Harman Kardon CDR 26 CD Recorders/Players

2.55/5 (11 Reviews) MSRP : $449.00


Product Description

Think of the CDR 26 as a "dubbing cassette deck for the digital millennium." Make your own custom CDs with just your favorite tracks, or copy an entire disc using inexpensive CD-R blanks. The CDR 26's 4x dubbing speed allows you to copy an hour-long program in just fifteen minutes – and speed up other key recorder functions. It also features synchronized recording from external sources: the recorder starts at exactly the same time as the source, which can be digital or analog. Finally, the CDR 26 is also a superb CD player with continuous two-disc or one-time/one-disc playback, headphone jack with level control and full-featured ergonomic remote control.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Thoroughly disappointing for HK.
within first year both trays needed coaxing to open.
After year and a half left tray would not open.
Recording on this machine is futile.
Better luck next time.....

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by DIXIE a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2010

Bottom Line:   
The sound quality with this model was good, no complaints. The primary use for this product was to record
original compositions from a midi keyboard. It was in use maybe twice a month. After the first year, there was a problem with the left disc tray sticking but, a little nudge would do the trick. Then the right tray started
sticking. As time went by, the problem worsened to the point where neither tray would function. I removed
the cover to locate the jamb and discovered that they were not jambed, the problem is that the mechanisms
that run the trays in and out ceased to function. According to Circuit City, this was a top of the line unit at the time of purchase, which influenced my decision to buy it. Since Circuit City stores no longer exist, I contacted
Harman Kardon about this problem and was given the option to send it out for repairs. The only place I'm sending it is into the trash can and I'm ordering a Tascam. Very disappointed.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dan Sisto a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2009

Bottom Line:   
After two years, one disk continuously got stuck and had to be pried out regularly.
After three years, the second disk continuously got stuck.
I stopped trying to fix it; now need to just replace this piece.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Scott a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2007

Bottom Line:   
The layout of this recorder is extremely "un-user-friendly". I do a lot of recording in low-light situations, and the button layout makes no sense at all. I understand that there is some space that is saved by using the tiny round buttons, but there is a ton of functionality lost in its place.

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Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SAM J. a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Overall a great unit, but has a few flaws.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City




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