Name MD-801R
Manufacturer TASCAM
Released 1996/07
Device type pro
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Dimensions 483x132x353
Weight 8kg
ATRAC ver 2
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr)
Voltage 230
Power cable AC
Price (launch) $2 499
Inputs RCA in, XLR in, Digital coaxial
Outputs RCA out, XLR out, Digital coaxial
Control PS/2 keyboard, RS-232 serial

The MD-801R MKII 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 MKII 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 provide all the formats a professional needs for recording and playback. The analogue 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 allow the MD-801R MKII 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.

P machine is playback only, R machine is record and playback.

MKI: ATRAC1 v2 (CXD2531) Note: v3.5 was available at the time so this is a very late use of such an early version of ATRAC!


Content adapted from: Tascam Product Information

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