Poor Quality Control for CD Changers
I have had this newly purchased CD player changer for about a week and it has almost never played a disc without stopping or skipping on a disc. I have had 3 other CD player changers (Technics, TEAC, Toshiba) and none of them ever skipped like this until now when the 20 year old Technics started slipping and precipitated this purchase. I have 5 SONY DVD players, 4 Blu Ray) and only one gave me trouble, stopping some time but is still working well otherwise. My SONY Receiver STR 945 still works perfectly. What is the problem with these new CD changers? There are only 5 brands being sold now and all seem to have the same problem (check Amazon), but this seems to be one of the two worst. I'll be returning this and am trying to decide on buying a more expensive brand or picking up an older used one. The convenience of continued play these changers can provide thru a good audio system is very useful when doing computer work
December 29, 2013
Purchased this CD changer to replace a 20 year old Yamaha CD player. It plays CDs without problems. Haven't tried the MP3 function yet, but that is less important to me. Hopefully it will last as long as the Yamaha.
July 29, 2013
Poor Product Description
I bought this CD Player in Amazon and did not see anywhere that outside speakers were needed, maybe I should have known but normally when you buy an equipment that requires another component to work, it is listed as (not included). Unfortunately the outside box was quite damaged and I threw it away so I cannot return this thing back to Amazon. I have no space in my small apartment for additional speakers or amplifiers.
December 30, 2012
I expected more from such famous brand, as Sony.
No UTF in MP3 tags support. It's hard to believe that Japanese company release a product to market with no UTF support. I'm wondering whether it displays French characters with diacritics?..
No CD-text support. Would be nice to have...
No headphones output. Not a deal breaker, but it's handy to plug-in headphone directly to the CD unit, rather to amp, for better quality.
No coaxial digital output. Not a big deal, but in mine amp Optical connector is in use by TV output signal. For somebody it may be useful to have a coax output.
MP3 playing stops. I experience here the same, as someone else mentioned already somewhere on Internet: playback stops unpredictably. It may stop on the same song one day, but may play it flawlessly on another. You have to press "Rewind" and start again for playback to continue. Very annoying
USB cold start is slow (30 sec). I have just ~200 MP3 files on my flash drive, and it still indexes it slowly. I suppose there's just 30sec timeout set by default, before MP3 playback can start. Why?..
CD start (after spin-up and before music starts playing) is slow (~4 sec). On another CD players playback begins immediately after spin-up.
Blinking when going to standby is annoying/useless.
After switching from "Shuffle" to "Continue: playback, MP3 playing begins from the first MP3 filw written, and not from the album which was played.
CD to MP3 export feature is useless at 128Kb/s rate.
Stop does not stop, but rather pauses playing. This is OK for MP3, but I would expect CD disc to stop spinning after pressing Stop.
Unit can only turn on via Power button:
- Can't turn unit on by pressing Play button
- Can't turn unit on by pressing direct disc button
Forward/rewind buttons on main unit are small.
Direct disc selection buttons are too close to open tray. It's minor thing, but shows that Sony engineers did not test the overall usability thoroughly.
Repeat (No/1/All) should share the same button on remote.
CD<->USB switching should share the same button on remote.
November 4, 2012