Yamaha CD-C600

5-disc CD changer/USB port for select iPods®

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The Yamaha CD-C600 couples the convenience of a multi-disc changer with the performance of a single-disc player. Pop in up to five of your favorite CDs for hours of non-stop serious listening or background music while entertaining guests. This versatile player handles regular CDs, plus your MP3 and WMA mix discs. And you can swap out four of the discs without interrupting playback of the fifth, so the music doesn't stop while you cue up the next few selections.

The CD-C600's sophisticated internal design includes isolated power supplies for the digital and analog sections, a high-quality digital-to-analog converter, and short signal paths that minimize the chances of interference or signal loss. The end result is richly detailed sound with engaging warmth and musicality. You can improve sound quality even further with Pure Direct mode, which turns off the front panel display and the digital audio output to eliminate sources of potential noise.

You can also connect select iPods to the CD-C600 via the front panel USB port. This lets you take advantage of the player's high-performance digital-to-analog converter — a big improvement over your portable's built-in DAC — for the best sound quality from your portable music library.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-disc carousel design
  • PlayXchange disc mechanism lets you change up to 4 discs without interrupting playback
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP & WMA CDs
  • program, repeat, and random play
  • CD Text display
  • remote
  • intro scan
  • Pure Direct mode for enhanced sound quality
  • front-panel USB port for connecting select iPods other portable MP3 players
  • IR port for remote repeater systems
  • RS-232C port for third party controllers
  • optical digital audio output
  • high-performance DAC for high conversion precision with low noise
  • sophisticated circuitry and layout with short signal paths and floating laser pickup mechanism
  • Intelligent Digital Servo compensates for any disc errors for trouble-free playback
  • signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-5/8"H x 17-3/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Real Nice for the $$

Written By Don W., New York on Monday, November 16, 2015

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I was replacing my still working 1989 JVC 6 Disc Changer and started to look for a decent multi CD Changer. After doing some comparison's between Sony and Onkyo the Yamaha seemed the one to purchase. Crutchfield was very helpful with answering my questions because I wasn't sure if it would play my 3 inch CD's... which it does because it has small recess in tray...The other thing it plays CDR's and has USB for my 120 IPOD. Right out the Box I started playing my collection of CD's and couldn't stop because of the clarity of sound and was surprised how clear the back up singers vocals were. After 10 hours of play my wife and I couldn't be Happier with this unit and would recommend this Yamaha C600 to anyone looking for a real nice Multi Disk Player!

Pros: Great Sound Quality For The $$, Plays 3 Inch CD's. CDR's and USB Port For IPOD's

Cons: Buttons Are Small And Hard To Read.

Significant upgrade

Written By Kurt, Indiana on Monday, September 21, 2015

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I purchased this to replace an Adcom changer that the drawer failed on. Right out of the box this is a more robust unit. The drawer mechanism is much better. The listening test is where this shines. High hats are bright and crisp and bass is tight where most cheap CD players struggle. I am chiefly a CD listener, but I love the iPod interface for convenience during a party. All around, considering getting another of these units for future since changers are becoming harder to find.

Pros: construction, sound

Cons: have not found any yet

quality player

Written By timc, Tennessee on Friday, September 18, 2015

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Good player. Good sound reproduction and shielding. Much better than mp3 formats. It is a little slow on the swap out and disc change and could probably have larger and more visible action buttons.

Pros: Good sound.

Cons: Face buttons are small and slow to react.

Yahama CD-C600

Written By Richard, Maryland on Monday, August 17, 2015

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Excellent sound and quality. The only reason I rated it at four stars is because the print on remote control is small hard to read for my eyes.


Written By JIMBO, New York on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Great CD player

Written By Bob, Alabama on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Actually my 2nd Yamaha CD player from Crutchfield getting this one as a back up if they ever stop making CD players since I have a very large collection. I have had Yamaha products since the late 70's and there is no better brand for sound and durability . Simply the best

Pros: Great durability

Cons: None

iPod dream machine

Written By Todd, Columbia mo on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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This changer looks nice, and plays my iPod with sound approaching cd quality. I compared side by side. So much better than using analog inputs and iPod DACS. I would trade the sleek look for a jog knob for song selection, and a display of how many songs are on disc though. Remote works iPod is nice. Smooth, dynamic sound. Pleased as always with Crutchfield service.

Pros: Made for iPod, swap discs while playing, full drawer slide out let's you change all cd's without spinning.

Cons: Controls small, no jog knob

Yamaha CD C600

Written By Dennis, Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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High quality sound at a good price. Works well the my Yamaha RX-V677 AV Receiver. I recommend it.

Pros: Good sound, easy set up

Cons: None so far

Fills the bill!

Written By Jack, Aiken, South Carolina on Monday, February 16, 2015

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Instructions are complete and easy to follow. Unit is solidly made and has all of the features I wanted. The 105db S/N ratio is impressive. Sound is great, and I can load up hours of music. What more could one want?

Pros: Solid construction and sound

Cons: None

Good CD changer

Written By Hank, New York on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Like very much -- my old NAD broke and this is a very good replacement. Not a lot to chose from these days.

Pros: sound quality very good; ubs port to enable using my ipod; able to exchange disc while current disc is playing

Cons: difficult to remove and place back discs

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By dcl, the Washington, DC Area on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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This unit replaces an older Yamaha CDC-555 five disc changer.

Pros: Clean design, display can be dimmed or Pure Direct mode shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display, buttons easy to memorize & operate by touch in the dark.

Cons: Noisier tray operation versus previous CD changers but this not perturbing. Otherwise, the CD transport spins quietly.

Very pleased with purchase

Written By Rita, Ohio on Friday, December 26, 2014

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Very pleased with this CD player. Easy to use. Discs change very quickly and quietly on "random" mode.

Pros: Easy to use, holds multiple discs and can change disc while playing another.

Cons: None found yet

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Joseph K, Chagrin Falls,Oh. on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Easy to operate and sound quality is great!!

Excellent Sound and Build Quality

Written By Rasta, Key West, FL on Monday, October 20, 2014

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I purchased an earlier version of this Yamaha 5-CD changer (the CDC-585) in 2006, from Crutchfield of course, and it still sounds and performs great after 8 years and thousands of hours of use. While I was already leaning toward Yamaha when it came time to add a second CD changer, the specifications of the CD-C600 sealed the deal. The Yamaha CD-C600's S/N ratio is rated at a respectable 105 db, while the Onkyo 6-CD changer is rated at 98 db and the Sony 5-CD changer S/N ratio is "not given." Although I wish Yamaha would have incorporated the Burr-Brown DAC that is available in Yamaha's CD-S300 and CD-N500 models, the "high performance DAC" incorporated in the CD-C600 performs admirably. Detail is strong and accurate without creating fatigue. Even though I am surprised that more manufacturers are not competing in the CD changer market, I am very pleased that Yamaha continues to put this solid and well-built performer in the marketplace.

Pros: Detailed sound, high S/N ratio for the price, ease of use, build quality

Cons: None

Sounds great

Written By PDE, Washington DC on Monday, October 13, 2014

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After a few days with the new machine, i think it sounds great and is easy to use. It replaced a 12 yr old onyko. I wanted a mid-priced (low-priced) CD player. And of the few in the market, this seemed like the best bet. The highs are stronger than my previous machine and the lows seem fairly consistent. The USB port is an added bonus, but I mostly use my CDs but it helps expand the music I can play while working at home without having to get up to change discs.

Makes my music better!

Written By Ms Marple, Philadelphia on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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So glad I picked this one, a little pricier than I was hoping for; but definitely worth it for a quality product. I replaced a 32-year old Denon and now see that I should have done that well before now!

Cons: Footprint is larger than I really wanted, but then I wanted a 5-CD carousel, so that was a compromise. Not a serious Con though.

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Written By Pete Churton, Beaumont, TX. on Friday, October 03, 2014

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I could not be more pleased than I am with my new Yamaha CD-C600 multi-disc CD player. It is extremely well designed and built and I am astonished how much better the sound from it is than from the other CD players I've owned. The various functions perform perfectly and the logic is very easy to grasp. The unit is a breeze to load and unload and I especially enjoy the Play Exchange function which allows you to load or unload the other four slots while listening to a CD. The USB port and Standby mode are both very convenient as well. But the important thing to me is the quality of the sound the player delivers. It is fantastic. In fact, I swear that when I plug my iPhone into the USB port, it delivers noticeably better sound than I get when I use my other devices. I recommend this unit without reservation to anyone who's looking for a high quality multi-disc CD player.

Pros: Ease of use Superior sound quality Play Exchange function USB port Standby mode

Cons: none

Well built with good sound

Written By BBAz, West Orange. NJ on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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I bought this after consulting by phone with a Crutchfield adviser. I'd always owned Sony changers, but when one of mine malfunctioned after many years, I wanted to know whether there was a sound and build quality difference between Sony and the higher priced Yamaha. The adviser said I'd hear and see a difference and he was right. The reproductions are clearer and the changer reads discs with flaws without skipping. The Yamaha feels more solidly built than my Sonys. The Yamaha also allows me to change all five discs at once -- no more disc skip control. It also plays USB sticks with excellent fidelity. Too bad Yamaha hasn't updated this changer to play iPhones or iPads or Bluetooth devices, but that's made clear on Crutchfield's website. This is great machine.

Pros: Sound quality Easy access to all five discs Easy readable display Well made Reads music files from USB drives

Cons: Doesn't connect to latest iPhone s or iPads No Bluetooth

No Brainer

Written By Tom M., Eugene, OR on Friday, July 25, 2014

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After more than 12 years, it was time to replace my Sony CD changer. I was surprised at how few choices there are now, but that helped make the decision easy. The remote for my Yamaha receiver isn't multi-brand but has controls for CD functions, so that was a big plus in favor of the CD-C600. I was looking for something better than the Sony changer that's currently available and unsure about the Onkyo changer, so Yamaha was the obvious choice. I've only used it for CD playback and haven't needed the USB port. The player has met all of my expectations so far, even playing discs with light scratches that my old player couldn't handle. I appreciate the fact that when the tray is open all five discs are accessible. Other carousels I've owned needed to be rotated in order to load all 5 CDs and I find this to be a convenience. Maybe it's the reason that the footprint of the player is so large. Another convenience: when discs are loaded, the player automatically goes into play mode. I use the front panel power switch, which shuts off all power. There's also a power switch on the remote that leaves the unit in standby mode. There's no digital coax output, but I don't see that as a drawback for most users. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a disc changer consider this one.

Pros: Disc Exchange

I really like it so far.

Written By Sandra, Payson, AZ on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Great sound. Easy to use. Numbers are clear. Can load and change disks without interrupting playback. Can plug in your iPad or smart phone and play songs from that. CD digital is still far better sound than compressed music. Compressed music loses something.

Pros: Great sound Can change non playing discs while another is still playing.

New Yamaha 5 Disc Changer After 15 Years

Written By BOB, Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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After 15 years, I ordered the new Yamaha CD-C600. Not because my old CD-C505 went bad, but only because it's so old, I worry something will happen to it eventually even though it works fine. This new CD-C600 Changer has some higher end electronics that my 505 doesn't. But...seems there's always a BUT. The CD-C505 communicated well with my Pioneer CD Recorder, PDR -555RW. I could PROGRAM the 505, and the Pioneer Recorder would follow WHATEVER my 505 would do. If I hit PLAY on the 505 the Pioneer would start recording automatically. If a Disc would SKIP(change) to another Disc, the Pioneer would PAUSE automatically too. But, the best part was when the last Disc was finished, the Pioneer would go into PAUSE and save space on the Disc I was recording on. If I happen to forget NOW, to keep track of the CD-C600 the Pioneer will still keep recording without pausing, eating up what's left of the time on my CD-R Disc. I don't understand why this is. But I guess I'll have to get use to the 600, not communicating with the Pioneer CD Recorder, like my old Yamaha 505 does. WEIRD.

Pros: Very well built, and a GREAT upgrade from my old CD-C505. Metal Faceplate, love the Cosmetics. Very, Very QUIET at changing discs. And PROUD that Yamaha is STILL building 5 Disc Changers. KUDOS and wish to them.

Cons: Does not SYNC with my Pioneer CD Recorder, like my old Yamaha 505 does. I have to say it....I know people own all these IPODS and USBs, not saying anything is wrong with that. But, I wonder what other quality CD performance features Yamaha could have put into this Changer if these were left off. I'll never use them.

So far, so good -- very good, in fact

Written By JohnD Jr., Sussex County, DE on Sunday, July 13, 2014

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While I wouldn't heartily endorse an item like this without using it for at least a couple years, I will say that mine has fulfilled all its advertised promises in the few weeks I've owned it. If it plays as well in 2016 as it does now, I'll change my three-star rating to a five.

Pros: Yamaha delivers the features it advertises.

Cons: Whatever happened to CD players that moved through the discs in order, playing one randomly selected cut from each? I knew this wasn't one of those players when I purchased. Still, it would be nice if Yamaha -- or anyone else -- offered that option.

Nice sound BIG footprint

Written By MariB, Alexandria, Va. on Thursday, June 05, 2014

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Sound conversion is very good and am satisfied there. However, this cd player if very big perhaps because the 5 cds are arranged on a non-rotating tray rather than stacked. Customers should be sure they have space. Also, if you want to use the "Pure Direct" sound boost feature which is nice the front panel display goes dark which is annoying. All in all not sure the value is there.

Pros: Good sound production.

Cons: Size, feature trade-offs.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Anonymous, Ardmore, Ok on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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Great piece of audio equipment. Would recommend this to someone !!

Pros: Easy to use, I play five cd's continuance with no problems

Cons: none

Outstanding sound

Written By Gmans Mom, Reedville, VA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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As always from Crutchfield, totally superb advice of a product that is soooo good. The sound is pretty gosh darn nice. Thanks to Shane!!! Am rockin' while paying bills. Cheers to all who love good sound and Crutchfield!

Yamaha CD-C600 CD Changer

Written By AL, New Jersey near Philadelphia on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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When it comes to CD changers there's not much to choose from any more. After searching what models are available, I selected the Yamaha CD-C600. I feel I made a good choice, the unit is well built and looks good, it has a clean intelligent design. I bought it to replace my 15 year old Technic cd changer that is still playing well but I wanted some of the changes and improvements that comes with time. I got upgraded sound and the ability to play my IPOD through its USB port. It took about 20 hours of expected burn in to get the sound where I like it. I think Yamaha makes a quality product, so much so I went and bought their AV RX 1020 Adventage line receiver.

Pros: Quality, looks and performance.

Cons: Cannot play AAC format through its USB port, bummer I have all of my IPOD library in the AAC format. Alternative can play all music through the IPOD but not through a thumb drive. This is the reason I'm giving the unit 4 stars instead of five. If this not a problem for some of you, it's a 5.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Roy Z, Chicago, IL on Friday, January 31, 2014

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This product surpassed my expectations in ease of use and sound quality also the fact that I connect my IPod to it. The sound quality surpasses my old sony carousel which was replaced by this new unit very happy with my purchase

Pros: Able to play a cd while I change the rest of the CDs without interruption and able to play my IPodon my unit

Cons: Haven't run to any as of yet

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Chance, Jamestown, ND. on Friday, January 24, 2014

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Very nice CD player. Sound and function are both very good. Having 5 CD's loaded at all times is really nice. I can go from watching TV to playing some music and back to TV and never leave my chair.

Pros: Good sound and function. Holds 5 CD's.

Cons: None

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By JackH, Boone, NC on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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I purchased the Yamaha to replace a 13 year old changer that died at the start of the holidays in December. My family and I agree that it sounds great with my stereo set up (24 year old stereo receiver and speakers). The player handled heavy use over the holidays and is doing great. We do miss the spiral function that was on our old changer, but random play is working well for us.

Pros: Easy to set up, everything was in the box. Wonderful sound. One can do everything from the remote or front panel of the unit.

Cons: Size--it is a very large unit so check to be sure it will fit where you want to use the player.

Audiophile, not a fanatic though ...

Written By Ian F, Woodbridge, VA on Friday, January 03, 2014

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I thought I would get "up to date" with modern technology - gave away my old but trusty Yamaha amp and Yamaha 5-disk CD player, and bought (from Crutchfield) a Yamaha RX-V473 receiver with the intention of converting all my CD's to MP3 files. However, after trying a few, this would have been a lot more work than I expected and the resulting sound quality was not great. So, back to Crutchfield for a CD player. I chose the Yamaha CD-C600 based on on-line recommendations (I'm somewhat biased in favor of Yamaha, but I've always had good luck with their equipment). The two components produce very good sound, including the proverbial "I hear things on old favorite CD's that I had never noticed before." I'm happy with this CD player. With respect to Crutchfield, they are competitively priced, don't charge for mailing (in VA), pack the equipment very well, and have it on my doorstep on the second day after ordering. What more could I ask for? Nothing - but had I wanted to, I could have returned the CD player within 60 days for a refund or exchange, and requested technical advice ( judging from their customer service this is likely to be very good indeed). Thanks y'all!

Pros: A good, inexpensive CD player. Has a USB port for those darn MP3's.

Cons: At first I considered it a bit noisy when changing CD's (like my old CD player - probably the same mechanism - I'm sure that Yamaha could fix that!) but hardly notice it now. Some reviews complain about the remote control (visibility of labeling), but it seems OK to me, and works well.

iPhone Connectivity Rocks

Written By abf, Austin, TX on Friday, January 03, 2014

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I love being able to play not only all my CD's but also all the music on my iPod.

Pros: Easy to set up, super for using my iPod.

Great CD player...

Written By LDeCarlo, Seattle, WA on Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Wanted a simple but good quality CD player. After reading various review on this site and others I decided on the Yamaha CD-C600 to go with my Yamaha A-S500 receiver. Perfect! Couldn't be happier with my purchase. I added the Polk Audio RTi A5 speakers and a subwoofer...heavenly sound!

Random Play doesn't work properly

Written By Slow-man, VA on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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First, let me say that Crutchfield is the very best- buy all of your gear from them. Service is excellent. As to this cd player-- It is getting harder to find multiple disc players. I like having a multiple disc player so that I can put in a number of different cds and put it on random play for parties or general listening, and have better quality than an iPod. (I have an Oppo when I want to play a single cd and sit and hear all of the detail.) This is a well-built player, but the random play does not really play random. It tends to play 5 or 6 or more tracks in a row from each cd before going to the next cd. I've had other multi-disc players that might play a couple songs off the same cd before going to the next, but not this one. If you are buying this to load with cds and mix it up, forget it. If you are looking to separately play your cds, but don't want to reload, then it is fine. Also a negative, there is no random play button on the face of the deck, you have to use the remote.

Pros: The usb port for connecting an iPod or similar works very well and the DA converter definitely improves the sound quality over what you would hear coming out of the iPod earphone jack.

Cons: Random play does not randomly shift between cds. I would not buy this machine again. If it will not randomly play cds, you can get a better quality single disc player for the same price.

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Written By Anonymous, PA on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Works great out the box, I hear good quality and find no problems.

Pros: Worth the price?

Cons: None

Excellent Sound, Well Designed, and Solid Build

Written By INROCK, Summerville, SC on Friday, September 20, 2013

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BOTTOM LINE FIRST (HUH?!): Unit delivers high fidelity CD playback with excellent functionality and features. This is a perfect fit for my stereo system and music tastes! Crutchfield pricing, ordering process, packaging (double-boxed), and shipping superlative!

BROAD PERSPECTIVE: As a male geezer with a strong preference for vinyl and one toe in the technologically "advanced" electronics whirlpool of the 21st century, I was catapulted into purchasing the Yamaha C600 by virtue of the death of my Technics 5-CD carousel player. Manufactured in 1989, the top loading turntable-like player performed reliably for 24 years. CDs are principally fallback music media for me, so I seldom agonized over fidelity deficiencies or coloration issues. For me, attentive music listening has always been the domain of vinyl. Having stated that, I am extremely satisfied with music produced by the Yamaha C600. In conjunction with the robust RX-V995 in stereo mode (with the "Effect" feature off), I feel I am getting the maximum CD musicality my system can deliver.

PERIPHERAL CONSIDERATIONS: Speakers (2) are MartinLogan Motion 12, with BIC F-12 powered subwoofer. Headphones are Sennheiser HD 448. Test CD music selections: Abbey Road by The Beatles; Imaginaerum by Nightwish; Fear of a Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree; Not Your Kind of People by Garbage; Don't Believe the Truth by Oasis; Soft Parade by The Doors; More soundtrack by Pink Floyd.

Pros: SOUND QUALITY: Excellent. Crystal clear and faithful stereo output to floor standing speakers and headphones. No speaker channel or unit background noise during playback. UNIT BUILD AND CONTROLS: Excellent. Clean appearing and solid chassis with intuitive controls. Easy CD loading in both single and 5 disc modes. Play status display dashboard well designed and characters crisp and easy to read. Unit is designed to allow both hands-on push button and remote control programming.

Cons: REMOTE CONTROL (CDC9): Yamaha Human Factors Department needs to investigate remote control labeling improvements. It's great to have all commands in a compact unit, but small black print on a brushed silver finish is difficult to read. I-POD/USB PORT: Yamaha is POSITIVELY commended for forthright representation of USB system design being driven by I-POD.

I like this product

Written By Dougie H, Marshalltown, IA on Monday, August 05, 2013

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I ordered this along with a new RS-500 Receiver. Everything delivered in one large box very promptly. I am replacing an existing JVC system and I wanted a simple system which I got. Everything was receieved in good shape and in good working order and I was up and running in no time. I much prefer the carosell multi disk system to the cartredge system on my old JVC. I'm sure I will enjoy this system I hope for a very long time.

Pros: Life is good with no complaints

Cons: I am having some difficulty adjusting to the new remote controls. I'm sure this will take care of itlself shortly.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By JF, Houston on Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Great CD player. You can enjoy your favorite songs for hours without leaving the couch.

Pros: I love the USB plug.

Cons: No digital output.

excellent player

Written By Steve Z., Winchester MA on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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Excellent player. Replaced my Marantz player that died after 4 years. The Yamaha has great sound, very clean and rich. The random feature works far better than the Marantz ever did. Am running through a Yamaha RS700 receiver and a pair of Cambridge Soundworks tower speakers and couldn't be more pleased with the sound.

Cons: none so far

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By DonC, Maui, Hawaii on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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So far so good, much better than the our last cd changer. Very easy to read controls, we like the ipod hookup on the front

Pros: easy to use

Cons: large foot print

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By LeeB, Glendale, AZ on Monday, June 17, 2013

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I use this in combination with my Yamaha RX-797 receiver and could not be more pleased. The combined Yamaha "house sound" is warm, clear, musical and responsive, as I had hoped. And I like it that both components have the "Clear Direct" feature to produce the best possible sound. Furthermore, the CD-C600 has all the other features I wanted and need, such as multiple disc capacity, repeat, program, random, etc. In short, this is a lot of CD changer for the money--my base for comparison is a $500 Denon single disc DVD player and a $1,000 Marantz SACD player, both of which I still use for specialized roles in my stereo system.

Pros: Excellent sound quality for the money and rich in features.

Cons: The remote could be a little larger and better shaped to the hand for the most common operations of play, skip, stop, pause, etc. This is not a big deal overall and is my only real criticism.

Yamaha CD-C600 CD Player

Written By LarryC, Tryon, NC on Friday, June 07, 2013

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Bought the Yamaha to replace an old Sony changer. The Sony still played discs fine, but would no longer change discs without using the remote or depressing the button on the changer. My wife likes to play CDs while working in the house, and she missed having the changer automatically move to the next disc. The Yamaha fit nicely into the space vacated by the Sony, and was actually a bit smaller. We have only had the Yamaha a couple of weeks, but so far we have been very impressed with the sound quality. It seems to provide much crisper sound than the Sony ever did. This is our fourth carousel player (two Sonys, one Harmon-Karden, and now the Yamaha) in about fifteen years. They seem to average about five years service before they give problems, and all the problems seem to originate in the carousel mechanism. Yamaha has always had a good reputation for quality and longevity, so I'm hoping this unit will last longer than the others.

Pros: Very good sound quality and very easy to operate.

Cons: None so far.

Picked the right multi-disc cd player

Written By GeraldW, Little Rock, AR on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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This product does what I want it to do without any problems at all. That is to play a continous steam of music of my choice without having to change the cd after only one has played. Presently, this represents over 5 hours of music. Other than the music itself, the only sound made is when a disc is automatically changed. This is not a distraction for me. This cd player has a lot of options in selecting the music to be played. I do not avail myself of these options as I have no need to. This is any excellant product.

Pros: It does what it is supposed to do: play music for a period of five cds.

Cons: None for me.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Anonymous, Chandler, AZ on Thursday, April 25, 2013

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I am very happy with the performance of this multi disc player. It was very easy to set up and start using.

Pros: Ease of set up and use.

Cons: Could have been built with more output choices like HDMI.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Bill J, Euclid Ohio on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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The CD-C600 is a good CD player. It' pretty much does what you would expect from a 5 disk player. Plays 5 disks or shuffles the music. It also has a good frequency response. But what I like most is the USB port on the front. I have downloaded all of my music onto a Flash Drive. I plug the Flash Drive into the USB port and put it on shuffle. It plays music all evening. Great way to entertain. Start the music and forget about it.

Pros: Sounds good and looks good. It has all of the features you need in a CD player. And again the Crutchfield team helped me to make the right choice.

Cons: Nothing.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By hardy, taos nm on Monday, March 25, 2013

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Seems to be a good solid cd player. Easy to set up and easy to operate.

Pros: So far everything is great. Operation and sound are what I expected in a cd changer.

Cons: A little noisy when changing cds.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Chuck, OP, Kansas on Friday, March 08, 2013

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Replaced an old 6 disc changer that was skipping. Still have too many CDs not to use the mix feature of a multi-disc system. As always, Crutchfield was helpful with its reviews to allow me to select a replacement. The systmen was easy to set up and the sound is great. No problems.

Pros: Easy setup and sound quality.

CD's Sound Great!

Written By LeeR, Jupiter, FL on Thursday, March 07, 2013

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Many years ago, I sold hi-fi products for a living. That was when cassettes and records were the medium. I still have a reconditioned pair of AR 10 Pie speakers and a newer Onkyo, 100 watt/channel, receiver. I did not think that upgrading from an old Teac CD player, and then an old Fisher CD player would make an audible difference...I was definitely wrong!

The Yamaha C-600 is great! The sound it produces brings out subtle nuances (i.e., harps in Mozart, reverb in pop tunes) that I never heard before. My only regret is that I waited so long.

Pros: Wonderful sound, Easy to program...all I could expect and more.

Cons: I don't have a problem loading any CD's , as some other reviewers have expressed.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Anonymous, Savannah, GA on Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Replaced a dead Denon and am delighted. Great ease of operation and features.

Pros: Everything's dandy.

Cons: Zero

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By j, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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So far so good! Easy set up, beautiful sound, I've had the unit for about 2 weeks...hope it keeps performing like it is now, if so, I'll be very pleased!

Yamaha CD-C60

Written By Jim W, Farmington, NM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Very nice, Works just as advertised.

Pros: Matches my other equipment and easy set up for use of a single remote control.

Cons: Cam't think of any.

Solid Performer

Written By PH, Charleston, SC on Monday, January 14, 2013

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Just what I wanted - good sound, simple functionality.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Anonymous, Hatfield, PA on Friday, January 11, 2013

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Easy installation and excelent performance.

Yamaha CD-C^))

Written By lockhartway, Saint Johns, Fl on Monday, December 17, 2012

So far, I will give this unit a high rating. Over the years I have had multiple CD players. There are 3 in my house now. This Yamaha is replacing a Denon changer that stopped working. The features are an improvement over the Denon. I would wait a few years before commenting as I want to see how it lasts. I liked the Denon but that brand just does not seem to last. The Denon stopped performng certain functions and for the "name and reputation" I would not have expected such to happen. I am hop[ing this Yamaha proves a bit longer lasting.

Pros: great sound, great price, otherwise too soon to compare

Cons: so far none

Yamaha CD C600

Written By Herman, Woodbridge, VA on Friday, October 26, 2012

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I'll be brief. Had unit about a month. So far no problems. It works well, gives superior play and record sound quality, easy set-up and use. Customer service also superior.

Pros: Sound quality, easy set-up and use.

Cons: None

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Infiniti FX50S, Catalina, AZ on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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The Yamaha CD C0600 is absolutely an quality product. I've purchased CD disc changers in the past, but I've notice that the Yamaha CD-C600 that I just recently acquired is much solid in every aspect of CD disc changer. I'm tremendously impressed with this product. Check it out for yourself!!!!

Pros: I rate this product at the highest level.

Cons: None

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Nancy, South Florida on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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I am extrmely satisfied with my new cd changer form Yamaha. The clarity of the sound is the wonderful. I have no difficulties changing cds. It is easy to operate. I was able to connect with my other equipment with ease--without reading the instructions. I am a very happy purchaserd.

Pros: sound quality and ease of use

Cons: none


Written By Nicholas, Long Island, New York on Thursday, May 10, 2012

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The Yamaha CD-C600 Changer has been installed in my home system for about 4 weeks now. I am asbsolutely loving the audio performance of this changer. It delivers the most "optimal" combination of detail with warmth and that emotional engagement of listening pleasure. Some other changers boast amaziing specs. However, those changer/players do not deliver emotional impact! The Yamaha CD-C600 DOES. The mechanics operate rather smoothly as well. One would think it is a CD changer that costs 2 or 3 times the price.

Pros: Great emotional musical delivery and smooth mechanical operation!!

Cons: No real cons to mention.

Fine player

Written By Joe, Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Excellent sound, good enough ease of use. Wish it had easier to read control designations on the main unit. Too tiny. Almost invisible. Also, a fault of all such gear, power plug requires an couple of extra inches of space in the back to fit an already deep unit into anything less than about 20 inches. Should have a right angle connector for power in the back. Would save an inch or more.

Pros: Sound quality. Nice big disk numbers on the carousel inside the unit. I have not tried the USB input, but if it works, will be a big plus.

Cons: Poor ergonomics on the main unit controls. Power cord makes the unit a few inches longer for fitting into a space.


Written By Jeff W., Round Rock, TX. on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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I have owned a Sony, Teac, and JVC, all 3 combined would not out perform this baby. It reads and plays every type disc I throw in her. She offers more programming than I will ever use. Do not be concerned about the difficulty of loading #5 disc, it ain't rocket science. Most importantly is the sound...clear crisp full, pair it with a proper receiver with sound fields and you get a unit that ROCKS!

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By MarkW, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, March 03, 2012

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After listening to a JVC DVD changer for 3 years this player has a different sound. Bass seams a touch more forward. And midrange a bit more pronounced. Acoustic guitar comes through clear and more up front in the sound stage. Overall the sound is very pleasing no complaints. I have only been listening to this unit for a three weeks.

Pros: More articulated sound than my last player. Bass more robust but not overly so. Simple clean controls on the front face and remote. Matches my 25 year old Yamaha T-7 tuner perfectly.

Cons: None so far.

Great CD-C600

Written By Molly, Laguna Beach, CA on Monday, August 29, 2011

When my eight year old Sony 5 disc CD player died on July 4th, I decided to return to another Yamaha CD player which pairs with my Yamaha RX-777 receiver. I couldn't be happier. The sound and the operation are great as is the price given all of its wonderful features. As a music lover, I cannot recommend Yamaha products more highly.

Excellent Sound

Written By Rondo, Tampa, Fl on Monday, July 18, 2011

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Not quite an audiophile CD player, but one of the best in multi-disc changers. I still listen to a lot of CDs, and in the process of upgrading my stereo system with a new high current receiver and new quality speakers, I noticed the distortion on my Onkyo DX-C390 to be unacceptable (and it always didn't recognize the CDs until repeated on/off tries). The sound specs on other CD changers were the same as the Onkyo, except for the Yamaha CD-C600 and the Marantz CC4003. The Marantz had slightly better specs but some reviews said the Marantz didn't always read CD-R/RWs, so I chose the Yamaha. The sound is what I expected. No distortion and well balanced. It reads all discs well- CDs, CDR/RWs, and MP3s. The front USB port reads songs perfectly off my thumb drives. Compared to other changers I've owned in the past, Yamaha could improve the controls quite a bit- you can't rotate the platter tray to change discs if it is open, and it's easier to change discs using the Play/Xchange button while one disc is still playing. And it is difficult to reach the back two disc slots when the platter tray is open. For the sound quality and multi-disc playback convenience, the design limitations are worth putting up with.

Typical Yamaha

Written By John, Indianapolis, IN on Monday, July 18, 2011

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Solid performer with excellent controls and sound. Carousel design offers a nice compromise between size and access. One has to be a bit careful putting discs 4 & 5 in place, but it's not particularly difficult even after a couple of drinks (joke). Sounds far better than the older CD player it replaced. I especially like the USB port as it allows immediate access to all of my music (I have my entire collection on a iPod). Kind of obviates the need for a CD player, but my receiver doesn't have a USB port. I highly recommend this unit.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By John, Plano, TX on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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After reading several reviews decided to order. Unit came in today and the CD loader will not open...just hear a grinding sound. On the phone now with Crutchfield in queue to talk to customer support...just spoke with customer support and a new unit is on its way. Hope this was an anomaly from yamaha....fyi: very impressed with customer support.

Yamaha CD-C600 Is A Good Buy

Written By Sam, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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I bought this CD player to replace a Sony RCD-W500C player-recorder whose
5-CD magazine began keeping my CDs. I wanted a simple, carrousel-style
CD player. I had a Yamaha many years ago and liked it but traded it in for the
Sony recorder. My new Yamaha handles the CDs well and sounds good. This
was my first purchase from Crutchfield, and I am satisfied with both the product
and Crutchfield's handling of my order.

Smooth and Solid

Written By Nina, Bar Harbor, Maine on Monday, March 07, 2011

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Solid and smoothly operating system with a lot of versatility. The only black mark so far
is that you cannot select random play mode without using the remote control.
Furthermore, if you have a Yamaha receiver with a remote that controls compatible
devices, which this is, it still won't fulfill this function. The receiver remote will only
operate both devices for limited functions, e.g. on, off, volume. Annoying.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Wrabb, Monrovia, MD on Sunday, February 13, 2011

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So far, I have had the product less than 30 days, it is all I had hope for.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Alex, NY on Saturday, February 12, 2011

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I wanted to get a really good (non-professional level) CD player, and having a
Yamaha stereo receiver, decided to purchase this one. I am very satisfied with the
quality of sound, and that is the most important to me. It is a very convenient
and nicely designed CD player, and I highly recommend it!

Great sound, clunky operation

Written By TheR, Portland, Oregon on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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I owned the Yamaha CD-697 before this one, and I thought the operation of that one was
smoother and more intuitive. But the sound quality of this one is excellent, and I like the
convenience of being able to play mp3 discs, thumb drives, and my ipod directly. Even lossy
128kbps files sound good on this.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By John, Simsbury, CT on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Great sound production. The USB port for MP3 input is a great convenience. Controls
are not intuitive and a bit confusing, but an audio buff should not have a problem.
While "pricey" compared with other options, it has strong value.

Solid Machine

Written By Bill, Philadelphia on Monday, November 01, 2010

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Excellent CD changer. Superior sound to my previous changer. No problems playing
a variety of formats - regular CDs, CDR, CDRW, WMA, and MP3. A good solid
player. The USB port is a handy addition for those of us who have audio focused
systems where the amplifier does not have USB.

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By LeeM, Chesapeake, VA on Friday, October 15, 2010

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Have owned this less than month and am very pleased with performance. Sound quality is excellent, not many multi-disc players will come with Burr-Brown DACs. Carousel works well, some reviewers on other sites complain they scratch their disc if loading to the back two spaces, with care this is not an issue. The carousel does not rotate to load discs it does open very wide to allow loading. When using x-change disc - the playing disc spot is kept to the rear to avoid confusion. Overall, very pleased with this especially compared to the competition Sony - not interested, Denon player looks to be made by Sony so not interested. Would be interested to update review a year into ownership.

Depends on what's important to you...it could be a 5/5.

Written By Gregory, Aiken, SC on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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Got this after two Marantz CC4001's failed to function. (Thank God for Crutchfield's return policy and customer service.) The Marantz 4001 had a Cirrus Logic DAC (same as is in the 4003) that produced amazing clarity, but was also a bit shrill in the treble. The Yamaha Burr-Brown DAC is very different. Warm, very spacious, and with pretty good detail. It reminds me of the Denon DCM 460, which was much more expensive. So it's excellent value. Cons: You can't select a disc to play with the remote. You can go one forward or one back, but to go from, say, #2 to #5, you have to either get up and walk over and hit a button on the front of the player, or go through a slow two-step "disk-skip" with the remote. Also, the platter doesn't rotate when open, and two of the trays for cds are half under the frame, making loading them without scratching the cd a delicate operation. Finally, you can't select a track to play until the unit starts playing track #1. These things are quite annoying to me, but maybe not to you. All are completely avoidable design flaws. It's as if the Yamaha design team didn't know anything about changers and how they're typically used, and didn't look at any others, but tried to invent one from scratch.

Yamaha CD-C600 CD changer

Written By artemis5, Evansville, Indiana on Friday, January 29, 2010

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I received this unit yesterday and was excited to add it to my system as a way to play several CDs without having to return to the living room to change them after each one. My other unit is a single disc.

On the second day, the player stopped playing in the middle of a disc. I checked the disc and it is in new condition with no scratches. The disc plays perfectly in my car and in my single disc unit, but continues to stop playing on the new Yamaha.

To be fair, my previous changer had the same issue and was unrepairable despite 3 visits to the factory.
I will say that the changer mechanism is quiet and sound quality was very good. But a changer that stops in the middle of play is useless to me. I have the impression that home CD changers are a gamble in the first place no matter what the brand name. I will stick with single disc players until someone figures out how to build a reliable changer. Or maybe I will find a way to adapt my car unit to play on house current.

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  • Black 5 Disc CD Changer
  • CDC9 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries