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Tascam DV-RA1000 as CD-player?
Old 7th February 2009
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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
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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
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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


Regards,
Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
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Thanks for your replies. I have no more doubts and will satisfy the geek in me later this week.
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