Tascam CD-160 CD Players

2/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $279.00

Product Description

  • Professional CD player for studio
  • Numeric keypad for direct track access
  • Vari-speed
  • Auto Cue
  • 32-track programming
  • An Intro Check function
  • Selectable display mode shows elapsed time
  • Coaxial S/PDIF digital output

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gordon Miller a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Great CD Deck. I have used about 10 in different installation. Only one which give me a problem that I cant solve. The CD drawer keeps opening. When machine is tilted on about 45 degree angle it will work properly, but putting it back level it will no work. Any suggestions appreciated

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by nc-stereoman a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Bottom Line:   
My client is an aerobics instructor so this unit sees heavy use, but that is no excuse for a component failure after only three months in service. Not one, but TWO of the tac switches, play/pause and stop, had become intermittent in that short time. The play/pause in particular was almost inoperable by the time my client brought it in for repair.

On the bench I noted that the optical pickup is the KSS213, the most widely used and least costly on the market. As optics inevitably wear out, a cheap and readily available replacement is a big plus. Unfortunately, the design of the board requires a lengthy signal path from the mech to the main board, resulting in signal loss rendering the read sensitivity to merely mediocre. To compensate, the unit has electronic shock protection, which works well, but only if the disc is clear enough to be read by the inherently weak optical system.

A further issue is that the analog output goes into clipping on loud musical passages causing noticeable distortion with CD's that play with perfect fidelity on other machines.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

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