory)
- One-rack-space compact design
- Up to 20 tracks of flash start with RC-20 remote control device
- PS/2 or USB keyboard connection for file name edit, transport control, edit and flash star
- RS-23C and Parallel Control I/O
- Multiple playback modes for situations requiring continuous, single, programmed and random playback
- Playback speed control without pitch change
- RCA unbalanced I/O, coaxial S/PDIF, or AES/EBU digital I/O Dimensions
- (W x H x D): 19 x 1.8 x 11.9 (in) 482.6 x 44.5 x 301 (mm)
- Weight: 7.50 (lbs) 3.4(kg)
No upgrades available
I bought this SSR to replace my old Sony JB940 Minidisc recorder which would no longer read discs. The first task was to transcribe my 7" singles to CD (a project I had postponing for a long while). To this I produced files on to an SD card and then used these files make CD on my laptop with Windows Media player. The Tascam was fairly intuitive to use, but being new to it I had to refer to the manual repeatedly at first. It produces good quality recordings in WAV format: I have not tried making mp3 files yet. Howeve, despite having control via the keyboard editing is not nearly as quick and easy as with the old Sony Minicisc recorder. The display is relatively small (a consequence of being just 1U high) and I am still finding navigating the menu rather awkward. I found entering the titles of the files easier to do once I had transfered them to my laptop, for example. Also combing tracks takes over 30 seconds on the Tascam SSR rather than being almost instantaneous on the Sony Minidisc. I am now starting to transcribe my many Mindiscs to computer. However the old MiniDisc player I am using only has optical output so I have had to buy a separate converter which makes things a little untidy. To summarise: Good Points: Excellent build; flawless sound quality. Not so good: Awkward menu, making editing less than easy; no optical I/O connections.