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Tascam CD-400U CD/Media Player & AM/FM Receiver

Product Information:

The TASCAM CD-400U: a professional, versatile, and reliable media player offering the latest audio content playback options for institutions, music venues, retail, schools, restaurant applications, and more.

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.

Professional audio connections are provided in the form of XLR balanced outputs, RCA unbalanced outputs, a 2nd set of RCA outputs dedicated to the AM/FM audio, an 1/8” auxiliary input for utilizing audio from any source, and headphones for quick and silent monitoring and confirmation of operation.

The CD-400U has also been designed for full-proof and automatic operation wth the inclusion of a “panel lock” function which disables the panel buttons, and an automatic playback function which starts playback upon power up.

Lastly, to ensure seamless integration into more comple systems, external control is possible using the standard RS - 232C terminal.


CD/SD/USB/and FM/AM tuner realtime audio playback
Wireless Bluetooth playback when paired with a Bluetooth-enabled device like a smartphone, tablet, or computer
Outputs: XLR, RCA X 2, 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

Supported media: CD, CD-R* (only CD-DA format), CD-RW, SD cards* (512 MB – 2 GB), SDHC cards* (4 GB – 32 GB), USB flash drives* (512 MB – 64 GB)

* Media must be formatted FAT16/32.

Playback file formats: CD-DA: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, MP3: 44.1 / 48 kHz, 32–320 kbps and VBR (MPEG1/2 Audio Layer-3), WAV (USB/SD only): 44.1/48 kHz, 16 bit, WMA 44.1/48 kHz, 32–320 kbps and VBR (WMA ver.9 standard, DRM not supported), AAC (USB/SD only) 44.1/48 kHz, 8–320 kbps and VBR (MPEG4 AAC-LC (Audio stream))

Number of channels: 2 channels (stereo), 1 channel (mono)

Dubbing file formats MP3: 44.1 kHz, 96/128/192/320 kbps (96/128kbps with tuner)

Analog audio inputs/outputs
AUX IN jack

Connector: 3.5mm stereo mini jack

Nominal input level: −20 dBV (0.1 Vrms)

Maximum input level: −4 dBV (0.63 Vrms)

Input impedance: 10 kΩ or higher

Analog output (unbalanced)

Connectors: RCA pin jacks

Rated output level: −10 dBV (0.316 Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)

Maximum output level (switchable): +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)

Output impedance: 200 Ω

Tuner outputs (unbalanced)

Connectors: RCA pin jacks

Rated output level: -10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)

Maximum output level: +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms)

Output impedance: 200 Ω

Analog output (balanced)

Connectors: XLR-3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)

Rated output level: +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)

Maximum output level (switchable): +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms, when analog output level setting OFF)

Output impedance: 100 Ω

Phones jack

Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") standard stereo jack

Maximum output: 20 mW + 20 mW or higher (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω load)

Control input/output
RS-232C connector: 9-pin D-sub (female, inch-standard)

Audio performance
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz: ±1.0 dB (when 44.1/48kHz sampling frequency, CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)

Distortion: 0.005% or less (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)

S/N ratio: 95 dB or higher (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)

Dynamic range: 90 dB or higher (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)

Crosstalk between channels: 90 dB or higher (when CD/SD/USB playback, JEITA)

Bluetooth version: V4.2

Output class: 2 (about 10m* unobstructed transmission distance)

Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP 1.0

Supported A2DP codecs: SBC, AAC, Qualcomm®aptX™

Supported A2DP content protection: SCMS-T

Frequency range

US model: FM: 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz, AM: 520 kHz to 1,720 kHz

Antenna connectors: FM: F-type (female) AM: 2-pin push terminal

Power: AC100-240V, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption: 10W

Dimensions (W x H x D): 482.6 x 45 x 300.5 mm

Weight: 3.3 kg

Operating temperature range: 5~35℃/ 41-95℉

Permitted installation tilt: 30° or less

Accessories: AC power cord, Wireless remote controller, ”RC-CD400”, a rack-mounting screw kit, FM antenna, AM antenna, Owner’s manual/warranty