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Tascam MD-CD1MKIII Combination CD Player and MiniDisc Recorder

B&H # TAMDCD1MK3 MFR # MD-CD1MKIII
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You Pay: $599.99
Product Highlights
  • 2RU Rackmount Chassis
  • Plays Standard, MP3, and WAV CDs
  • CD to MiniDisc Dubbing
  • Analog and Digital I/O
  • Wired or Wireless Control

The MD-CD1MKIII Combination CD Player and MiniDisc Recorder from Tascam provides versatile recording and playback options, ideal for contractors, broadcasting, and other installations that require MiniDisc compatibility. The 2RU rackmount chassis has 2 separate sections, each with its own transport controls.

The CD section can play standard CDs, as well as MP3 and WAV file CDs, and CD-TEXT discs. The MiniDisc will play or record in SP, Mono, LP2, and LP4. You can even dub a CD to a MiniDisc at 4x speed. A continuous playback function will cycle from one section to the other for seamless long-term audio playback. Each section offers Auto Cue and Auto Ready functions for quick operation.

Each section has unbalanced stereo RCA outputs, plus optical and coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs, letting you connect to a variety of mixers, speaker systems, and more. The MiniDisc section has RCA, optical, and coaxial inputs as well for additional versatility. A front-panel headphone jack provides a convenient solution for monitoring. The unit offers PS/2 and RS-232C ports for wired control, and it also comes with a wireless remote for added convenience.

CD Player

Plays audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3/WAV-encoded CD-ROM discs
Supports CD-TEXT, with display support for disc title, track title, and ID3 tag display for song titles
An MP3 action preference will tell the transport what to do if an MP3 file can't be played
The pitch of audio CDs can be controlled from -50 to +16% in 0.1 to 1% selectable steps
The key of audio CDs can be altered by ±6 semi-tones in semi-tone steps, letting you adjust the key without affecting playback speed
There are selectable playback and repeat modes, including All, Single, Program (Up to 99 tracks), Random, and A-B Repeat
An Auto Ready function preps the player, while an Auto Cue function provides automatic disc cueing from -72 to -24dB in 6dB steps
Digital output volume lets you adjust the volume from mute (-infinity) or a -54 to +18dB range
Fade in/out playback provides smooth transitions, and is selectable from 1-30 seconds in 1 second steps
An End-of-Message (EOM) display indicates the end of the track or disc, settable from 1 to 99 seconds in 1 second steps
You can search a specific playback time by using the numeric keys on the included remote
The power-on play mode will begin disc playback as soon as the unit is turned on
The time display mode will show the elapsed or remaining time of a track or of the entire disc 1
A directory play mode for MP3 and WAV discs lets you choose which file to play back
There is an unbalanced stereo RCA analog output, plus S/PDIF optical and coaxial digital outputs
The PS/2 connector lets you hook up a standard QWERTY keyboard for wired control

MiniDisc

Supports SP (stereo), mono, LP2, and LP4 modes
Audio can be recorded in different modes on the same disc. Discs that contain audio in different modes can be played back as well
Edit functions include erase, divide, combine, move, and title
There is a grouping function and group playback, allowing you to unify multiple recordings
An overwrite function lets you record over unwanted material
An auto track increment function will automatically create new tracks based on the input audio level and track information data provided by the S/PDIF inputs. You can also choose manual track incrementing by pressing the record button while recording
You can sync recordings via the input audio signal
An input monitor function lets you keep tabs on input signals
Digital input volume lets you adjust the volume from mute (-infinity) or a -54 to +18dB range
Fade in/out recording provides smooth transitions, and is selectable from 1-30 seconds in 1 second steps
A pre recording function can be set to record anywhere from 1-6 seconds of audio from before the time you press the record button, settable in 1 second steps
There are multiple playback and repeat modes, including All, Single, Program (up to 25 tracks), Random, Group Playback, and A-B Repeat
An Auto Ready function preps the player, while an Auto Cue function provides automatic disc cueing
An End-of-Message (EOM) display indicates the end of the track or disc, settable from 1 to 99 seconds in 1 second steps
You can search a specific playback time by using the numeric keys on the included remote
The power-on play mode will begin disc playback as soon as the unit is turned on
The time display mode will show the elapsed or remaining time of a track or of the entire MiniDisc
There are unbalanced stereo RCA analog inputs and outputs, plus optical and digital S/PDIF inputs and outputs, providing a variety of connectivity options
The PS/2 connector lets you hook up a standard QWERTY keyboard for remote control, editing, and title input

Common Combined Features

The 2RU rackmount chassis fits in any standard equipment rack
There is a common stereo RCA output that provides the signal from both sections. CD or MiniDisc priority can be set
The front-panel headphone jack offers convenient monitoring, and can be set for CD, MD, or common
You can dub a CD to a MiniDisc as a whole disc, or track-by-track. It will dub at 4x speed in SP mode, 2x speed in mono/LP2/LP4 modes, and 1x speed from MP3/WAV discs, or when the CD's pitch/key controls are active
Independent operation of the CD and MD sections, each with separate transport controls. A common jog wheel provides track skip for either section
You can play continuously between CD and MD with no limitations
CD-TEXT and ID3 tags provide automatic title input
The included wireless IR remote provides terrific convenience, and can be enabled/disabled as you like
An RS-232C serial port provides wired control options
A "factory" preset setting automatically sets system preferences
An optional LA-MC1 card (sold separately) provides balanced I/O connectors
RoHS Compliant
Type MiniDisc Recorder/Player, CD Player
Compatible Discs MD: MiniDisc Format
CD: CD-DA (8/12cm), CD-ROM (8/12cm), CD/CD-R/CD-RW
Number of Channels MD: 2 Channels Stereo, 1 Channel Mono
CD: 2
Utilities CD: ISO9660 Level 1/2/ROMEO/JOLIET Format (CD Only)
Format MD: Magnetic Field Modulation Overwrite
CD: Audio CD (CD-DA), MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3), WAV
Recording Mode Stereo, Mono, LP2, LP4 (MD Only)
Recording Time 60 Min Disc: 60 mins Stereo, 120 mins Mono/LP2, 240 mins LP4
74 Min Disc: 74 mins Stereo, 148 mins Mono/LP2, 296 mins LP4
80 Min Disc: 80 mins Stereo, 160 mins Mono/LP2, 320 mins LP4 1
Please Note:

MD Only

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Sampling Frequencies 44.1kHz (CD and MD)
Bit Rate 16-bit (CD Only)
Compression ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding, MD Only)
Playback Sampling: 44.1kHz (MP3 and WAV)
Bit Rate: 32-320kbps or VBR MP3, 16-bit WAV
Input Impedance 22 kOhms (RCA)
Input Level -10dBV (0.32VRMS) Nominal
+6dBV (2.0VRMS) Maximum
-22dBV (0.08VRMS) Minimum
Digital Input Format: IEC-60958-3 S/PDIF, Conforming to SCMS
Sampling: 32 to 48kHz
Output Impedance 200 Ohms (RCA)
Output Level -10dBV (0.32VRMS) Nominal
+6dBV (2.0VRMS) Maximum
Digital Output Format: IEC-60958-3 S/PDIF, Conforming to SCMS
Headphone Output 20mW + 20mW (1kHz, 0.1%, 32 Ohms)
Connectors 1 x AC Power Input
1 x Stereo RCA MD Input
1 x Stereo RCA MD Output
1 x Stereo RCA CD Output
1 x Stereo RCA Common Output
1 x Optical S/PDIF MD Input
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF MD Input
1 x Optical S/PDIF MD Output
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF MD Output
1 x Optical S/PDIF CD Output
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF CD Output
1 x RS-232C D-Sub 9-Pin Control Port
1 x PS/2 Mini DIN Port (Front Panel)
1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack (Front Panel)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB (All Modes, JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio 100dB or More (CD Playback, JEITA)
98dB or More (MD Playback, JEITA)
95dB or More (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.004 or Less (CD Playback, JEITA)
0.004 or Less (MD Playback, JEITA)
0.006 or Less (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
Dynamic Range 100dB or More (CD Playback, JEITA)
98dB or More (MD Playback, JEITA)
95dB or More (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
Channel Separation 90dB or More (CD Playback, JEITA)
90dB or More (MD Playback, JEITA)
83dB or More (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
Angle 5° or Less (Inclination Angle of Installation)
Operating Temperature 41 to 104° (5 to 40°C)
Power 120VAC, 60Hz
Power Consumption 22W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 3.7 x 12.1" (483 x 94 x 308 mm)
Weight 11.9 lb (5.4 kg)
Tascam MD-CD1MKIII Combination CD Player and MiniDisc Recorder
  • Power Cord
  • Wireless Remote
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Rack Mounting Screw Kit
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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