Trustworthy, dependable and affordable, this cassette player/recorder still delivers value to classes that don't have the luxury of replacing older media with newer technology.
The CAS1500 is a rugged & affordable monaural cassette player/recorder that is ideal for listening centers, story time activities, literacy groups, ELD and ESL learners. It can be used for individual and small group learning situations.
This economy cassette player/recorder comes with two ¼” headphone jacks for two learners to listen with connected headphones to content without disrupting others around them. A monaural jackbox can also be used to expand the number of participants.
The CAS1500 is built with durable ABS plastic to withstand day-in and day-out student use in classrooms and libraries. It has a built-in microphone for students to record their responses and playback for modeling and to check individual progress.
The CAS1500 is available individually and as a learning center. The center includes an 8-position monaural jackbox (1218AVPY) with individual volume controls and six monaural headphones (2924AVP), each with ambient-noise reducing over-the-ear earcups, ¼” plug, and a permanently attached 6' coiled cord.
The CAS1500 replaces the 1300AV, 1500AV-BL, 3112AV, and 3132AV models. The CAS1500PLC replaces the 1300PLC and 3132PLC models.
Built-in mic records student achievements, can't be misplaced
500mW amplifier loud enough for class sizes up to 20 people
Sturdy function buttons are easy to operate for independent learners
2.5mm/3.5mm remote mic input (#4805 sold separately) for recording flexibility
1/4" headphone jack for independent study or connect a jackbox for group learning
Additional 1/4" headphone jack for a second listener or to connect an external speaker for group listening
Rugged ABS plastic exterior for added durability and safety
“The 1300AV cassette player/recorder can play short lectures by professionals on many research topics and pause for class discussion. It can record my own lectures to coordinate with PowerPoint™ presentation to the class.” Jill Weaver Family History Consultant LDS Church Clawson, MI
A: Yes. The CAS1500 cassette player/recorder has one ¼” headphone jack and an additional ¼”/external speaker jack, to which the 1218AVPY monaural jackbox should be connected in order to have audio only come out of the monaural headphones connected to it. Otherwise, if connected to the first ¼” headphone jack the audio will come out of both the headphones connected to the jackbox as well as the player’s speaker.
A: Yes. The CAS1500 cassette player/recorder has one ¼” headphone jack and an additional ¼”/external speaker jack, to which the 1218AVPY monaural jackbox should be connected in order to have audio come out of the monaural headphones that are plugged directly into the jackbox. Audio will come out of all of the headphones connected to both devices but not the player’s speaker.
A: Our monaural jackbox1218AVPY has the capability for daisy chaining; it even features a designated daisy-chain jack. When you add an additional 1218AVPY to your CAS1500PLC via daisy chaining, the playback volume won’t be impacted at all and you get to use all 16 headphone jacks for a group of up to 16 students.
A: The Cassette Recorder/Player (CAS1500) included in the CAS1500PLC features two ¼” headphone jacks, one is labeled as “HP/EXT SPKR” and the other is labeled as “HP”. When the jackbox is plugged into the “HP” headphone jack, the audio will be played through all connected headphones plus the built-in speaker, enabling you to monitor students’ pace. When the jackbox is plugged into the “HP/EXT SPKR” jack, the audio will be played through the connected headphones only.
A: When an external microphone is plugged into the microphone jack, the built-in microphone is automatically deactivated and the CAS1500 is ready to record audio from the external microphone. No microphone switch is needed.
A: The function of the 2.5mm plug on the external microphone is to enable users to start/stop the playback or recording remotely. If this feature is not required for your operation, you can use any external microphone that features only a 3.5mm plug with the CAS1500.
A: Full Auto Stop means in playback, recording, and rewind/fast forward modes, the cassette player/recorder motor will stop operating once the cassette reaches its end. With Auto Stop, the cassette player/recorder motor will stop operating in the playback mode only when the cassette reaches its end; the motor will continue running in the recording and rewind/fast forward modes until the user manually press the Stop key. Full Auto Stop automatically stops the motor which helps extending the life of the belt, a critical component of the cassette player/recorder. Califone Media Players 1776, 2385-03, 2395AV-02, 2395IR, and CAS1500 feature Full Auto Stop.
A: Yes. Califone Cassette Recorder/Player CAS1500 and Personal CD Player CD102 feature a detachable AC adapter which could be safely stored away and leave the CAS1500 and CD102 to be operated completely cord free via batteries.
A: The Full Auto Stop function means when the cassette tape runs to its end during playback, recording, and rewind/fast forward modes, the motor of the cassette player/recorder will automatically stop running and the cassette operation will stop. Califone Media Players 1776, 2385-03, 2395AV-02, 2395IR, and CAS1500 feature Full Auto Stop.
A: If using an AC adapter to power the CAS1500, check to make sure it is connected to the wall properly. If using batteries, make sure you are using four "C" batteries that are fully charged. Also, check so that the volume level is not all the way down. If the problem persists, please contact our Tech Support Dept.
A: Yes. The Cassette Player/Recorder has a cue/review feature which allows the cassette player to read the cassette tape at a high speed so you can locate a specific point on a recorded tape marked by the tape counter. Other multimedia players have this same feature so you can search for specific content.
A: The built-in microphone of the Cassette Player/Recorder was designed to provide convenience for recording and eliminate the problem of missing microphones. Users have a choice to use an external microphone instead. The built-in microphone automatically disconnects when an external microphone is plugged in.