The Performer Plus is the most flexible multimedia player/recorder designed for use in educational settings.
The Performer Plus™ multimedia player/recorder and stereo learning centers are designed for use during independent study, small group & whole class projects for language learning, literacy and ELL/ELD programs associated with the English Language Arts portion of the Common Core State Standards. The player doubles as a portable PA with its “voice-over” function for announcements or emergency instructions and features variable speed CD/cassette playback ideal for all types of activities from music & dance instruction to creative movement classes as well as for differentiating instruction when needed by students who need more time to master skills for comprehension. Its built-in electret mic records student responses and can be used for testing purposes, charting individual progress, or class projects.
Built with tamper-resistant speakers and rugged ABS plastic, the Performer Plus is made to withstand the rigors of daily use in educational settings so it's durable as well as long-lasting if it were to fall or be accidentally dropped. Additional features include remote control for freedom of movement around the classroom and 14 watts of output for voice and music projection through speakers that are powerful enough to reach out to a crowd of 100 students. The Performer Plus reads and plays CD/CD-R/RW and plays MP3 CDs, enabling it to play discs burned by personal computers.
With five 1/4” headphone jacks in back and a single 3.5mm headphone jack on top, the Performer Plus can be converted into a learning center without the need for an external, separate jackbox, making it perfect for a small group of differentiated learners to individually listen to audio content in classrooms and libraries. The Performer Plus is also available as a 5-Person Learning Center that includes five 2924AVPS headphones or with either a Tabletop or Rolling Cart ready-to-use Audio Pod with dedicated storage space for six 3068AV headphones, multimedia player, stereo jackbox, audio materials, books, and a special section to organize cables and cords for neat, classroom organization.
14 Watts RMS loud enough for groups up to 100 people and can also be used as a mini public address system
Built-in mic records lessons/student responses
Variable speed playback on cassette/CD players
Plays CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CDs
Line input/output connects with computers & other equipment
6 built-in headphone jacks for listening center capabilities
3.5mm & 1/4" mic inputs for public address uses
w/ 5 headphones
w/ 6 headphones
& Rolling Audio Pod
w/ 6 headphones
& Tabletop Audio Pod
A: When the variable speed feature is applied during CD playback, the LCD display will show the specific speed selected as a percentage differ from the normal speed. For example: “+6%” indicates the current speed is 6% faster than the normal speed. The 2455AV-03 variable speed changes in increments of 3 percentage points in the +/-15% range.
A: Once the external speakers are connected to the 2455AV-03, 2385-03, 2395AV-02, or 2395IR through the speaker jacks, the audio will be distributed through the external speakers only; the built-in speakers will automatically be deactivated. The playback wattage would be equal to the wattage of the external speakers.
A: There is not a hard carry case that can accommodate the Performer Plus™ multimedia player and the five 2924AVPS headphones that are included in the 2455PLC learning center. However, the 2006 is a soft storage bag that can fit the learning center along with any additional products and accessories.
A: When playing a regular CD through the Performer Plus, pressing the “Play Time” button will change the time format displayed from elapsed time to the total time remaining on the CD. When a MP3 CD is played, pressing the Play Time button will activate the ID3 tag, changing the display from elapsed time to file/title/artist/album information.
A: Yes. The Califone Performer Plus™ is MP3 compatible. With a standard cable from an electronic retail shop, you can connect your MP3 player to the line-in input in this media player and play hours of music for indoor or outdoor events.
A: The Performer Plus™ multimedia player has a 20-track programmable feature that allows you to program specific tracks of your choosing in whichever order you want to generate a customized playlist. Learn about other ways this feature is useful by clicking here.
A: Yes. The upgraded Performer Plus™ 2455AV-03 has the ability to display track information including artist and title. Simply press the “Play Time/ID3” button to see the information on the LCD screen.
A: The Performer Plus™ and all of the media players in the Music Maker™ series can be connected to external speakers via two ¼” output jacks located on the back of each player. When external speakers are connected, audio will not play through the media player.
A: The term “wow and flutter” applies only to cassette player/recorders and to the cassette function of boomboxes. “Wow” refers to the changes in frequency caused by irregular tape motion during recording or playback. “Flutter” is the rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency.
A: The Performer Plus™ comes equipped with a wireless microphone jack, to connect the wireless PAMR-115 mic. A wired, handheld microphone can also be used with the player by plugging it into the player’s ¼” mic input. Learn more about using microphones with the Performer Plus by clicking here.
A: The 2455AV media player has variable speed controls for both CD and cassette. On the top part of the player you will find there is a ‘Tape Pitch’ control knob that can be moved up & down to increase or decrease the speed. For the CD, there are 3 buttons for the variable speed: Speed Normal, Speed – to decrease and Speed + to increase.
A: A replacement piece for the CD door on the 2455AV is no longer available as the current model does not have the same type of door. Your best option is to replace the CD module, which consists of the entire CD player drive or component along with a CD door that has a hinge in place to allow it to lift up and down. Please contact our Customer Service Dept. to inquire more about this CD module.
A: For the 2455AV and all boomboxes excluding the Spirit™, Califone sells a CD module which consists of the entire CD player drive or component that includes the laser head. Please contact our Customer Service Dept to inquire more about this CD module.
A: The Performer Plus® has a tape pitch function to change the playback speed +- 15%. This is considered extremely useful by linguists and reading teachers for language learning. Make sure the dial pointed in the center indicating the tape speed is 'normal'.
A: The Voice Over function allows you to communicate with the audience through a microphone while the music continues to play. Two separate volume controls are available for you to adjust the microphone volume and the volume of the music. Teachers can use this feature to tape record desired curriculum/lessons that includes music in the background.
A: The 2455AV uses the RC-2400 remote control. The 2385AV, 2395AV and 2395IR boomboxes use the RC-2300 remote control. There is no remote control available for the Spirit 1776 boombox. The RC-2300 and RC-2400 may be purchased individually. Please contact our Customer Service Dept. for more information.
A: There is a speaker balance adjustment on the Performer Plus and most other Califone multimedia players. It should be normally set for the speaker balance to be in the center and not too far to the left or right.
A: On any dual-cassette media player, simultaneously press down on both 'RECORD' and 'PLAY' on the first cassette deck that you will record to and then press 'PLAY' on the second cassette deck which you will record from.
A: Califone recommends the 2455AV Performer Plus™ as an alternative to the 2395AV Music Maker™ as it is also a dual cassette/CD media player, has 14 watts RMS and 6 built-in headphone jacks. Depending on your use, the 2385-03 may be an upgrade since it plays MP3 files (on CDs).