Tascam DV-RA1000 as CD-player? - Gearspace.com
The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Tascam DV-RA1000 as CD-player?
Old 7th February 2009
Here for the gear
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Tascam DV-RA1000 as CD-player?

After reading all the great comments on this unit, I'm tempted to go for it.

I would use it many hours a day as a CD-player, occasionally as an AD-converter for my RME Fireface 400, and sometimes as a DSD recorder for acoustic instruments. It's probably overkill, using this as a CD-player, but the geek factor attracts me immensely And, at the price I can buy it, it's almost irresistable.

What I would like to know:
How loud is it's transport? Any mechanical noises while playing back?
Do you think this unit is better sounding than most consumer CD-players?
Is it easy to use as a CD-player?

(I'm monitoring on Emes Blue Active)
Old 7th February 2009
Lives for gear
staudio's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years
It is a fine CD player, it does make a few clicks/sputters when it cues up but then settles down during playback. Easy to use, the converters are better than consumer units therefore the sound is pretty much better than them too. Great interface options as well. If you want it, buy it.
Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
Lives for gear
DSD_Mastering's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years
As staudio stated, it makes a great CD player. I have 2 other "great" CD players as well. A modified Alesis Masterlink and the Playback Designs MPS-5

Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
Here for the gear
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Thanks for your replies. I have no more doubts and will satisfy the geek in me later this week.
๐Ÿ“ Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 6 views: 2260
Avatar for pony
pony 23rd July 2004
replies: 183 views: 26905
Avatar for baikonour
baikonour 10th October 2006
replies: 76 views: 15606
Avatar for A4722
A4722 30th July 2009
replies: 2380 views: 409339
Avatar for didier.brest
didier.brest 3 weeks ago
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump