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C Crane CWTPL CC Witness Plus Digital MP3 Recorder Player with Built-in AM FM Radio

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  • Voice recording in MP3 Format
  • Built-in AM FM Radio
  • Built-in Speaker or use included earphones
  • Clock with Timer and Alarm
  • Mini USB connector
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: C.Crane
  • Model Number: CWTPL
  • Display: LCD
  • Digital Audio Capacity: 2gb
  • Mfg Warranty Type (i.e. Parts, Labor): Labor+Parts

Product Description

The CC Witness Plus will record high-quality audio from just about any device. Plug-in the 1/8" input cable and press the record button. Recording your own music files is simple and saves money compared to buying individual songs. A special feature can even detect song breaks and create individual recording tracks so you can skip to the next song when you playback your files. With One-Touch Recording, simply press and hold the record button to get 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours of instant recording. If you are a talk radio fan, then you may love the 20 independent recording timers. With the built-in stereo microphones, you can record meetings, memos, or even a live concert. The CC Witness Plus can accept an external mono or stereo microphone for even better voice recording quality. The CC Witness Plus is a good compact solution for listening to live AM/FM radio wherever you travel. Reception is very good for a pocket radio and there are 10 easy presets per band to access your stations quickly. For better AM reception, there is an option for disabling the display screen reducing any possible interference. For best FM reception, the CC Witness Plus uses your headphones or an included wire as an external antenna. FM mono can also be enabled to improve weak FM stations and reduce automatic stereo switching sound. Maximize your recording time for voice by adjusting the audio quality to a lower speed. When good audio quality is necessary, then set it to record at up to CD Quality. The CC Witness Plus comes with 2GB of onboard memory which stores up to 2000 audio files or up to 140 hours of recordings. Using an optional SD card will give you more recording time. Transfer your files from the CC Witness Plus to a Computer using a USB cable; with a computer you can listen, store, or upload your files over the internet. If you already have a collection of MP3, WAV, or WMA files on your computer, then transfer them to the Witness for your playback enjoyment.

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Technical Details
Brand NameC.Crane
Item Weight3.7 ounces
Product Dimensions2.2 x 0.6 x 4 inches
Item model numberCWTPL
Power Source TypeBattery
  
Additional Information
ASINB009K6ULV8
Best Sellers Rank #7,783 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: 1 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty

Warranty, Labor: 1 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty
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1 year limited parts & labor warranty

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By R. Griffith on March 23, 2013
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I waited a couple years to buy this expecting someone (Sony, Apple, whoever) to build something like this a little more reasonably priced. My kids' iPods are on par with the cost of this thing and do 10 times more things. If iPods had an AM tuner I'm sure there would be an app that would render the Witness+ obsolete. Sorry, had to get that little whine off my chest...

I've had this a couple days now so here are my first impressions. The Witness+ is smaller than I thought, about the size of a deck of cards. The user interface is well thought out, it was very easy to program stations into memory and schedule recordings. I have no problems pulling in every station I listen to in my location (about 25 miles from downtown Detroit) on this radio's tuner. It even pulls in smaller stations I didn't know existed. The instructions are very well written. Recording quality is variable, easily changed, and at higher quality levels sounds exactly like live radio.

Hooking the Witness+ up to my computer went without incident, Windows XP recognized the unit immediately. When I first charged the unit and turned it on, I did notice that the AM radio tuner was not working right off the bat, just got screeching noises. I powered it down, flipped it to FM and back to AM and it cleared up after that (not sure the exact steps I took but it works fine now).

I'll update this review if I have anything significant to add or change, but as of now I'm pleased with the quality of the Witness+.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By orwtrmln on February 11, 2013
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I purchased the CC Witness+ as a replacement to the Pogo RadioYourWay AM/FM MP3 recorder, which I had owned for several years. I used the Pogo radio to record programming (both AM and FM) and then archive the audio I want to save onto my computer. From day one the RadioYourWay unit had a annoying glitch in recording FM and thereafter downloading the file onto the computer: The resulting audio file had 'artifacts' of random 'squawks' (it did sound like stepping on a rubber duck) that I had to repeatedly clip out of the file in order to make the end result listenable, sometimes as many as five or six artifacts per minute of audio. The AM recorded files had no such issues so I don't know whether it was a problem with the hardware or software with the Pogo unit.

The CC Witness+ that I purchased has no such issues. Both AM and FM recording files download clean into the computer.

I have, however, encountered an issue with compatibility in downloading MP3 files to a computer. When attempting to download from the CC Witness+ to a laptop with Windows 7 Pro, the download takes as long as 30 minutes for a 2 hour MP3 64k clip. Using a laptop with Windows XP Pro, the same download takes less than four minutes. (The RadioYourWay unit I have didn't have that problem either with XP Pro or Win 7 Pro.) With my experience there seems to be a compatability issue with using the CC Witness+ with Windows 7 Pro. Since I do my audio editing with my older laptop I can live with it but users with Windows 7 Pro might want to know that this could be a problem; if anyone has found a way to speed up downloads on Win 7 Pro I'm open to it. It is due to this problem that I only give it four stars instead of five.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mad Mau on August 23, 2013
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Well, I wasn't sure if I should post a review on this item since I returned a defective unit and haven't decided whether or not to reorder the item. But I decided to go ahead since I did get to sample the radio for a few hours anyway.

First, I'd say that the interface is not bad, it's fairly intuitive and the FM reception was good; but the AM reception left a lot to be desired. There was quite a bit of static, even with the display function disabled and although I'm only a few miles as the crow flies from multiple radio towers, the signal strength was very dependent on the direction the unit was held. Crane's website promises that their AM ferrite antenna will deliver a much stronger signal, but in my situation I don't know how that's going to help the reception because the broadcast towers are not distant from me. I guess what I'm trying to say is, signal strength isn't my problem, clarity is the issue.

The reason I returned my unit is because upon powering up the unit and switching to the AM Band, the radio would produce a high pitched hum, until you toggled the tuning knob up or down and then back to a frequency with a station. At that point the broadcast was loud and clear (although with the previously mentioned clarity issues). And you could record once you had a station playing on AM. The problem however was with the timers (which is how I wanted to use the radio). The radio is switched off awaiting the activation of a timer, so when it turned itself on to record, the high pitched hum is all that the recording consisted of.

One high point is that tech service at Crane was quick to respond and did tell me quickly to return the "defective" unit.
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