Tascam 202MKV

The 202MKV is an ideal deck for musicians, PA companies, theatres, schools or convention centres in need of a simple, but great sounding dual well cassette deck. It offers excellent sonic performance due to a wide frequency range, Dolby Noise Reduction and Dolby HX Pro Headroom Extension. Because of its bi-directional dual deck design, however, the 202MKV’s strong points are dubbing and continuous-looping applications.

Both decks in the 202MKV can record, so you can actually make two masters of the same source at the same time. You can also use the two decks for extended recording or playback applications. RTZ function and a repeat playback feature are provided, and you can increase or lower the pitch and tempo while playing back. A microphone input on the front panel makes spontaneous recording (solo or mixed with a line level source) convenient. And of course, you can use the two decks for cassette dubbing at normal or high speed.

Main Features

  • Two cassette decks in one unit
  • Continuous playback or recording over both decks
  • Parallel recording on both decks
  • Normal and high speed dubbing capability
  • Synchro reverse dubbing
  • Pitch control (±12 %, Deck 1 only)
  • Dolby B and HX PRO
  • RTZ function (Return To Zero, Deck 1 only)
  • Repeat playback (A–B section)
  • Microphone input with seperate level control for mix recordings
  • Unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs
  • Power-on playback/recording (Timer function)
  • Headphones jack
  • 19-inch rack-mountable chassis


Cassette drives
Track System 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Heads Construction Record/playback head x 1 (each deck)
Erase head x 1 (each deck)
Tape Speed 4.8 cm/s
9.5 cm/s (high-speed dubbing mode)
Pitch Control ±12%
Fast Winding Time approximately 160 s (C-60 tape)
Motor DC servo motor (capstan)
Audio performance
Frequency Response (Overall)
  Metal tape (Type IV, playback only) 30 Hz to 19 kHz
  Chrome tape (Type II) 30 Hz to 18 kHz
  Normal tape (Type I) 30 Hz to 17 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (Overall) 59 dB (Dolby NR OFF, nominal recording level)
69 dB (Dolby NR ON, CCIR-ARM)
Wow and Flutter 0.25% (WRMS) ±0.1%
Inputs and outputs
Line Input RCA jack
  Sensitivity 100 mV
  Impedance 50k Ω
Mic Input Mono 6.3-mm phone jack
  Sensitivity 0.38 mV
  Impedance 200k Ω
Line Output RCA jack
  Output voltage 0.46 V
  Load impedance 50k Ω or more
Headphones Output Stereo 6.3-mm phone jack
  Output power 1 mW (at 32 Ω)
Other specifications
Power Requirements
  USA/Canada 120 V AC, 60 Hz
  Europe 230 V AC, 50 Hz
  Australia 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power Consumption 22 W
(including protruding parts, W x H x D)
482 x 139 x 286 mm
Weight 4 kg

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2015-02-12 12:33:08 UTC