The SS-R100 is a single-rackspace solid state recorder designed for applications that currently use a cassette, CD or MiniDisc recorder. The SS-R100 records to SD, CF or USB memory in WAV format – or in MP3 format to achieve extended recording times.

Solid State technology provides hours of recording to affordable and secure media, and recordings can be transferred quickly to computers for editing, archiving or publishing on the internet. The SS-R100 is equipped with unbalanced audio inputs and outputs, SPDIF coaxial digital in and out with sample rate converter, a wired remote control and a computer keyboard input for folder/file naming and remote control. And, of course, users don’t need to do without traditional features like pitch control, key control, auto cue, and many more.

If you need balanced i/o and serial/parallel control ports, have a look at the Tascam SS-R250N. Users who want an additional CD drive for recording and playback may be interested in the Tascam SS-CDR250N.


More than you expect – in an affordable and extremely compact package

Ideal for small to medium theatres | Tascam SS-R100

As the basic model in our range of solid-state audio recorders, the Tascam SS-R100 comes with unbalanced connectors and reduced remote control capabilities but is still feature-packed like you wouldn’t expect from a product of this class. It can be used equally well for minutes recording in court rooms, music playback in fitness studios or entertainment parks, smaller broadcast studios, theatres, PA touring or even be a musisian’s companion for practicing and master recording.

Three choices of reliable and secure media for playback and recording

Media slots for CF, SD and USB memory | Tascam SS-R100

The SS-R100 records stereo audio to CompactFlash media, SD cards and USB memory in WAV format – or in MP3 format to achieve extended recording times. Using solid-state technology makes it much more reliable and easier to use than any product using rotating media. Therefore, it can perfectly replace any cassette recorder, CD player or DAT recorder in town halls, banquet rooms or wherever these are still in use, reducing maintenance cost and enhancing versatility.

Flash start and other pro playback functions

Tascam RC-20 Flash Start Remote Control

When using the SS-R100 in broadcast studios, theatres or entertainment parks, its flash start feature helps you to start playback exactly to the point. You can preload up to 20 jingles, sound clips or music tracks in advance and use the optional RC-20 remote control to play each track without time lag at the push of a button.

Slow down or speed up the music

Pitch Control setting | Tascam SS-R100

Using the pitch control feature you can lower or raise the playback tempo/pitch to adjust the audio to your needs. Combine this with the key control function to change the tempo only.

Key control to tune the music to your needs

Key Control setting | Tascam SS-R100

Using key control during playback you can lower or raise the key of the audio without changing the tempo. Use this feature to tune the playback signal by ±6 semitones.

Auto Cue and Auto Ready for seamless playback operation

With Auto Cue enabled, the SS-R100 automatically detects when audio starts and pauses at that point. This is helpful for cueing sounds at theatres or amusement centres. The detection level can be set from –72 dB to –24 dB (in 6-dB intervals).

Auto Ready automatically stops at the beginning of the next track after the currently playing track finishes. This is convenient when playing tracks one by one in order to make announcements in between or to avoid accidentally playing the wrong track.

Edit files with frame accuracy

Frames display | Tascam SS-R100

When searching audio using the Jog wheel or when editing audio material, you can use the frame display to locate with the same precision as with high-end MD recorders, for example.

Editing functions include divide, combine, erase, and rename.

Prevent unauthorized persons from operating the device

Panel lock feature | Tascam SS-R100

When panel lock is enabled via the menu, operation is no longer possible from the front panel or from the included wired remote control. You can, however, use the optional RC-20 flash start controller or the RC-3F footswitch to control the SS-R100.

Features at a glance

  • Solid state stereo audio recorder
    • Uses SD, CF or USB memory as recording media
    • No moving mechanism for high reliability
    • Supports WAV and MP3 file recording/playback
  • Remarkable space-saving 1-U rack-mount unit
  • Ideal for replacement of current cassette deck, CD or MD recorder
  • Long-term recording for meeting minute recording
  • Long-term playback and various playback modes for sound installations (all, folder, play lists (up to 3), single, random, repeat)
  • 24-bit WAV file playback
  • Pitch control (±16 %) and key control (±6 semi-tones)
  • Auto cue, auto ready and call functions
  • Incremental playback
  • Resume playback
  • Linked playback (operate two units by one)
  • Sync recording (automatic recording start by input level)
  • Auto or manual track increment
  • Flash start feature (up to 20 tracks)
  • Edit functions for WAV files (divide, combine, erase, rename)
  • ID3 tag and CD-Text display
  • Sampling rate converter
  • Dither function
  • Power-on play (timer function)
  • Built-in clock for time stamping
  • RCA unbalanced analogue I/O
  • Coaxial SPDIF digital I/O
  • Mono mix playback
  • Computer keyboard input (PS/2 or USB) for folder/file name editing and remote control
  • Wired remote control included (5 m)
  • Footswitch for transport and pitch control available as an option (RC-3F)


Tascam RC-20 | Direct play remote control
RC-20: Direct play remote control
Tascam RC-3F | Footswitch
RC-3F: Footswitch


Media and file formats
Recording media USB memory (512 MB – 64 GB)
SD card (512 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC card (4–32 GB)
CF card (512MB – 64GB, Type I only)
Recording and playback file formats MP3: 44.1/48 kHz, 64/128/192/256/320 kbps
WAV: 44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit, 24-bit (playback only)
Number of channels 2 channels (stereo)
1-channel (mono)
Analogue audio inputs and outputs
Unbalanced analogue input RCA pin jack
  Input impedance 22 kΩ
  Nominal input level −10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)
  Maximum input level +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms)
  Minimum input level −20 dBV (0.1 Vrms) or more
(minimum input level adjustable to nominal level)
Unbalanced analogue output RCA pin jack
  Output impedance 200 Ω
  Nominal output level −10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)
  Maximum output level +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms)
Headphones output 6.3-mm stereo jack
  Maximum output power 2 × 45 mW (THD 0.1% at 32 Ω)
Digital audio inputs and outputs
Digital audio input RCA pin jack
  Formats IEC60958-3 (SPDIF) and AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU), detected automatically
  Supported input sampling frequencies 32–48 kHz
Digital audio output RCA pin jack
  Formats IEC60958-3 (SPDIF) and AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU), switchable
Control inputs and outputs
Remote connector (REMOTE, for RC-3F and RC-20) 2.5-mm TRS jack
USB port USB A-type 4-pin
  Protocol USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED (480 Mbps)
Computer keyboard connector Mini-DIN connector (PS/2)
Remote connector (REMOTE IN, for RC-SS2) 3.5-mm TRS jack
Audio performance
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
Distortion 0.005% or less
S/N ratio 95 dB or more
Dynamic range 95 dB
Channel crosstalk 95 dB
Note: All ratings are for performance when recording according to JEITA CP-2150 standards
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
Power consumption 20 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 483 × 45 × 301 mm
Weight 3.4 kg
Operating temperature range 5–35 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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