This is the cheaper option to the over the top, $2,000 PDR-99 CD recorder which spots the Stable Platter mechanism. We don’t have any CD-Rs to test out the recording feature so we are selling this as a CD player. With much better burn-in time and ease with a PC in ripping CDs, the real time recording of CD recorders of old, is just…old. As a CD playback player, the PDR-509 is an impressive machine. Especially for $95 now and with Made in Japan reliability. Works like it should with a sound quality that is more commonly associated with more expensive machines.
Cosmetically, the player looks good. Some scuff marks/ scratches on the top cover but faceplate and sides are nice and clean. Remote is included and unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.