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2011-01-13 - TASCAM CD-500 REDESIGNS SINGLE-SPACE CD PLAYERS

Anaheim, CA – NAMM Booth #6491 – (January 13, 2011): TASCAM has updated their best-selling line of single-rackspace CD players with the CD-500 and CD-500B. The new slot-loading players include new features such as flash start with a front-panel 10-key pad, WAV file playback, front-panel lockout, a footswitch input and more. The unbalanced CD-500 includes RS-232C control, S/PDIF optical and coaxial output. The CD-500B adds balanced outputs, AES/EBU digital out and parallel control.

The new transport in the CD-500 and CD-500B uses a brushless motor for improved reliability and durability. The drive grabs discs from the edges instead of top and bottom, which avoids damage to the disc surface. Other features include ±16% pitch control, MP3 file playback, auto ready and auto cue modes. A wireless remote control is included with the unit. 

Features:

  • Slot-loading mechanism
  • 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
  • Incremental play
  • Track elapsed, track remain, disc remain time display
  • Call function: return to last play start point
  • Intro check
  • Fade in/out (0 to 10 sec., in 0.5 sec. steps)
  • Power on play
  • Frame-accurate search
  • 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)
  • Mono output
  • Resume
  • Fader start / event start
  • EOM (End of message)
  • WAV file (up to 48kHz/16bit) and MP3 file (up to 320kbps VBR) playback
  • Headphone output
  • RS-232C and Parallel control
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • Footswitch input (for optional RC-3F footswitch)

TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America. For additional information, contact: 

TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640 USA

(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com