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Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player

B&H # TACD500 MFR # CD-500
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Product Highlights

  • Slot-Loading Mechanism
  • MP3 and WAV CD Support
  • Stereo RCA Output
  • Optical and Coaxial Digital Outputs
  • Random and Program Play
  • Wired and Wireless Control Options
  • Relay Capability
  • Headphone Jack
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The CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player from Tascam provides high-quality audio playback in a slim 1RU design. The player plays standard audio CDs, as well as CD-ROM discs encoded with MP3 or WAV files. The CD-500 offers a number of playback options, including single, random, A/B, program play, incremental play, power-on play, and more. An onboard LCD display shows important info, while a 10-key pad provides instant access to tracks.

The player offers a stereo RCA output, as well as optical and coaxial digital outputs, allowing you to connect to a variety of sound systems. The CD-500 is designed with versatile control options in mind. A wireless remote is included, and connectors are provided for RS-232C and footswitch control. Additional features such as fading, EOM, and more are included to provide ultimate versatility in a compact design.

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
An unbalanced analog stereo RCA output is provided, which also offers mono output capability
Optical and coaxial digital outputs 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
Connectors for RS-232C control and the optional RC-3F footswitch (sold separately) are provided on the rear and front panel, respectively
A front-panel 1/4" headphone jack provides convenient monitoring
UPC: 043774026562
Type Rackmount, Slot-Loading
Compatible Discs CD, CD-R, and CD-RW
Audio CD (CD-DA), MP3, and WAV
Supported Bit/Sample Rates MP3: Up to 320kbps
WAV: Up to 16-bit/48kHz
Audio CD: 16-bit/44.1kHz
D to A Converters 16-bit
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB
Dynamic Range 95dB or More
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 95dB or More
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.005% or Less
Channel Separation 95dB or More
Connectors 1 x AC Power Input
1 x Unbalanced Stereo RCA Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x Coaxial RCA Digital Output
1 x Optical Digital Output
1 x 9-Pin RS-232C Control Connector
1 x 3.5mm Relay In
1 x 3.5mm Relay Out
1 x 2.5mm Footswitch Connector
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Jack
Remote Control Wireless Remote Included, Wired Control Possible
Power 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
10W Consumption
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Installation Within 30°
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 1.75 x 11.8" (483 x 45 x 301mm)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 9.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.7 x 15.6 x 5.6"
Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player
  • Power Cord
  • Wireless Remote
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Rack Mounting Screw Kit
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamCD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Excellent sound (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Professionel cd player

    By Rox

    from Canada,quebec

    Comments about Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player:

    Very good

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    5.0

    Studio quality hits home use

    By Tom the Undertaker

    from Charlton Ma.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player:

      I like this product because it's good at what it does. Articulate sound quality and versitile use.

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      4.0

      Quality 1U pro CD player

      By Vaughn K

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player:

        We put this into a system for a customer and were very pleased with the size and features of the unit. 1U design is great for keeping the rack compact.

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        5.0

        Pro CD player

        By ibeatdrum

        from little rock, Arkansas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player:

        Great product. Lots of great features for live event use. Single rack space is great. Easy to use.

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        5.0

        that's what i need!

        By BetacamSP

        from Almaty, KZ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player:

          installed in OB VAN like a main CD-player. very compact, comfortable and of cause professional.

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          5.0

          works great, like the autocue feature.

          By Barry

          from Kutztown, PA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tascam CD-500 Single-Rackspace CD Player:

              use in TV productions. Control room and remote truck.

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