The Sounds of Education

Multimedia Player/Recorder

The Spirit™ multimedia player/recorder and stereo learning center is teacher-tested to support reading activities, language learning, ESL, foreign language instruction, and ELL/ELD programs associated with the English Language Arts portion of the Common Core State Standards. You'll appreciate the flexibility in a learning center that's equally versatile for music & movement classes or read-alongs in independent study. The 2 Watts of the Spirit are powerful enough for up to 40 people to hear content in a typical room for whole class learning.

Adaptable to different situations, the Spirit multimedia player/recorder supports many different formats - AM/FM radio, cassette and a top-loading CD player so student or teacher-generated content can be played back for the entire class to hear. The built-in microphone on the Spirit records student responses for later playback and helps monitor student progress with lessons and reading practice. It's made with rugged ABS plastic to withstand the rigors of daily school use and has recessed speakers to prevent accidental damage in busy classrooms.

A jackbox can be connected to the 3.5mm headphone plug to use the Spirit as a learning center for a small group of differentiated learners to listen through connected headphones without disrupting the rest of the class. The Spirit is also available in 4 and 6-person Learning Center configurations. Two options include a 10-person jackbox and Switchable Stereo/Mono headphones with either a Tabletop or Rolling Cart ready-to-use Audio Pod. Both pods come with dedicated storage space for six headphones, multimedia player, jackbox, audio materials, books, and a special section to organize cables and cords for neat, classroom organization. The Spirit is also available with six headphones and the Sound Alert jackbox, which helps prevent student hearing loss by flashing a red light if the audio that's played through it exceeds 85 decibels.

  • Top loading CD player tailored for school use with skip, search, random play and brightly visible LCD display on front
  • Convenient carrying handle for portability between classes
  • Reinforced jointing point on its telescoping antenna for durability
  • AM/FM radio
  • Recessed speakers behind protective steel grills prevent accidental damage
  • Built-in mic records student responses or projects to tape
  • External casing made with rugged ABS plastic for safety and durability in high-use situations
  • Auto-stop cassette player records from the CD player, radio

MSRP $174.80

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MSRP $365.60

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MSRP $521.00

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Power Output2 Watts RMS
Wow and Flutter0.17%
S/N Ratio30dB
Speakers3" 8 ohms x 2; 2.2" 8 ohms x 2
Cassette; FF/Rew Time144 seconds (C60 recommended tape length)
Record Level ControlAuto Level Control, built-in mic to record to tape
MechanismAuto Stop
ControlsVolume, Dynamic Bass Boost System
CD2 Digit LCD display,
Play, Pause, Stop, F Skip, B Skip
Frequency RangeFM: 88 - 108 MHz, AM: 530 - 1710 kHz with built-in ferrite bar for enhanced reception
Output JackSingle 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
AntennaTelescopic antenna with reinforced jointing point for increased strength
Power RequirementsAC: 110V, 60Hz, 14W
DC: 12VDC, UM2 ("C") Batteries (8)
Exterior CasingRugged ABS plastic for durability and won't shatter for classroom safety
Dimensions13.5"L x 9.75"W x 6.5"H
Weight5.7 lbs., w/o batteries, shipping weight 8 lbs.
WarrantyFor use in school, church, business and government facilities for 1 year from purchase
Updated on: 5/19/15
Blended Learning Wireless Washable Non-Washable
Q: What’s the difference between Full Auto Stop and Auto Stop?
Q: What is Full Auto Stop, why is it important, and does Califone offer this feature on any models?
Q: Is it possible to purchase the audio pod rolling cart or tabletop without the audio system and its components?
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