UPC: 43774026579


A perfect solution for installation, touring, house of worship and anywhere else rackspace is limited

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 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 foot switch.

An edge-grabbing loading drive prevents disc from damage

An edge-grabbing slot-in loading mechanism is employed as part of the disk loading method. This mechanism inserts CDs by holding the circumferential area of the disc, protecting the disc surface from damage.
A front-panel 10-key pad enables you to select a track while the flash start playback feature will instantly play the selected track the moment you push the button.


A professional-grade player with a rich variety of audio control I/O

For audio input and output, analogue unbalanced RCA input and COAXIAL and OPTICAL digital outputs are available.
The external control method includes a Parallel I/O, an RS-232C serial control and a separately-sold RC-3F foot switch.
Other additional features include an anti-shock memory that realizes stable playback, a panel lock function, and an eject-block function during playback.
These thorough features play a key role in crafting a highly reliable facility and transmission systems.


Relay playback on two or more units

By connecting two or more CD-500 units with 3.5mm remote cables, automatic continuous playback one after another and alternating playback between two units are supported.


Versatile CD player for all kinds of situations

The CD-500 that simultaneously establishes a high level of reliability and rich variety of functions is a standardized CD player model that can be used in a wide variety of purposes, including wedding ceremonies, event halls, fitness clubs, minute taking in meetings, PA/SR sites, and recording studios.


Features at a glance

  • 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)

Spec description

Supported media  
CD CD, CD-R, CD-RW (12cm CD only)
Playback file formats  
CD-DA 44.1kHz, 16-bit
MP3 32k / 44.1k / 48k Hz, 32k to 320k bps and VBR (MPEG1/2 Audio Layer-3)
WAV 32k / 44.1k / 48k Hz, 16-bit
Analog audio outputs  
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1 pair
Rated output level –10dBV (0.32Vrms)
Maximum output level +6dBV (2.0Vrms)
Output impedance 1kΩ or less
Connector XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 1 pair
Rated output level +4dBu (1.23Vrms)
Maximum output level +20dBu (7.75Vrms
Output impedance 150Ω
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo phone jack × 1
Maximum output 45mW + 45mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32Ω load)
Digital audio outputs  
Connector XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 1
Format IEC-60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Output Impedance 110Ω
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1
Format IEC-60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Output level 0.5Vp-p
Output Impedance 75Ω
Connector TOS × 1
Format IEC-60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Control input/output  
Connector D-sub 9-pin × 1
Connector D-sub 15-pin × 1
Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) TS jack × 1
Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) TS jack × 1
Connector 2.5mm TRS jack × 1
Power AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 12W
Dimensions (W×H×D) 19.0" × 1.8" × 11.8" / 482.6 × 44.9 × 300.5 mm
Weight 8.2 lbs. / 3.7 kg
Operating temperature range 41˚F to 104˚F / 5˚C to 40˚C
Permitted installation tilt 30˚ or less
Backup memory Playback 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, EOM time, incremental playback, pitch step, RS232C baud rate, skip back, remote control receipt, interval time, frame display, foot switch, user data, parallel mode)
Included items AC power cord, Wireless remote control (RC-500), AA batteries × 2, a rack-mounting screw kit, Owner’s manual/warranty


Audio performance

Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (JEITA)
Distortion 0.005% or less (JEITA)
S/N ratio 95dB or more (JEITA)
Dynamic range 95dB or more (JEITA)
Crosstalk between channels 95dB or more (1kHz JEITA)

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