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Tascam 122 MK II Just Serviced Cassette Deck - Used


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  • Model: Tasc122MKII
  • Shipping Weight: 20lbs
  • Manufactured by: Tascam


Tascam 122 MK II Just Serviced Cassette Deck

This deck was just served and is working perfectly.

The 122mkII is the de-facto industry standard professional mastering and broadcast cassette deck, and with good reason. Few products receive this much attention to detail during every aspect of the production.

The Tascam 122 Mk II was a radical upgrade to the original 122. It featured a three-motor transport with full-logic control, enabling features such as digital tape counter display, memory and return to zero and tape run time TRT display. All transport functions and status indicators are accessible via a rear-panel remote connector. Variable pitch control was also available.

The Mk II continued with one of the 122’s popular features, front-panel bias/level tweaks. Proper bias settings varied considerably among tape brands, so getting top performance out of a deck required users to standardize on one brand, and tune up the machine with that tape. In the real world, different brands of tape were often used. In addition to the internal tweaks on the main circuit board, the 122 had switch-selectable front-panel bias and level tweaks. When used in conjunction with the built-in 400 Hz/10 kHz oscillator and VU meters, users could tune the bias up to whatever tape was at hand.

Dolby HX Pro was added to the 122 Mk II. This “active bias” technique largely overcame the problems with self-bias and loss of high frequencies in recordings by dynamically adjusting the bias oscillator to maintain constant bias levels. The result was improved high-frequency performance with headroom improvements up to six dB. HX Pro was a one-way process. Unlike Dolby B and C, there was no decoding necessary to reap the benefits.


  • Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck
  • Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo
  • Tape Speed: 4.8, 9.5 cm/s
  • Heads: 1 x playback, 1 x record, 1 x erase
  • Motor: 1 x capstan, 1 x reel
  • Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal
  • Noise Reduction: B, DBX
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20kHz  (Metal tape)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB  (DBX)
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.07%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 1%
  • Input: 390mV (line)
  • Output: 1.23V (line)

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