Sony CDP-CE500

5-disc CD changer

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Keep the party going for hours with Sony's CDP-CE500 disc changer. Load up to five of your favorite CDs, CD-Rs, or CD-RWs, and let the changer play each one straight through, or choose shuffle play for a surprise mix from any combination of discs. The player's Ex-Change feature lets you swap out up to four of your discs without stopping the music. Plus, the 'CE-500 expands your listening options with a front-panel USB port. Just plug in a flash drive loaded with tunes to play them back through your stereo. You can even transfer music directly from your CDs onto the flash drive. All recording is done in the MP3 format so you can fit hours of your favorites on a single drive.

The remote lets you control the changer from a comfortable seat, and its direct access buttons let you quickly locate specific songs or program a customized playlist of tracks. You also get front-panel controls for quick, easy track selection right from the player. An optical digital output lets you make a crystal-clear direct digital connection to an external DAC (digital-to-analog converter) or home theater receiver.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-disc carousel design
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
  • Ex-Change play disc mechanism for swapping up to four CDs while a fifth disc continues to play
  • USB port for audio playback and recording with a connected thumb drive
    • plays MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
    • records MP3 music files from CDs
  • direct disc and track/file access from remote control
  • stereo RCA and optical digital audio output
  • frequency response: 2-20,000 Hz (± 0.5 dB)
  • dynamic range: greater than 90 dB
  • total harmonic distortion: less than 0.006%
  • remote
  • 16-7/8"W x 4-1/8"H x 16-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 5-Disc CD player
  • Remote control (RM-ASU100)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 39" Stereo audio RCA cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card
  • Online Product Registration
  • Important Safeguards

Features and Specs

Disc Capacity 5
Disc Exchange Yes
Track Programming 32
Random Play All Discs
Disc Naming No
Direct Track Access Remote
Direct Disc Access Yes
Remote Included
Display Color Bluish white
Multiple CD Player Control No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Playback Yes
CD-RW Playback Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
SACD Playback No
CD Frequency Response 2-20,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Given
SACD Frequency Response Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range ---
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output None
Headphone None

Product Research



5-Disc Changer: The Sony CDP-CE500 compact disc player features a 5-disc carousel. You can load two discs at a time.

Disc Compatibility: The Sony CDP-CE500 5-Disc Changer offers playback of CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R or CD-RW discs (8 or 12cm).

MP3 Playback: The Sony 5-Disc Changer supports playback of MP3 (32-320 kbps/VBR) music files recorded onto a CD-R/RW disc or stored on a USB (MSC) device. MP3 music files should be recorded in either ISO 9660 Level 1, Level 2, or the Joliet extension format. The maximum number of recognizable MP3 files is - 512 (255 folders) per disc and 5,000 (255 folders) per USB flash memory device.

 WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony 5-Disc Changer also supports playback WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (48-320 kbps) stored on a USB (MSC) device. WMA/AAC music files should be recorded in either ISO 9660 Level 1, Level 2, or the Joliet extension format. A connected USB flash memory device may contain 5,000 total WMA/AAC music files, 255 folders, and 999 files per folder.

Text Information: The Sony CDP-CE500 will display CD-Text, ID3-tag (ver.1.1/2.0), and WMA/AAC-tag text information (up to 15 characters). This lets you view song, artist, and album information. 

USB Record: You can connect an optional USB (MSC) flash memory device to the unit's front-panel USB port and transfer music from an inserted disc to the connected USB device. The audio file will be recorded in MP3. The amount of free space required on the USB device is approximately 1MB per minute when transferring music from a CD (required free space may be larger when transferring music from an MP3 disc). You can record an entire disc or a single track.

  • CD Sync: You can easily transfer all the music on a disc to your connected USB device via the unit's "CD SYNC" function.
  • Record 1: You can also transfer a single track or MP3 file that is currently being played by simply pressing the "REC USB" button.

Note: Up to 999 files/folders can be recorded.


Remote Control: An IR remote control (RM-ASU100) is included for wireless operation of the Sony 5-Disc Changer. The remote operates off of two "AA" batteries (included).

Disc Exchange: You can open the unit's disc tray while playing a disc, so that you can check what disc are to be played next and replace discs without interrupting playback of the current disc.

Playback Modes: The Sony 5-Disc Changer features Normal, Repeat, and Shuffle playback modes.

  • Normal Play: In Normal Play mode, you can play tracks/files in sequential order.
  • Repeat Play: You can play tracks/files repeatedly. You can repeat all tracks/files on a disc or USB device. You can also play a single track/file repeatedly. In addition, Repeat Play mode can be used with other playback modes (Shuffle or Program), as well.
  • Shuffle Play: In Shuffle Play mode, you can play tracks/files in random order. You can select whether to play tracks/files on all discs (or USB device), a specific disc, or in a specific folder.
  • Program Play: You can pick out the tracks/files you like and specify the playback order in a program containing up to 32 tracks/files. The total playing time of your Program cannot exceed 99 minutes and 59 seconds.

Search Modes: The Sony CDP-CE500 offers various Search functions to find your music.

  • Direct Search: You can directly select a disc (1-5) from the unit's front-panel or remote control You can also directly select a music track/file from the remote's numeric keypad (0-10).
  • Skip (Previous/Next): You can skip between tracks/files and discs using the CD player's front-panel controls or included IR remote.
  • Folder Search: You can select (up/down) folders on a MP3 disc or USB device using the unit's remote control.
  • Fast Forward/Rewind: You can fast-forward or rewind within a track/file from the unit's front-panel controls or included IR remote.


Analog Outputs: The Sony CDP-CE500 5-Disc Changer is equipped with a rear-panel stereo RCA analog output for connection to your home stereo receiver.

Digital Output: The Sony 5-Disc Changer is also equipped with a rear-panel optical digital output for connection to your home theater receiver.

USB Port: The Sony CDP-CE500 is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-B) port for connection of a USB (MSC) device. Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16/32. You can listen to MP3 (32-320 kbps/VBR), WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (48-320 kbps) music files stored on a compatible USB flash-memory device.

Note: The CDP-CE500 will charge your connected USB flash memory device (up to 500mA).

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Good product

Written By Bruce, Maryland on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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I read the reviews of this CD player before I bought it and debated buying one much more expensive. This unit is fine -- even superior. We have a 300 disc carousel and my wife complains that discs disappear in it, meaning that she never knows quite what she is choosing until it plays. With this unit it is easy to have a new 5 CD selection each time and to know just what is being played.

Pros: Controls, USB input/output.

Cons: None as yet.

Sony's Last Carousel Is A Great One

Written By Mister Sterling, New York, NY on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Back in 2006, I bought a Denon DCM-290 carousel CD changer, partly because Sony didn't have a model as good as this. And while my Denon is working fine, I prefer the Sony brand, to compliment my other Sony components. This is a fine CD player. The design clean and in-line with some of the best CD players Sony made in the 1990s. It also has a USB port so you can play MP3 and AAC audio files (it can access folders and subfolders to find the files). It also records CDs onto a USB sticks in real-time (in MP3 format only). I suppose this is useful for building massive playlists for continuous playback. But if you need to quickly rip a CD track to MP3 for AAC format, a laptop or desktop computer is still best. This has an optical digital output (toslink), so you can connect it to your receiver for optimal digital to analog conversion.

Pros: Digital toslink output Easy to read buttons / tray spaces Bright, classic display MP3 playback either on disc or through a USB device

Cons: No coaxial digital output

Exactly as Expected

Written By FTS, Lookout Mountain, GA on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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Just exactly what I needed and expected. I have a number of multi-disk recordings of piano and orchestral music which I like to play for hours. For my needs, it's perfect. Crutchfield's expert advisors are exceptional. Thanks.

Sony CDP-CE500 CD Changer

Written By Robert K, Seal Cove, Maine on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Have a similar unit for my personal use for 23 years so I bought a this unit for my mother. Connected up easily and works as expected.

Sony 5 disc CPD-CE500

Written By Ron, Poquoson, Virginia on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Very good replacement for an ageing Sony unit. Totally comparable with the other Sony components. Very smooth operation amd great controls. Looks fine On the shelf. No issues or problems.

Pros: Easy to program and control. And as for Crutchfield, great packaging, Shipment and price.

Cons: None, exactly what I wanted.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Jim, GA on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Great little CD Changer at a good price.

Pros: Economical, Seems to function as advertised, good specs for the price.

Cons: N/A

great sound

Written By Mary Jo, St.Marys,PA on Friday, December 19, 2014

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After playing new and old CD the sound is great, no complaints. Shipping was awesome, fast, items well packed.

Pros: Great product for the price.

Cons: No cons as of yet

5 disc cd player

Written By Sony cdp-ce500, Indiana on Friday, December 19, 2014

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Works great

Pros: It replaced my 30 year or more unit and works fine, a easy hookup!

Cons: None

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Anonymous, Maryland on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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The Sony CDP-CE500 replaced a Yamaha 5-disc CD player purchased a number of years ago. I was surprised that this machine was actually larger than that (I expected a newer machine to be smaller), but I have found the operation to be simple and straightforward, and the quality of the sound to be excellent.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Size

It was all that I expected it to be!

Written By Anita, Xenia, Ohio on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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I am so pleased with the CD player. It is everything I expected. I have a shelf system and the CD player quit working. I bought the Sony, plugged it into the aux jack on the back and it works great. Very easy to use. So glad I purchase this item. Love it! I've got my Christmas music playing again this year.

Pros: Very easy to hook up and use.

Cons: None

Good player

Written By DougM, North Carolina on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Sounds good and works well so far. It does not seem to be able to play cdrs though. The ad and the manual say it does. Cdrs that played fine in my deceased Onkyo do not work at all in this. If that's important, you may not want it. Everything else is still fine, and I'm happy for the price. For $98 I don't expect audiophile quality.

Pros: price, sound

Cons: doesn't do everything it claims

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Bob C., Ohio on Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sony quality, easy to use, and very good documentation. I'm looking foward to years of use.

Pros: Quality, simplicity, and Sony durability.

Cons: none

Sony cd player

Written By countie, United States on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's a Sony nothing but the best.

Pros: Sony quality

Cons: None

Sony CD player

Written By Paul, Ohio on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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Excellent product


Written By Anthony F., Kerhonkson, ny on Thursday, December 04, 2014

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The current Sony 5 CD changer we purchased from Crutchfield had a malfunction after 28 Years. It was purchased in 1986 with my High End Sony Receiver which we still have and is going strong. We decided to purchase a new one. It was delivered within 2 days We Love it and will continue to purchase from Crutchfield. You stand behind your products %100 I purchased 2 receivers, Advent Speakers, and two CD changers from you back in the 1980's

Pros: Service, quality, exceptional product for a great price

Cons: NONE

Great Product

Written By Don, Jacksonville,Fl on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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Product was as advertised. Very fast shipping. Great company to deal with.

Pros: Works as advertised. Appears to be good quality

Cons: Parts of instructions on use confusing as to how device actually works.

As expected

Written By Tony G, Beaumont California on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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This is the third of these I've owned and they've all worked perfectly right out of the box. This latest model seems to be more like the first one I had many years ago and I expect to get the same long use out of it.

Pros: Simple to set up, understand & use

Cons: Changer a bit noisy but that's ok.

Good...but missing "car audio" features

Written By Bob D., Dallas,Texas on Saturday, November 22, 2014

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This is a good CD turntable. It has all the features you would expect except for one - CD-TEXT. It will play CD-TEXT just fine, but it won't display the CD-TEXT. It displays the MP3 tags just fine, but no CD-TEXT. Other than that, it has a TOSLINK to run it straight into wherever you have an upscale DAC. It is a little noisy on random, but usually I am using random for casual listening so it isn't a significant issue.

Pros: MP3 Display, Easy to exchange CD's

Cons: No CD-TEXT display (does play, just no display)

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Cory M, Ashland PA on Monday, November 10, 2014

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Hooked player up and it works great!


Written By Bruce, Clearwater, FL on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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I purchased this player to replace a Sony 10-CD player that I owned for probably close to 20 yrs. The only reason that one failed was due to operator error. I'm expecting the same longevity from this player and perhaps longer because of its simpler design. Though this one holds half the number of discs, my user experience indicates that 5 CDs should be more than enough to supply background music for the duration of the next dinner party or some Sunday morning jazz at breakfast.

Pros: Easy setup and operation. The ability to record to a USB. Price. Good sound quality for a non-audiophile. Remote is uncomplicated and works well.

Cons: Disc numbers on the carousel were difficult to read since they are molded in the same black plastic as the rest of the tray. Since the numbers are raised, a white paint pen was used to highlight the numbers. This was an easy, quick, and effective fix.

Great CD player, nice price

Written By MarkT, Connecticut on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Easy setup, ready to go right from the box, sound is great as well. Controls and display are well designed, even the remote is nicely designed and easy to use.

Pros: Great value, and does what it's designed for very well.

Cons: None yet.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Steve S, Lawrenceville, Ga on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Easy setup works great

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By B,S,S., PARKTON MD on Friday, October 24, 2014

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Super Buy

Written By Steboo, Maricopa, AZ on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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This is the first CD Changer I have purchased from Sony, I have a Kenwood 6 Disc. Love it. I love my Sony CD Changer even more because It compliments my Sony receiver and surround sound speakers. The day I purchased it and pluged it in, the music sound so sweet coming from six speakers I thought I was at a concert in my living room. On second thought, I was at a concert. The Sony cd changer runs smooth and very quite. You can play an entire CD or mix it up to where it is playing a track from every CD in a random order. This is really cool. I just love my CD changer and hope it run longer that my Receiver (9 yrs and still going). Thanks Sony for making a perfect product. "Love it love it love it" Thank you for reading.

Pros: Nice looking, quite, very easy to operate.

Cons: 5 disc only however, it still does the job

plug & play

Written By forrest, alto, nm on Friday, September 26, 2014

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2 min to hook up. went right to work. same as the sony cdp-c245 that it replaced(it was more than 20 yrs old, hope the new one lasts that long).

Good CD changer

Written By Anonymous, San Antonio ,PR on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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Sound good, easy set up.

Pros: Good sound, easy set up,good price.

Cons: No volume control in remote control.

sony cd player

Written By john, lake milton, ohio on Monday, September 01, 2014

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Outstanding player-easy to program-sounds great!

Pros: More than 1 cd-programmable-can easily download music to my ipad with usb plug-in

Cons: Haven't found one yet.

Sony Disc Player

Written By Dorothy, Raleigh, NC. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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This player is easy to use and I don't have to fear a disc will be lost or caught up in the mechanism as It did with my old one. The cost was very competitive especially with free shipping and no tax.

CD Player

Written By Barb, Maui on Monday, August 04, 2014

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Great value Easy to set up

Pros: quick set up and priced right

Cons: only holds 5 CDs

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By AJNJR, Cranford, NJ on Friday, August 01, 2014

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Machine works well. Predecessor model I had lasted four years heavy use. The CDP-CE500 has USB connection which prior model did not. The newer model is not able to read the song titles encoded on the CD's which the older model could.

Good, but

Written By RJ, NorC al on Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Four stars because of the price. It works fine, but seems to be rather edgy. That is, too bright. For my use (in my garage) it works fine. I don't think you can beat it for the price.

Pros: Price, ease of hookup, versatility .

Cons: Sound is too bright.

Good deal , simple to use

Written By john P, dallas on Friday, July 04, 2014

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Crutchfield made it easy and Sony made it easy to set up. Good price to load 5 cd at a time for party play.

Pros: Easy , 5 cd with programmable mix , old tech but works great

Cons: not much to say, would have like a little lower price point for old tech.


Written By So Far I Have Not Been Able To Figure Out How To M, Alabama on Monday, June 23, 2014

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I can't give much of a review because so far I have not been able to figure out how to make this CD changer work! I have five college degrees so I am not a dummy. I was thrilled with the price of the Bose speakers I bought from you to go with the changer but they aren't much good if I can't make the changer work.

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.


Written By Flojo, Sebastian, FL on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Easy to install, took about 15 minutes total, easy to use and great sound. Love the Sony quality.

Pros: User friendly and good quality sound.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Good value

Written By Eric, Devils Lake,ND on Monday, June 09, 2014

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One of the few multi disc CD changers still on the market. Does what it's designed to do. Appreciate the excellent service from Crutchfield! Came double boxed and well protected. Shipped quickly and free!!

Pros: Hours of uninterrupted music. Has digital optical output in addition to analog outputs. Auto shutoff feature after discs finish playing. Have not had any problems playing either standard CD's or CD-R's

Cons: Somewhat noisy when switching from one disc to another.

Nice Unit

Written By Patty, Illinois on Monday, June 02, 2014

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i am giving it 5 stars for now even though i have only used it to play CDs. Have yet to use the MP3 feature etc. Hooked up fine to my 20 year old Sony Logics Reciever. We will see how thr rest off it functions in time. i have faith it will be just fine.

Pros: Cds play quite clearly

Cons: Have used all functions yet

Excellent product

Written By, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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I still don't believe how great this product is. The PRICE is Great. And shipping is unbelievable fast and free. Thank you for your EXCELLENT SERVICE!!

Pros: USB works great.

Cons: none


Written By Anthony, Mt Laurel, NJ on Monday, April 21, 2014

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The product works great. Very happy. Delivery was fast, pricing was great Could not be more satisfied

Pros: Appreciate the ability to change a CD without cancelling the current selection. Easy to use

Cons: None

One Sweet Player

Written By GLatCL, Canyon Lake, TX on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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This CD player fits right in with my sony "stack" system, or you can use it in conjunction with any amplifier & speaker system you have been using,,Plug in to any 110 volt outlet, plug the 2 furnished audio wires into the unit & amplifier, push the remote "on" button and listen to this little gem lay down the sounds...(don't forget to load the 5 CD's)

Pros: Ease of purchase from Crutchfield...Fast double-boxed delivery to your door...No-tech set-up...and a "shuffle" mode that plays single songs from all five CD's(one song at a time of course)

Cons: I'll let you know if I come across any???

Sony CDP-CE500 5 CD changer

Written By WA, Coatesville,PA on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Very easy to use and had it running in about 10 minutes. Sounds great with cd's playing and also out of usb port. I did not realize usb port connection when I bought it but saw it when I unpacked the unit. NICE !!! Use this with flash drive to play hours of music all day . I am pleased with the selection.

Pros: Sound great at the price paid for. Bought it for my workshop but never made out of the house yet.

great value

Written By JeffT, Midwest on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Love this CD player. I was warned by audiophile friends to avoid multiple disk CD players, but I love the convenience and I love being able to shuffle and play several albums. So I was willing to take a "lesser" player, but that is not the case at all. This unit plays great and sounds excellent on my set up. I've had it for a couple of weeks with about 30 hours burned in. I have had Sony CD players before and I haven't been disappointed yet. This one is a jewel and at a great price.

Pros: Great value for a multiple disk CD player.

Cons: Not for the hi-fi crowd. -but you already knew that.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Raulito, San Juan PR on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Some time ago I used to have an older model. This new one has everything I need. A five disc carrousel that allows me to shuffle the five discs. Of course the Sony sound is up to par.

Good deal for the money

Written By Pete, Medford, NJ on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Great for the money - kind of mid-line; not too expensive, not too cheap.

Pros: Plays 5 CDs

Good basic 5 disk CD Player

Written By SteveS, Oakton, VA on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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I just replaced an old Sony CD Player that I had used for a good 20 years, but it finally wore out. This replacement is the modern equivalent of the Sony 5 Disk CD Player and is more than satisfactory. It plays well and has a number of new features, including playing a USB Drive with MP3 tunes, that makes it a nice addition to my home audio system.

Replacement CD Player

Written By S. B, Fernandina Beach FL on Thursday, March 06, 2014

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This unit replaced a 1991 Nakamichi machine perfectly. Simple to install. Re-packaged device had no flaws.

Great changer.

Written By mick, Florida on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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I needed a new device for playing my CD's and chose this Sony because of the price. I was pleasantly surprised by it's design and features.

Pros: Easy to set up and easy to use.

Cons: None.

great buy

Written By Craig M., ocala florida on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Everything is great!

Pros: Easy to use and it was an easy set up.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Pat, Lansdowne, PA on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Easy set up, and it has a great sound. It is just as the Crutchfield described it.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Gary P, Palm Desert,Ca on Monday, January 20, 2014

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Very easy to install and had up and running in 15 minutes. Very good performance.

Pros: Love playing 5 CD's at a time. Easy installation.

Cons: None

Exactly what I was looking for.

Written By EdT, Chicago Area on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Just as the title says - exactly what I was looking for to replace a previous CD changer.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By pat, van etten, ny on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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We are very pleased with our sony compact 5 disc player, we can put the 5 cd's in and listen to hours of music! The cd player is as described and good quality for the value!

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By DavidR, The Woodlands, TX on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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Very good and well thought out disc changer. It is very easy to use. Crutchfield recommended the components and that is what we got. Great doing business with them.

Pros: Very good equipment and well thought out.

Cons: none

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Bill M, Vineland, NJ on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Easy setup. Out of the box and into the rack in 10 minutes. Easy to use remote. Crutchfeild shipping/service was fast.

Sony cd changer

Written By Anonymous, Toa Alta on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Sony 5-Disc CD Player

Written By PeteL, Houston, TX on Monday, December 30, 2013

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This player replaces a 20 year old Fisher Studio Standard unit. Easy to use, great sound on my old stereo. So far, very pleased. Hopefully, will get to update review in another 20 years.

Pros: Price, good value, ability to record to a thumb drive.

Cons: Would prefer an open top instead of a drawer which makes it more time consuming to load and unload. Requires a bigger footprint than my old unit.

great buy

Written By CwbyRick, Big Island Hawaii on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Easy to hook up and play

Pros: out of the box hooked up in two minutes

Cons: none yet

Sony 5 disc player

Written By James, TX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Disc player works great and sounds good. The usb digital file reader works great and is helpful with music storage.

Sony component CD player

Written By Spins, Enid, OK on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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A few CD's won't play

Very satisfied with this product

Written By KLM, International Falls, MN on Friday, November 29, 2013

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I guess we're dinosaurs, but our main source of music at home is our wonderful collection of CDs. This player loads easily, is designed so jams are almost impossible, and has a sleek slender line that takes up minimum space in our media center. Everything about its operation is smooth and simple. Though CD players are not complex pieces of equipment, we've had enough problems in the past that we appreciate the quality of this machine. The sound quality of our CDs seems to have improved with this player. Excellent value for cost.

Pros: Smooth operation Nice styling Optimal sound

Sony cdp-ce500

Written By Jeff m, Madison, wisconsin on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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The CD player sounds and looks good. I like the ability to listen to a variety of tunes for a extended period time. The carousel is excellent for me especially with the holidays approaching, I could use the USB port but I like my library in my music room. The CD player is a good bet for me. I do have a Cambridge 651 single CD player for top quality sound.

Pros: To play a variety of tunes spontaneously.

Cons: None as of yet.

5-dics cd changer

Written By Jim, Absecon,N.J on Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Very easy to set up,works nice no problems

Pros: Ok is works as stated

Cons: None

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Written By Mike, Hernando Fl on Sunday, June 09, 2013

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I was surprised that this unit can FF a song and the CD acts like a cassette tape and stops where I want it to, every other CD player I own ,it's impossible to do this to a CD.

Pros: the operator can stop the CD in the middle of a song

Cons: the player doesn't play DVD's also

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Cheryl O, Valdosta, GA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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easy to install, easy to use ... SO glad we still have access to a good CD player!!

Pros: Hook up is easy

good product

Written By Anonymous, carbondale pa on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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this product seem very good just had for a few day the only thing i dont care for is how u load and unload disc

Pros: for the price cant beat it

Sony 5 disc CD player

Written By Timoj, Sonoma, california on Monday, May 20, 2013

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Over 20 years ago I bought basically the same unit for about 150 dollars and that little machine worked fantastic!!! Just the other day my older son (age 27) came down into my Pub and jinxed it by saying something like this " wow, this thing still works? Incredible it hasn't broken yet". So you know what happen a few days later. Yes, the turntable inside started to stick and the drawer wouldn't eject or close properly. I took the cover off and looked at it and tried to see if I could bring it back. No such luck though and now it's buried in with dead pets out in the back yard ( just kidding). I immediately got online and ordered a brand new machine for about the same money and it arrived and WOW! This one is AWESOME, with all the new and up-to-date features that make listening to music LOUD fantastic. It doesn't skip at all when your are really cranking your amp. I haven't used all the features yet but somehow with Sony I am not worried.

Pros: It has a lot of nice features that are probably fairly standard nowadays for carrousel changers. Definately a step up from my old Sony. For the price, YOU CANNOT LOOSE!

Cons: It will maximize a shelf depth

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Robert F, Pass Christian, MS on Monday, May 20, 2013

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Only had the machine 2 weeks and played 12 CD's. I'm very pleased with the performance,very easy to use remote,even Wifey got the hang of it right away.So I'm a happy chappy at the moment.

Pros: Easy to use and it looks good.

Cons: None as yet,

Sony Changer

Written By Al M, Connecticut USA on Saturday, April 06, 2013

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Have owned Sony carousel changers before, this was a replacement for a similar model I purchased 20 + years ago.

Pros: Easy to use, matches & is compatible with existing stereo components.Good price & value, Crutchfield name & Sony reliability/ quality were key in the purchasing decision.

Cons: shuffle & repeat sequencing takes long between tracks

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By JeffL, Everett, WA on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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I had considered a carousel CD player for many years but had never purchased one until recently. I tend to review and compare prior to buying and have to say the Sony CDP-CD500 is a great option regardless of your budget. It can hook up either as an analog or digital device, and is quick to get up and running. I have been very impressed with its performance and it has seen almost daily use for two weeks now. I am "old school" and like when the main function buttons are on the unit as well as the remote - this CD player meets this well. I have seen other reviews stating this player has quality issues - this can be said of anything you buy. For the money, you cannot go wrong with this CD player. No sound or playing issues and have not used the shuffle mode or USB option.

Pros: Primary mode/function commands on unit and remote, analog & digital hookup options, quick setup.

Cons: This is not a con but something to be aware of - it is a deep square so ensure where you will place it has 16" or more depth or it will not fit. This is true for any carousel CD player and is only an issue if your enclosure is not open on the back.

Very happy with this CD player

Written By CarolK, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Crutchfield delivers again. Easy-to-use website, excellent selection and pricing, rapid-fire shipping. They even use eco-peanuts for packing, which I rinsed down my bathtub! This Sony CD player was super easy to install and sounds beautiful. A very good buy for the money. Haven't tried the flash drive yet, but all of my old CDs sound great, even the ones that skipped all over the place on my previous component (not a Sony). I'm very happy with this purchase.

Pros: very simple set-up, excellent quality sound, easy to operate, nice remote control

Cons: none

Great Experience

Written By Tom, Chicago on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Crutchfield fulfilled the order on a timely basis. The player connected easily to my system and performs well. We're enjoying our purchase.

Pros: Quality service, easy to connect, high quality sound - the component delivers as advertised.

Cons: None.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Scott P, Greenwood, IN on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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Very nice quality without the price. I have my hooked into a Onkyo reciever via optical cable. Sound quality is exceptional.

Pros: Price, optical output, ease of operation

Cons: none

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Written By Larry R, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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Great product. I highly recommendi it.

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Written By Anonymous, Andalusia, AL on Monday, December 24, 2012

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Dependable, plays well

Sony cdp-ce500 CD player

Written By EricZ, E. Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Needed a replacement for multi CD player and the Sony cdp-ce500 player fit the bill. The sound quality is much better than the Technics unit it replaced and the setup was very easy. From taking this unit out of the box to actually playing a cd took less than 5 minutes! Extremely satisfied.

Pros: Very good sound quality, even with 20+ year old CDs. Simple setup. Flash drive compatible.

Cons: None so far.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By RichS, Melbourne, FL on Monday, December 17, 2012

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This unit replaced a Sony 308ESD that was 22 years old. The new unit is easy to setup and use. Fidelity and tonal qualities are on par with the old unit. Other comments that mention it's noisy is a non-issue with me. It's a mechanical changer and is bound to produce some noise in changing discs. Overall, a very good buy for the money.

So far, so good

Written By Andosan, Reading, PA on Monday, November 19, 2012

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The CD player is working great but only for a few weeks. Time will tell if it holds up.

Pros: Great price. Easy to install. Good sound. I've tried all features including USB.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Roby, Dallas,Tx on Monday, October 22, 2012

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Easy set-up, great sound, a perfect replacement for our old excellent Sony CD player, all at a good price. Thanks for all your help, and fast shipping.

pretty good for the money

Written By Michael Loughnan, Enterprise, Al. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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So Far so good. Had a Sony 300 disc changer before this but didn't hold up well over a few years. Hope that this 5 disc will be better and last longer

Pros: Easy to use, good remote functions

Cons: a little loud when going to another disc


Written By Cyp, Orlando, FL on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Works well,but does not play all CD music, which was very disappointing.

Pros: Works well and very easy to use.

Cons: Does not play all CD"s.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Eddy, Westchester, NY on Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Simple, reliable, convenient, easy interface with amplifier and the sound quality is quite excellent. I have a lot of CD's which I won't be converting to mp3 etc., and I just wanted something inexpensive but with great sound. This is it! I'll review again in six month after I've used it a while to see how it stands the test of time!

Pros: Quality, sound, easy setup, inexpensive.

Cons: None

Sony CD Player

Written By Mike C, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, September 29, 2012

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I was looking for a inexpensive CD Player or recorder that could play more than one CD at a time. Most CD player only play one at a time. This player met my needs, and performs well. So far no complaints, Easy to operarate and sounds good.

Pros: Easy installation, Good instructions, Controls are clear.

Cons: None so far

great value

Written By dar, saugatuck mich on Monday, September 03, 2012

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These are getting harder to come by. Crutchfield rep helped me find this and a pair of bose speakers. Nice!

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Paul, Pittsburgh PA on Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Can't complain about the qualituy-tho the first you sent was defective

Pros: Good quality sound and easy to operate

Cons: These units keep getting bigger and bigger - hard to fit in my 1900+- victrola-

sony doing good

Written By Jon, Zephyrhills,FL. on Monday, July 23, 2012

we've only had this cd player for a few days so this review probably is premature. yet we are very impressed thus far. if we get a couple of years than we will be satisfied and of course we are hoping for a long life span. anyway, it seems that sony is finally coming out of their slump and producing quality products again. we have it hooked up via optical to our onkyo and the sound is really impressive. i can't get my head around all the hype of paying more than double of this player for a single disc player with less than half the features.

Pros: ease of use. features for the cost. cosmetics

Cons: none so far

Best Player for Money

Written By NickQ., Alabama on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Works as indicated, upgraded from my last Sony Changer, now with remote on/off, USB Port and MP3 Capability. Highly recommended

Pros: Super easy Set up. Clean Playback

Cons: Am more familiar with old Display for tracks and Programming, will take some getting used to.

Love this CD player

Written By Ann, Wilmington, NC on Monday, February 20, 2012

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After my 15 year old Technics CD player bit the dust, I had to find a replacement. After reading many other reviews about this carousel CD player I decided to take a chance on it. I'm very happy I did. It's very easy to operate, the displays on the front are clear and simple. So far it's been working beautifully. The reason I specifically wanted this model was because I play a lot of MP3 CD's, as well as audio CD's, and this CD player has an outlet for a 'digital optical cable' which make the MP3's sound crisper and cleaner (to my ears anyway). Just make sure your stereo receiver also has an outlet for the 'digital optical cable' ....some don't. I highly recommend this CD player. Also, Crutchfield shipped it in record time in a very sturdy box, and also provided excellent customer service on the phone.

Pros: Clean and simple displays; easy to use; looks nice. Great sound quality.

Cons: Opening up the carousel tray to change CD's is a little bit noisy; my old Technics model was quieter. But it's not a big issue for me, considering all the other positives.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Jimmy R, Sarasota, FL on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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it works to my satisfaction, I love this machine.

Pros: Mechanism working very good to my satisfaction.

Cons: I hveent found any yet.