Roland CD-2u
Portable SD/CD Recorder


Leave the computer at home with the Roland CD-2u SD/CD Recorder - it's easier than ever to capture quality recordings, and play and burn CDs anywhere.
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Leave the computer at home with the Roland CD-2u SD/CD Recorder - it's easier than ever to capture quality recordings, and play and burn CDs anywhere.  Record audio instantly with the built-in stereo microphone, or connect your own external mics, electronic musical instruments, or other devices.  Onboard are many training tools for lessons and practice, including CD and WAV audio playback, high-fidelity key and speed adjustment, improved Center Cancel, and Center Focus.  Essentials such as a chromatic tuner and metronome are included as well.  Ultra-compact and easy to use, the CD-2u is a great solution for playing, recording, and CD burning in a convenient mobile package.

With its compact size and ability to run on battery power, the CD-2u is your go-everywhere companion, giving you everything you need to record, edit, play, and burn in one standalone unit.  The built-in stereo mic makes audio capture easy, while high-performance stereo speakers provide convenient sound playback of your recordings as well as commercial CDs, lesson material, and more.

The CD-2u records to readily available SD/SDHC cards, and can also record directly to CD-R and CD-RW discs when using AC power.  Thanks to the Easy Guide feature, the CD-2u is simple for anyone to operate, with clear on-screen instructions that guide you every step of the way.  Easy Guide covers not only recording functions, but also CD backup, creating minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke, setting proper input levels, and other operations.  You can even choose among six different languages for the display: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese.

While it's designed for professional results as a standalone unit, the CD-2u also provides connections to integrate external devices for various applications.  Two XLR/TRS combo jacks allow you to connect your own mics (with phantom power available if needed), including a stereo field-recording microphone such as the CS-15RS (sold separately).  There's also a stereo mini-microphone jack with Plug In Power, plus stereo RCA LINE IN jacks for connecting an instrument, music player, or other audio sources.

The CD-2u is packed with useful tools not only for developing music skills, but also other applications such as learning languages, transcribing spoken-word audio, and more.  You can independently adjust the speed and key with exceptional audio quality, perfect for slowing down passages to learn difficult parts or changing the key of music to match your voice.  Use A-B Repeat to play audio sections over and over, and turn on Center Cancel to create minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke fun.  There's also the Center Focus feature, which isolates center-located sounds in music tracks to make them easier to hear and learn.

The optional (sold separately) CB-CD2E Carrying Case gives you durable protection, plus handy storage of accessories like CD and SD media, batteries, remote, etc.

Roland CD-2u Features:

  • Easy CD/SD recording and CD burning in an all-in-one mobile device
  • High-quality stereo microphone and speaker system built in
  • Records direct to CD-R/RW discs or SD/SDHC memory card
  • Simple interface with Easy Guide function
  • Multiple inputs for connecting external devices—two XLR/TRS combo jacks with phantom power; Plug In Power mic jack; stereo RCA LINE IN jacks
  • Independent adjustment of playback speed and key, with improved audio quality over previous designs
  • Enhanced Center Cancel function; Center Focus isolates vocals and instruments for learning
  • Built-in tuner and metronome
  • Runs on included AC adaptor or six AA batteries (AC adaptor required for CD playback/recording)
  • Wireless remote control included

Roland CD-2u Specifications:

  • Recorder Specifications:
    • Tracks: 2 tracks (stereo)
    • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
    • Signal Processing: AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
    • Recording Mode: SD/SDHC Memory Card: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits) CD-R, CD-RW: Audio CD
    • Recording Media: SD Memory Card (supports 512 MB to 2 GB) SDHC Memory Card (supports 4 GB to 16 GB) CD-R CD-RW
    • Recording Time (unit: min): CD-R or CD-RW disc 650 MB: 74 700 MB: 80 SD Memory Card 512 MB: 47 1 GB: 94 2 GB: 189 SDHC Memory Card 4 GB:377 8 GB: 755 16 GB: 1511 
      • Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications.
      • In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.
      • Maximum recording time of one song is 74 minutes.
    • Recording Songs: Up to 99 songs on a single SD/SDHC Memory Card, CD-R, orCD-RW 
  • Input/Output:
    • Audio Input: Internal Stereo Microphones Internal Stereo Microphones EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: XLR type (balanced/phantom power DC 48 V, 8 mA Max.), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced/unbalanced) PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: Stereo miniature phone type LINE IN (L, R) jacks: RCA phono type
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)
    • Nominal Input Level (variable): EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: -51 to -8 dBu (common to XLR type and 1/4-inch phone type) PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: -51 to -13 dBu LINE IN (L, R) jacks: -24 to -4 dBu
    • Input Impedance: EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: 8 k ohms (common to XLR type and 1/4-inch phone type) PLUG IN POWER MIC jack : 20 k ohms LINE IN (L, R) jacks: 9 k ohms
    • Output Impedance: LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: 1 k ohm PHONES jack: 32 ohms 
  • Additional Specifications:
    • Display: 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
    • Power Supply: AC adaptor Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6 Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 6
    • Current Draw: 1000 mA
      • Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 5.5 hours Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): Approx. 6 hours The time may vary according to usage conditions, batteries used, and type of SD memory card used.
    • Accessories: Owner's Manual Quick Start Remote controller (with battery CR2025) AC adaptor Power cord SD memory card SD card protector CD-R Disc (Blank media)
    • Options (sold separately): Carrying Case: CB-CD2E, Stereo Microphone: CS-15RS, Stand: SS-PC1
    • Dimensions excluding batteries and AC adaptor: 11" W x 7-3/4" D x 2-3/16" H (278 x 196 x 55 mm)
    • Weight excluding batteries and AC adaptor: 3 lbs. 2 oz. (1.4 kg)

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