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Primera Bravo II CD/DVD Duplication System Review

by October 16, 2005
Primera Bravo II CD/DVD Duplication System

Primera Bravo II CD/DVD Duplication System

  • Product Name: Bravo II CD/DVD Duplication System
  • Manufacturer: Primera Technology, Inc.
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: October 16, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 2695
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Recording Speeds
CD-R: Up to 52x
DVD±R/CD-R: 16x/48x
DVD+R Double Layer: 4x
Recordable Formats: CD: CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Audio (CD-DA), Video-CD, MP3 to CD-Audio, most other industry-standard CD formats
DVD: DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD+R Dual Layer; other formats to be added as they become standardized
Number of Drives: One Plextor® CD-R drives or one Plextor DVD±R/CD-R Dual Purpose drive
Print Method: Inkjet
Print Resolutions: 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi, 2400 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi and 600 x 600 dpi
Maximum Print Width: 4.724" (120mm)
Ink Cartridges: Dual CMY color and black monochrome
Colors: 16.7 million and black monochrome
Color Matching: PrimaColor™ ICC-compliant color matching software included
Label Software: SureThing™ CD Labeler Primera Edition for Windows® users and Adobe® PhotoShop® and Illustrator® design templates for Mac® and Windows users.
Media Types: Printable-surface CDs and DVDs
Electrical Rating: 12 VDC, 5A
Certifications: Safety: UL, UL-C, CE

Minimum System Requirements for PC: 700MHz or faster genuine Intel Pentium III or higher, 512MB or more RAM, PCI slot-based USB 2.0 interface (combo cards not recommended), Desktop PC (laptops not recommended), Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, or Windows XP with Service Pack 1, User account with Local Administrator equivalent rights, 2GB free Hard Drive space, at least 5GB free for DVD Disc Image
Note: For DVD±R system you must have Windows 2000 or XP with a NTFS drive partition.
Minimum System Requirements for Mac Computers: 700 MHz PowerPC, G4 processor capable of running Mac OS X v10.2 or higher, 256 MB RAM, available USB 2.0 port or open PCI slot for optional USB 2.0 adapter card, 1.5 GB free hard drive space (6 GB for DVD version) one available USB 2.0 port
Operating Systems: Windows 2000 and XP for PC
and OS X, v.10.2 or higher for Mac
Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 60 watts (12vdc)
Weight: 18 lbs. (8.2kg)
Dimensions: 17.25"W x 7.25"H x 16"D (438mmW x 184mmH x 406mmD)
Data Interfaces: USB 2.0
Options: USB 2.0 PCI Adapter Card, Bravo II Business Card Adapter Kit - includes templates and input trays for 80mm mini-CDs, 59mm x 85mm rectangular business card CDs, and 63mm x 80mm rounded ("hockey rink") business card CDs.

Pros

  • Worry-free printing and duplication
  • Can do 25 or 50 CD/DVDs at once
  • Allows for interleaved masters for doing multiple small jobs at once

Cons

  • Expensive for non-commercial use
  • Not field-upgradeable from CD to DVD

Introduction

When we were contacted by Primera to review the Bravo II CD/DVD duplication system we were reticent at first since this doesn't exactly fit within the purview of audio/video products. The more we thought about it, however, the more we realized that a lot of our readers have marketing needs for distributing their products and service brochures. As a result we decided to give it a look and use some of our own internal materials as test fodder.

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About the author:

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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