Tascam CD-A580

The CD-A580 makes the most of two highly popular consumer audio formats, audio cassette and audio CD, by combining them with a USB memory recorder/player into an attractive package that delivers both functionality and value. You can use either source for playback, record to cassette or USB memory, or take advantage of dubbing features to create copys from CD or cassette.

The unit has RCA unbalanced inputs and outputs as well as a headphones output with level control. It is perfect for installations in halls, hotels and restaurants, for DJs, band rehearsals, dance/sports facilities and more. A wireless remote control is also included.

Main Features

Cassette deck

  • Cassette mechanism with IC logic transport control
  • Dubbing function allows to record from CD
  • ±10% pitch control
  • Plays C-10 to C-90 cassettes
    • Playback: Type I (normal), Type II (high position), Type IV (metal)
    • Recording: Type I (normal), Type II (high position)
  • Power-on recording/playback function (external timer required)

CD player

  • Plays CD-R and CD-RW in CD-DA and data formats (MP3)
  • Shuffle playback, Program playback
  • Various repeat modes (Single/All/Program)
  • Playback modes when dubbing: Program/Shuffle/Repeat
  • Anti-shock memory (2 seconds)
  • Power-on playback function (external timer required)

USB memory recorder/player

  • Recording to MP3 files from CD, cassette or line input
  • MP3 playback (supports folders)
  • Shuffle playback, Program playback
  • Folder repeat playback
  • Manual file division when recording from tapes or line input
  • Automatic file division when recording from CD
  • Power-on playback function (external timer required)

General

  • RCA unbalanced analogue inputs and outputs
  • Headphones output with level control
  • LC display with level meters
  • Wireless remote control unit included as standard
  • 3U rack-mountable chassis

Specifications

Ratings (cassette deck)
Track system 2-channel, stereo
Heads Record/playback head ×1, erase head ×1
Supported cassette types C-10 – C-90
Supported tape types  
  Playback Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II), Metal (TYPE IV)
  Recording Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II)
Tape speed 4.76 cm/s
Motor DC servo motor
Pitch Control ±10 % (playback only)
Fast winding time Approx. 120 seconds for C-60 tape
Audio performance (cassette deck)
Wow and flutter 0.25 % (WRMS)
Frequency response 50 Hz – 12.5 kHz ±4 dB (Chrome, Normal)
S/N ratio 59 dB(max. input level, A-weighted)
Analogue inputs and outputs (cassette deck)
Line input (unbalanced) RCA
  Nominal input level –4.5 dBu (0.46 V)
  Input impedance >50 kΩ
Line output (unbalanced) RCA
  Nominal output level –4.5 dBu (0.46 V)
  Nominal output impedance >50 kΩ
Ratings (CD player)
Supported disc types CD, CD-R, CD-RW (12 cm, 8 cm)
Supported disc formats  
  Audio CD File format: CD-DA
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Quantization bit rate: 16-bit
Audio channels: 2
  Data CD (ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2) File format: MP3
Modes: Stereo, Joint Stereo, Dual Channel, Mono
Sampling frequency: 16 kHz – 48 kHz
Bit rates: 8 kbit/s – 320 kbit/s
Not compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management)
Audio performance (CD player)
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±2 dB
Distortion (THD + N) <0.02 % (1 kHz)
S/N Ratio >87 dB (IHF-A)
Analogue output (CD player)
Maximum output level +6 dBV (2 V)
Ratings (USB recorder/player)
Playback  
  File format MP3
  Sampling frequency 16 kHz – 48 kHz
  Bit rate 8 kbit/s – 320 kbit/s
Not compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management)
Recording  
  File format MP3
  Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz
  Bit rate 128 kbit/s
Folder support up to 8 levels
Audio Performance (USB recorder/player)
Playback  
  Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±2 dB)
  S/N ratio >85 dB
Recording  
  Frequency response CD -> USB: 20 Hz – 15 kHz (±3 dB)
LINE IN -> USB: 100 Hz – 15 kHz (±3 dB)
  S/N ratio >85dB
Analogue input and output (USB recorder/player)
Nominal input level (RCA) –4.5 dBu (0.46 V)
Maximum output level (RCA) +6 dBV (2.0 V)
USB port USB 1.1 FULL SPEED (12 Mbit/s)
  Connector USB A-type
Headphones output
Connector 6.3-mm stereo jack
Nominal output level 10 mW + 10 mW
Distortion (THD+N) 0.1 % (32 Ω, CD MONITOR)
Power supply and other specifications
Power AC 230 V, 50–60 Hz
Power Consumption 13 W
Dimensions (W × H × D) 483 mm × 139 mm × 290 mm
Weight 6.0 kg
Permissible operating temperature 5–35 °C
Supplied accessories Remote control (RC-1329)
2 AAA batteries
1 rack mounting screw kit
Owner’s manual

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2017-03-06 13:00:53 UTC