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Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced), 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response, 90dB Dynamic Range


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About Tascam CD-500B

The CD-500B is a slot-loading CD player with a new transport, featuring brushless motors and an edge-grabbing mechanism to prevent disc damage. A front-panel 10-key pad is available for instant access to CD tracks and flash start is available for instant playback. The CD-500B supports MP3 and WAV file playback from CD-ROM as well as traditional audio CDs.

The Tascam CD-500B includes 16% pitch control for CD playback speed. Other features include incremental play, fader start, Call/return to last play point, fade in/out, power on play and more. A variety of control and interface ports are found onto the rear panel. Both RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced analog outputs are provided, as well as S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital outputs.

The CD-500B can be controlled through RS-232C, Parallel, wireless remote control or an optional RC-3F footswitch. The reliable CD-500B is a perfect solution for installation, touring, house of worship and anywhere else rackspace is at a premium.

Tascam CD-500B Features

  • Slim and lightweight 1RU chassis fits into any standard equipment rack
  • Slot-loading mechanism takes up less space and is less prone to breakage than tray-loading drives
  • Supports audio CDs, plus CD-ROM discs with WAV files up to 16-bit/48kHz and MP3 files up to 320kbps VBR
  • Playback options include all, single, random, A/B, 99-track program, incremental play, call function, power-on play and skip back play, plus a 16% pitch control
  • Analog stereo XLR and RCA outputs are provided, which also offer mono output capability
  • Optical and coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs and an XLR AES/EBU output let you connect to digital equipment
  • The front-panel LCD display shows track elapsed/remain time, as well as remaining disc time and other vital info
  • The 10-key pad provides instant access to CD tracks
  • Frame-accurate searching, plus index search and directory search let you find the exact audio moment you need
  • Fade in/out is provided with 0-10 second fade time in 0.5 second steps. Fader start and event start are also offered
  • Resume and EOM functions built-in
  • 3.5mm relay connectors let you perform relay playback with multiple units
  • A wireless remote is included, which can be enabled or disabled
  • RS-232C, parallel and footswitch connectors are provided for versatile wired control
  • A front-panel 1/4" headphone jack provides convenient monitoring
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