Harman Kardon CDR 2 CD Recorders/Players

3.6/5 (52 Reviews)


Product Description

24 bit / 96 KHz dual deck read / 4x rewritable -plays 2 discs simultaneously


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by T. H. von Riess a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought this CD player/recorder in 2001 because it was one of the first CDRs available. The build quality is similar to most other CD players/recorders on the market. The sound quality is slightly better than others that I've used (Denon, NAD, and Panasonic). It worked fine for the first couple years and then starting giving me problems. The first sign of trouble was when it intermittently would not play CDs. I would have to turn the unit on and off multiple times before it would play. The left CD tray will not open if you shut it without a CD in it. There is a release button on the underside to open it manually but not ideal for getting it open frequently. The service message has shown up twice on the unit. The first time it cost me $117 to have it brought back to working order.

I expect more for $348. I don't think that for that amount of money it should have the problems that it has. I won't consider Harmon Kardon CDRs again unless I can find something ridiculously cheap. I would recommend paying a bit more for a Marantz or Denon CDR. I think that their build quality is superior and the sound quality is similar or better depending on the model.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $348.00

Purchased At:   Dale Sanford's in Be



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Brunner a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Easy to use
Excellent high speed recording.
Excellent D/A converter
Excellent sound quality.
The 4x dub feature is very nice!
Have been using as a recorder and a playback unit almost daily for over 2 years without a single hic-up.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   AMTV



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by stukyle a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have mixed feelings about this product. I have never had a problem recording from cd to cd. I always record at 4x speed and I am happy with the sound quality of the recordings. My problem with this unit is the quality of the playback. When using the second tray the sound quality is incredibly good. When looking for a cd burner I wanted one that had a good d/a converter so that I would also have a decent quality player. This one has an excellent d/a converter. When using the first tray to playback, the sound is just plain awful. There is an incredibly annoying hiss at about 2khz. It makes that tray totally unlistenable. All and all I am happy. I have had the unit for about 2 1/2 years and it still plays back some of my most roached cds without a problem. Yay HK for a durable laser lense system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michael Poteat a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
A good unit for the price at the time. Of course, there are better recorders for less money now. Since I haven't had any problems with the units I don't know what sort of response I would receive from the dealer or HK.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lloyd a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this unit direct from Harman Kardon outlet. Reviewed other listings prior to purchasing and most users have had good luck with this unit when it worked properly.
This unit can be purchased direct from Harman Audio Outlet
refurbished for $208.00. Although this is a refurbished unit it has a no hassel 15 day return for refund and a ONE YEAR factory warranty. I took it out of the box and recorded 27 cd with flawless results. It was very simple to use. Check out the specs. Recording THD 0.005%@-85db. This unit is well worth the investment for the causual cd recorder. Shame on anyone who buys one for more than $200.00 and less than a one year warranty.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $208.00

Purchased At:   harman audio outlet




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