Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced)

Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced)

Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced)

B&H # TACD500B MFR # CD-500B
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Product Highlights

  • Slot-Loading Mechanism
  • MP3 and WAV CD Support
  • Stereo XLR and RCA Outputs
  • Optical and Coaxial Digital Outputs
  • XLR AES/EBU Digital Output
  • Random and Program Play
  • Wired and Wireless Control Options
  • Relay Capability
  • Headphone Jack
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You Pay: $499.99

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Tascam CD-500B overview

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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 1
A front-panel 1/4" headphone jack provides convenient monitoring
UPC: 043774026579
In the Box
Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced)
  • Power Cord
  • Wireless Remote
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Rack Mounting Screw Kit
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tascam CD-500B specs

    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 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
    Remote Control Wireless Remote Included, Wired Control Possible
    Power 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
    11W 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 8.1 lbs (3.7kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.6 x 15.5 x 5.35"

    Tascam CD-500B reviews

    CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player (Balanced) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best one out there. Better than the Denon for sure. Reliable CD player at a descent price point. Love the Balanced Outputs. Professional.
    Date published: 2015-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed Great for quickly locating tracks on large track number CD's during church cantata's!
    Date published: 2013-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tascam CD-500B Good sound and slim size, yes,I would recommend this gear to my friends
    Date published: 2014-03-17
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