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      Fostex CR500 CD-R/RW Master Recorder (240345)
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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.

Fostex CR500 CD-R/RW Master Recorder Features:

  • 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/)
    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, and simple transport controlling.
    Program play up to 9 songs per disc
    10 memory points per disc
    Internal memory for up to 100 discs, programs and memories
    Power On Play functions good for event and 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 format




Fostex CR500 CD-R/RW Master Recorder

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  • Performance of the Fostex CR500

    As reviewed by Rett Christensen on 10/27/2008

    I have a Fostex reel-to-reel unit that I still use and hundreds of hours of music that I needed to burn onto cd. My main purpose for purchasing the CR500 was to get everything onto cd's, and the analog input and recording process couldn't be more simple. I was burning cd's within 10 minutes of opening and rack mounting the unit. I am not digital/computer-literate and am so happy with the ease and funtionality of the analog to digital process of the CR500. I'm sure there are many applications that I will never use with this unit, so I can't give a complete "across the board" review of everything this unit does and should do. All I can say is that I am extremely pleased with what it does for me being "old school" and still using analog recording products...I can quickly and easily preserve my work digitally while keeping the warm analog and "hands-on" sound that I love so much with my old gear...the best of both worlds.

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  • Not Good for Dj MIx complations or EDM producers

    As reviewed by Matt Guthrie on 7/17/2013

    If you want to manually add tracks to a recording it always adds a 100ms Gap between tracks with no adjustment for this. I will be selling mine in favor for one that does.

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