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Harman Kardon CDR 2 CD Player/Recorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

2.5 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Dual-deck, CD-R and CD-RW compatible player/recorder
  • 4x dub speed
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit AKM digital-to-audio converters
  • Front-panel digital input for use with portable devices
  • Internal sample-rate conversion for input signals from 32 to 96 kHz
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CD Burner

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Harman Kardon's CDR 2 is the world's first dual-deck, CD-R/RW audio recorder to feature 4x dub speed, no matter what the source. The CDR 2 brings your library of tapes and vinyl into the digital age--there is even a front-panel digital connection for use with portable digital products. Adept at playback as well as recording, the CDR 2 can function as a two-disc changer or play two discs simultaneously, all with 96 kHz, 24-bit capability and audiophile-grade AKM digital-to-analog converters.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 14.5 x 17.5 x 4.5 inches
Item Weight 12.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 15.1 pounds
Manufacturer Harman Kardon
ASIN B0000300GE
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Item model number CDR 2
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2.5 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #111 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components > CD & Tape Players > CD Players
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com September 4, 1999

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By A Customer on February 12, 2000
First of all, with Harmon/Kardon how can you go wrong! When I first pulled this sturdy unit out of the box, plugged it in, and watched as the CDR-2's classy display light up I knew I had purchased a beautiful, higher-end piece of equipment! The users-manual is easy to read and understand, with several different recording scenarios explained. For my first recording I copied an entire CD in DIGITAL, using the 2X DUB feature. The CDR-2 performed flawlessly and made a perfect copy, keeping in mind that the CD I copied was somewhat new and scratch/dirt free. I have yet to explore it's other features, such as it's DUAL-PLAY mode; playing 2 CD's simultaneously, which will be helpful to me as a recording musician. It has many options for recording outside sources digitally (and analog) with it's COAXIAL and OPTICAL in/out ports. I've purchased and returned a "lower-end" recorder before and was extremely disappointed. The Harmon/Kardon CDR-2 is one solid piece of technology in my book.
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This is truly a wonderful CD recorder. It is very easy to use, and it produces awesome sound. I have had 2 discs get messed up; I'm not sure if that is the CDR-2's fault, or the disc. Anyway, it was just one song-and the original was old. Beware though, if you want to mix and match songs, it takes as long as all the songs put together. Just because it can record at 4x doesn't mean it will record everything at 4x. Only if you are recording a whole cd (say to give to somebody, or copying theirs) will it dub at 4x. When mixing, it goes at 1x, the speed of the song. This isn't a bad thing, no other recorder lets you go any faster. It's a good recorder and one that will do almost anything you ask it to. Enjoy.
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I've been in the market for a digital recorder, specifically a CD recorder for over a year. I initially was set to buy a Philips dual deck recorder, but luckily I didn't have the money together yet. Also, I wasn't too hot about it not having a traditional input level knob (instead it has "incremental"-type buttons). So when I heard by chance about the Harman Kardon, I was intrigued. 24-bit, 96khz convertors, 4x dub speed, great sound, ease of use. The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that it has no overload indicator (I, too, use it for my own, and client, recordings). This thing is a god send, and is one of the best investments I've ever made.
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This device plays & records cds BEAUTIFULLY! The sound that this machine makes when a cd is played is incredible However I was disheartened with a couple of features. First, the only way you can record a single track from a cd is through the remote controller. If you should by any chance LOSE the remote, you're outta luck! Second, every time you stop recording, the recorder automatically puts a 3-4 sec. space at the end of your song. For me, that can be really annoying. If you're not as anal as I am about recording specifics, then this is a wonderful cd recorder for you. The cds are recorded superbly & the sound is great!
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Since I've had this machine only a couple of days, I should probably have waited before writing the review, but I noticed a couple of things in previous reviews that called for comment. If I could take off a half star for the instructions, I would, but the machine itself is fabulous. It indeed plays CDs so they sound better than on "ordinary" CD players. I used to be skeptical of claims that some CD players were better than others, figuring they were all basically the same, but this one is clearly more "musical" than the others I've owned. The copies I've made are identical to the originals, and I found them easy to make. The understated design is very classy. Now, as to my criticisms about the instruction manual: It is well-written, but omits certain critical information. For example, I was not clear on how to make a compilation from different disks. The instructions made it seem as if you had to pre-program your selections to do so, but I didn't see how you could do this with more than one source disk. Therefore, I plunged right in, recording one track at a time from various disks, and it turned out fine. My other issue was that the instructions say (as does a previous reviewer) that you can record up to 20 tracks on a disk. The Beatles compilation I was making only came to 50 minutes or so after 20 songs, so I experimented to see what would happen if I tried to put another on. It worked, so I was up to 21 with no problem. Anyway, I probably have a lot to learn about recording CDs, and if anyone who read the instructions more carefully than I finds that my questions were covered there, I welcome your corrections. For prospective buyers, I would not let my criticisms deter you from ordering the CDR-2, because I am very happy with it and only regret waiting to buy it.
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The Harmon Kardon CDR2 lives up to its reputation in terms of music quality. I also found it easy to set up and could easily record off both CD as well as audio cassettes. For those who have a large analog collection that they wish to digitize (as I do) I suggest that you buy one blank CD-RW disc also. You can then assemble a selection on this CD-RW and then zap it on to a (less expensive) CD-R disc. The CD-RW allows you to correct your mistakes (which are likely to happen when you are transcribing cassettes). The two features that I would like to see (but missing) are 1) multiple CD capability on the play side (if you are making a personal collection, the chances are you will be recording from several CDs), and 2)An option to finalize automatically. The other disappointment was that you could not use the 4x speed feature when recording a selection of tracks. If these annoyances dont bother you, I would highly recommend this deck. My rating would be 4 1/2 stars.
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