TASCAM’s best-selling line of single-rackspace CD players has been updated with the 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.
Available at a lower price point than the CD-500B, the CD-500 does not include the XLR balanced outputs, AES/EBU digital I/O or parallel control.
RCA unbalanced output
XLR balanced output
Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs
XLR AES/EBU output
All, single, random, A/B and 99-track program play
Track elapsed, track remain, disc remain time display
Call function: return to last play start point
Fade in/out (0 to 10 sec., in 0.5 sec. steps)
Power on play
Skip back play
Activate or deactivate the wireless remote
Relay play with multiple units through 1/8” relay in/out jack
Index search (CD-DA discs) and directory search (MP3 discs)
Fader start / event start
EOM (End of message)
WAV file (up to 48kHz/16bit) and MP3 file (up to 320kbps VBR) playback
RS-232C and Parallel control
Wireless remote controller included
Footswitch input (for optional RC-3F footswitch)