When my wife bought me a very nice CD player/recorder made by Tascam
3 August 2014
Summary: I bought this unit several years ago. When I first got it, I used it to play my "factory" music CDs. I never got around to using the recording function. As expected, it did not provide audiophile sound quality. But it worked well for the 20 hours or so that I used it. When my wife bought me a very nice CD player/recorder made by Tascam, I stopped using this PD-RW739 unit because it didn't compare to the Tascam. I put this unit in a box...in a coat closet.
Summary: I own 3 Pioneer PDR-W739 CD Player/Recorders, with the 4th one on the way. Before buying one of these units, you need to ASK A FEW QUESTIONS, & you need to know HOW THESE UNITS WORK. The last unit I bought was suppose to be in perfect working order. IT WAS NOT!! These units can become jammed up very easily IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE THEM. Pioneer Corp used MECHANICAL SWITCH'S insted of ELECTRONIC SWITCH'S, to save money.
Summary: Liked the OEM brand. Decided to buy based on listing that stated the Record Side of the unit was operational. It was not. Hope to make repairs. This is one of the better "home" CD Recorders. Writes to "audio" or "music" CD media only.
Summary: This unit belongs to the Elite series that pioneer began to sell around the year 2000, so it was more expensive than the regular cd recorders. In my case I purchased this item on january 2002 and I was surprised with the quality of sound, very crisp! remember this machine record at 24 bits by second but after 3 years of continous use, I noticed regular mistakes in the recorded cd's, first: the laser could not read the last songs, second: some songs showed unusual louded...
Summary: I purchased the Pioneer PDR-W739 CD Recorder on April 16 of 2007 and it has performed very well. I won't go into the details of operating the unit (that's what the instructions are for, right?), but I will state a few positive and not so positive aspects of this recorder. Just load a CD/R in the right tray, determine what source you want to use (the unit's own 3-Tray CD player, or another digital or analog source), and start recording.
Summary: I experienced the same problem with the cd loader tray. Absolute garbage. I however, will not waste my time and money trying to get it fixed. It's trash. And it's the last thing I ever buy from Pioneer. A once fine company (I have 30 year old Pioneer speakers that are large but great sounding) has sunk to rock bottom.
Summary: How can a company that has historically made so many great products make such a total piece of junk? I have had this CD recorder for a year and a half. It is currently at a repair shop in the hope that they can fix the CD loading tray from constantly jamming and eating CDs. I'm not holding my breath because the folks at Pioneer are totally uncooperative about fixing the problem.
Summary: Like the recorder except the tracking when going from a cassette to cd,sometime it track alright other it does not track at all,other times it random tracks. It defeats the purpose of tranferring my tapes to cd`s.
Summary: I have had the same problem with this unit. Loading mechanism malfunctions. Pioneer was no help. That's why they are slipping. They used to make great, reliable stereo equipment. Not anymore! Their customer service dept. stinks! This unit is noisy, records poorly and is not worth the money. STAY AWAY TILL PIONEER WAKES UP!