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Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player   

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The Stanton C.502 features 2 CD players with full MP3 capabilities. Both come with their own large, yellow LCD screens with ID3 tags and a +10/Folder...Read More

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Full MP3 capabilities and easy, intuitive operation.

The Stanton C.502 features 2 CD players with full MP3 capabilities. Both come with their own large, yellow LCD screens with ID3 tags and a +10/Folder track key for more efficient track finding. It has anti-shock buffer memory, seamless loop, S/PDIF digital output, instant start, an auto cue function, and individual jogwheels for to cueing and pitch bending. Depending on your needs, you can run them on single or continuous play modes, and can even automatically alternate tracks or entire CD's from one drive to the other. Whether you need background ambiance for your restaurant or business, motivational music for your gym, or an easy-to-use setup for your bar/club, the C.502 is an excellent, economic solution.

Stanton has been tooling around the audio industry for over 50 years, helping DJs and music lovers of all kinds with their innovative designs. Whether it's a breakthrough product like FinalScratch or a more practical and affordable product like this dual rackmount CD player, Stanton is a company you can depend on.

FEATURES
  • Dual 2U rackmount CD player with MP3 playback
  • Large LCD screens with ID3 tags (MP3 text information)
  • Anti-shock buffer memory
  • Seamless loop
  • +10/Folder track key makes finding tracks fast and easy
  • Fader Start to control play/cue functions from a compatible DJ mixer
  • Relay play automatically alternate tracks or entire CDs from one drive to the other
  • Instant Start
  • Auto cue function cues track to start of music
  • Single and Continuous play modes
  • Easy jogwheel control for cueing or pitch bending
  • Versatile pitch adjustment with +/- 4, 8 or 16% control
  • S/PDIF digital output

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SPECIFICATIONS

C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 1.0 dB
    THD+N (with 20 kHz low-pass filter): < 0.01% at 1 kHz
    S/N Ratio (with 20 kHz low-pass filter and IHF-A Weighted): 90 dB
    Output Level: +6 dBV (2 Vrms) +/- 1dB at 1kHz, 0dB
    Channel Balance: within 1 dB at 1kHz, 0dB
    De-Emphasis Response: +3/-0 dB at 16kHz, -20dB
    Channel Separation (with 20 kHz low-pass filter and IHF-A Weighted): 90 dB at 1kHz, 0 dB
    Short Access Time: 4 sec. Play next Track
    Short Access Time: 6 sec. Track 1 to 20, 20 to 1
    Playability: 0.7mm TDC-725
    Interruption: 0.6mm TDC-725
    Black Dot: 65um TDC-725
    Finger Prints: 140um TDC-712 W/O Track Jump
    Eccentricity: 0.5mm TDC-731R
    Power Supply: AC 115/230V, 50/60 Hz. 15W
    Dimensions: 482mm(W) x 88.8mm(H) x 60mm(D)
    Weight: 1.7 Kgs.
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StantonC.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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3.0

Watch out for open box items

By AF

from Seattle,Wa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

Good reliable player

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4.0

mp3 compatible, for the price it's great

By Bill

from Il

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

I've have the c.501 (which is essentially the same thing but with fewer options) for well over 8 years and it still works fine. My only issues with it are 1. It can be a bit jumpy when rewinding sometimes and 2. sometimes it has difficulty reading some discs and it takes a minute for a song to load (this is for the 501 however, the 502 may very well be improved) For these reasons Im not too sure I'd rely on it 100% to be used in a mobile application, but it wouldn't surprise me if it worked fine for mobile gigs. I've used it heavily at home for making mixes for years . If you're not looking to spend a lot of money and want something new this may very well be your best choice. Even with the few very minor issues I've had with it I'd buy it again.

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4.0

Work Horse

By Bobo De Ablo

from Sonoma

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Radio Station

    Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

    We use these in our radio station. They last roughly 2.5 years. About half of our DJ's still use CD's so they get about 8 hours of consistent use every day. The failures usually occur in the play buttons, the membranes just simply wear out. I'm sure they would last much longer in an home environment. The biggest DJ complaint is that there are too many features.

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    5.0

    Skip-Free

    By Rock Vocalist/Mobile DJ

    from Maryland

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Skip Free

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

      I do some mobile dj-ing (weddings) and had trouble with my old cd decks skipping. Bought these, set them up within a couple feet of both speakers and cranked it to see if the vibration would force a skip. No skip at all. They have great sound. DJ'ed a wedding last weekend with no problems. They do go into sleep mode if untouched for a time, easily remedied by pressing play to wake them up, then pressing again to actually play music. Does take a second after pressing Eject for tray to open, and a half-second after pressing Play for the music to start. No big deal...just know to expect it. Haven't had them long yet, but have pushed them as much as I will need to and they've performed well so far. For the price, I'm very pleased with my purchase.

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      3.0

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      Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

      i have noticed that the player does not play all mp3 only some of them. I had the player for about 4 weeks and on the last weekend the right side player would not play any cd's or mp3. I have replaced it with A new one the same kind. I will give it one more try. i really do like it i hope it keeps working!

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      5.0

      They got this one right!

      Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

      We have installed 3 of these 502 CD players now at two radio stations. They work great. Play even the most damaged CD's well, and the operators love them. The mp3 playback seems to be fine too. I'm not sure that all the mobile DJ features will work in the mp3 mode however, but for radio, the work just fine.

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      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not Bad At All

      By Jeffery Duke

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Comments about Stanton C.502 Dual Rackmount CD Player:

      I purchased this Duel Deck specifically for a Murder Mystery Weekend that we do at my Theater during our off season because at one point during the weekend it is required of me to DJ for a good hour or more and they didn't want what they had for the past 20 years of their MMW wich was a single mix CD/Cassette put on and the sound guy walking away to do other things.With all that I gotta say that this player works great. Before we bought this we were using a Numark that just gave us problem after problem after problem. The biggest being it's inability to play certain CD-Rs. The Stanton, however, will play anything I pop into it. we've even had a couple weekends where guests brought their own CDs in hopes that I would play them and they worked just as good. I know this seems like a trivial thing but the ability to play ANY CD and CD-R AND CD-RW that I put into it is a very big deal considering several players are picky on watch you give it.In addition to that the controls are easy to use and I've yet to come across a major problem with it.The only two problems I have with it is the display isn't as bright as I'd like but even in the worst lighting I could still read everything.The second problem is that it bugged out on me a few times during our final Main Stage show of the year where after playing the last track (while in single track mode) it went back to the first track of the CD and played it. Now this only happened 4 times in the 2 months the show was running and using it so it's not terrible but I just wanted to put it out there.

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