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MESSE11: Tascam Upgrades Combination CD/MiniDisk Player
MD-CD1MKIII upgrades the digital I/O and supports WAV file playback by the CD player 07/04/11
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Tascam has updated the world's only combination CD Player / MiniDisc recorder to create the MD-CD1mkIII. Here's their press release...
The original model and its follow-up have been big hits with contractors looking for the advantages of MiniDisc in a compact size. The new model upgrades the digital I/O and the CD player now supports WAV file playback in addition to MP3 files.
The MD-CD1mkIII includes a CD player and MiniDisc recorder transport, each of which can be operated independently. Individual inputs and outputs are available for each, plus a "common" output containing both signals. Each transport has both a coaxial and optical S/PDIF output, and the MiniDisc has coax and optical inputs. An optional LA-MC1 balancing kit offers balanced XLR inputs and outputs to the MD-CD1mkIII when required. The MD-CD1mkIII can be controlled through wireless remote, RS-232C or a PS/2 keyboard.
The CD transport supports pitch change from -50% to +16% speed. CD Text is displayed on the unit. Most CD disc formats and play modes are supported, and a digital output level can be employed with fade in and fade out. The MiniDisc section supports recording in SP, MONO, LP2 and LP4 modes, and can mix modes on one disc. The MD-CD1mkII can dub from CD to MiniDisc at up to 4x speed, and continuous playback is available from one transport to the other. Both the CD and MiniDisc include Auto Cue and Auto Ready functions.
Packing hours of playback in only 2 rack spaces, the MD-CD1mkIII is the ultimate choice for cramped installations requiring the flexibility of MiniDisc. CD Features: