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Califone CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder

B&H # CACAS1500 Mfr # CAS1500
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Expected availability: February 23 2015
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Product Highlights
  • Durable ABS Construction
  • Cassette Playback and Recording
  • Integrated Mic and Speaker
  • 2.5mm/3.5mm Remote Mic Inputs
  • 500mW Amplifier
  • Volume Control
  • Large, Sturdy Buttons
  • Dual 1/4" Headphone Jacks
  • AC or Battery Power

The CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder from Califone is a compact and durable cassette player and recorder that's ideal for use in schools, libraries, and other learning environments. The unit is made from rugged ABS plastic and offers a built-in microphone and speaker so you can record and playback audio without any additional equipment. The 500mW amplifier is loud enough for classes of up to 20 people, ideal for group learning.

The unit offers 2.5mm and 3.5mm remote mic inputs, allowing you to connect an external microphone if desired. There are also dual 1/4" headphone jacks, letting you connect headphones, a jackbox, or an external speaker for private or group learning. The volume control lets you make quick adjustments to speaker or headphone volume. The large and sturdy function buttons are easy to operate for independent learners, even young ones. The unit can operate on AC power with the included plug, or it can use a set of 4 C batteries for wireless operation.

Note! Califone recommends using C-60 tapes or shorter. Longer tapes are thinner and more prone to breakage.

Compact design with a rugged ABS plastic construction for lasting durability and day-to-day use in schools, libraries, and other learning environments
The built-in microphone and speaker let you record and playback audio without any additional equipment
The 500mW amplifier is loud enough for classes of up to 20 people, ideal for group learning
2.5mm and 3.5mm remote mic inputs allow you to connect an external microphone if desired
Dual 1/4" headphone jacks let you connect headphones, a jackbox, or an external speaker for private or group learning
The volume control lets you make quick adjustments to speaker or headphone volume
The large and sturdy function buttons are easy to operate for independent learners, even young ones
The unit can operate on AC power with the included plug, or it can use a set of 4 C batteries for wireless operation
The recorder has a 1-year warranty that includes use in schools, churches, businesses, and government locations, whereas most cassette recorder/players have their warranties voided when used in institutions
Output Power 500mW
Wow and Flutter < 0.35%
Microphone Integrated Electret Condenser
Record Level Auto Logic Control (ALC)
Mechanism Auto Stop
Controls Record, Play, Fast Forward, Rewind, Eject, Pause, Volume
Tape Counter 3-Digit
Speaker Integrated Speaker
Connectors 1 x 3.5mm Mic Input
1 x 2.5mm Remote Mic Input
1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack
1 x 1/4" Headphone/External Speaker Jack
Power 110-240VAC (> 6VDC/800mA) via Included Power Adapter
4 x C Batteries (Sold Separately)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.75 x 5.6 x 2" (273 x 142 x 51mm)
Weight 3 lbs (1.36kg) (Without Batteries)
Califone CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder
  • AC Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CalifoneCAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    5.0

    Excellent packaging and Good product

    By Wordsmith

    from St. Louis, MO.

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Clean Sound
    • Easy Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Califone CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder:

      I ordered this cassette player for my 93 year old mother. She made lots of recordings many years ago and her old player quit working. I was able to quickly show her how to use it and it is a good quality product with excellent sound from the speaker. It is fairly large for this kind of product by today's standards but the excellent sound warrants the size and makes it easier for my mom to use. I highly recommend.

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      • Yes

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      1.0

      paperweight

      By MB

      from Oak Park

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • It Looks Solid

      Cons

      • Eats Tapes
      • Poor Sound
      • The Sound Is Terrible

      Best Uses

      • Remaining In The Box

      Comments about Califone CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder:

      I am a fan of Califone products for the ubiquity of their record players in classrooms and educational setttings. This tape recorder however should remain in its box. Its playback is noisy, its built in microphone is noisy, and it munches tapes. I would only recommend this unit to a friend if it was the last tape recorder on earth.

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      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Solid product

      By Ally

      from Canon City, CO

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Califone CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder:

        Good replacement. Can't find many around anymore.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very nice & sounds great.

        By Great

        from Charlotte, NC

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Califone CAS1500 Cassette Player/Recorder:

              Sounds great when play the music. Affordable price. Thanks.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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