Tascam 202MKVII 3U rack-mounting, dual cassette deck is intended for use in 'professional studios, houses of worship and other installations needing reliable cassette performance'. The two twin-head decks can be used for recording or playback, supporting normal (Type I), chrome (Type II), and metal (Type IV) tapes.
202 MKVII can be used for normal speed dubbing. It has a 'return to zero' facility and 'A-B repeat', which can play back a section of tape up to 20 times. Deck 1 has +/-12% pitch control, and a mono microphone input is available on the front panel for convenient recording. Other facilities include continuous play, power-on play and record, continuous recording, and both decks recording for simultaneous masters. The user is also able to use the “special” play mode to play back one cassette tray and listen/cue the other tray.
Each tape compartment is accompanied by a set of controls and indicators including eject, stop, reverse play, forward play, fast forward and reverse transport controls and buttons to choose record, pause and record-mute, for creating a 4 second blank space and to reset the tape counters. The illuminated display has a level meter, and indicators showing when the tape is paused, recording or playing and the direction of travel, as well as the tape position for each tape.
A toggle switch located under deck 2 allows the user to enable noise reduction to reduce hiss during playback. Tascam suggest this is more effective with ‘cassettes recorded with Dolby B noise reduction’.
The rear has four RCA (phono) sockets for the stereo input and output, a USB type B output connector, and a captive AC power cable.
Frequency response: 30Hz to 15kHz, +/-4dB, Chroma tape (type II); 30Hz to 13kHz, +/-4dB, Normal tape (Type I). Inputs: 0.28V, equal to or over 30kOhms, line; 0.38mV, equal to or over 3kOhms. Line outputs: 0.46V, equal to or over 50kOhms. Headphone output: 15mW, 32Ohms. Digital output: USB type B. Output sampling frequencies: 8/11.025/16/22.05/32/44.1/48kHz. Bit depth: 8/16bit. Power consumption: 14W. Dimensions (WxHxD): 482 x 139 x 286mm. Weight: 5.4kg.
Included accessories: RC-1331 wireless remote control, 2x AAA batteries (for remote), rack-mounting screw kit, owners manual.