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Marantz CDR300 Portable CD Field Recorder
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The Marantz CDR300 Portable CD Field Recorder is a highly portable unit for making high-quality recordings anywhere, recording direct to CD. It provi...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Marantz CDR300 Portable CD Field Recorder is a highly portable unit for making high-quality recordings anywhere, recording direct to CD. It provides stereo XLR and 1/4" mic/line inputs, stereo RCA aux input, RCA line out, and digital RCA (S/PDIF) I/O. 3-band master EQ, programmable mic/line EQ, and manual or automatic level control allow you to dial in optimized recorded sound. Features an onboard limiter and is CD-RW compatible. AC power or 4-pin DC connection for use with gel-cell battery packs.
- Make high-quality recordings anywhere
- Built-in mic and speaker
- Stereo XLR and 1/4" mic/line inputs
- Stereo RCA aux input
- RCA line out
- Digital RCA (S/PDIF) I/O
- 3-band master EQ
- Programmable mic/line EQ
- Manual or automatic level control
- Onboard limiter
- CD-R/RW disc compatible
- AC power or 4-pin DC connection for use with gel-cell battery packs
- Dimensions: 12"W x 4"H x 9"D
- Weight: 6 lbs.
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Reviewed by 7 customers
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I purchased this Cd recorder several months ago, and I am not disapointed with it. It is beyond my expectations. I am director of Muisc for a large Catholic Church, and I am use this to record the mass-very good quality for sound-picks up the choirs, orchestra, the Father when he delivers his sermons.Cannot wait to use at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass.I also use it for bluegrass picking/jam sessions.I am sold on this product, and I wish it could have available several years ago.
I had high hopes for this appealing package of features. The first unit I received from the vendor had extremely high noise in the microphone preamps. Signal to noise ratio was a mere 46 DB. Line signal to noise was 73 DB but not as high as the claimed 80 DB. I had hoped the 80 DB was a very conservative number and the actual number would approach the 90 DB benchmark. I arranged the exchange of the first unit for another (expecting I had a "lemon"). I received the second unit with anticipation. But to my dismay, the signal to noise was very close to the original numbers and, even worse, this unit had some ac hum in the unit. Marantz needs to be careful how they label their equipment. Professional means meeting some specs that are close to other equipment in the "professional arena". I cannot use this equipment in my profession in spite of the wonderful set of features included.
The best feature is the automatic settings. It is almost always problem-free. Turn it on...push 3 buttons & record. Instructions are easy to follow unlike some units.
If you want great flexability and ease of use, this is it!
I already own one CDR300 and wish to purchase a second unit as a backup.Beware of the lead acid battery for field use with a condenser microphone. Marantz uses a 12 Volt 7 Amp Hour battery which I found did not give me the recording time I wanted.Again I love the Marantz CDR 300 for when I give lectures.
I have only had this for a few weeks and am Loving the ease of using this machine. Great timimg on shipping as well.
Loved the idea of an all in one CD recorder, but not really "pro". Pre-amps are noisey and kinda grainy sounding. Bigger prob, sometimes gives a "CD REC ERROR" while recording! Not good if you get just one chance to get it right.Mic EQ is worthless. You basically get hiss or more hiss.Lead battery is heavy and doesnt supply enough juice to power condenser mics.Dont move it while recording or the thing shuts down.Impossible to use mics while load/unloading CDs. Important if you want to DJ between discs.Built in limiters are useless.Dont loss remote or certain functions are gone.Save your pennys and get-into lab-top recording!