CF/CD Recorder

The CD-2 is an all-in-one solution for high-quality recording, editing, and CD-burning


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The CD-2 is an all-in-one solution for high-quality recording, editing, and CD-burning

If you need a fast and easy way to record music, or if you want to burn high quality CDs on the spot, then the CD-2 is perfect for you! Whether your goal is to record audio and make CDs to present a performance or composition for evaluation, to advance your playing skills with the help of high-tech learning tools, to preserve and archive important audio, or to capture unforgettable moments like concerts or public events, or record a conference for archiving, the CD-2 will do the job quickly and simply - and with professional quality results.

  • - Versatile, easy to use audio recorder
  • - Direct to CD recording for fast and easy results
  • - Record also to removable CompactFlash® cards for long recording times and easy editing
  • - Convenient utilities for music lessons and training
  • - Built-in stereo microphone and speaker for audio capture and playback
  • - Inputs for instruments and microphones
  • - Onboard pro-quality effects
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Easy Recording

Recording is a breeze on the CD-2, and the results are purely pro. A high-quality stereo microphone is built in for top-grade, on the spot recording; additional mics can be plugged in as well. The CD-2 records directly onto CDs. So start playing and as soon as you’re done you’ll have a finished, professional CD! For extra long recording times like complete concerts or church services, the CD-2 offers recording to popular card (CompactFlash®) media, and supports up to 2 GB capacity for up to approximate over 6 hours of record time.

You Can Even Edit Your Recordings!

When recording to CompactFlash, your audio can even be edited ―with functions such as Audio Level Adjustment, Erase, and Trim for cutting out silence between songs for example. Once you have everything the way you want you can then burn your performance directly to CD.

Music-Training Support

Students will appreciate the CD-2’s usefulness as an educational/practice tool, thanks to its built-in stereo speakers, speed/pitch control, tuner, and metronome. You can easily record lessons or musical passages, and play them back at a slower tempo while retaining the original pitch. Or change the pitch of the audio and play along in different key signatures. The CD-2 provides some great learning advantages for all levels of students.

Convenient Connections

The CD-2 makes it easy to get audio in and out. For ultra convenience, a stereo microphone is built-in, so all you have to do is point and shoot. Or, if desired, you can plug in external mics with the two XLR inputs, complete with phantom power. A pair of RCA inputs and outputs are provided for convenient connection to electronic piano, CD player or stereos; using the 1/4-inch inputs you can even plug microphones or instruments like guitar directly into the CD-2. And if you like, you can use the built-in guitar effects or reverb to greatly enhance your guitar, piano, or vocals.

Onboard Effects

Enhance your recordings with the CD-2's lineup of professional audio effects, such as reverb, EQ, and compression. Make your recordings sound more ambient and lush, or punchy and crisp. Special tools are also provided for guitar and vocals, and the onboard Mastering effects help you put the final polish on your audio before you burn it CD. You won't believe how good your recordings can sound, and how friendly the CD-2's tools are to use.

Recording time

CD-2 comes with 128MB CompactFlash card. Click the table for larger view.


2 (Stereo)
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Recording Mode
Standard mode
Long mode
WAV mode
Recording Media
CompactFlash (16 MB - 2 GB)
Recording Songs
Up to 99 Songs on a single CompactFlash or CD-R
Up to 98 Songs on a single CD-RW


Audio Input
Internal Stereo Microphone
MIC Input 1, 2 Jack: XLR type with Phantom power, 1/4 inch TRS phone type
Guitar (Hi-Z) Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
LINE Input Jacks (L, R): RCA phono type
Audio Output
Internal Stereo Speaker
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AUX Out Jacks (L, R): RCA phono type
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0dB/-2dB)
Nominal Input Level (variable)
MIC Input 1, 2 Jack: -58 -- -22 dBu (maximum -10 dBu)
Guitar Jack (Hi-Z): -32 -- -2 dBu (maximum +10 dBu)
LINE Input Jacks (L, R): -24 -- +12 dBu (maximum +24 dBu)
Nominal Output Level
AUX Output Jacks (L, R): -8 dBu (maximum +4 dBu)
Input Impedance
MIC Input 1, 2 Jack: 4 k ohms (balanced)
Guitar Jack (Hi-Z): 1 M ohms
Line Input Jacks (L, R): 9 k ohms
Output Impedance
AUX Output Jacks (L, R): 1 k ohms
Phones Jack: 10 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
AUX Output Jacks (L, R): 10 k ohms or greater
Phones Jack: 32 ohms
Other Input/Output Connectors
MIDI Out Connector: 5-pin DIN type
Foot Switch Jack: 1/4 inch phone type


Dynamics group: 22 patches
Vocal group: 26 patches
Guitar/Bass group: 38 patches
Mastering Tool: 25 patches


16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (PSB-7U)
Current Draw
3.0 A
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (PSB-7U)
Power Cord
CompactFlash (128 M bytes)
CD-R (Blank media)
Card Protector
Foot Switch: FS-5U (BOSS)
Pedal Switch: DP-2

Size and Weight

Width (W)
302 mm11-15/16 inches
Depth (D)
242 mm9-9/16 inches
Height (H)
76 mm3 inches
3.1 kg6 lbs. 14 oz.

(0 dBu = 0.775 V rms)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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