TASCAM has updated the best-selling combination CD players/cassette recorders to the CD-A550 and CD-A750. Like TASCAM's CD-200, the new models employ TEAC's new CD-5020A drive mechanism, designed for audio playback with a smooth loading drawer and low clamping noise. New features include MP3 and WAV file playback, CD Text display, Auto Cue and Auto Ready. Also new is the digital output and pitch control for both the CD and cassette mechanisms.
The CD-A550 is a combination CD player and cassette recorder with unbalanced phono inputs and outputs. The CD-A750 adds balanced XLR ins and outs, parallel and RS-232 control. Each has contractor-specific features such as power-on play, a wired remote control, rack mountable design and shock memory on CD playback.