Yamaha Electronics Corporation announces that their much-anticipated external CRW-F1 models are now shipping. Designed specifically to enhance the style and appeal of the contemporary computer workstations, Yamaha's all new CRW-F1 external models are not only geared to provide easy connectivity, reliable performance and high-quality top-speed CD recording, but also become an appealing, decorative part of any work environment. All Yamaha CRW-F1 series of optical recorders offer the revolutionary DiscT@2TM Laser Labeling System, which burns graphics and text onto CD-R discs, eliminating the need for labels.
The external USB 2.0 model CRW-F1ZUX is shipping and will be available for a competitive estimated street price of $229.99. The Mac/PC compatible external dual interface, FireWire & USB 2.0 model CRW-F1ZDX will ship the first week of September and be available for a competitive estimated street price of $279.99. The external SCSI model CRW-F1ZSX will ship the second week of September and be available for a competitive estimated street price of $329.99
All external CRW-F1 models come with a host of unique and exclusive features and are designed to deliver top performance without sacrificing quality or reliability. In addition to Yamaha’s revolutionary DiscT@2TM Laser Labeling System, the CRW-F1 offers the first ever 24X CD-RW ReWriting with Mt. Rainier support and the exclusive CD-RW Audio Track Edit system, Yamaha’s award-winning Safe-Burn buffer underrun prevention technology with 8MB of buffer memory, the exclusive PurePhase Laser System (which reduces jitters while recording by 25%), a custom-engineered dynamic damper system to reduce noise and vibration, and Yamaha’s class-defining Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording System for mastering studio-quality audio and data CDs.
The new CRW-F1 also features the jitter suppressing Full-CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) writing technology, the adaptation of which enables the Yamaha CRW-F1 to burn a full 80-minute CD-R disc in just 163 seconds while guaranteeing impeccable quality, playback reliability and a longer life expectancy.
Topping its list of impressive features, the CRW-F1 retail bundle includes an impressive software suite to provide a top-quality burning experience, featuring full-versions of software from Nero, Adobe, Dantz, Roxio’s Toast 5 Lite (for Mac), as well as a custom-designed version of the popular MusicMatch, representing a combined value of over $300.
The new external design features a florescent white on/off indicator light, as well as an elongated blue LED indicator, stretching across the width of the tray opening via a curved, custom-designed light-pipe. The new enclosure is also designed to be stackable for multiple unit connectivity.
Other members of Yamaha’s CRW-F1 family include: the internal E-IDE model CRW-F1ZE comes in platinum white and is available for a competitive estimated street price of $179.99. The same model in black (model number CRW-F1ZEN) is available at $199.99. The internal SCSI model CRW-F1ZS comes in platinum white and if offered at an estimated street price of $249.99. The same model in black (model number CRW-F1ZSN) is available at a $269.99.