WNAMM11: Tascam Introduces New CD Players

New CD-500 and CD-500B slot-loading players include new features      20/01/11
WNAMM11: Tascam Introduces New CD Players


Tascam has updated their line of single-rackspace CD players with the CD-500 and CD-500B. Here's what they have to say...
The new slot-loading players include new features such as flash start with a front-panel 10-key pad, WAV file playback, front-panel lockout, a footswitch input and more. The unbalanced CD-500 includes RS-232C control, S/PDIF optical and coaxial output. The CD-500B adds balanced outputs, AES/EBU digital out and parallel control.
The new transport in the CD-500 and CD-500B uses a brushless motor for improved reliability and durability. The drive grabs discs from the edges instead of top and bottom, which avoids damage to the disc surface. Other features include ±16% pitch control, MP3 file playback, auto ready and auto cue modes. A wireless remote control is included with the unit.
Features:
  • Slot-loading mechanism
  • RCA unbalanced output
  • XLR balanced output
  • Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs
  • XLR AES/EBU output
  • All, single, random, A/B and 99-track program play
  • Incremental play
  • Track elapsed, track remain, disc remain time display
  • Call function: return to last play start point
  • Intro check
  • Fade in/out (0 to 10 sec., in 0.5 sec. steps)
  • Power on play
  • Frame-accurate search
  • Skip back play
  • Activate or deactivate the wireless remote
  • Relay play with multiple units through 1/8" relay in/out jack
  • Index search (CD-DA discs) and directory search (MP3 discs)
  • Mono output
  • Resume
  • Fader start / event start
  • EOM (End of message)
  • WAV file (up to 48kHz/16bit) and MP3 file (up to 320kbps VBR) playback
  • Headphone output
  • RS-232C and Parallel control
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • Footswitch input (for optional RC-3F footswitch)
Pricing and Availability:
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