The CD-500 is an extremely compact CD player available as a standard
(CD-500, unbalanced) or professional (CD-500B,
balanced) version. The slimline housing comprises a slot-loading drive
with reliable brushless motor as well as a full set of functions ideal
for small broadcast or recording studios, theatres, touring sound
companies, fitness studios or any permanent installation.
Alongside the typical play and repeat modes, the player offers many
functions for professional use, such as flash start, auto cue (search
for beginning of track), auto ready (automatic pause at the end of a
track), call (jump to the position at which playback was last started),
pitch control (±16%) including the opportunity to alter the tempo while
retaining the key, intro-check or fade-in/fade-out. In order to be able
to integrate into media control devices and into permanent
installations, there is a relay play function, fader start or event
start capability, EOM signal and a serial port. Furthermore, the device
can resume playback after being switched on again and can remember a
variety of operating conditions after being switched off.
The CD-500 standard version has an unbalanced analogue output as well as
optical and coaxial digital output. The professional version (CD-500B)
provides the user with an additional XLR balanced analogue output, an
AES/EBU digital output and a parallel port.
The RC-500 Remote Control
that comes with the
CD-500 or CD-500B