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Single-Rackspace CD Player

  • Weight:9.95 lb

  • Shipping Dimensions:21.7 x 15.6 x 5.6 in

-Slot-Loading Mechanism
-MP3 and WAV CD Support
-Stereo RCA Output
-Optical and Coaxial Digital Outputs

The CD-500 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-500 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 a stereo RCA output, as well as optical and coaxial digital outputs, allowing you to connect to a variety of sound systems. The CD-500 is designed with versatile control options in mind. A wireless remote is included, and connectors are provided for RS-232C and footswitch control. Additional features such as fading, EOM, and more are included to provide ultimate versatility in a compact design.

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.


-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 Coaxial RCA Digital Output
-1 x Optical Digital Output
-1 x 9-Pin RS-232C 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
-10W Consumption
-Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)