After going through a few used CD recorders, I decided to just buy a new one. Only a few out there still. The Denon DN-330CR, the Teac CD-RW890MK2, the Tascam CD-A580 (CD Recorder and cassette deck in one) and the Tascam CD-RW900mkII. Of the 4, I liked the Denon the best not only on looks, but also price and the ability to use all its features without the remote control. Pros: Can use any CD or CD-RW, not just the Music CDs Do not need the remote - all functions are on the front panel Easy to figure out without the manual next to you all the time Digital and analog I/Os Remote included Nice display (OLED) Looks good (to me) Cons: Very slow operating system. It take a long time to start up, button presses have a noticeable lag. Track marking is too slow. If you hit the Rec button to make a new track, it can take 2-4 seconds to actually do it. Sometimes you miss the mark. No track forward/back buttons, you need to use the knob. Built-in DAC is not very good. ADC seems OK. Not the best sound using it as a disc transport - my Meridian CD 500 is much better (at over 10x the price it had better be). Overall, for less that $200 I can live with it’s flaws. I use if for digitizing LPs and tapes, and for my needs it works well enough. I’d give it a 4/5 mostly because of the slow responsiveness.