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Fostex CR500 CD-R/RW Master Recorder/Player

B&H # FOCR500 MFR # CR 500
Fostex CR500 CD-R/RW Master Recorder/Player

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In addition to mastering professional-quality stereo recordings to CD-R/RW, The CR500 from Fostex also offers direct BWF (Broadcasting WAV Format) recording onto UDF-formatted discs at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. This results in faster-than-real-time data transfer to PC workstations using a simple "copy and paste" procedure. The CR500 is also an ideal tool for DAT backup in a standard 16-bit/48kHz format.

Playback functions of the CR500 include instant play, fader start, and built-in memory for cue point and program play for up to 100 discs. This makes the CR500 useful for a number of applications, such as event, stage, or broadcast playback.

Multiple analog and digital I/Os allow for flexible recording and playback options. An off-the-shelf USB keyboard provides easy track naming and simple transport controls.

Note: CDs recorded in BWF (UDF1.02) can be recognized only on Windows XP, not on Mac OS

CD-DA and BWF (Stereo Poly-File) Recording
The World's First BWF Recording to UDF Formatted Discs Allows File Transfers with "Cut and Paste" Ease.
Up to 24-bit/96kHz Resolution
Choose from 16-bit @ 44.1kHz or 48kHz and 24-bit @ 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kHz.
Front-Panel USB Port
Allows Connection of Standard PC USB Keyboard for Easy File Name Editing and Simple Transport Controls.
Exceptional Accuracy and Integrity
High-Precision Laser Technology Ensures Recordings are of the Highest Quality.
Multiple Analog/Digital I/Os
AES/EBU, S/PDIF, XLR, and RCA Inputs and Outputs Provide Flexibility for Recording and Playback.
Fader Start
For Playback Applications in a Broadcast Environment.
Instant Play, Program Play and Cue Points
Up to 99 Songs Per Disc, 10 Memory Points Per Disc and Instant Play are Ideal for Event and Installation Playback.
Type Rack-Mountable CD-R/RW Master Recorder/Player. Supports CD-DA, ISO9660, and UDF Ver.1.02 File Systems and CD-DA and BWF-P File Formats
Compatible Discs CD-R, CD-RW
Supported Bit/Sample Rates 44.1kHz/48kHz @ 16-bit
44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz @ 24-bit
A/D Converter 24-bit
D to A Converters 24-bit
Sample Rate Conversion Not Specified by Manufacturer
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range 100 dB (Typical)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB (Typical)
THD + N Less than 0.01 % (Typical)
Input Connectors (Analog) 2 x XLR (Balanced)
2 x RCA Jack (Unbalanced)
Output Connectors (Analog) 2 x XLR (Balanced)
2 x RCA Jack (Unbalanced)
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu
Nominal Output Level +4 dBu
Input Connectors (Digital) 1 x XLR S/PDIF / AES/EBU (Automatic Detect, Balanced)
Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x XLR S/PDIF / AES/EBU (Switchable, Balanced)
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Phone Jack
Built-in Hard Drive No
Word Clock I/O No
Digital Gain Control Yes
Digital Fade In/Out Yes
SCMS Management Not Specified by Manufacturer
Remote Control No
RAM Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Track Incrementing Features Yes
Indexing Yes
Finalize Features Yes
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.7 x 18.9 x 12.6" (93.5 x 482 x 321mm)
Weight 10.6 lbs. (4.8 kg)
Specialties USB Port for PC Keyboard Attachment Only
BWF Recording to UDF-Formatted Discs
Fostex CR500 CD-R/RW Master Recorder/Player
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  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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