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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:27 PM
I'm considering switching to a stand-alone burner. Looking for some feedback. Pro's/con's/models/price/speed, anything else that would be useful ....

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:31 PM
I'm no help but considering the same move. I would love to hear from someone who has "Gone Both Ways"


 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:35 PM
I have a Sony that cost me about $300. I love it! It will burn any audio disc, no problems with any brand. I put a disc in, let it go, and come here to BS. Any trip through the living room, I finalize the disc, then put in another. I've seen some audio burners at BJ's Wholesale Club for around $225. I've had it for over a year with no problems. Wish I had an idea of how many shows I've burned.

Mine burns at 1x or 2x. If you get a master disc that was digital, you can burn either speed. If it was an analog master, you can only burn 1x, but the clones you make can be burned 2x.

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:42 PM

I have an AIWA that has been fine....

It was listed at $ 385.00..but I got it at amazon for around $265.00.

I have burned a lot of music with it......as long as the disc that i'm recording from and too are clean with no debris...everything is fine.

The few that have had pops n skips were already on the disc I burned from.....with maybe a couple of exceptions.....

I love my dual tray........


The biggest downfall is that it only burns no faster than 4x...but I never use more than 2x........

plus you got to remember to finalize that disc...i'm good about that !






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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:45 PM
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I love my dual tray........



Gets right to the point, doesn't he?

 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:48 PM
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I love my dual tray........



Gets right to the point, doesn't he?



Mrs Dirt(Barbara) gets kind of jealous...cause I spend so much time with it. Little does she know the things we do when she's not around.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 04:54 PM
If you're thinking of switching computers, I have an IMAC and it has a great software program that comes with it, ITUNES, nice and simple for copying and storing music. Even if I go back to a PC one day, I'll keep the IMAC just for the music program.
 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 06:24 PM
One problem I find with my stand alone is when I copy a disc that was burned on a stand alone. The copy I make is analog and I don't know if this causes a problem for the person that gets the disc and then tries to extract the audio using EAC.
Also some traders on other sites won't trade if you burn on a stand alone.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 08:48 PM
A friend of mine was given a very nice stand-alone for his birthday a couple of years ago and it was very finicky. I don't recall what brand it was, but it caused him so many problems he ditched it and invested in a computer burner.
Dirt brings up the point of source flaws- stand alone's don't usually correct anything, where EAC works wonders. Up until recently I didn't care about the ripper, but I've gotten in shows lately that cleaned up very nicely with EAC that I couldn't listen to otherwise; even on my Sony boombox that plays everything. EAC all the way!

 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 09:24 PM
one other problem I have is heat. if the burner gets hot it stops. I keep a fan blowing on it when I have a lot to burn.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 09:55 PM
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One problem I find with my stand alone is when I copy a disc that was burned on a stand alone. The copy I make is analog and I don't know if this causes a problem for the person that gets the disc and then tries to extract the audio using EAC.
Also some traders on other sites won't trade if you burn on a stand alone.


So Bill is the one sending me analog discs that I can only copy at 1x.

I shoulda known.

I thought I saw Bill at my local Lowe's today. They had that blue & gray racin' car on display. Saw some guy in a ABB tie-dye, droolin' on the car. Thought it may have been Bill.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2003 at 10:25 PM
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I thought I saw Bill at my local Lowe's today. They had that blue & gray racin' car on display. Saw some guy in a ABB tie-dye, droolin' on the car. Thought it may have been Bill.


Funny you should say that. I was at Lowes last night wearin a 95 tour tie dye shirt. But you would never see me drooloin' over Jimmie Johnsons' car

 

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  posted on 8/7/2003 at 12:01 AM
I swear I was the only one at Darien with the '99 ABB Nascar-style tie-dye shirt. That one belongs to my daughter. Great thing about taking the kids with you. You get one of each style shirt and share them.

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  posted on 8/7/2003 at 10:47 AM
I have a Marantz burner that I got about 9 months ago for about $299... She makes some nice sounding disks.......

Drawbacks - slow (burns at 2x) and when I copy from an analog show...... it gets a little funky but gets the job done.... It starts counting down and after a few minutes, the contdown (time remaining) number increases and then it goes for a while and then another countdown increase. It might be that it copies analog at 1x.....

The only other thing is that you have to use audio/music disks to burn.

Bottom line - Very glad I have it!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/7/2003 at 03:44 PM
I have a Philips with a 3-disc carosel tray player and single tray burner that I got about a year ago. It's had a lot of use and seems to work fine with any brand of audio/music disc.

I do have a similar issue as previously posted about some discs only copying in analog mode at 1x speed. Ron, fr some reason that Weedsport show that I got from you is one that only burns this way. Funny thing is, a copy that I burn in analog mode at 1x speed will then copy at 2x speed. I figured it's just a quirk in the way the thing works and live with it.

 

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  posted on 8/7/2003 at 11:37 PM
Oh crap! Looks like I am sending out analog.

The clones copy at 2x, though. I'm thinking I will replace the analogs with clones so I can burn at 2x. May take time to do, though.

That Weedsport show is a Good One, isn't it?

The Philips you mention was going for $189 at BJ's.

 

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  posted on 8/10/2003 at 11:39 PM
Thanks for the feedback folks. Speed seems to be a drawback. I'll have to investigate further ...
 

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  posted on 8/11/2003 at 01:38 AM
Been surfing, caught a recommendation for this one over on phishhook. Big bucks but looks kick-a@@. Any comments???

Hi Liz,
This is from the CopyMaster website.

"Verification of recorded discs to original image - only good copies are ejected. Bad disk due to media are only ejected once the ESC button is pressed."

I've never had any complaints about the zillion discs I've copied with mine.

http://www.octave.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi/id/24.214.78.11-1060532448-0/ac t/specs/item/1036678067

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  posted on 8/11/2003 at 06:09 AM
Jim - that looks like a good product.

I have a JVC standalone and a computer w/ EAC. In terms of flexbility, the computer burner is light-years ahead of the standalone. EAC's error checking and correction feature plus the ability to do simple edits (volume normalization, fix mis-placed track markers, remove gaps, etc) puts it way ahead of my standalone. The one-off digital copy thing is a drawback with standalones. This may be why some traders on other sites frown upon them.

 

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