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Tascam CD-500 (CD500) Professional 1U CD Player

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Overview
Tascam CD-500 (CD500) Professional 1U CD Player. TASCAM’s best-selling line of single-rackspace CD players has been updated to the CD-500. The CD-500 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 gives you instant access to CD tracks, and flash start is available for instant playback. The CD-500 supports MP3 and WAV file playback from CD-ROM as well as traditional audio CDs.
The TASCAM CD-500 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. Controllable through RS-232C, footswitch or wireless remote control, the CD-500 is the perfect solution for installation, touring, house of worship and anywhere else rackspace is at a premium.
Included in box
  • Tascam CD-500 CD player
  • Power cord
  • Remote control
  • AAA batteries 
  • Rack mounting screw kit
  • Warrenty card
  • Owners manual

About the Tascam CD-500 1U CD Player

TASCAM’s best-selling line of single-rackspace CD players has been updated to the CD-500. The CD-500 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 gives you instant access to CD tracks, and flash start is available for instant playback. The CD-500 supports MP3 and WAV file playback from CD-ROM as well as traditional audio CDs.

The TASCAM CD-500 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. Controllable through RS-232C, footswitch or wireless remote control, the CD-500 is the perfect solution for installation, touring, house of worship and anywhere else rackspace is at a premium.

Device typeCD player
Compatible discsCompact discs (12-cm only)
Playable disc typesCD, CD-R, CD-RW
Playable disc and file formatsAudio CD (CD-DA), MP3, WAV
Number of channels2
Quantization rate16-bit
Sampling frequencies32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Analog out connectors (unbalanced)Connector: RCA pin jacks,Output impedance: 1 kΩ or less,Standard output level: −10 dBV(0.32 Vrms),Maximum output level: +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms)
Analog out connectors (balanced, CD-500B only)Connector: XLR-3-32 (1:GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD),Output impedance: 150 Ω,Standard Output level: +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms),Maximum Output level: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
PHONES connectorConnector: 6.3-mm (1/4”) standard stereo jack,Maximum output level: 45 mW + 45 mW or more(THD+N 0.1% or less, 32Ω load)
Digital out connector (optical)Connector: optical,Supported signal format: IEC-60958-3 standard for consumers (S/PDIF)Digital out connector
(coaxial)Connector: RCA-pin jack,Supported signal format: IEC-60958-3 standard for consumers(S/PDIF),Output impedance: 75Ω Out put level: 0.5 Vp-p
Digital out connector (AES/EBU, CD-500B only)Connector: XLR-3-32 (1:GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD),Supported signal format: IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU),Output impedance: 110Ω
REMOTE connectorConnector: 2.5-mm TRS jack
CONTROL I/O START (RELAY IN) connectorConnector: 3.5-mm TS jack
CONTROL I/O DISC EOM (RELAY OUT) connectorConnector: 3.5-mm TS jack
RS-232C connectorConnector: D-sub 9-pin
CONTROL I/O PARALLEL connector (CD-500B only)Connector: D-sub 15-pin
Frequency response20 Hz–20 kHz: ±0.5 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio95 dB or more (JEITA)
Dynamic range95 dB or more (JEITA)
Distortion0.005% or less (JEITA)
Channel separation95 dB or more (1 kHz, JEITA)
The following settings are backed up even when the power is turned offPlayback mode,Playback time display mode,Auto-ready function on/off,Auto-cue function on/off,Repeat function on/off,Various menu settings (original key, eject block, auto-cue level, program, fade in/out, relay playback, power on play,mono output,resume,EOM time,incremental playback, pitch step, RS232C baud rate, skip back,remote control receipt, interval time, frame display,foot switch, user data, parallel mode)
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption10 W (CD-500), 11 W (CD-500B)
Dimensions (W x H x D)482.6 x 44.9 x 300.5 mm
Weight3.5 kg (CD-500), 3.7 kg (CD-500B)
Operating temperature range5º–40° C
Installation tiltWithin 30°
  • 10-second anti-shock memory prevents skipping caused by vibrations, for example
  • Dedicated knob for ±16% pitch control
  • Plays ordinary audio CDs, CD-R and CD-RW discs,including files in both MP3 and WAV formats
  • Cueing with one-frame precision
  • Support for fader start and event start control
  • Parallel control connector on CD-500B model
  • When using the parallel connector (CD-500B only), the transport mode, including fader start and event start, as well as flash start and direct start modes can be set 
  • RS-232C serial connector can be used to connect a computer or external controller to control the unit 
  • Program memory can store information for up to 100 discs
  • Incremental play function
  • Auto-ready function can automatically pause playback after track completes playing at the beginning of the next track
  • Auto-cue function can ready the unit to start playback of a track from the moment sound starts
  • Transport and pitch can be controlled using a TASCAM •RC-3F footswitch (sold separately) 
  • Flash start function enables playback without delay (tracks 1–20 or the first 20 tracks in the program)
  • Number buttons on the front panel can be used for track selection and the flash start function Skip back function can go back a few seconds (amount •can be set) during playback
  • TASCAM RC-500 wireless remote control included (can •be disabled using a setting on the main unit)
  • Gap between tracks during playback can be set
  • Balanced output level can be set by making an internal adjustment (CD-500B only; requires servicing by TASCAM technical support)
  • Panel buttons can be locked to prevent misoperation
  • Eject block function can be used to prevent discs from being ejected during playback or when paused
  • Slot loading of discs
  • RCA unbalanced outputs
  • Coaxial digital output (S/PDIF)
  • Optical digital output (S/PDIF)
  • XLR balanced outputs (CD-500B only)
  • XLR AES/EBU digital output (CD-500B only)
  • Monophonic output possible
  • Playback modes include all tracks (ALL), one track •(SINGLE), program (up to 100 tracks) and random
  • Repeat modes include all tracks (ALL), one track •(SINGLE), tracks in the program and looping of an A-B interval
  • Display can be set to show track elapsed time, track remaining time or disc remaining time
  • CALL function can be used to return to the last point where playback started
  • Intro check function
  • Fade in and fade out can be set from 0 to 10 seconds in 0.5-second intervals
  • Automatic playback when power turned on possible
  • Relay playback of multiple units possible
  • Index search (audio CD (CD-DA) only) and directory search (MP3 or WAV file discs only) functions
  • Resume function remembers the last point when playback stopped
  • Support for EOM display showing the end of a track
  • Headphones jack and level knob on the front panel for monitoring
  • Slot-loading mechanism
  • RCA unbalanced output
  • Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs
  • 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 control
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • Footswitch input (for optional RC-3F footswitch)
Documentation
4.23 MB- 16-05-2013

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