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RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder

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1401128

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  • Great for dictation, lectures, voice recordings and special effects
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  • Includes stand for recording purposes
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  • Each cassette provides up to 60 minutes of recording time, or 30 minutes per side
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  • Voice-activated so it is always ready when you are
  • Cue/review to keep up with your pace
  • Built-in speaker for convenience
  • Pop-up microphone with adjustable sensitivity

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Product Summary

Get it on tape.

Easily record lectures or personal notes with RadioShack Desktop Cassette Recorder. Voice-activated recording ensures you'll get just the speech and not "dead air" and the built-in speaker is perfect for instant playback. It includes full auto stop and automatic level control.

  • Voice-activated (VOX) recording capable
  • Auto stop helps prevent wear and tear on tapes
  • Jacks for DC, earphone, microphone and remote control
  • Operates on AC power (power cord included) or 4 "C" batteries (not included)
  • Recording volume automatically adjusts to maximize recording quality and sound

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  • 4 "C" Batteries or AC/DC Adapter
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What's in the box

  • RadioShack® CTR-121 Desktop Cassette Recorder
  • AC power cord
  • User's Guide
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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April 12, 2012 CTR-121 Desktop Recorder with Tone Control (Gu¡a Del Usuario)
April 12, 2012 CTR-121 Desktop Recorder with Tone Control (User's Guide)
November 05, 2008 CTR-121 Desktop Recorder with Tone Control (Guía Del Usuario)
November 05, 2008 CTR-121 Desktop Recorder with Tone Control (User's Guide)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder
 
3.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (16)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Long battery life (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality sound (5)
  • Picks up background noise (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Conversation piece (10)
  • Lectures (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (7), Gearhead (5), Technically challenged (5)

Reviewed by 26 customers

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4.0

I use it regularly! Love it!

By Kris

from Rockville, MD

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Long Battery Life
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books On Tape

    Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

    I listen to books-on-tape regularly. I am so glad that I don't have to use the CD player for that. It is very simple to use. I think the older model was a better quality, but I am so happy that this isn't a total dinosaur. I always keep a new one in the box in case the used one no longer works. Children and
    people who are bedridden or seniors in nursing/rehabs could easily use this basic cassette player. Thanks for still selling it Radio Shack!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Stopped working after 3 weeks

    By ishootlucky

    from Studio City, CA

    Pros

    • Ac Bias Recording
    • Compact Design
    • High Quality Sound
    • Line Inaux Jack
    • Line-in Jack

    Cons

    • Randomly Stopped Working
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

      I used this cassette recorder to play music at the cafe I work at. It worked great for about 3 weeks and then one day, in the middle of playing a tape, it just stopped. I tried to get it to play again and found that none of the buttons worked. It just wouldn't do anything. I took it home and tried it again with the same results. Luckily I was within the return time period and got a full refund.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Very cheap quality

      By Pete

      from Newport Beach

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bought 2 Of Them And They
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

          This unit WILL BREAK. I bought one and used it very lightly only to stop working in a few months. I then bought a replacement which also stopped working in a few months!

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          bad background hum

          By Linda the journalist

          from Ithaca NY and Boston MA

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Sound

          Best Uses

          • Conversations

          Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

          I need to record one-on-one interviews over the phone, via Skype, and in person.

          (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          CTR-121 VOX cassette recorder

          By Video-reel

          from Danbury, CT

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • High Quality Sound
          • Long Battery Life
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Conversations
            • Lectures

            Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

            I have owned this CRT-121 Tape Recorder for almost 10-years. There is no better ITEM for VOX recording that I have seen. I use mine every single day.

            (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SOLID Cassette Tape Recorder

            By Rembrandt

            from USA

            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • High Quality Sound
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conversations

              Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

              This is a rugged cassette tape recorder/player. It feels solid and durable, just like the top-of-the-line desktop models from the 1970s. If you have tapes to play, for listening enjoyment or copy purposes, this seems to be an outstanding machine for that. I am so glad to see a quality desktop tape recorder is still being manufactured.

              (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              RECORDED COUNSELING SESSIONS

              By Ann Marie

              from Midwest

              Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

              Hands down over all the "modern" mini pocket recorders or Droid recorders, I absolutly LOVE THE CRYSTAL CLEAR AUDIO SOUND OF THIS oldie but goodie cassette recorder. I connect a good quality Shure Microphone in the recorders side ports, set the mic IN ITS STAND between my client and myself, and record our counseling sessions. 2012 and clients LOVE & DEPEND on thier recorded cassette counseling sessions. This is the ONLY recorder I have used for 8+ Yrs. I'm on my third one and recommed it highly!!

              (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Ok to digital recorder but not into a co

              By Bob the tech guy

              from WA

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Picks Up Background Noise
                • Poor Quality Sound

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

                  The units works ok if you have a digital recorder handing. Don't try to use it connected to a computer. Sound quality is very poor.

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  CTR 121 cassette recorder (Update)

                  By BUCK

                  from MUNCIE, INDIANA

                  About Me Gearhead, Tech geek ret, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Connects
                  • Reliable
                  • Table mono recorder

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Conversations
                  • Lectures
                  • Music from web

                  Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

                  I found its best to use an FM Transmitter to feed other radios. I can record direct from my pc. Getting me another unit soon. Yes, still use my tape formats cheap reliability. Great if you record TV & audio talk shows on radio. A no brainer!

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  CTR 121 cassette recorder

                  By BUCK

                  from MUNCIE, INDIANA

                  About Me Gearhead, Tech geek ret, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality Sound
                  • Mine is 15 yrs old-
                  • Records coast late nite-
                  • Reliable
                  • Still goin strong
                  • Talk radio

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Radio talk tv news

                  Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

                  One Great Mono Recorder! Would BUY again. COOL Dudes.

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