- Brand Name: Archos
- Model Number: 500297
- Digital Storage Capacity: 10 GB
- Supported Standards: MP3, Other Audio Formats
- Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
Archos Jukebox 10 GB MP3 Player/Recorder/Hard Drive 500297
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- Dual 10 GB digital audio player and hard drive
- Stores over 150 hours of CD-quality music, or approximately 250 albums
- 2 MB memory buffer stores from 30 to 100 seconds of music to prevent interruptions
- Can connect directly to your stereo with optional cable
- Supports MP3 files; Windows and Mac compatible
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With the Jukebox Recorder 10 you can record from any analog or digital source at bit rates up to 160 Kbps, and you can port your recordings back to your PC without any specialized software. The Jukebox Recorder 10 doubles as a portable 10 GB hard drive for PC or Mac laptops and desktop computers to store all your data, images, and software. The Jukebox Recorder 10 is compatible with USB 1.1.
There's no need for special software to download MP3 songs--just drag and drop MP3 files from Windows Explorer or from the Mac desktop. Update with a simple click at the Archos Web site and download the latest firmware that supports additional software extensions.
The Jukebox Recorder 10 is powered by either AC power (adapter included) or four AA batteries. It also comes with stereo headphones, carrying pouch, USB cable, master software, and driver diskette.
Top Customer Reviews
1. "You can't make playlists on the unit itself"-WRONG. You can use playlists created off unit by Winamp or other MP3 Players OR you can create playlists on the unit itself.
2."Because it's a hard drive it can't be used while running(or any activity that causes the unit to bounce around)-WRONG I bounced it, shook it, and did everything I could to TRY and make it skip and I couldn't.
3."The plastic casing is poorly made"-LOOK PEOPLE, Throw an IPod and this player up against the same wall. They both break the same. It's a delicate piece of technology not a baby chew toy. Besides it comes with a carrying case that protects it from any hazards outside of a warzone(where the rest of us live).
NOW Valid Issues With The Archos Jukebox Recorder
1. "Firmware isn't the greatest"-Very True. The IPod's OS is much better suited for MP3 sorting capabilities while Archos's seems to be suited more for data. For example, when playing songs the player won't play songs outside of the folder you are in. You can solve this by making a huge playlist with all of your songs on it.
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1) DRAG AND DROP files from the Windows Explorer! It shows up as an extra Hard Drive in My Computer! No need for slow awkward transfer software!
2) USE IT TO CARRY YOUR OTHER FILES AROUND! Because of the drag and drop system store any files of your choice, such as pictures or software files, applications. I have a folder on it solely for other files, kept away from the MP3s.
3) A DRASTICALLY IMPROVED MANUAL!. Ive read the manual to the original Jukebox and yes it was bad. After sitting down and reading this new manual, it was a huge improvement, step by step flow charts and every feature explaned. The grammar and spelling still has room for improvement, but overall a huge step up. Plus the website has further hints and tips.
4)EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY!. The supplied headphones are perfectly acceptable, but for even better sound try some of Sony's range. You get loads of enhancements such as Bass Boost, Loudness, Bass, Treble and Balance.
5)RECORD DIRECTLY TO MP3. Use the built in mic or analogue or digital inputs. You even get a free Y-cable thrown in for analogue recording via the Line-in. Nice! And the sound is great as well. you can change the quality from 1 (low) to 7 (CD sound)Plus you can change the sampling rate from 16Khz to 48Khz, and alter the recording level as record. Monitor the clear level meters to avoid clipping or distortion :-)
6)PLAYLISTS! You can create a playlist on-the-fly, or you can use the supplied Musicmatch software for playlist building. I don't like Musicmatch so I use Winamp to make my playlists and I use Freerip to rip my MP3s. RIP DIRECTLY ONTO THE ARCHOS WITH FREERIP!
7) BUILD QUALITY!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok, For all thoes people who put bad reviews about the music Quality, it is fine. This thing is a HARD DRIVE, the quality is EXACTLY THE SAME as the quality on your computer,... Read morePublished on July 1, 2004 by §mall Twig
I recently bought an Archos off of Amazon.com and recieved it in its alotted shipping time. I was very excited at my new purchase from good reviews and amazing specs, especially... Read morePublished on January 24, 2004
- Screen went dead long ago.
- Locks up 2-3 times per use. For some reason, it ust dies
A friend who has one had the same problems with hers. Read more
hard to create playlist
locks up often.
I have been thinking about MP3 players for a long time. At first i thought i would buy the MPIO DMG PLUS, then the Archos came up. Immediately i saw that I must have that. Read morePublished on February 20, 2003
If you are tired of losing cds you have come to the right place.This thing is awsome.It has all my favorite music on here;Kiss Michael Jackson Smashing Pumpkins The Simpsons and... Read morePublished on February 14, 2003
I just recieved this item as a christmas gift from the world's coolest girlfriend, and I have to say, I'm impressed (with both the product and the girlfriend). Read morePublished on January 9, 2003 by Amazon Customer
This product is poorly designed! It's little more than a hard drive with batteries. Something as simple as organizing mp3 tracks by artist is not available. Or album. Read morePublished on January 2, 2003
I asked for an Ipod for Christmas, and got this instead. I was disappointed at first - it's bulky, and not nearly as flash as the Ipod, but after I charged it up and loaded it... Read morePublished on December 30, 2002