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Tascam CD-A580
Rackmount Cassette to MP3 Combo Recorder with Unbalanced RCA


The CD-A580 from TASCAM is a Cassette/CD/USB Player recorder combo unit.
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Tascam CD-A580
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The CD-A580 from TASCAM is a Cassette/CD/USB Player recorder combo unit. The multi-purpose model features cassette and USB recording, allowing you the ability of taking your materials from cassettes to be archived to USB as MP3 files.

The CD-A580 combines a cassette deck, CD player and USB flash drive recorder/player into a single rack-mountable unit – perfect for installation and professional applications. A CD player and cassette tape recorder are joined with USB flash drive recording. Not only compatible the most popular types of media, the CD-A580 allows cassette tapes to be dubbed to USB media for archival. 

TASCAM CD-A580 Includes:

  • Wireless remote control (RC-1329)  
  • AAA batteries (x2) 
  • Rack mounting screw kit  
  • Owners manual & warranty card 

TASCAM CD-A580 Features:

  • 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
    • Supported cassette tape types:
      • Playback: normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II), metal (TYPE IV)
      • Recording: normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II)
      • Recommended tape length: 10 minutes to 90 minutes
  • 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)
  • General:
    • Headphone jack with level control
    • Infrared remote control included
    • LCD display with level meters
    • 3U rackmount size 

TASCAM CD-A580 Specifications:

  • Cassette Tape:   
    • Track System: Stereo
    • Head Structure: Record/playback head x1, Erase head x1
    • Tape Type: Cassette Tape (C-10 – C-90)
    • Supported Cassette Tape:   
    • Playback: Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II), Metal (TYPE IV)
    • Recording: Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II)
    • Pitch Control: ±10% (Playback Only
      • Wow and Flutter: 0.3% (W.RMS)
      • Frequency Response:
        • 50 ~ 12.5kHz ±4dB (Chrome)
        • 50 ~ 12.5kHz ±4dB (Normal)
      • S/N Ratio: 59dB (Maximum input level, A-weighted)
      • IN/OUT:   
        • Nominal Input and Output Level (RCA): 4.5dBu (0.46V) Impedence more than 50k ohms 
  • CD PLAYER:   
    • Supported Disc: CD/CD-R/CD-RW (12cm/8cm)
    • Disc Format: CD-DA, MP3 data CD (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2)
      • Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz ±2dB
      • THD+N: Less than 0.02% (1kHz)
      • Maximum Output Level: +6dBV (2.0V)
    • Playback Format: MP3
    • Sampling Frequency: 16k – 48kHz, 8k – 320kbps bit rates
    • Record Format: MP3
    • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz, 128kbps bit rates
    • Folder Levels: 8 levels supported
      • Playback: 20Hz – 15kHz (±3dB), more than 85dB S/N
    • Record:   
      • From CD: 20Hz – 15kHz (±3dB)
      • From Line In: 100Hz – 15kHz (±3dB)
      • More than 85dB S/N
  • Other:
    • Nominal Input Level (RCA): -4.5dBu (-0.46V) (Input impedance: more than 50kO)
    • Maximum Output Level (RCA): +6dBV (2.0V)
    • Headphone Output: 10mW+10mW (THD+N 0.1%, 32 ohms under CD MONITOR)
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19" x 5.5" x 11.4" (483 x 138.5 x 290 mm)
    • Weight: 13.2 lb (6.0 kg)

General Questions


Can I return a service part once it has been installed?


Installed service parts are non returnable, unless they are defective. All defective returns are exchange only - no money will be refunded.

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