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RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder

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1401128

 | Catalog #: 14-1128
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  • Great for dictation, lectures, voice recordings and special effects
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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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Date added Document
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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RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder
 
3.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (15)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good value (3)

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 25 customers

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(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.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                [...] vocal exercises going

                By GMa

                from El Centro, CA

                About Me Grandmother

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • High Quality Sound
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • NO CONS

                Best Uses

                • Plays my vocal exercises
                • Records gchildren's calls

                Comments about RadioShack® Desktop Cassette Recorder:

                I use it to play my vocal exercise tapes and to record our grandchildren's phone calls.

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