CD-2u

SD/CD Recorder

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CD-2u: SD/CD Recorder

Easy Recording and CD Burning On the Go

Features

Leave the computer at home—with the CD-2u SD/CD Recorder, it’s easier than ever to capture quality recordings and play and burn CDs anywhere! Record audio instantly with the built-in stereo mic, or connect your own external mics, electronic musical instruments, and other devices with professional results. Onboard are many training tools for lessons and practice, including CD and WAV audio playback, high-fidelity key and speed adjustment, improved Center Cancel, and the all-new Center Focus. Essentials such as a chromatic tuner and metronome are included as well. Ultra-compact and easy to use, the CD-2u is your perfect solution for playing, recording, and CD burning in a convenient mobile package.

  • Easy CD/SD recording and CD burning in an all-in-one mobile device
  • High-quality stereo microphone and speaker system built in
  • Records direct to CD-R/RW discs or SD/SDHC memory card
  • Simple interface with Easy Guide function
  • Multiple inputs for connecting external devices—two XLR/TRS combo jacks with phantom power; Plug In Power mic jack; stereo RCA LINE IN jacks
  • Independent adjustment of playback speed and key, with improved audio quality over previous designs
  • Enhanced Center Cancel function; new Center Focus isolates vocals and instruments for learning
  • Built-in tuner and metronome
  • Runs on included AC adaptor or six AA batteries (AC adaptor required for CD playback/recording)
  • Wireless remote control included
All-In-One Convenience

With its compact size and ability to run on battery power, the CD-2u is your go-everywhere companion, giving you everything you need to record, edit, play, and burn in one standalone unit. The built-in stereo mic makes audio capture easy, while high-performance stereo speakers provide convenient sound playback of your recordings as well as commercial CDs, lesson material, and more.

Simple, Intuitive Operation

The CD-2u records to readily available SD/SDHC cards, and can also record directly to CD-R and CD-RW discs when using AC power. Thanks to the Easy Guide feature, the CD-2u is incredibly simple for anyone to operate, with clear onscreen instructions that guide you every step of the way. Easy Guide covers not only recording functions, but also CD backup, creating minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke, setting proper input levels, and other operations. You can even choose among six different languages for the display: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese.

Connect External Mics and Other Devices

While it’s designed for pro results as a standalone unit, the CD-2u also provides connections to integrate external devices for various applications. Two XLR/TRS combo jacks allow you to connect your own mics (with phantom power available if needed), including a stereo field-recording mic such as the CS-15RS. There’s also a stereo mini-mic jack with Plug In Power, plus stereo RCA LINE IN jacks for connecting an instrument, music player, or other audio sources.

Your Education and Practice Partner

The CD-2u is packed with useful tools not only for developing music skills, but also other applications such as learning languages, transcribing spoken-word audio, and more. You can independently adjust the speed and key with exceptional audio quality, perfect for slowing down passages to learn difficult parts or changing the key of music to match your voice. Use A-B Repeat to play audio sections over and over, and turn on Center Cancel to create minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke fun. There’s also the newly developed Center Focus feature, which isolates center-located sounds in music tracks to make them easier to hear and learn.

Carrying Case and More

Once you experience the CD-2u, you’ll want to take it with you everywhere. The optional CB-CD2E Carrying Case gives you durable protection, plus handy storage of accessories like CD and SD media, batteries, remote, etc. And if you love all the great features of the CD-2u but don’t need CD playback/burning capability, be sure to check out its cousin, the SD-2u SD Recorder.

Audio & Video

Video

Specs

Recorder Part
Tracks
2 tracks (stereo)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Recording Mode
SD/SDHC Memory Card: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
CD-R, CD-RW: Audio CD
Recording Media
SD Memory Card (supports 512 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC Memory Card (supports 4 GB to 16 GB)
CD-R
CD-RW
Recording Time (unit: min)
CD-R or CD-RW disc
650 MB: 74
700 MB: 80

SD Memory Card
512 MB: 47
1 GB: 94
2 GB: 189

SDHC Memory Card
4 GB: 377
8 GB: 755
16 GB: 1511

* Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications.
* In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.
* Maximum recording time of one song is 74 minutes.
Recording Songs
Up to 99 songs on a single SD/SDHC Memory Card, CD-R, or CD-RW
Input/Output
Audio Input
Internal Stereo Microphones
Internal Stereo Microphones
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: XLR type (balanced/phantom power DC 48 V, 8 mA Max.), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced/unbalanced)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: Stereo miniature phone type
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: RCA phono type
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)
Nominal Input Level (variable)
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: -51 to -8 dBu (common to XLR type and 1/4-inch phone type)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: -51 to -13 dBu
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: -24 to -4 dBu
Input Impedance
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: 8 k ohms (common to XLR type and 1/4-inch phone type)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack : 10 k ohms
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: 28 k ohms
Output Impedance
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: 1 k ohm
PHONES jack: 32 ohms
Other
Display
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 6
Current Draw
1000 mA
* Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 5.5 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): Approx. 6 hours
The time may vary according to usage conditions, batteries used, and type of SD memory card used.
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Quick Start
Remote controller (with battery CR2025)
AC adaptor
Power cord
SD memory card
SD card protector
CD-R Disc (Blank media)
Options (sold separately)
Carrying Case: CB-CD2E
Stereo Microphone: CS-15RS
Stand: SS-PC1
Size and Weight (excluding batteries and AC adaptor)
Width
278 mm
11 inches
Depth
196 mm
7-3/4 inches
Height
55 mm
2-3/16 inches
Weight
1.4 kg
3 lbs. 2 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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