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Tascam CD-500B Single-rackspace CD Player with Balanced Out


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MPN: CD-500B
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TASCAM’s best-selling line of single-rackspace CD players has been updated with the CD-500B. The CD-500B is a slot-loading CD player with a new transport, featuring brushless motors and an edge-grabbing mechanism to prevent disc damage. A front-panel 10-key pad is available for instant access to CD tracks, and flash start is available for instant playback.

The CD-500B supports MP3 and WAV file playback from CD-ROM as well as traditional audio CDs. The TASCAM CD-500B includes 16% pitch control for CD playback speed. Other features include incremental play, fader start, Call/return to last play point, fade in/out, power on play and more.

A variety of control and interface ports are found onto the rear panel. Both RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced analog outputs are provided, as well as S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital outputs. The CD-500B can be controlled through RS-232C, Parallel, wireless remote control or an optional RC-3F footswitch.

The reliable CD-500B is a perfect solution for installation, touring, house of worship and anywhere else rackspace is at a premium.

Tascam CD-500B 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/16-bit) and MP3 file (up to 320kbps VBR) playback
  • Headphone output
  • RS-232C and Parallel control
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • Foot switch input (for optional RC-3F foot switch)
  • CD-500B Single-rackspace CD Player with Balanced Out1
  • StandardJIS X-5101 (equivalent to the former JIS-C-6361 and EIA RS-232C standards) Note that this is not compatible with the RS-422 used in professional VTRs.
  • Impedance at receiver(When measured with an applied voltage between -3V and +3 V or between -15 V and +15, the DC resistance is between 3 kohms and 7 kohms.): Total load capacitance is 2500 pF or less
  • Open circuit voltage at transmitter25V or less
  • Open circuit voltage at receiver2V or less
  • Signal voltageWhen the open circuit voltage at the receiver is 0 V, the signal voltage is between -5 V and +5 V or between -15 V and +15 V against a load impedance between 3 kohms and 7 kohms
  • Signal discrimination
    • Logic "1": -3V or less
    • Logic "0": +3V or more

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