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Open-Box Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player

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(Open Box) Rackmount CD and media player for professional environments.

If you’re looking for a professional media player that packs powerful functionality and extensive features in a slim, low-profile design, the CDMP-1500 offers an ideal solution. Occupying just a single unit of rackspace, the CDMP-1500 boasts playback for CDs and MP3s, along with a USB input for connection of USB storage devices, making it incredibly easy to play all your favorite MP3 files directly from a flash drive or memory stick.

Perfect for restaurants or bar installations as well as mobile DJs, the CDMP-1500 comes with a convenient remote control, so you can operate functions like Play/Pause, Volume, Pitch Bend, Loop, Reloop and Cue without even touching the unit. Whether you’re right in front of the CDMP-1500 or across the room, total control is in your hands.

For playback of audio CDs, CD-Rs and MP3 CDs, the CDMP-1500 features a fast-reading disc slot and a large, bright display for navigating through files. The display also provides track information like Time, Pitch Value, Mode and Track Name.

Flexible connections like an XLR mic input, a front panel 1/4" mic input, Line/REC output RCA jacks and Balanced XLR outputs ensure quick and easy setup, while features like Instant-Start, Cue with Preview, Rotary Pitch Control and USB playback.

The CDMP-1500 is a reliable, professional media player that won’t clutter your rack. With flexible playback functions and a sleek, robust design, the CDMP-1500 provides a big feature-set in a small package.

FEATURES
  • Slot-in CD/MP3 player
  • Audio CD, CD-R & MP3 compatible
  • Plays MP3 files from USB storage device
  • Balanced XLR outputs, RCA Line output and Record output
  • 1/4” front MIC input, rear Combo XLR and 1/4” MIC input
  • IR Remote control
  • Anti-shock using RAM buffer memory
  • Auto BPM read out
  • Instant-start & cue with preview
  • Single & continuous play modes
  • Pitch rotary knob
  • Two mode time selection
  • Frame accurate search

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GeminiCDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player
 
4.1

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Compact (14)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Performances (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (12), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice compact unit and very versitile

I was in the market for a rackmountable CD/MP3 player. I had a two space unit I used at home but was looking for something more compact for my gig gear. The...Read complete review

I was in the market for a rackmountable CD/MP3 player. I had a two space unit I used at home but was looking for something more compact for my gig gear. The CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player was an easy pick. It's compact, light weight and rack mountable. I love the fact that I can use portable media via USB and play tracks versus bringing in a load of CDs. Although the unit can handle a CD quite nicely, the flexibility of using a USB media device makes things very easy. I really like the fact that I can also plug in a mic for announcements and/or sing along. I'm sure it would also accommodate a 'play along' if you plugged in an instrument (I haven't tried this ...yet)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

There are pros & cons to this unit

I work as a mobile DJ doing weddings for the last 20 years. I wanted a CD player as a back up for when a computer crashes to give me the ability to keep...Read complete review

I work as a mobile DJ doing weddings for the last 20 years. I wanted a CD player as a back up for when a computer crashes to give me the ability to keep music playing if I have to reboot a computer and I also wanted it to use for playing music for outdoor wedding ceremonies since outdoor sunlight tends to wash out a computer screen making it darn near impossible to view the DJ program. There are a couple of problems with this unit - I purchased 2 units and the volume knob on one unit sometimes won't shut off all the way leaving audio playing thru the speakers so it won't be good to use to gently fade out a song. The next problem is you can't just go back and forth from CD and USB flash drive files playing music because every time you push the button to change the source of the file the unit needs to re recognize the music files. This unit is pretty heavy so it adds a lot of weight to my SKB rack. The last problem is that the viewing screen on the unit isn't adjustable for line of sight so you pretty much have to have your face at the same level as the unit to view the track file numbers and such. What I do like about the unit is that it's a single space rack unit that can play CD's as well as USB files and the price isn't too bad.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Arrived with issues

By Fossman

from Virginia

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

    left channel line out level lower than right channel
    record out levels much lower than line out.
    pitch switch lights always on - appears to not function

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty nice

    By jimreeves550

    from Illinois

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

      No Digital SPDIF or optical output. Balanced XLR max output is 3db down from standard reference level.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice compact unit and very versitile

      By Ric P.

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

        I was in the market for a rackmountable CD/MP3 player. I had a two space unit I used at home but was looking for something more compact for my gig gear. The CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player was an easy pick. It's compact, light weight and rack mountable. I love the fact that I can use portable media via USB and play tracks versus bringing in a load of CDs. Although the unit can handle a CD quite nicely, the flexibility of using a USB media device makes things very easy. I really like the fact that I can also plug in a mic for announcements and/or sing along. I'm sure it would also accommodate a 'play along' if you plugged in an instrument (I haven't tried this ...yet)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        There are pros & cons to this unit

        By thedj1963

        from Willard, OH

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy
        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

        I work as a mobile DJ doing weddings for the last 20 years. I wanted a CD player as a back up for when a computer crashes to give me the ability to keep music playing if I have to reboot a computer and I also wanted it to use for playing music for outdoor wedding ceremonies since outdoor sunlight tends to wash out a computer screen making it darn near impossible to view the DJ program. There are a couple of problems with this unit - I purchased 2 units and the volume knob on one unit sometimes won't shut off all the way leaving audio playing thru the speakers so it won't be good to use to gently fade out a song. The next problem is you can't just go back and forth from CD and USB flash drive files playing music because every time you push the button to change the source of the file the unit needs to re recognize the music files. This unit is pretty heavy so it adds a lot of weight to my SKB rack. The last problem is that the viewing screen on the unit isn't adjustable for line of sight so you pretty much have to have your face at the same level as the unit to view the track file numbers and such. What I do like about the unit is that it's a single space rack unit that can play CD's as well as USB files and the price isn't too bad.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        You can't hear audio when you are cueing (FF/REW)

        By kellykevm

        from Long Island NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Fatal Flaw for professional use...

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

            Tried to replace a 20 year old Tascam CD player with this Gemini unit in a syndicated radio production studio. We need to cue up 15 second segments, typically choruses of songs for radio reviews. Every other CD player in my world - including the one in my Subaru - allows you to hear 2x or 4x audio as you skip ahead. This one goes silent. rendering it unusable for this purpose. The manual is unreadable. I contacted customer support to see if there was a way to make this happen. The response was a prompt and polite - no. He said "do you mean like vinyl and cassette works?" [Sigh].

             
            4.0

            For the money I would for sure buy this again

            By Dsuters

            from ca.

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

              This c.d. player is in each of rental rack systems for playback.

               
              5.0

              So far so good

              By 2Kings315

              from Phoenix, AZ

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                I have just had this unit one day but so far everything seems real good. The sound is great. The controls are intuitive. The transport drawer sounds solid (not loose and clunky like some). The line output is strong (and controllable). I especially like the pitch bend control so I can play along in different keys. And I really like that it takes only one unit rack space in my equipment rack.

                 
                5.0

                Great Unit for Home Guitar Studio

                By 6stringer55

                from Lees Summit, Mo

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                  Works great in my home studio.
                  Good features for reviewing songs and recordings.
                  Sounds good through sound system.

                   
                  1.0

                  Was hoping it worked...

                  By EA6B

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                      The CD worked flawlessly with great sound. As far as playing MP3s it was no go. I formatted USB drives on two different PCs with NTFS, FAT and FAT32 per the info found on-line. None worked. Contacted their customer support, who got back promptly and quoted the manual. I returned it and ordered an American Audio Media Operator BT which worked flawlessly. No CD but I gained Bluetooth.

                       
                      5.0

                      Plug and Play / Easy DJ

                      By Wolfbane

                      from Kissimmee Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Designed for all
                      • Microphone Friendly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                          Great unit! I patch the 1500 to a mixer then to a stereo single space power amp. Plenty of headroom, almost flat EQ on the board thru either 15 or 12's passive EV's. Shure 57 Microphone thru XLR or 1/4; sounds perfect! MP3 and CD ready, very friendly unit and easy to ready display. It comes w/a 1yr warranty according to the manual so I may not have needed the 2yrs extended plan? Note: use it everyday for a few hours. if a unit has problems it will show in the first 1-2 weeks so make use. Great product, between 2 laptops and this unit I feel confident about an upcoming event. RCA or XLR out. I've had mine for 2 weeks; love it!

                           
                          5.0

                          yes

                          By Peter

                          from Porterville Ca

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events

                            Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                            Great price for a good product

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent product...

                            By tmlsound

                            from White Hall, AR 71602

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                              I have installed this unit in many churches that I have installed sound systems...great product...never had any problems..

                               
                              5.0

                              Does what it does very well.

                              By JoeB

                              from Amherst, MA

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                I use this mostly for playing jam tracks, both from others and those I've recorded myself. The master and pitch controls add a great flexibility. Does exactly what they claim it would, at a very good price.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome !

                                By Guitarded

                                from NY NY

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Home Studio

                                  Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                  For the money this is an off the charts deal ! Love this product so much I bought a second

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great bang for the buck.

                                  By G-man66

                                  from Dallas, TX

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                  Does just what it's supposed to.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Returned

                                  By CapdCodFrank

                                  from Cape Cod

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                                  Comments about CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                  Remote was broken, the unit was returned

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent.

                                  By tmlsound

                                  from White Hall, AR 71602

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Mobile DJ
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                    Excellent Product..!!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    good value

                                    By lookyma

                                    from Coeur d'alene, ID

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                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                      I hooked this up directly to a stereo power amp in my basement workshop/man cave. I can plug in a memory stick for hours of music and when I want something new or to change it up I can play CDs. Compact unit that appears to be well built. Does what I want it to do.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Rack mountable CD Player

                                      By Jack

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      See all my reviews

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Events
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Mobile DJ
                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

                                        Poor QC. First one was defective and had to be returned for replacement.

                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Amazing product

                                        By Pablito

                                        from Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about Gemini CDMP-1500 Single 1U CD/MP3/USB Player:

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