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Yamaha CD-C600

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

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Our take on the Yamaha CD-C600

by Loren Barstow
Yamaha

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.

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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Features and Specs
General
Disc Capacity
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5
Disc Exchange
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Yes
Track Programming
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24
Random Play
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All Discs
Disc Naming
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N/A
Direct Track Access
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Yes
Direct Disc Access
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Yes
Remote
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Included
Display Color
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Blue
Multiple CD Player Control
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No
Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Compatibility
CD-R Playback
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Yes
CD-RW Playback
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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No
Specifications
CD Frequency Response
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2-20,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio
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105 dB
SACD Frequency Response
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Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range
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SACD THD
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Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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1
Digital Coaxial Output
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None
Headphone
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None
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Black 5 Disc CD Changer
  • CDC9 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 3' RCA patch cord
  • 56" AC cord
  • Owner's manual (English/French)
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information

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Disc Playback
USB/iPod Connectivity
Audio Connections
Remote Control

Disc Playback

Laser Pickup Floating Mechanism: The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration.

Intelligent Digital Servo System: This type of system uses a microcomputer to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as spindle motor speed, to compensate for any problems.

High-Performance DAC: The Yamaha CDC-600 5-disc CD changer employs a high-performance DAC for high conversion precision with low noise.

CD Compatibility: The Yamaha CDC-600 5-disc CD changer will play CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (12cm or 8cm).

CD Text: When a CD Text encoded CD is played, this unit will display the CD Text information - disc title, artist name, and track name.

MP3/WMA Playback: The CDC-600 supports playback of compressed MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (16-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 format. The CD player can recognize up to 256 folders, 512 filers per folder, and a maximum of 999 total files.

PlayXchange: PlayXchange allows you to change up to 4 discs without interrupting playback. Most of the tray extends from the unit when opened, which allows you to insert all four CDs without rotating the tray.

Disc Selection: Using the buttons on the front panel you can directly access the 5 discs. On the supplied remote there are buttons to skip disc in either direction. Direct track selection is available on the remote.

Playback Modes: The Yamaha CDC-600 offers Disc Scan, Program Play, Random, and Repeat playback modes:

  • Disc Scan: This feature plays 10 seconds of each disc in the changer.
  • Program Play: Up to 24 tracks from any combination of the 5 discs can be programmed and played in any order.
  • Disc Mode: The mode button on the remote toggles between 1 Disc and 5 Disc modes.
  • Random Play: This unit allows you to play songs randomly in 1 Disc or 5 Disc modes. Random play is only accessible with the remote control.
  • Repeat Play: The CDC-600 allows you to repeat the current track, current disc, all discs, or the current program. Additionally you can repeat a specific section of a song (A/B Repeat) and repeat can be used with Random Play.

Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode improves the sound quality; the front panel display and optical digital output are turned off.

USB/iPod Connectivity

USB Port: The USB port on the front panel allows you to play MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (16-320 kbps) music files from a USB memory device (flash drive), card reader, or portable audio player that use FAT16/FAT32 format. The unit will recognize up to 256 folders, 512 files per folder, and a maximum of 32,767 total files. The unit's USB port supports basic playback controls, such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip (Next/Previous); as well as folder and track select.

iPod Compatible: The Yamaha CD player's USB port also supports playback of your iPod's music files (via the USB/dock cable supplied with  your iPod). The CDC-600 offers audio playback, basic control (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next) and charging of your iPod. Advanced navigation is still done through your iPod's clickwheel or touchscreen. Artist and song information will need to be viewed on your connected iPod's LCD screen. The Yamaha CDC-600 is Made for iPod compliant and supports the following iPod models and functions (as of 9/27/2012):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 6.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 6.0 N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 N N N N N N N
3G 4.2.1 N N N N N N N
3GS 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
4 6.0 N N N N N N N
4S 6.0 N N N N N N N
5 6.0 N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
2 6.0 N N N N N N N
3 6.0 N N N N N N N
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Audio Connections

Line Out: The Yamaha CD player is equipped with one set of stereo RCA jacks.

Digital Audio Out: The Yamaha CD-C600 also features a Toslink optical digital output.

Remote Control

IR Remote Control: The CD-C600 comes supplied with a full featured wireless IR remote control.

Dimmer: Using the remote control, the display brightness can be set to one of four levels.

Remote: There are 3.5mm jacks for remote input and remote output, for use with other compatible Yamaha components

RS-232C Port: The RS-232C port allows connection to external whole-house control systems from companies such as AMX, Crestron

 
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5 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 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
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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!
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

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.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

yamaha cd c600

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
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
21 out of 21 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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!
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

Solid Performer

Written By PH, Charleston, SC on Monday, January 14, 2013
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Just what I wanted - good sound, simple functionality.
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5 out of 5

Yamaha CD-C600

Written By Anonymous, Hatfield, PA on Friday, January 11, 2013
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Easy installation and excelent performance.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

"The Yamaha CD-C600" "ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT"

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

CD-C600

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!
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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2 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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3 out of 5

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.
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2 out of 5

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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2 questions already asked

My disc player is loading then it tells me "unsupported". None of my discs are burned - all are original. If I move the disc from position 1 to 4, then it will play. In the toubleshooting it does not mention "unsupport" so what is wrong? [ Marianne  Jan 01, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 02, 2014 ]
Any remote chance that this is compatible with a Bose Wave ll radio?. The radio has a 3.5 mm input for their CD changer. [ Bonnie  Dec 14, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • It appears that the connection for the changer is a proprietary Bose link connection. However, if you have one of the Aux inputs not in use on our Wave radio, then you would be able to connect this unit to that input. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 15, 2013 ]

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