Yamaha CDR-HD1500

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Yamaha CDR-HD1500

Single CD Player - without MP3 Playback - not Shock-Proof - with Built-In Radio

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Review of "Yamaha CDR-HD1500"

published 24/06/2007 | piratess2104
Member since : 30/03/2006
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Pro reliable brand, good sound quality
Cons overpriced, limited range of features, boring design
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"Overrated, under-endowed."

I would not spend this much on a CD player ever again. When you're spending above £450 on a CD player, you're entitled to much more.

What the Yamaha CDR-HD1500 does, it does well: Yamaha is reliable, the hard disk capacity is an impressive 250 GB, and there's a built-in radio. The sound quality is impressive, but not life-changing. It's simple to use.

Apart from that I'm not really sure what you're paying for. Without MP3 playback, super CD playback or DAB technology, this model lacks the most up-to-the-minute features, and it's not even as if the design makes up for it. From a distance, the clunky (you can get much smaller systems) dull grey design resembles a VCR or one layer from a 1980s stacked sound system. Despite the considerable financial investment, the system is also fairly fragile - not shockproof at all.

I should stress that MP3 and super CD playback are features that most people can do without (although DAB will become essential in the UK over the next couple of years) - however, it is really stupid to pay this much and not get those features and standard. Get a cheaper, better-looking system and enjoy.

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  • gizmogizmo published 06/11/2007
    Sounds like one to avoid then! add a little bit more detailed info and i'm sure you'd get better ratings for this! xx
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Product Information : Yamaha CDR-HD1500

Manufacturer's product description

Single CD Player - without MP3 Playback - not Shock-Proof - with Built-In Radio

Product Details

Manufacturer: Yamaha

Table / Portable: CD Player

MP3 Playback: without MP3 Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: No

CD Player / Recorder: CD Recorder

Width in mm: 430

Built-In Radio: with Built-In Radio

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 250

Multi CD Player: Single CD Player

Shockproof: not Shock-Proof

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

EAN: 4957812314756

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