Panasonic RR-830 Desktop Cassette Transcriber / Recorder
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Panasonic RR-830 Desktop Cassette Transcriber / Recorder

  • Type: Transcriber / Recorder
  • Voice Activate System (VAS): Without VAS
  • Recording Media: Standard Cassette
  • Design: Desktop
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I just returned this transcriber yesterday

byjalyso Dec 5, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It was the least expensive machine.
Cons Loud and annoying noises every time the foot pedal was released.
Recommended it? No

If you're looking for a basic transcriber, and can put up with the loud noise of the clicking on and off- occurring EVERYTIME you take your foot off the foot unit, this is the machine for you.

Perhaps if you're a professional transcriber, you won't face this problem. However, if you're a... Read full review »


Excellent and Useful Tool

byjrmoses Dec 26, 2003
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of use, variable voice speed control, small foot pedal with forward/backward...
Cons None.
Recommended it? Yes

As a medical transcriptionist, I needed a machine that was both reliable and easy to use. I chose the Panasonic RR830 and have never been sorry. This machine is simple to operate, reliable, and lightweight---another important consideration, since I move from office to office at times. I would... Read full review »


Panasonic Standard Cassette Transcriber - Great Machine

byamyk49 Jan 17, 2002
30 Helpfuls 31 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small footprint, variable speech control
Cons None - other than getting used to its features.
Recommended it? Yes

If you've been looking for a standard cassette transcriber, good luck! There isn't much to choose from. Thankfully, Panasonic has come to our rescue with its RR-830 model.

No compromises here - it's got everything you'll need for any transcription project that comes your way. I am really... Read full review »


My Buddy

bygogogopher May 19, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very reliable, easy to operate and can be easily customized to your specifications
Cons Expensive--but then again, it'll last 10 years!
Recommended it? Yes

This transcribing machine is the best by far, I have ever owned. After years of buying machines that eventually bit the dust, the one I have at my office has lasted 5 years, easily--with probably thousands of hours of use. I bought one for my home just recently because there IS no other transcriber... Read full review »



byjeannegail Nov 24, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros quick erase, auto reverse
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

I work in an office with a social worker who does counseling services with people. She used to do write out her progress notes on paper but recently switched to dictating.

I have not ever dictated in any of my previous jobs so I was a little leary in trying this.

I was... Read full review »


Students: Transcribe your way to straight A's

byPisces Nov 9, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The Panasonic name. Great for students. Sturdy. Reliable
Cons I wish you could slow down the tape a bit more, then again, you are forced to become a...
Recommended it? Yes

There are more uses for owning a transcribing machine than just if you
are a medical or legal transcriptionist. For anyone who is taking
any sort of class, or for high school or college students, transcribing
your notes is a must to do well in any class.

Most instructors, I... Read full review »


Good Tool of My Trade!

bylzeitlin Aug 26, 2000
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Especially good for straight one-person dictation
Cons Volume does not get loud enough
Recommended it? Yes

I have been a court transcriptionist for almost ten years and I have used, and or owned a variety of machines, depending on the type of work I have to do. Sometimes I use four-channel transcribing machines, sometimes single channel, sometimes micro-cassette machines.

For most of my... Read full review »


A Quality Machine

byKroed Aug 19, 2000
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easily adjustable controls, sound quality of the machine
Cons poor quality included headphones
Recommended it? Yes

During my first year of college, I did medical transcription using this machine to keep the bills paid. This machine made the experience easy. I had never done any sort of transcription before, and yet had no trouble operating this machine.
The front/back foot pedal is easy to use, and the... Read full review »


Panasonic Perfect

bymtuairau Aug 13, 2000
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very efficient and reliable
Cons Can't think of any
Recommended it? Yes

For the past 15 plus years, I have been a professional transcriptionist. I specialize in medical, legal, and general transcription and currently have several important clientele for which I am profoundly grateful. Because of this fact, I have to ascertain that my equipment is top of the line and... Read full review »


I hear you loud and clear.............

byJJsJ Aug 7, 2000
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to control speed, volume, backup etc.
Cons Can only be used for standard, not micros
Recommended it? Yes

After many years of medical transcription experience using many different transcribers, I purchased the Panasonic RR830 to use for transcribing at home. After hunting all over town I finally located a few stores that even carried transcribing machines, finally settling on Office Depot for my... Read full review »

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