Thursday, 01 June 2000
was immediately impressed with the Pioneer Elite PDR-19RW as I removed
it from its shipping container. This CD-R/CD-RW recorder weighs in at
over 14 pounds, much more than the run of the mill CD player. In
addition to its heft, indicating a serious power supply and a sturdy
chassis, I enjoyed the fine aesthetics, including the well-finished
face-plate framed by a likewise handsomely-finished wood side-plate.
The PDR-19RW looks the part of Pioneer’s top of the line $1,200 CD
recorder and evokes pride of ownership.
The PDR-19RW is chock full of features that allow it to serve as a
topnotch single box CD player, in addition to its obvious use as a
recording device. Its recording features include synchronized copying
by track or entire disc, a sampling frequency converter to allow copies
from digital sources other than CD, coaxial and optical inputs, and
many other indexing and editing features too numerous to list here. ...