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RCA Lyra RD2820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of RCA Lyra RD2820. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the battery and memory are generally positive. Many are critical about the design and usability.

price, memory, battery

size, portability, performance, usability, design

On average, users rate this product 55/100.

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Consumer review (

Average mp3 player, but plenty of storage


Battery life, hard drive size, lots of accessories

Slow to navigate around, crashes often, only USB 1

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

Decent player but would go for something different next time.


Lots of memory.

Clunky size. Clunky navigation.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (

Great Value for your $$$


Value/size/durrability/software/software updates/onlinehelp


Nov, 2003

Consumer review (

The Lyra Sucks - Get an I-Pod Instead.


I've now owned two of these devices (the first was the 10gig 2800 and the second was the replacement 20 gig 2820.) Both were a bit large, prone to lock-up and caused me to have to hit the reset button (which is, incidentally, far too small and...

Inexpensive and good sounding

Poor design. Prone to malfunction. Bulky

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

Take your 20 GB hard drive with you wherever you go. The lightweight and compact design of this Lyra Personal Jukebox make it easy to enjoy your favorite mp3 files all over town. With 20 GB of storage you'll run out of tunes before you run out of space. Not only is this totally awesome device all you need to listen to your favorite digital tunes, it will also store your all important word processing files, presentations, spreadsheets and other computer files.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / MP3PRO

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Manufacturer:Thomson SA
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:RCA Lyra

MD System

Type: None

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty