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The multi-purpose CD-A580 plays from cassette, CD, or USB flash media. Cassette and USB recording is also available, allowing cassettes to be archived to USB as MP3 files.
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The multi-purpose CD-A580 plays from cassette, CD, or USB flash media. Cassette and USB recording is also available, allowing cassettes to be archived to USB as MP3 files.  

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

Features At A Glance

Cassette deck

  • 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

CD Player

  • Playback of audio CDs, CD-RW discs and data CDs (MP3 files) supported
  • Various repeat playback modes, including Single, All and Program

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
  • Folder repeat playback
  • Manual file division (TAPE/LINE)


  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Infrared remote control included
  • LCD display with level meters
  • 3U rackmount size


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)
Nominal 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 50kΩ)
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

Product Details

Product Details

UPC 43774032952
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer TASCAM


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