Dar, I just purchased a Pioneer PDR-W839 for $399 on ebay. The design looks very close to the JVC that was reviewed and compared to the Marantz pro model in Stereopyle last month. Their consensus was that digital to digital the "consumer" model was just as good. I am unable to hear a difference in my copies. The better "pro" models will have superior A-D converters, I am sure. I will use mine to copy my irreplaceable (OOP) cds and also for auto use. The cassette is dead. This thing is fun, and practical too, considering the cost to replace 10-12 of my OOP cds pays for it. There are many past threads to read up on cd recorders, you should look them up. Good luck, Charlie.
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