Tascam CD-400U
Tascam CD-400U

Tascam CD-400U


Regular price $725.00

Tascam CD-400U CD/SD/USB Player with Bluetooth® receiver and FM/AM tuner

A professional media player offering the latest audio content playback options

Ideal for a variety of installations, the CD-400U delivers the latest wireless and solid state technology content playback by offering CD, Bluetooth wireless, SD, USB, and AM/FM tuner capability for fast and easy playback of professional quality audio. Recording from the CD or AM/FM source to SD or USB media is possible.


  • CD/SD/USB and FM/AM tuner realtime audio playback
  • Wireless streaming from a Bluetooth-enabled device like a smartphone, tablet, or computer
  • Analog audio outputs: XLR Balanced, RCA Unbalanced, and Headphone
  • 1/8" audio input for playback from any external source
  • “Power on Play” function starts audio playback automatically when powered on
  • “Panel Lock” function disables buttons to avoid unauthorized operation or programming
  • Real time recording from CD or FM/AM tuner to SD or USB media
  • External control via RS-232C
  • Control via ethernet with optional IF-E100 ethernet card is planned in the future

Spec description:

Supported media  
CD CD, CD-R, CD-RW (only CD-DA format)
SD SD card (512MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
USB USB Flash memory (512MB to 64GB)
File System FAT16 / FAT32
Playback file formats  
CD-DA 44.1kHz, 16-bit
MP3 44.1k / 48k Hz, 32k to 320k bps and VBR (MPEG1/2 Audio Layer-3)
WMA 44.1k / 48k Hz, 32k to 320k bps and VBR (WMA ver.9 standard, DRM not supported)
WAV (USB/SD only) 44.1k / 48k Hz, 16-bit
AAC (USB/SD only) 44.1k /48k Hz, 8k to 320k bps and VBR (MPEG4 AAC-LC (Audio stream))
Number of channels 2 (stereo), 1 (mono)
Dubbing file formats  
MP3 44.1kHz, 96k / 128k / 192k / 320k bps (96k / 128k bps with tuner)
Analog audio input  
Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo mini jack × 1
Nominal input level –20dBV (0.1Vrms)
Maximum input level –4dBV (0.63Vrms)
Input impedance 10kΩ or more
Analog audio outputs  
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1 pair
Rated output level –10dBV (0.316Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)
Maximum output level (switchable) +6dBV (2.0Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)
Output impedance 200Ω
Connector XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 1 pair
Rated output level +4dBu (1.23Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)
Maximum output level (switchable) +20dBu (7.75Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)
Output impedance 100Ω
Tuner output  
Connector RCA Pin jack × 1 pair
Rated output level –10dBV (0.316Vrms)
Maximum output level +6dBV (2.0Vrms)
Output impedance 200Ω
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo phone jack × 1
Maximum output 20mW + 20mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32Ω load)
Control input/output  
Connector 9-pin D-sub (female, inch-standard)
Bluetooth® version 4.2
Output class Class 2 (approximate transmission distance: 33 ft. / 10m)
* The transmission distance is approximate. The transmission distance could vary depending on the surrounding environment and electromagnetic waves.
Supported profile A2DP, AVRCP 1.0
Supported A2DP codecs SBC, AAC, Qualcomm® aptX™
A2DP content protection SCMS-T
Antenna connector  
FM F-type (female)
AM 2-pin push terminal
Frequency range  
FM 87.5M to 108.0M Hz
AM 522k to 1,629k Hz
Power AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 10W
Dimensions (W×H×D) 19.0" × 1.8" × 11.8" / 482.6 × 45 × 300.5 mm
Weight 7.3 lbs. / 3.3 kg
Operating temperature range 5 to 35˚C / 41 to 95˚F
Permitted installation tilt 30˚ or less
Included items AC power cord, Wireless remote controller”RC-CD400”, a rack-mounting screw kit, FM antenna, AM antenna, Owner’s manual/warranty


Audio performance

Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz, ±1dB (when 44.1k/48kHz sampling frequency, CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)
Distortion 0.005% or less (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)
S/N ratio 95dB or more (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)
Dynamic range 90dB or more (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)
Crosstalk between channels 90dB or more (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)


More Features:

Music playback from CDs, USB memory devices and SD cards

The CD-400U supports a wide range of media including audio CDs, data CDs, USB memory devices and SD and SDHC cards, supporting WAV, MP3, AAC and WMA formats. The CD-400U is ideal for contractors where playback of a wide range of media and files is required.
Playback modes (continuous playback, single playback and random playback) can also be combined with repeat playback function settings (on/off) to suit a wide range of situations.

Check out this in-depth video for a technical overview on the features and use of this powerful source device.

Wireless streaming from Bluetooth® devices

Your digital music library can be played back from Bluetooth® devices such as smartphones, tablets and portable music players. Once the device is paired with the CD-400U, a wireless connection can be made quickly by simply pressing the pairing button. This enables easy playback of audio files without fussing with cables or file formats.

* The CD-400 can be now individually identified via Bluetooth as "CD-400-xxxx" (xxxx being the unit's individual number). This applies to units which serial number starts with 206 and upwards only. The serial number can be checked on the unit's rear panel.

A built-in AM/FM tuner

The CD-400U accommodates an AM/FM tuner with 20FM + 20AM presets. An independent tuner output connector is equipped on the back, enabling simultaneous playback with other media on the unit.

An auxiliary external input connector

The CD-400U equips a stereo mini AUX IN connector on the front panel for easy access., allowing users to play audio from portable music players without Bluetooth® connection.


Analog audio outputs in Balanced and Unbalanced

The CD-400U equips both XLR balanced output and RCA unbalanced connectors. This makes the unit to suit to a wide range of settings, from background music in small facilities such as restaurants and offices to public facilities such as halls.

Versatile dubbing function

Audio from an audio CD or tuner can be dubbed to an SD/SDHC card or USB memory device using only the CD-400U – no need for a computer. Just press the dubbing button and play the audio to start dubbing.

Incremental Play to move to the beginning of the next track

When the Incremental Play function is enabled, the CD-400U skips to the beginning of the next track as the PLAY button is pressed during playback. When the STOP button is pressed during playback, the unit skips to the beginning of the next track and stands by. This is useful for situations such as presentations where tracks are not played to the end.

Remote control via an RS-232C and an Ethernet on option card.

As a standard feature, the CD-400U equips an RS-232C connector, allowing the unit to work with various remote control commands required by contractors. An optional Ethernet card – enabling the same serial control – is scheduled to release in future.


Owner's Manual