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Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player


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  • $599.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $799.00

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Get A Slot-Loading CD Player With A New Transport, Featuring Brushless Motors And An Edge-Grabbing Mechanism To Prevent Disc Damage - The Tascam CD-500B Single-Rackspace CD Player

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 TASCAM 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 footswitch.

The reliable CD-500B is a perfect solution for installation, touring, house of worship and anywhere else rackspace is at a premium.

Available at a lower price point than the CD-500B, the CD-500 does not include the XLR balanced outputs, AES/EBU digital I/O or parallel control.



  • 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/16bit) and MP3 file (up to 320kbps VBR) playback
  • Headphone output
  • RS-232C and Parallel control
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • Footswitch input (for optional RC-3F footswitch)


Manufacturer: Tascam
Model: CD-500B
SKU: I254234-N-0-WHXA
UPC: 043774026579


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