Tascam MD-CD1mkIII Combo MiniDisc Recorder/CD Player

PA SKU # TAS MDCD1MKIII MFR # MD-CD1MKIII UPC # 043774026906
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  • Product Highlights
  • 2RU Rackmount Chassis
  • Plays Standard, MP3, and WAV CDs
  • CD to MiniDisc Dubbing
  • Analog and Digital I/O
  • Wired or Wireless Control

Combination CD Player and MiniDisc Recorder

TASCAM's MD-CD1mkIII is the only combination CD and MiniDisc solution for contractors, broadcast and other installations requiring MD-format compatibility. Based on the bestselling MD-CD1, the new model adds new digital I/O, additional file playback from CD, an expanded pitch range for CD playback and more. For space-challenged jobs that need a variety of playback options, the MD-CD1mkIII is the perfect choice.

The CD player on the MD-CD1mkIII supports MP3 and WAV file playback in addition to standard CD or CD-TEXT discs. The MiniDisc can play or record in all major formats: SP, MONO, LP2, and LP4. Discs can be dubbed from CD to MiniDisc at up to 4x speed, and continuous playback can cycle from one transport to the other. Both the CD and MiniDisc include Auto Cue and Auto Ready functions.

On the rear panel, each transport has its own set of unbalanced outputs, plus coaxial and optical S/PDIF digital outs. The MiniDisc section has unbalanced inputs, coaxial and optical digital inputs as well. An optional balancing kit, the LA-MC1, adds XLR balanced I/O to the MD-CD1mkIII. It can be controlled using RS-232C, wireless remote control, or a PS/2 keyboard.

Packing hours of playback in only two rack spaces, the MD-CD1mkIII is the ultimate solution for cramped installations requiring the flexibility of MiniDisc.
  • CD Player
  • Plays audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3/WAV-encoded CD-ROM discs
  • Supports CD-TEXT, with display support for disc title, track title, and ID3 tag display for song titles
  • An MP3 action preference will tell the transport what to do if an MP3 file can't be played
  • The pitch of audio CDs can be controlled from -50 to +16% in 0.1 to 1% selectable steps
  • The key of audio CDs can be altered by ±6 semi-tones in semi-tone steps, letting you adjust the key without affecting playback speed
  • There are selectable playback and repeat modes, including All, Single, Program (Up to 99 tracks), Random, and A-B Repeat
  • An Auto Ready function preps the player, while an Auto Cue function provides automatic disc cueing from -72 to -24dB in 6dB steps
  • Digital output volume lets you adjust the volume from mute (-infinity) or a -54 to +18dB range
  • Fade in/out playback provides smooth transitions, and is selectable from 1-30 seconds in 1 second steps
  • An End-of-Message (EOM) display indicates the end of the track or disc, settable from 1 to 99 seconds in 1 second steps
  • You can search a specific playback time by using the numeric keys on the included remote
  • The power-on play mode will begin disc playback as soon as the unit is turned on
  • The time display mode will show the elapsed or remaining time of a track or of the entire disc 1
  • A directory play mode for MP3 and WAV discs lets you choose which file to play back
  • There is an unbalanced stereo RCA analog output, plus S/PDIF optical and coaxial digital outputs
  • The PS/2 connector lets you hook up a standard QWERTY keyboard for wired control
  • MiniDisc
  • Supports SP (stereo), mono, LP2, and LP4 modes
  • Audio can be recorded in different modes on the same disc. Discs that contain audio in different modes can be played back as well
  • Edit functions include erase, divide, combine, move, and title
  • There is a grouping function and group playback, allowing you to unify multiple recordings
  • An overwrite function lets you record over unwanted material
  • An auto track increment function will automatically create new tracks based on the input audio level and track information data provided by the S/PDIF inputs. You can also choose manual track incrementing by pressing the record button while recording
  • You can sync recordings via the input audio signal
  • An input monitor function lets you keep tabs on input signals
  • Digital input volume lets you adjust the volume from mute (-infinity) or a -54 to +18dB range
  • Fade in/out recording provides smooth transitions, and is selectable from 1-30 seconds in 1 second steps
  • A pre recording function can be set to record anywhere from 1-6 seconds of audio from before the time you press the record button, settable in 1 second steps
  • There are multiple playback and repeat modes, including All, Single, Program (up to 25 tracks), Random, Group Playback, and A-B Repeat
  • An Auto Ready function preps the player, while an Auto Cue function provides automatic disc cueing
  • An End-of-Message (EOM) display indicates the end of the track or disc, settable from 1 to 99 seconds in 1 second steps
  • You can search a specific playback time by using the numeric keys on the included remote
  • The power-on play mode will begin disc playback as soon as the unit is turned on
  • The time display mode will show the elapsed or remaining time of a track or of the entire MiniDisc
  • There are unbalanced stereo RCA analog inputs and outputs, plus optical and digital S/PDIF inputs and outputs, providing a variety of connectivity options
  • The PS/2 connector lets you hook up a standard QWERTY keyboard for remote control, editing, and title input
  • Common Combined Features
  • The 2RU rackmount chassis fits in any standard equipment rack
  • There is a common stereo RCA output that provides the signal from both sections. CD or MiniDisc priority can be set
  • The front-panel headphone jack offers convenient monitoring, and can be set for CD, MD, or common
  • You can dub a CD to a MiniDisc as a whole disc, or track-by-track. It will dub at 4x speed in SP mode, 2x speed in mono/LP2/LP4 modes, and 1x speed from MP3/WAV discs, or when the CD's pitch/key controls are active
  • Independent operation of the CD and MD sections, each with separate transport controls. A common jog wheel provides track skip for either section
  • You can play continuously between CD and MD with no limitations
  • CD-TEXT and ID3 tags provide automatic title input
  • The included wireless IR remote provides terrific convenience, and can be enabled/disabled as you like
  • An RS-232C serial port provides wired control options
  • A "factory" preset setting automatically sets system preferences
  • An optional LA-MC1 card (sold separately) provides balanced I/O connectors
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Type: MiniDisc Recorder/Player, CD Player
  • Compatible Discs:
    MD: MiniDisc Format
    CD: CD-DA (8/12cm), CD-ROM (8/12cm), CD/CD-R/CD-RW
  • Number of Channels:
    MD: 2 Channels Stereo, 1 Channel Mono
    CD: 2
  • Utilities: CD: ISO9660 Level 1/2/ROMEO/JOLIET Format (CD Only)
  • Format:
    MD: Magnetic Field Modulation Overwrite
    CD: Audio CD (CD-DA), MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3), WAV
  • Recording Mode: Stereo, Mono, LP2, LP4 (MD Only)
  • Recording Time:
    60 Min Disc: 60 mins Stereo, 120 mins Mono/LP2, 240 mins LP4
    74 Min Disc: 74 mins Stereo, 148 mins Mono/LP2, 296 mins LP4
    80 Min Disc: 80 mins Stereo, 160 mins Mono/LP2, 320 mins LP4 1
    Please Note:
    MD Only
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  • Sampling Frequencies: 44.1kHz (CD and MD)
  • Bit Rate: 16-bit (CD Only)
  • Compression: ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding, MD Only)
  • Playback:
    Sampling: 44.1kHz (MP3 and WAV)
    Bit Rate: 32-320kbps or VBR MP3, 16-bit WAV
  • Input Impedance: 22 kOhms (RCA)
  • Input Level:
    -10dBV (0.32VRMS) Nominal
    +6dBV (2.0VRMS) Maximum
    -22dBV (0.08VRMS) Minimum
  • Digital Input:
    Format: IEC-60958-3 S/PDIF, Conforming to SCMS
    Sampling: 32 to 48kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms (RCA)
  • Output Level:
    -10dBV (0.32VRMS) Nominal
    +6dBV (2.0VRMS) Maximum
  • Digital Output: Format: IEC-60958-3 S/PDIF, Conforming to SCMS
  • Headphone Output: 20mW + 20mW (1kHz, 0.1%, 32 Ohms)
  • Connectors:
    1 x AC Power Input
    1 x Stereo RCA MD Input
    1 x Stereo RCA MD Output
    1 x Stereo RCA CD Output
    1 x Stereo RCA Common Output
    1 x Optical S/PDIF MD Input
    1 x Coaxial S/PDIF MD Input
    1 x Optical S/PDIF MD Output
    1 x Coaxial S/PDIF MD Output
    1 x Optical S/PDIF CD Output
    1 x Coaxial S/PDIF CD Output
    1 x RS-232C D-Sub 9-Pin Control Port
    1 x PS/2 Mini DIN Port (Front Panel)
    1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack (Front Panel)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB (All Modes, JEITA)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:
    100dB or More (CD Playback, JEITA)
    98dB or More (MD Playback, JEITA)
    95dB or More (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):
    0.004 or Less (CD Playback, JEITA)
    0.004 or Less (MD Playback, JEITA)
    0.006 or Less (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
  • Dynamic Range:
    100dB or More (CD Playback, JEITA)
    98dB or More (MD Playback, JEITA)
    95dB or More (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
  • Channel Separation:
    90dB or More (CD Playback, JEITA)
    90dB or More (MD Playback, JEITA)
    83dB or More (MD Recording/Playback, JEITA)
  • Angle: 5° or Less (Inclination Angle of Installation)
  • Operating Temperature: 41 to 104° (5 to 40°C)
  • Power: 120VAC, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 22W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 3.7 x 12.1" (483 x 94 x 308 mm)
  • Weight: 11.9 lb (5.4 kg)
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