Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephendoo Goes well
I had it replaced under warranty when the Ariel broke off but I have not had any problems since then.
30 April 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by valda unable to rip from tape
misleading advertisement.. unable to rip from tape
18 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike99 Generally great. Some problems with cassette to USB ripping.
The AZ1852 is a very nice sound machine in general. However, I did encounter a couple of hitches when when recording (ripping) from cassette (tape) to USB flash drive.
The first hitch (and least important perhaps) was that it took several seconds after starting the cassette playback and pressing the USB record button for the USB recording to actually commence.
The second (and probably worst hitch) was that in order to successfully save the recording to the USB device it is necessary to press the USB recording stop button before the cassette ends and auto-stops.
This is, of course, very inconvenient as you need to be at the machine as the recording ends. I believe the previous model (AZ1856) did not have this problem and automatically saved the recording as the cassette auto-stopped.
I hope this problem is resolved in future models. In all other respects the machine is very good.
17 October 2014