TASCAM CD-A580 Cassette/CD/USB MP3 Player Recorder

Play audio and data CDs, record and play back cassette tapes, and even record and play files on USB flash drive media with the rackmountable TASCAM CD-A580.

The TASCAM CD-A580 combines a cassette recorder, CD player and USB flash drive recorder/player into a rack-mountable unit perfect for installation and professional applications. Not only compatible with the most popular types of media, the CD-A580 allows cassette tapes to be dubbed to USB media for archival.

Cassette Recorder

Single-direction logic-based transport control with outstanding stability and longevity
An IC Logic-based transport control is used for the cassette mechanism. The transport was chosen to support years of professional use.
A wireless remote control operation and Power-on Recording/Playback mode are available

Dub from CD to cassette

CDs can be recorded to blank cassette media. If desired, CD track order can be programmed before beginning recording.

Record the USB flash drive or line inputs

The USB media can be recorded to cassette. USB track order can also be programmed before capturing to cassette. Recording from the line inputs is also supported for cassette recording.

Pitch Control

During cassette tape playback, the pitch can be adjusted up to +/-10%.

Supported cassette tape types

- The following types of tapes are supported for recording and playback.
- Playback : NormalTYPE I, Chrome (TYPE II), Metal (TYPE IV)
- Record : NormalTYPE I, Chrome (TYPE II)

Playback of audio CDs, CD-R/CD-RW discs and data CDs (MP3 files) supported

The installation-grade CD player supports several CD formats for maximum flexibility. read more Standard audio CDs (CD-DA) are supported, as well as CD-R, CD-RW, and data CDs containing MP3 files. Repeat, shuffle and programmed playback are also included. In addition, the Power-on Playback function is available.

Dub from cassette to USB media as MP3 files

Cassette media can be captured to the USB drive as MP3 files, allowing analog masters to be saved and archived in a digital format. Audio from CDs, and the LINE inputs can also be recorded in the MP3 format to USB flash drives. When recording from a CD, each track is automatically made into a separate MP3 file. When recording audio from a tape or the LINE inputs, you can manually divide the MP3 files during recording.

MP3 audio file playback

Select a folder to play the MP3 files it contains. Repeat, shuffle and programmed playback are all included. In addition, the Power-on Playback function is available.

Cassette Deck Features

- One-way IC Logic transport control enables recording and playback
- Dub from CDs
- Dub from USB flash drive and recording from LINE Inputs
- +/-10% pitch control
- Supported cassette tape types
- Playback: normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II), metal (TYPE IV)
- Recording: normal (TYPE I), chrome (TYPE II)
- Recommended tape length: 10 minutes to 90 minutes
- Power-on recording/playback functions

CD Player

- Playback of audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW discs and data CDs (MP3 files) supported
- Shuffle and program playback supported
- Single/All Folder repeat playback
- Power-on playback functions

USB flash drive recorder/player

- Recording as MP3 files possible from CD, cassette and line input sources
- MP3 file playback
- Shuffle and program playback supported
- Single/All Folder repeat playback
- Manual file division (TAPE/LINE)
- Power-on playback functions


- Headphone jack with level control
- Wireless remote control included
- LCD display with level meters
- 3U rackmount size
- RoHS supported
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Cassette Tape
- Track System: Stereo
- Head Structure: Record/playback head x1, Erase head x1
- Tape Type: Cassette Tape (C-10 C-90)

Supported Cassette Tape
- Playback: Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II), Metal (TYPE IV)
- Recording: Normal (TYPE I), Chrome (TYPE II)
- Pitch Control: 10% (Playback Only)

- Wow and Flutter: 0.3% (W.RMS)
- Frequency Response:
-- 50 ~ 12.5kHz 4dB (Chrome)
-- 50 ~ 12.5kHz 4dB (Normal)
- S/N Ratio: 59dB (Maximum input level, A-weighted)
- IN/OUTNominal Input and Output Level (RCA): 4.5dBu (0.46V) Impedence more than 50k ohms

- Supported Disc: CD/CD-R/CD-RW (12cm/8cm)
- Disc Format: CD-DA, MP3 data CD (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2)

- Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz 2dB
- THD+N: Less than 0.02% (1kHz)
- Maximum Output Level: +6dBV (2.0V)

- Playback Format: MP3
- Sampling Frequency: 16k 48kHz, 8k 320kbps bit rates
- Record Format: MP3
- Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz, 128kbps bit rates
- Folder Levels: 8 levels supported

- Playback: 20Hz 15kHz (3dB), more than 85dB S/N
- Record:
-- From CD: 20Hz 15kHz (3dB)
-- From Line In: 100Hz 15kHz (3dB)
-- More than 85dB S/N

- Nominal Input Level (RCA): -4.5dBu (-0.46V) Input impedance: more than 50k ohms)
- Maximum Output Level (RCA): +6dBV (2.0V)
- Headphone Output: 10mW+10mW (THD+N 0.1%, 32 ohms under CD MONITOR)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 19 x 5.5 x 11.4 inches (483 x 138.5 x 290 mm)
- Weight: 13.2 lb (6.0 kg)
- Included Accessories: Wireless remote control (RC-1329), AAA batteries (x2), Rack mounting screw kit, Owners manual & warranty card
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 15.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS CDA580
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Shipping Weight: 15.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS CDA580

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted May 28, 2018 by Ron Tyler in Tyler, TX

"Great Unit for our transfer studio"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Works great.Sounds great. Easy to use.

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