Sometimes the older things are the better they are. Sometimes the newer things are the better they are. I'm looking all over eBay for a hi-fi component CD recorder. Why? Because I don't want to hassle with hooking up my record player to my computer and mess with all these settings just to digitize my records when I'm after CD quality anyway. With a CD recorder, I connect it like a cassette deck, set the volume level like a cassette deck, play the record like I'm playing a record and hit record. Editing? I'm happy to do that in a computer. The hardest part is already done. But I digress. What I'm wondering is were all CD recorders created equal? Surely not, because nothing in hi-fi ever is. The makers I'm aware of were Pioneer, Philips and Yamaha. I am very familiar with the Philips CDR-560 as a friend had one and I transferred heaps of his records to CD over a few years. (I've heard way more 1980's heavy metal than the average member here, some of it pretty awesome actually!) and I bought a Philips CDR-775 last year that, unfortunately, won't record from the analogue input. If any member here has a use for it, it is yours free, just pay shipping. (240v/50Hz) Anyway, is there a better age range for these? I mean, did the ADC's improve over time? Would a 2004 model be better than a 1996 model for example? And, although I don't want to use it as my main CD player, which one is also a good CD player if I choose to play a CD in it? (My current CD player plays all CD-R's and will play CD-RW discs burned in a computer but not CD-RW's made for audio recorders! Go figure!) And are there any other brands who made CD recorders that I should look out for?