Tascam MD-801R Professional Studio MiniDisc MD Recorder Player Rackmount


Sale price£426.99



Fully functional

Service carried out to controls and sockets

Screen works perfectly

Face is in excellent condition

Shows some scratching to top of unit

Scratching around mounting holes

Includes unit and mains lead only


The Tascam MD-801R is the ultimate MD Recorder, designed to meet the most demanding needs of professional studios, theatre, and broadcast, yet still offer the flexibility to integrate with simple installations. The MD-801R offers thorough editing capability. This can be accomplished through the buttons on the front panel, or with a standard PC keyboard connected to the PS/2 port on the back. A complete set of audio I/O on the back provides all the formats a professional needs for recording and play-back. The analog output offers the additional ability to split the balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs into "cue" and "main" outputs, so you can check your cues easily before sending them to your mix. On the digital side, Word Clock In and Thru allow you to synchronize to other sources on playback. This is key for integration into larger digital set-ups with a central clock source.

A multitude of control ports allows the MD-801R to be controlled by a variety of standards. The PS/2 keyboard port provides transport control and editing functions from a standard PC keyboard. The RS-232 port allows serial control from any number of automation/control systems. The parallel port allows for simple remotes and tallies, including Fader Start for integration with broadcast consoles.


Format :MiniDisc

Tracks : 2 tracks (Stereo/Mono)  74 minutes stereo; 148 minutes mono (using 74 minutes MD)

Compression system ATRAC Version 4.5 (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)

Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz

Modulation system EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)

 Error correction system ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-Solomon Code)


Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)

Signal-to-noise ratio (playback) >101 dB

Total harmonic distortion <0.006%

Wow and flutter unmeasurable

Pitch control ±9.9% (in 0.1% steps)

Playback delay <0.1 s

Analogue inputs and outputs Inputs, balanced/unbalanced (MD-801R MkII only)

2x XLR, 2x RCA

Nominal level +4 dBu / -10 dBV

Nominal impedance 22 kOhm / 8 kOhm

Outputs, balanced/unbalanced 2x XLR, 2x RCA

 Nominal level +4 dBu / -10 dBV

Nominal impedance 

11 Ohm/ 220 Ohm

Headphones output

0.3 mm stereo jack

Digital inputs and outputs

Inputs AES/EBU (MD-801R MkII only)

XLR, IEC60958 Type I/II (Fs: 32 kHz - 48 kHz)

Inputs SPDIF (MD-801R MkII only)

RCA, ICE60958 Type II (Fs: 32 kHz - 48 kHz)

Outputs AES/EBU

XLR, IEC60958 Type I

Outputs SPDIF

RCA, ICE60958 Type II

Word sync in

BNC (Fs: 44.1 kHz, ±6%), 75 Ohm

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