Summary: When my other CD player went belly-up, I was a little concerned because I haven't done any audio component shopping for a long time. My rule of thumb is that if you do it right the first time and get quality equipment, you won't have to replace it for awhile and in 20 years, you'll still have something worth having.
Buy with expectation of some frustration in early use, reasons below
Gerald Siegel, Amazon
6 June 2010
Summary: I wanted something apart from the computer to record hundreds of tape cassettes. My first go at recording was perfect. Only one track listed for a lot of the Swing Era Time Life selections but that is Ok, I am not about to create individual tracks until I have more patience to learn how that is done. But the Manual..oy vey. And the quick start manual oy vey and more.. Remember this fact and it is not well presented at all.
Summary: I would strongly recommend this recorder to anyone looking for an easy machine to use. After using a test CD i was ready to record. We had purchased the new Sony 5 dics recorder from Best Buy but the machine just would not work correctly! BUY THIS TEAC! Brenda K.
Summary: It took a couple disks to figure out how to configure the TEAC CD-RW880. It starts in a mode that give you a new track every few seconds. When you reach 100 tracks, you can't record any more. In manual mode, you select when it gets a new track. I prefer it started in manual mode. Other than that, I recommend it over any unit I found under $400.
Summary: This is a good buy. Works well but be aware that if you are ordering chances are the delivery will be by UPS and signature will be required! Make sure someone at your residence is home all day every day to sign for the package whenever they deliver it or you will have problems!!
Summary: very good cd recorder..easy to use perfect for copy all kind of music. i use it to record vinyl lp..also good to copy cd'd old and new ones .. with diferent soundlevel..the recording copy is the same sound as the music you record from.. buy it a good cd recorder..ok price.
Summary: I have read dozens of reviews on this and other CD-R units, and the same theme about using the proper CD disc keeps coming up. The experiences seem to vary from "anything works" to "only 1 kind worked for me". Give all those opinions/experiences, and the fact that right now I'm using a cheap (compared to any of my other components) Crossley combination "turntable" (barely adequate) and CD recorder. So far, the results in making a CD from vinyl has been pretty good.