Tascam CD-500B CD Player

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Single-rackspace CD Player with Balanced Out



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


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)

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