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

$ 159.00

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.


Tech Specifications 

  • Audio Specifications

    • Audio channels: 2 channels / stereo
    • Frequency response: 10 - 20,000 Hz, +/- 1.0dB
    • Dynamic range: > 85dB (10- 20,000 Hz A-weighted)
    • Signal to Noise ratio: > 90dB (1kHz, 0db, A-weighted)
    • Channel separation: > 80dB (1kHz, 0dB, A-weighted)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.01% (1kHz, 0dB, A-weighted) 
  • Analog Output (unbalanced)

    • Type: RCA terminal
    • Load impedance: > 10 kΩ
    • Output level: 2 Vrms / at 10 kΩ load 
  • Analog Output (balanced)

    • Type: XLR
    • Load impedance: > 10 kΩ
    • Output level: +4 dBu 
  • Input - AUX IN

    • Type: 1/8” (3.5mm) TRS terminal
    • Input impedance: > 10 kΩ
    • Maximum input level: 1 Vrms 
  • Bluetooth Specifications

    • Output class: Class 2
    • Bluetooth version: 4.0
    • Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, SPP, BAS, BLE, DIS, FMP, HRP, HRS, HTP, HTS, IAS, LLS
    • Bluetooth range: 49 feet (15m) 
  • Remote Control

    • Tyoe: IR Remote
    • Infrared Transmission Protocol: NEC format
    • Transmit output level: >200mVp-p 
  • Serial Remote

    • D-sub 9-pin female RS-232C
    • Mode: Full duplex
    • Baud rate: 9600/38400 b/s (selectable in the menu)
    • Data: 8bits
    • Start bit: 1bit
    • Stop bit: 1bit
    • Parity: none
    • Flow control: none 
  • Audio File / SIGNAL

    • Sample rate: CD-DA, Audio file 44.1kHz
    • Word length: CD-DA, Audio file 16-bit
    • File format: Audio file WAV/MP3/AAC
    • Bit rate: MP3, AAC, CBR/VBR ST/Mono 32~320kps
    • D3 tag: MP3 V1.x~2.4 
  • CD Drive

    • File system: CD-DA (CD-TEXT), CD-ROM (ISO9660)
    • Disc: CD, CD-R 
  • USB Storage Device

    • File system: FAT 16/32
    • Media type: Flash/ HDD 

    • File system: FAT 16/32 
  • Environmental

    • Operating temperature: 41° - 95° F (5° - 35° C)
    • Operating humidity: 25 ~ 85% non-condensing 
  • General

    • LCD Display: LCD 2 lines, 16 characters x 2 lines LCM display
    • Power requirements: 100-230 VAC
    • Power consumption: 15W
    • Dimensions (WHD): 19" x 1.73" x 9.4" (483 x 240 x 44mm)
    • Weight: 6.4 lbs (2.92kg)
  • Box Contents

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

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Easy 30 Day Return Policy

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to Kellards within 30 days of the purchase date, subject to the conditions and exclusions below.

You may initiate a return or exchange by requesting an RMA at

Securely affix your return label to the outside of the shipping package. Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer. We recommend you ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. We cannot be responsible for lost packages.

Return Address

Kellards Return
3237 Greenpoint Ave.
Long Island City NY 11101

Eligibility Conditions

Please read conditions below. If all conditions are not met, Kellards reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a minimum 15% restocking fee. All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories. Kellards can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

Nonreturnable Items

  • Electronic software downloads
  • Opened consumable items (e.g., film, tapes, paper, bulbs, CD, DVDs, ink cartridges, etc.)
  • Underwater equipment that has been submerged

Defective or Damaged Items

Defective items may be repaired, exchanged or refunded at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.


Please allow 3-5 business days for mail-in exchanges to be processed.

Refunds & Credits

Once we receive and inspect your item(s), we will credit your account. Please allow 5-7 days for a credit to appear on your account. In most cases, we will issue your refund in the same way you made the original purchase.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.