Summary: I bought this unit used, to replace one on which the CD unit had failed, door open/close issue and CD disc recognition problem(seems to be a common problem with the CD-A500). However I do like the unit because it is so easy to use and really does a fine job on CD's. I especially like the program mode that allows you to set up at least 20 tracks and play only those tracks after setup. Also you can set 4 seconds between tracks,which is nice.
Summary: THIS ITEM . Is a cd and cassatte recorder and player combine. when I first the cds I compared it to my carver,at first I thought carver was a lot better but as I heard more of the tascam I started to relize that it sounded warmer almost turntable like. The cassette is excallet when it records almost sounds as good as the cd player. this is a good item to buy if you have cds and you want a little warmer sound. great with vintage equitment .
Summary: friend was trying to find a descent cd player..being an analog person i figured.the best of both worlds..teac and tascam have been great products over the years..why stop now ? but still, not like old school sound..he likes it.that will work!!!!!!the specs..sold the unit..
I bought the CD player as a backup for the one I have.
9 October 2010
Summary: I bought an 8 year old CD-A500 Tascam player as a backup to one that I have. It was in good shape. I had the Factory service it and it is just great. Total cost was less than 1/3 the cost of a new unit.
Summary: the look is perfet and i can tell you this the cd- a500 for me is the best to have in anybody sound system i decide to buy because of the name and the price was fair to me looking to have more than one even i know they are very liable