The new Fostex CR500 is a next generation CD recorder which offers pro-quality advanced features both as a master recorder and as a playback machine, yet is available at a surprsingly low cost.
On the master recorder side, CR500 offers the world-first direct BWF recording onto UDF formatted CD at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. The file is fully compatible with PC workstations with data transfer a simple 'copy & paste' procedure instead of real-time audio ripping. In addition,the CR500 is ideal for DAT archiving in the standard 16-bit/48kHz format.
On the playback side, it offers many useful functions such as Instant Play, Fader Start, built-in memory for cue point and program play per each disc (up to 100 discs), etc. for versatile applications such as event playback, stage playback as well as broadcast playback.
CD-DA and BWF(stereo poly-file)* (on UDF) file format recording.
Complies to CD-DA, ISO9660 (playback only) and UDF (v1.02) disk format
AES/EBU or S/PDIF digital I/O
Analog XLR (+4dBu/-10dBV selectable) and unbalanced RCA I/O
Fader Start function for broadcast use
Instant Play for event applications
USB port on the front panel for connecting an off-the-shelf USB keyboard for file name editing & simple transport controlling.
Program play up to 99 songs per disc
10 memory points per disc
Internal memory for up to 100 discs programs & memories
Power On Play functions good for event & installation applications
Rotary encoder for quick access to the setup menu
Direct track selection by 10 key
*UDF formatted disc can be recognized only on Windows XP, not on Mac OS because of the different writing method on UDF formatted CD
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