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The Philips CDR 570 was a really good purchase I made back in 2002, It did take me a little while to figure it all out and the manual was massive but overall it really wasn't complicated nowadays its a walk in the park. It was a brilliant machine I was able to clear so much space off my computer and catalogue all my music very easily, It was surprising easy to use. There are three recording modes Manual - just click the red light, Album = this records whole playlists and track which allows you to record single tracks good for making compilation cd's. There is a function with the CDR 570 which allows you to manually insert the name of the artist, album and track on a display window if you choose to do so and you can also select analog, digital or optical signals to get the best possible sound which can be further enhanced by using the easy jog knob. The CDR 570 itself is quite small for it's era and has a really nice sleek expensive (once again for it's era) look and it's results were near enough perfect with no loss of sound quality. The only downside was prehaps one out of every 50 disks wouldn't work and wouldn't be able to be used again but compared to most others it was exceptionally good.
It is time to wave a fond farewell to the audio tape recorder.New technology has caught up with the world of home taping. Welcome to the Philips CDR570.A sleek,robust and compact portable cdr,that's compact disc recorder to you and I,and this baby does everything! At first glance you think "how am I ever going to fathom this out".The manuel is huge. It's only after you realise that the instructions are printed in various languages that the tension eases,not for long though. There are so many leads,you feel like an Italian ploughing into his dinner...spaghetti everywhere! Finally,it all comes together,you flick the switch,action.Now at last you can get out your massive collection of old 45's and deleted albums and place them on cd.Better still you can compile your all time favourite collection.Even better though is placing all those mp3 files that are jamming up your PC on to disc. Its actually easy to use.There are three different recording modes,manual (you hit the red button),album (this recordes a whole LP) and Track (which,surprise,surprise records one album track of your choice). You can select between analog,digital or optical signals to get the best possible sound,which can be enhanced still further by using the "easy jog" knob. There is also a function which enables you to place the name of the artist,album and track on a digital display window,should you require it. The unit itself is really quite small 264x305x86mm and weighs in at a slight 4 kg,it is an expensive looking unit with a nice grey finish. All of this of course doesn't matter, its the results that count.Compressed mp3 files come out virtually perfect,and a copy of a cd shows no audible loss of sound quality. On top of all this the unit comes with a nifty handset that means you can be lazy when playing your music,just sit back and enjoy the results of pure harmony!