Tascam CD-A580 Cassette, USB & CD Player/Recorder


Tascam CD-A580 Cassette, USB & CD Player/Recorder



Record MP3s to cassette tape—and vice versa—with Tascam’s CD-A580, a multi-purpose recording/playback device which handles cassette tapes, CD files of multiple types, and USB flash media. Taking up 3 RU of rack space, the device is suitable for use in installation and professional scenarios, sports RCA line inputs and outputs, a 1/4″ headphone jack with its own volume knob, and an LCD display, giving you readouts on levels.

The cassette deck is capable of both playback and recording, capturing files from CDs and the USB flash drive. On the cassette side, you can control the pitch of playback within a window of ±10%. As for the CD player, audio CDs, CD-RWs, and data CDs containing MP3 files are all supported, with a variety of playback modes provided, including Program, Single, and All. The USB flash-drive recorder can capture MP3 files from the CD player, the cassette deck, and line-input sources. Furthermore, you can play MP3 files with this device, playing back in Shuffle and Program modes. A remote control is included, so you may operate the CD-A580 at a distance. Batteries for the remote are also provided.

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
  • Supports normal, chrome, and metal tape for playback; normal and chrome for recording
CD Player
  • Playback of audio CDs, CD-RW discs and data CDs (MP3 files) supported
  • Various repeat playback modes, including Single, All and Program
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
  • Folder-repeat playback
  • Manual file division (TAPE/LINE)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Infrared remote control included
  • LCD display with level meters
  • 3 RU rackmount size

Item# TEACDA580

Tascam CD-A580 specs

Supported Formats Cassette tape (C-10 through C-90)
Playback: Normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II), metal (TYPE IV)
Recording: Normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II)
Track System Stereo
Head Structure 1 x record/playback head
1 x erase head
Pitch Control ±10%, playback only
Wow & Flutter 0.3% (W.RMS)
Frequency Response 50 to approximately 12.5 kHz, ±4 dB (chrome)
50 to approximately 12.5 kHz ±4 dB (normal)
Signal to Noise Ratio 59 dB (maximum input level, A-weighted)
Sensitivity 4.5 dBu (0.46 V)
Impedance >50 kOhms
CD Player
Supported Discs CD, CD-R, CD-RW (8 / 12 cm)
Disc Formats CD-DA, MP3 data CD (ISO9660 Level 1 / Level 2)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to approximately 20 kHz ±2 dB
THD N Less than 0.02% (1 kHz)
Maximum Output Level 6 dBV (2.0 V)
Format MP3, playback and record
Sampling Frequency 16 to 48 kHz, 8 to 320 kbps, playback
44.1 kHz, 128 kbps, record format
File/Folder Limits 8 levels supported
Frequency Response Playback: 20 Hz to 15 kHz at ±3 dB
Record: 20 Hz to 15 kHz at ±3 dB (CD), 100 Hz to 15 kHz at ±3 dB (Line-in)
Signal to Noise Ratio Playback: >85 dB
Record: >85 dB
Analog I/O 2 x unbalanced line inputs, RCA
2 x unbalanced line outputs, RCA
1 x stereo headphone output, 1/4″ phone type
Nominal Input Level -4.5 dBu (-0.46 V), RCA
Maximum Output Level 6 dBV (2.0 V), RCA
Impedance Input: >50 kOhms
Headphone Output: 32 Ohms
Headphone Output 10 mW 10 mW (THD N 0.1%)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 5.5 x 11.4″ / 48.3 x 14.0 x 29.0 cm
Weight 13.2 lb / 6.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 17.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 14.8 x 9.4″

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