With the CD-A580 v2, Tascam presents the return of the company’s immensely popular CD-A580. Combining a cassette recorder, CD player and USB flash drive recorder/player into one rack-mountable unit, this unit supports three distinctly different media types making it an excellent playback device for sound reinforcement installations in town halls, hotels or sports facilities, to name a few.


The integrated cassette deck utilises a logic-based transport control with exceptional stability and longevity – chosen to withstand years of professional use. The cassette deck facilitates copying content from CD in addition to being able to record content from the USB flash drive or the line inputs.


As a CD player, the CD-A580 v2 supports playback of CDs, CD-R/CD-RW discs and data CDs containing MP3 files. In addition to conventional CD playback, the drive supports repeat, shuffle and programmed playback.


The USB flash drive recorder/player built into the CD-A580 v2 is extremely versatile. Users can easily convert cassette tape content to MP3 files on a USB flash drive, enabling analogue masters to be saved and archived in a digital format. Further, audio from both the CD drive and the line inputs can be recorded in MP3 format to USB flash media. When material is transferred from CD to USB, each track is automatically captured as a separate MP3 file. Recordings from either the cassette deck or the line inputs can be manually divided into separate MP3 files. When playing back MP3 files, repeat, shuffle and programmed playback are all supported.

The unit can be operated by its wireless remote control and also offers a Power-on Playback mode. This feature is ideal for restaurants, shopping areas, etc. and facilitates unattended playback (or recording) the moment the power comes on. For easy operation of the three media sections, the CD-A580 v2 includes an attractive, easy-to-read LC display with level metres.

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