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The CD-500B 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-500B 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 stereo analog XLR and RCA outputs, as well as optical and coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs and an XLR AES/EBU digital output, allowing you to connect to a variety of sound systems. The CD-500B is designed with versatile control options in mind. A wireless remote is included, and connectors are provided for RS-232C, parallel, 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
Analog stereo XLR and RCA outputs are provided, which also offer mono output capability
Optical and coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs and an XLR AES/EBU output 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
RS-232C, parallel, and footswitch connectors are provided for versatile wired control
Footswitch sold separately
A front-panel 1/4" headphone jack provides convenient monitoring
In the Box
Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced)
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
20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB
95dB or More
95dB or More
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
0.005% or Less
95dB or More
1 x AC Power Input
1 x Unbalanced Stereo RCA Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x Balanced Stereo XLR Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x Coaxial RCA S/PDIF Digital Output
1 x Optical S/PDIF Digital Output
1 x XLR AES/EBU Digital Output
1 x 9-Pin RS-232C Control Connector
1 x 15-Pin Parallel 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