NEW MD-CD1 From TASCAM Combines CD Playback & MiniDisc Recording

This week''s spotlight is on the new MD-CD1 that combines CD Playback with MiniDisc Recording.
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"The MD-CD1 is the latest example of a problem-solving product from TASCAM," explains Jim Mack, Division Manager for TASCAM. "Our CC-222mkII has been a big success, combining CD and cassette recording into one unit. The MD-CD1 is a similar multi-media component from TASCAM, for installations that don't have the rackspace for multiple devices. Together with the MD-350, these are currently the only rackmount MiniDisc players available anywhere."

New from TASCAM, the MD-CD1 combines CD playback and MiniDisc recording in a single rackmount unit designed to save rack space and installation budgets. Like all of TASCAM's products designed for fixed installation, the MD-CD1 is a reliable player designed for years of trouble-free use. The unit is stocked with features, such as 12% pitch control, MP3 CD playback, RS-232 control and an optional balanced I/O board that allow it to be spec'd into a wide variety of applications.

The TASCAM MD-CD1 has a host of professional features like RS-232 control, digital I/O and an optional I/O board for balanced interfacing. CDs can be played back at up to 12% higher or lower, and can even be played back faster without changing the pitch for a "chipmunk" effect. Discs can be duplicated from CD to MiniDisc at up to 4x speed, and a wireless IR remote is included.

CD Features:

  • MP3 file playback / ID3 tag display
  • +/-16% pitch control
  • Change Tempo without affecting the KEY
  • Dedicated Digital & Analog outputs
  • Transport control with PS/2 Keyboard

MD Features:

  • Supports ST, MONO, LP2, and LP4 mode (REC/PLAY)
  • Edit function
  • Overwrite recording
  • +/-12.5% pitch control
  • Dedicated Digital I/O (optical) and analog I/O (RCA)
  • PS/2 Keyboard input for title input and external control

Combined Features:

  • 4 x speed duplication
  • MD-CD continuous playback
  • Wireless IR remote controller
  • RS-232C serial control
  • Optional balanced I/O board (LA-MC1)
  • 2U rackmountable form factor

For more information visit www.tascam.com.