Summary: I did a lot of recording on the pro grade Denon 550 and I beleive the 1500 is every bit as good. I have not compared the specs, but my ears are very good. The 1500 weighs less to me, so not as much metal pehaps, but still heftier that most recorders out there. Some folks say heft dosen't matter, but it matters to me. I like heavy metal, love it in fact. Denon is always tops in sound quality, longevity, and overall build. You can't go wrong here.
Summary: It's in perfect condition just like you said.I would definately buy from you again.the only thing I don't like is not having the owner's manual, but I'll get by without it.Thank you again for a wonderful product that I know I'll enjoy for a long time.I decided to buy it because I have about a thousand cassettes to convert into digital format and after seeing the quality of this cdr I know they're in good hand as far as converting them digitally cause I tried several...
Summary: I bought this unit after my harmon-kardon CDR recorder died. I thought buying the Denon unit was "cheaper" than having the previous unit fixed. Am still trying to figure out how to dub from analog sources,i.e. LPs, tapes, concerts on video, etc. Not exactly user friendly.
Summary: I was looking forward to using the Denon cd recorder. The owner/operator manual is poorly written. It seemed every step refers to another step on a different page. I returned the Denon to J&R. Upon receiving my credit I purchased a Teac cd recorder from J&R, which was very simple to set up. The manual was easy to read and well-organized. The cdr's I've made so far (about 30) sound as good as the source cd.
Summary: This CD recorder has far too complicated a set-up to be user-friendly. The instruction manual is utterly useless, leaving it to the buyer to figure out how the machine works. Once the unit is hooked to the amplifier, transferring records to cd isn't easy and tracks need to be separated manually. Machine can only operate with music cds. Headphones are needed to check the CD sound coming from the recording tray. Digital display is also confusing.
Summary: I bought this equipment thinking I could record my LP's until I read on page 7 under notes: Do not make a connection to the PHONO jack of the amplifier. Doing so will lead to breakdown. All I needed was my turntable, amplifier and a cd recorder which were not too popular at that time. The Operating Instructions Manual is thorough and complete.
Summary: The federal government sent me an economic stimulus check and I spent it on this. At the very beginning, I was puzzled by and slow to work the various functions, but that didn't last. Recording from different sources is easy and the onscreen guide is friendly. (I will agree with another reviewer that the instruction manual could have been designed better.) After two months, I love this thing!
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Controls, Great Sound
Summary: This unit delivers everything that you'd expect for its price range. It is my opinion that while the manual is not well written and lacks straight forward operational directions, you can figure it out fairly quickly. There were a few surprises: remote does not include power on/off control, and this unit does only 2x dubbing. On a very positive note, this recorder/player has a very "solid" feel. All mechanical operations show careful consideration in the unit's design.
Summary: Has worked perfectly. Easy to use, easy-to-understand user manual. Very good sound quality, and plays and copies HDCD too. Plus, it has a volume-controlled headphone jack output. Absolutely worth the price.
Summary: This CD recorder is very nicely engineered and has a robust CD burner. One major problem is the total lack of any meaningful technical support. The owners manual was apparently translated directly from Japanese. So, many parts of this are extremely difficult to understand. Worse, if you call or Email Denon tech support they are unable to answer even simple questions.