Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player

Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player

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The Tascam CD-500B single-rackspace CD player features brushless motors and an edge-grabbing mechanism to avoid disc damage. A front-panel 10-key pad gives instant access to tracks, and flash start is available for instant playback.  This is Tascam best-selling single rack CD player.

Supporting MP3 and WAV file playback from CD-ROM as well as traditional audio CDs, the CD-500B also includes 16% pitch control for CD playback speed. There’re other features including incremental play, fader start, Call/return to last play point, fade in/out, power on play and more.

On the rear panel, there’re many control and interface ports found. 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 CD-500B is perfect for installation at retail locations, house of worships or anywhere space is at a premium.

Item Includes

  • Tascam CD-500B CD Player
  • Power Cord
  • Wireless Remote
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Rack Mounting Screw Kit

Slot-loading mechanism takes up less space and is less prone to breakage than tray-loading drives

Slim and lightweight 1RU chassis fits into any standard equipment rack

Supports audio CDs, plus CD-ROM discs with WAV files up to 16-bit/48kHz and MP3 files up to 320kbps VBR

Analog stereo XLR and RCA outputs are provided, which also offer mono output capability

All, single, random, A/B and 99-track program play

Fade in/out is provided with 0-10 second fade time in 0.5 second steps. Fader start and event start are also offered

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

Resume and EOM functions built-in

3.5mm relay connectors let you perform relay playback with multiple units

RS-232C, parallel, and footswitch connectors are provided for versatile wired control 1

A front-panel 1/4″ headphone jack provides convenient monitoring

A wireless remote is included


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

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)

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