HHB announces its latest generation HHB CDR-882 DualBurn CD recorder. Compatible with CD-R and CD-RW media of all speed ratings, recordings made on HHB’s own reference quality CDR74 Gold media are said to exhibit an average Block Error Rate as low as 0.09.
The increase in recording accuracy is directly attributable to new drives and associated firmware now employed in CDR-882 production. Meanwhile, the long-term integrity of recordings made on HHB CDR74 Gold discs is improved through the use of a new protective coating that significantly increases resistance to scratching—now measurable at a pencil hardness rating of 9H using the Heidon Scratching Intensity Tester with a 20g weight.
“CD remains a widely used format in broadcast, music recording, and archiving so recording accuracy and data integrity continue to be important issues,” says HHB product manager, Dawn Birr. “By recording on HHB CDR74 Gold discs with the HHB CDR-882 DualBurn CD recorder, discerning users can be assured that they are recording at the highest possible standards of audio quality, data integrity and archival security.”
The CDR-882 is designed from the ground up for high-end performance in a range of professional audio and broadcast applications. Full 24-bit A/D and D/A converters with dither onto CD, combine with a high-quality quartz crystal-derived internal clock and audiophile-grade analog circuitry to deliver superior sonic performance.
The CDR-882 weighs 14.7 pounds. Unlike adapted consumer devices, the CDR-882 uses all-new high-quality IDE CD-R drives mounted in a massive steel 2U rackmount chassis for reliable, glitch-free recording, even in unfavorable environments such as live concerts.
The CDR-882's connectors include balanced XLR analog I/O, unbalanced phono analog I/O, balanced XLR AES/EBU digital I/O, coaxial and optical S/PDIF digital I/O, external word clock input, RS232 remote control and parallel control interface. An onboard sample rate converter accepts digital signals from 32 to 96 kHz, and the CDR-882 ships with an infrared remote control.
With genuine dual record drive configuration, the CDR-882 supports seamless extended recording time across two or more discs, as well as simultaneous recording of two discs, high-speed duplication and intelligent disc management.
The CDR74 Gold is part of the HHB Professional Recording Media range. Designed and tested specifically for professional applications, the range includes CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, MD, DTRS, ADAT and DAT formats.
For more information, visit HHB USA's Website.