The CDR420 CD Recorder lets you record to the 20GB hard disc in 44.1kHz mono or stereo as WAV or MP3 files, then perform cut-and-paste editing and upload your files to a PC via USB 2.0, or burn CDs r... Click To Read More About This Product
The CDR420 CD Recorder lets you record to the 20GB hard disc in 44.1kHz mono or stereo as WAV or MP3 files, then perform cut-and-paste editing and upload your files to a PC via USB 2.0, or burn CDs right there in the field. With the CDR420, you can edit ID3 information and rip MP3 discs, copy redbook or MP3/WAV data discs, error check and defrag the hard drive using USB and standard Windows XP disc utilities, and even name files and access commands with a standard PS/2 keyboard.
The CDR420 is the right recorder to capture and record almost any application. Recording a concert? Sell CDs minutes after it ends. Need more than 80 minutes on a CD? Record and burn in MP3 mode. Need to use good mics? The CDR420 has dual XLR inputs with +48V phantom power. Don't have any mics? The CDR420 has one built-in. There's more, but sit back. The list is long.
Until now, field CD recording was a dicey proposition. Long silences between speakers? Long silence on your CD. And what if the event went long? You have the first 80 minutes, but the rest is lost or divided among multiple discs. With the CDR420, the initial recording is made to the internal 20GB hard drive. You can edit out silences, put track numbers where you need them, even record long events in MP3 format. When it's done, burn your complete audio or MP3 disc in minutes.
Extensive Audio Support
Balanced XLR mic/line inputs
Unbalanced line inputs (RCA)
S/PDIF digital I/O
Built-in condenser mic
+48V phantom power
Audio CDs or Data
The CDR420 has more CD-recording functionality than anything else out there. Once you're done recording and editing, you can burn your disc in standard Redbook audio format or as a CD-ROM data disc, with any combination of WAV and MP3 files.
Because of the CDR420's unique combination of hard-drive and CD recording, you can even make multiple copies of a CD in the field. Once audio is on the hard drive, burn to your heart's content. You can even make copies of audio or MP3/WAV data.
The USB 2.0 port is more than just a way to shuttle files back and forth to your PC. You can use disc maintenance utilities from Microsoft Windows XP to keep the CDR420's hard drive in optimum shape. Defragmenting and error checking ensures that your drive is fast and reliable even with heavy use and extensive editing. You can even use a standard PS/2 keyboard to edit ID3 and other text information as well as to control functions of the CDR420 itself! Last but not least, the CDR420 is built with longevity in mind. You can upgrade the firmware as new versions become available through CDs or USB.
Audio Capability, Marantz Style
And what would a Marantz Professional field recorder be without a host of professional audio features? Balanced XLR mic inputs with +48V phantom power allow you to use professional microphones. If you're caught without mics, the CDR420 has one built in. A variety of filters and level control options condition your signal for the clearest audio possible; and if you're not much of a technician, turn on the ALC (Automatic Level Control) and the CDR420 will do it for you. There's also analog line I/O, S/PDIF digital I/O, and USB 2.0, allowing you to connect the CDR420 to virtually anything. An internal speaker and headphone jacks offer you multiple monitoring options.
Outstanding in the Field
And just as you'd expect, the CDR420 is rugged. Like all Marantz Professional field recorders, it's designed for years of use in real-world field recording applications and even offers a realtime clock so you can program the CDR420 to turn on, record, and stop -- all unattended.
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We have used Marantz recorders for almost 30 years. I currently use our old cdr300 to record straight from the sound board. I challenge any professional studio to make a better recording. I plan to purchase this model when I upgrade for the USB feature. And, best of all, it's dummy-proof!
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