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Marantz DR-17
5 Reviews
rating  4.6 of 5
MSRP  1000.00
Description: CD Recorder


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Frank F. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2001

Bottom Line:   
An overall excellent A/D recorder & player. Most cd recorders suffer as players but the DR-17 excells in both areas.
This is my reference recorder. Most CD-R burns done via computer are inferior to this deck. It will pass HDCD to the CD-R with no degradation whatsoever. Many other lesser quality recorders will show thru in the end but the DR-17 is the clear winner amongst the competition.
Frank F. DHVCD Studios 2001.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Outperforms the Pioneer and Philips machines by a mile in both sound and ease of use. Makes very good to outstanding digital and analog recordings depending on brand of CD used. Very intuitive controls makes recording a breeze. Since I record mostly analog, the CD Sync delay is a non-issue. Excellent playback quality - a tad better than the CD17mkII that it replaced in my system. Same great bass and cleaner highs. I think the PMD100 digital filtering chip may be responsible, since the circuit topologies of the two machines appear otherwise identical. Only caveat - wish it had track index identification. Bottomline: expensive but worth it!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1500.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I brought this CD Recorder home from a dealer to audition as a recording mate for my Classe CD Player. When I first put a disc in, immediately the soundstage was more expansive, timbre was quite good and the Marantz was more musically involving than my Classe. It had great pace, neutrality and transparency. It isn't as warm as the Classe, but more ALIVE! I am still a little concerned about the harsh high frequencies. It was nasty on dynamic transients. I have been breaking it in from new for about 50 hours. The high end is settling down gradually and starting to sweeten up. I think I am going to like this player very much!!
Soundstaging, accuracy of instrument placing, transparency and overall listenability are marvelous. Much more alive and musical than the Classe. Perhaps a bit more forward in the midrange on my Maggies. I will update after more break-in. I am definitely impressed and am going to keep this player-recorder. I will probably not need the Classe anymore!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought it primarily for the purpose of creating custom mixes of my CD collection. I didn't think the quality of the recording was much better than that made by the Phillips CDR-765 dual try recorder I tried a few months ago.
For $1500.00 I expected the digitally recorded CD's I was making to sound exactly the same as the originals they were recorded from and they did not, so I returned both CD recorders.

I will next try the HarmanKardon CR2 dual tray recorder and see how the quality of its digital copies compare. Also, if Philips ever gets their act together and releases their "new" CDR-775 dual tray model, I will try it also. This model was due out in December but was pushed back 5 months because of a chip problem with the CD text feature. Marantz has their version of this model also due to be released this month (DR-6050) and I may audition it also.


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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by michael geerts a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
not so many words, it is superb
i am calling it the NEW DRAGON in hifi and recording media

excellent, congratulations to the team of marantz developpers

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000




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