Need a CD player for your studio, business, or home? One that offers performance, reliability, and convenience at a price that won't break the bank? Look no further than the Tascam CD-200. Tascam built this sleek player on the solid foundation of their best-selling CD-160, while adding a few upgrades and performance tweaks along the way. The CD-200 features a new transport custom-designed for audio playback, with a smooth disc loading drawer and low clamping noise. Tascam also improved the internal clock for cleaner sound with decreased jitter (distortion caused by timing errors).

Tascam CD-200

Flexible and easy to use

Optical and coaxial digital audio outputs offer a simple connection to a recorder or digital console. A front-panel pitch control lets you adjust pitch and tempo — great for musicians, dancers, and fitness instructors. For private listening, the CD-200 includes a headphone jack on the front panel with a volume control. In addition to standard CDs, the CD-200 plays discs with MP3 and WAV files, and has front-panel folder up/down buttons that make it easy to find the right folder. And the included remote includes number keys for quick access to a specific track.

Product Highlights:

  • plays standard audio CDs, MP3 & WAV file CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • CD TEXT and ID3 tag support
  • stereo RCA unbalanced analog line outputs
  • optical and coaxial (S/PDIF) digital audio outputs
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output with volume control
  • ±12.5% pitch control (analog output only)
  • 10-second shockproof memory built in (protection against skipping)
  • three play modes: continuous, shuffle, and program
  • repeat playback (single repeat, all repeat)
  • folder repeat for data CDs
  • wireless remote control with direct track access
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz (±1.5dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: greater than 90 dB
  • rack mountable (2U rack space)
  • 19"W x 3-3/4"H x 14-1/2"D
  • weight: 9.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • CD player with attached 74" power cord
  • 2 Rack ears (installed)
  • 4 Pan-head rack screws (with rubber washers)
  • Wireless remote control (RC-CD200)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safety Precautions sheet

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Features
Specifications

Features

Overview: The TASCAM CD-200 is a rack-mountable professional CD player. The player comes with a wireless remote control, and with rack-mount ears installed. There are multiple outputs to choose from, including analog RCA connections, as well as optical and coaxial digital outs. The unit also has a 1/4" headphone output with a level control.

Compatible Media: The CD-200 is equipped with a high quality CD-5020A tray-loading CD disc drive. The unit is compatible CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (12cm and 8cm) with the following media types:

  • CD-DA: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo
  • MP3: 32 / 44.1 / 48kHz, 32-320 kbps, VBR
  • WAV: 8 / 16 / 32 / 11.025 / 22.05 / 44.1 / 12 / 24 / 48 kHz, 8 or 16-bit

Pitch Control: While playing back CDs, the CD-200 can vary the pitch by rotating the pitch control knob on the front panel. You can vary the pitch by approximately + or - 12.5%. Only the analog outputs are used when pitch control is switched on.

Playback Functions: The CD-200 offers several playback functions:

  • Playback Modes: continuous, shuffle, and program (99 tracks)
  • Intro Check: plays the first 10 seconds of each track, one after another
  • Repeat: You can select disc or track repeat on CD-DA discs. On data CDs, you can select Folder Repeat.

Display: The front panel has a bright blue and white display. The unit will display CD Text and ID3 tag information, as well as various time displays. You can change the time display on CD-DA tracks to track elapsed, track remain, and total remain. Data CDs display total elapsed time only.

Shock Protection: To protect against skipping, the CD drive has a 10-second memory buffer.

Rack Mountable: The CD-200 comes out of the box with rack ears installed. The unit will fit into a 2U rack-mount space, however it is recommended to leave 1U of space above and 4" behind the unit for proper ventilation. If needed, the player's 4 rubber feet can be removed when rack-mounting. Four rack-mounting screws with rubber washers are included.

Wireless Remote Control: The CD-200 includes the RC-CD200 remote control. The remote is powered by two "AA" batteries (included). The remote's operating range is approximately 7 meters (23') at an angle of 15° left or right.

Specifications

Audio Performance:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+/-1.5dB)
  • THD: Less than 0.01%
  • S/N Ratio: 90dB or greater
  • Dynamic Range: 90dB or greater
  • Channel Separation: 90dB or greater

Output Ratings: The CD-200 includes both analog and digital outputs:

  • Analog Output: RCA pin jack
    • Output Impedance: 200Ω
    • Reference Output Level: -10dBV (0.32 Vrms)
    • Maximum Output Level: +6dBV (2.0 Vrms)
  • Headphone Output:
    • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) stereo phone jack
    • Maximum Output Level: 20mW + 20mW (THD+N: 0.1%, 32Ω)
  • Digital Outputs (S/PDIF):
    • Coaxial: RCA pin jack connector
    • Optical: Optical jack (TosLink)

Dimensions: The CD-200 has the following dimensions:

  Width Height Depth Weight
Chassis 17.0625" 3.5" 11.73" 9.259 pounds
Overall* 18.94" 3.72" 14.5"
* Overall width includes rack-mount ears; overall height includes feet; overall depth include an allowance of 2.75" for cables.

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