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Marantz PMD-526C - CD/Media/Bluetooth Player with RS-232

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Product Description

Marantz PMD-526C - CD/Media/Bluetooth Player with RS-232 

The Marantz Professional PMD-526C is a highly versatile yet affordable media player that excels in applications where users bring their own devices to the venue. The PMD-526C plays not only CD media but provides Bluetooth connectivity, USB playback, SD card functionality and a 3.5mm AUX input.

Perfect for both advanced individual users and commercial applications, this player features Bluetooth Pairing, Front Panel Lock, Power On Play, direct access to tracks, memory of settings after loss of power, RS-232c control and balanced XLR output. The PMD-526C offers the kind of performance, build quality and versatility that is difficult to find even on competitive units costing several hundreds of dollars more. 

Perfect for retail, education, and hotel/conference applications, this player also features pitch control and tempo lock, making it ideal for dance and fitness applications.


  • Bluetooth 4.0 pairing to (8) devices
  • Slot-loading CD transport
  • Playback from SD/SDHC media
  • USB host port for file playback
  • Pitch and Tempo Control
  • 10-button direct track access
  • 3.5mm AUX input for playback from portable players
  • RS-232c control capable
  • Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs


  • PMD-526C
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Control
  • RCA Cable
  • (2) Rack Ears
  • (6) Rackmount Screws
  • User Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual



Main Input:

  • Connectors: XLRF and 1/4" jacks
  • Type: RF-filtered, servo balanced inputs
  • Impedance: 50kΩ balanced, 25kΩ unbalanced
  • Max. input level: +21dBu balanced and unbalanced (unity gain)
  • CMRR: typically 40dB, >55dB @1kHz


  • Connectors: 1/4" TRS (tip=left, ring=right, sleeve=ground)
  • Type: unbalanced
  • Impedance: 25 kΩ unbalanced
  • Max. input level: +21dBu unbalanced (unity gain)
  • CMRR: typically 40dB, >55dB @1kHz

Audio Output:

  • Connectors: XLRM and 1/4" jacks
  • Type: Balanced / unbalanced
  • Impedance: Dependent on the input impedance
  • Max. output level: +21 dBu balanced and unbalanced 

System Specifications:

  • Frequency response: 10–50,000 Hz, ±3dB
  • Noise: >90dB unweighted (22 - 22kHz > 95dB @ +4dBu)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.005% typically @+4dBu, 1kHz, Gain 1

Power Amplifier:

  • Max. output power: +21dBm
  • Min. output impedance: 100Ω
  • Max. gain: +20dB

Function Controls:

  • Input level: Variable
  • Balanced per channel: Mix between AUX and MAIN signal
  • Output level per channel: Variable

Function Switches:

  • Left mute: Mutes the left signal of the respective channel
  • Right mute: Mutes the right signal of the respective channel
  • Mode: Switches channel to MONO


  • Input level: 8-digit LED display; -24/-18/-12/-6/0/+6/+12/+18 dBu
  • Output level: 4-digit LED display; -24/0/+12 dBu/Clip


  • Power supply USA/Canada: 120VAC, 60Hz
  • Power supply U.K./Australia: 240VAC, 50Hz
  • Power supply Europe: 230VAC, 50Hz
  • Power consumption: 40W
  • Fuse: 95-120VAC: T500mA L / 210-240VAC: T315mA L
  • Mains connection: Standard IEC receptacle
  • Dimensions: (WxDxH) 19" x 8.54" x 1.7" (483 x 217 x 44mm)
  • Weight: 6.39lbs (2.9kg)

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