A mastering recorder with strong playback features.
For mastering purposes, the Fostex CR500 recorder offers the world-first direct BWF recording onto UDF formatted CDs at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. The file is fully compatible with PC workstations with data transfers requiring a simple copy and paste procedure instead of realtime audio ripping. In addition, the CR500 master recorder is ideal for DAT archiving in the standard 16-bit/48kHz format.
On the playback side, the Fostex CR500 recorder offers many useful functions such as Instant Play, Fader Start, built-in memory for cue point and program play per each disk (up to 100 discs), for versatile applications such as event playback, stage playback as well as broadcast playback.