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CD-A580
ADK-TCM-1302-00127
Tascam
Availability: In stock
$499.99

Cassette, CD and USB Player/Recorder

 

CD-A580

Ideal for installation, this multi-format problem solver includes recording and archiving features.

 

The multi-purpose CD-A580 plays from cassette, CD, or USB flash media. Cassette and USB recording is also available, allowing cassettes to be archived to USB as MP3 files.

The CD-A580 combines a cassette recorder, CD player and USB flash drive recorder/player into a rack-mountable unit – perfect for installation and professional applications. Not only compatible with the most popular types of media, the CD-A580 allows cassette tapes to be dubbed to USB media for archival.

Cassette Recorder

Single-direction logic-based transport control with outstanding stability and longevity

An IC Logic-based transport control is used for the cassette mechanism. The transport was chosen to support years of professional use.

A wireless remote control operation and Power-on Recording/Playback mode are available

 

Dub from CD to cassette

CDs can be recorded to blank cassette media. If desired, CD track order can be programmed before beginning recording.

 

Record the USB flash drive or line inputs

The USB media can be recorded to cassette. USB track order can also be programmed before capturing to cassette. Recording from the line inputs is also supported for cassette recording.

 

±10% Pitch Control

During cassette tape playback, the pitch can be adjusted up to ±10%.

 

Supported cassette tape types

The following types of tapes are supported for recording and playback.

Playback: Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II), Metal (TYPE IV)

Record: Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II)

 

CD Player

Playback of audio CDs, CD-R/CD-RW discs and data CDs (MP3 files) supported

The installation-grade CD player supports several CD formats for maximum flexibility. Standard audio CDs (CD-DA) are supported, as well as CD-R, CD-RW, and data CDs containing MP3 files. Repeat, shuffle and programmed playback are also included. In addition, the Power-on Playback function is available.

 

USB flash drive recorder/player

Dub from cassette to USB media as MP3 files

Cassette media can be captured to the USB drive as MP3 files, allowing analog masters to be saved and archived in a digital format. Audio from CDs, and the LINE inputs can also be recorded in the MP3 format to USB flash drives. When recording from a CD, each track is automatically made into a separate MP3 file. When recording audio from a tape or the LINE inputs, you can manually divide the MP3 files during recording.

 

MP3 audio file playback

Select a folder to play the MP3 files it contains. Repeat, shuffle and programmed playback are all included. In addition, the Power-on Playback function is available.

 

Features at a glance

Cassette deck

One-way IC Logic transport control enables recording and playback

Dub from CDs

Dub from USB flash drive and recording from LINE Inputs

±10% pitch control

Supported cassette tape types

Playback: normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II), metal (TYPE IV)

Recording: normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II)

Recommended tape length: 10 minutes to 90 minutes

Power-on recording/playback functions

CD Player

Playback of audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW discs and data CDs (MP3 files) supported

Shuffle and program playback supported

Single/All Folder repeat playback

Power-on playback functions

USB flash drive recorder/player

Recording as MP3 files possible from CD, cassette and line input sources

MP3 file playback

Shuffle and program playback supported

Single/All Folder repeat playback

Manual file division (TAPE/LINE)

Power-on playback functions

General

Headphone jack with level control

Wireless remote control included

LCD display with level meters

3U rackmount size

RoHS supported

Spec description

Cassette Deck section

Track system4-track-channel, stereo
Head structureRecord/playback head 1, Erase head 1
Tape typeCassette tape C-10 to C-90
Tape speed4.76cm/sec
MotorDC servo motor 1
Supported Cassette tape 
PlaybackNormal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II), Metal (TYPE IV)
RecordingNormal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II)
Pitch Control10% (Playback only)
Required fast winding timeApproximately 120 sec (C-60 tape)

CD Player section

Supported discCD / CD-R / CD-RW (12cm / 8cm)
Disc format 
Audio CDCD-DA
Data CDISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
Supported format 
CD-DA 
Sampling frequency44.1kHz
Quantization bit rate16-bit
Channel2
MP3 
ModeSTEREO / JOINT STEREO / DUAL CHANNEL / MONO
Sampling frequency16k to 48k Hz
Bit rates8k to 320k bps *DRM (Digital Right Management) not compatible

USB section

Playback Format 
FormatMP3
Sampling frequency16k to 48k Hz
Bit rates8k to 320k bps *DRM (Digital Right Management) not compatible
Record Format 
FormatMP3
Sampling frequency44.1kHz
Bit rates128kbps
Folder levels8 levels supported

General

Inputs/Outputs 
LINE IN 
ConnectorRCA Pin jack 1 pair
Nominal Input level (TAPE)4.5dBu (0.46V) (Input impedance more than 50k)
LINE OUT 
ConnectorRCA Pin jack 1 pair
Nominal Output level (TAPE)4.5dBu (0.46V) (Input impedance more than 50k)
Maximum Output level (CD)+6dBV (2.0V)
USB 
ConnectorUSB A-type 1
InterfaceUSB1.1 FULL SPEED (12Mbps)
Headphone out 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo phone jack 1
Nominal output level10mW + 10mW (THD+N 0.1%, 32 under CD MONITOR)
PowerAC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption13W
Dimensions (WHD)19.0" 5.5" 11.4" / 483 138.5 290 mm
Weight (Net)13.2 lbs. / 6.0 kg
Operating temperature41F to 95F / 5C to 35C
AccessoriesRemote control (RC-1329), AAA batteries 2, Rack mounting screw kit, Owners manual (Warranty card)

 

Audio performance

Cassette Deck section
Wow and flutter0.25% (W.RMS)
Frequency response 
Chrome50Hz to 12.5kHz 4dB
Normal50Hz to 12.5kHz 4dB
S/N Ratio59dB (Maximum input level, A-weight)
CD Player section
Frequency response20Hz to 20kHz 2dB
THD + NLess than 0.02% (1kHz)
S/N RatioMore than 87dB (IHF-A)
USB section
Frequency response 
Playback20Hz to 20kHz(2dB)
Record20Hz to 15kHz (3dB, CDUSB)
1 00Hz to 15kHz (3dB, LINE INUSB)
S/N Ratio 
PlaybackMore than 85dB
RecordMore than 85dB
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