Tascam CC-222SL MKII

The CC-222SL MKII is the latest generation of Tascam’s highly popular combination CD/cassette recorder. Like its predecessors, the CC-222SL MKII records to both CD and Cassette media at the same time and features unbalanced analogue inputs and outputs, coaxial and optical digital I/O, and an RIAA phono input for recording directly from a turntable. The second line output can now be switched to tape-only output or CD/tape output, with priority to the tape signal.

The Time Track Increment feature automatically adds a CD track ID every few minutes, ideal for event recording and sound sampling. Track marks can also be be added by signal level or by manually pressing the record button. Besides that, the CC-222SL MKII adds a couple of features users have been asking for, including MP3 CD playback and a power-on play function.

The CC-222SL MKII is rugged and reliable, fully featured and simple to use, which is why it is the first choice for theatres, municipal halls, schools, and other contractor and consumer applications.

Main Features


  • Cassette to CD-R/RW dubbing and vice versa
  • Continuous playback between decks
  • Individual RCA unbalanced analogue inputs/outputs on both decks
  • Line output 2 selectable between tape-only output and CD or tape output, with priority to tape
  • Dedicated analog input level controls
  • Coaxial and optical digital input/output for CD Recorder
  • RIAA phono input for turntable connection
  • Headphones output with level control
  • Wireless remote controller supplied as standard
  • 3U rack-mountable

CD-RW Recorder:

  • Slot-loading CD drive
  • CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R-DA, CD-RW-DA discs applicable
  • MP3 file playback, including navigating through directories of MP3 files
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A converters
  • Digital input level control
  • Selectable copy ID
  • Automatic sampling rate converter (defeatable)
  • Auto Track Increment by level
  • Time Track Increment: Adds a CD track ID every 1 to 10 minutes
  • Auto Space function: Seperates tracks when recording using Auto Track function
  • Sync record with adjustable sound level
  • Fade in and out (1 to 30 seconds in 1 second steps)
  • Record Mute
  • Single play, continuous play, random play, and program play (maximum 99 songs)
  • Repeat function (single track, all tracks, program, random, A–B section)
  • Intro check function: Plays each song on CD for several seconds
  • Pitch control (Change tempo and key at the same time by ±12.5%)
  • Key control (to tune the playback sound up or down by 1–6 semitones)
  • Erase CD-RW discs
  • Un-finalize CD-RW discs
  • Power-on play: Starts CD playback when power is applied for installed applications

Cassette deck:

  • Auto reverse
  • Dolby B noise reduction
  • ±10% pitch control
  • RTZ (Return to Zero)
  • Record Mute
  • CPS search function


CD recorder section
Recordable discs CD-R, CD-R-DA, CD-RW, CD-RW-DA (High speed CD-RW is supported)
Quantization bit depth 16 bit linear
Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.8 dB (playback)
20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±1.0 dB (recording)
S/N ratio 92 dB (playback)
88 dB (recording)
Dynamic range 92 dB (playback)
88 dB (recording)
Total harmonic distortion 0.006 % (playback)
0.01% (recording)
Channel separation (1 kHz) 80 dB (playback)
75 dB (recording)
Wow and flutter unmeasurable (< 0.001 %)
Digital inputs
  Sampling rate 32–48 kHz (converter on)
44.1 kHz (converter off)
  Coaxial (SPDIF) RCA (IEC60958 Consumer use)
  Optical (SPDIF) TOSLINK (IEC60958 Consumer use)
Digital outputs
  Coaxial (SPDIF) RCA (IEC60958 Consumer use)
  Optical (SPDIF) TOSLINK (IEC60958 Consumer use)
Line input 1 RCA (unbalanced)
  Nominal input level –10 dBV (Full Scale -16 dB)
  Maximum input level +6 dBV
  Nominal input impedance 50 kΩ, ±10 %
Line output 1 RCA (unbalanced)
  Nominal output level –10 dBV (–16 dBFS)
  Maximum output level +6 dBV, ±2 dB
  Nominal output impedance 600 Ω, ±10 %
Cassette recorder section
Number of channels 4-track, 2-channel stereo
Heads Record/playback x 1 (rotary reverse), erase x 1
Type of tapes Recording and playback: Compact Cassette C-60, C-90 Type I (Normal), Type II (high-position)
Playback only: Type IV (Metal)
Tape speed 4.76 cm/s
Motor DC servo motor x 1
Wow and flutter <0.25 % (W RMS)
Frequency response (overall) 50 Hz – 12.5 kHz, ±3 dB (high position)
50 Hz – 10 kHz, ±3 dB (normal)
Signal-to-noise ratio (overall) 46 dB (Dolby NR off)
52 dB (Dolby NR on)
Fast winding time Approx. 160 seconds (C-60)
Line input 2 RCA (unbalanced)
  Nominal input level 0.28 V (–11 dBV)
  Nominal input impedance 50 kΩ
Line output 2 RCA (unbalanced)
  Nominal output level 0.46 V (–6.7 dBV)
  Nominal output impedance 1kΩ
Phono input and headphones output
RIAA Phono input Unbalanced RCA (with ground)
  Cartridge type MM (moving magnet)
  Nominal input voltage 5.6 mV
  Nominal input impedance 50 kΩ
  S/N ratio 60 dB
Phones output 6.3-mm stereo jack
  Nominal output power 10 mW + 10 mW (into 32 Ω)
Power supply and other specifications
Mains voltage USA/Canada: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Europe: 230 VAC, 50 Hz
Australia: 240 VAC, 50 Hz
Power consumption 33 W
Dimensions (W x D x H) 435 mm x 295 mm x 138 mm
Weight 6.9 kg

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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