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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works great

Written By BK, Goodyear, AZ on Monday, September 28, 2015

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Married this sony cd changer to my 43 year old marantz 2240B stereo. They couldn't be more happy together. I also plug in my sony MDR-7506 pro headphones. Sit back crank it up hear crisp, clean, clear sound, with a lot of punch if you like it. Some years back I had a freind that got me into a recording studio with the Eagles, I close my eyes and I feel like I was there again. You cant go wrong with this unit.

Pros: get one.

Cons: Dont get one.

Excellent Product

Written By Steve, Bartlett, Illinois on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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My previous CD player finally died after about 20 years ... I had not been looking to replace it otherwise. That said, I am extremely pleased with this product. The price was good through Crutchfield, it works fine, was easy to set up and it included upgraded technology that I was previously not aware of (since I had not been looking at what was new over the years that I owned my previous player.

Pros: Good price and tech support if needed by buying from Crutchfield; works great; easy to set up; nice features including 5 CD capacity with shuffle and a more complete remote versus what I had previously.

Cons: None (I've had the unit only a short time and am confident that if anything negative develops Crutchfield will back it).

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By SMYZ, Pennsylvania on Monday, August 10, 2015

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Good quality ,, plays great with ease of operation . sounds great !!

Pros: quality,,, great pricing ,, easy to operate.

Cons: BIG ,,, over sized for it own good. CD tray only comes out enough to change 1 cd at a time . It could easily have been made to extend another 2 inches . making replacing 2 cd's at a time more convenient .Unit it over sized .

Quality, as usual ...

Written By DavidK, Colorado on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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This unit is an upgrade to a 15 - 20 year old Sony 5 disc CD changer and it is nice to have all the functions available from the remote control. It works very well, and is quick to change discs and quiet in doing so. I used a Toslink cable to connect it and the output of the changer is great, since the music is so full.

Pros: quick response to commands, quite operation

Cons: none

Sony CDP CE 500

Written By Rod M, Rochester NY on Sunday, August 02, 2015

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Excellent sound quality and mechanics. Didn't need & haven't used the changer, but this was the best deal at the best price for a CD player.

Pros: Sound quality, convenience of remote control.

Cons: Programing is a little more cumbersome than my old Technics player.

Good 5-CD player

Written By Bob S., Connecticut on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Carousel CD players are becoming extinct as more folks move to playing music on iPods/ iPads. We still have a bunch of very good CVD's which we like to play- this Sony combined good sound, a 5 CD capacity, and an attractive price. While we looked at other online sites which offered this player for a few dollar less, we ordered it from Crutchfield because have had great experiences with them

Pros: Good sound and a five CD player

Cons: None come to mind

Sony 5 disk player

Written By BC, Virginia on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Easy to install and use

sony cd player

Written By RICH, Palestine,TX on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Great 5 disc player.

Pros: Player will play a disc while you add or change a disc.

Cons: none so far

Disc changer great value

Written By Dan OD, Ohio on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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This player is easy to use and provides hours of CD quality music using 5 discs. I appreciate the shuffle function although it is only available from the remote. Overall, a great value.

Pros: Fair price, easy to use.

Cons: Shuffle option not accessible from main unit.


Written By Anonymous, Bellevue, NE on Saturday, June 13, 2015

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Ever since my mom's CD changer/player broke -all in one shelf systems- she had been using different ways to play her CD's& this changer was a bday present that has lit up her life because now she has the ability to seamlessly play her CD collection& this player allows usb connection as well!

Pros: 5 disc changer; USB connection; RCA plug-ins& comes with RCA plug-ins

Cons: None

Twilight is Nice

Written By Craig L., North Carolina on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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I intend for this to be the last CD player/rec I buy. I have great speakers and amp out of storage and was looking into buying a high end CD player to match or buying a really cheap one and not buying any more CDs when I found this little jewel.

Pros: Appears to have a good clean signal going out to amp. Easy use of remote. Five disc changer. Matches my Sony amp (never hurts). Great Crutchfield price for the quality. I think it would take an audiophile with money to burn to get a player with any truly discernable quality improvement.

Cons: None so far.

Sony 5 disc CD changer

Written By Regina S, Alabama on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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Excellent product. You can't go wrong with anything made by Sony. Good sound for the money.

Pros: Good sound, Good price. Sony products have always been excellent in my opinion.

Cons: Larger than I thought it would be.

Great product!

Written By Bruce E., New York on Monday, June 08, 2015

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Great sound reproduction - really like the product!

Pros: I am enjoying the ability to change discs while a disc is playing - my previous unit didn't have this feature. Easy set-up.

Cons: No complaints.

Sony CDP-CE500 CD player

Written By RobCo, California on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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CD changer/player works well. My only complaint is the somewhat abrupt, loud noise from the machine when the disc is changing.

Pros: Simple setup and good sound

Cons: Machine noise when the disc is changing.

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Theodore M, Connecticut on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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I have had this product for a short time, but so far it has preformed well. I was concerned about the the reading of CDRs. I have only played two, and I have not had a problem.

Pros: Sound is good. Reads CDRs.

Cons: Clanks on disk change. Hard to read controls.


Written By Tony, California on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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I love the fact that the player has usb input. I just wish it played wav files as well as mp3.

Pros: usb

Cons: limit on usb formats

It's a deal

Written By Brian J., North Carolina on Monday, May 11, 2015

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While going back to school and trying to live as a minimalist, for a short while I was satisfied with listening to digital music on my computer. I had finally had enough, Pink Floyd just didn't do it for me anymore. Now, thanks to the great deal from a company I respect and tell all my friends about, I can feel the music again. Sony is not who I turn too when I think of quality sound, I was/am impressed. Yes, the carousel is loud, but has an authoritative thump and quick action. I can hardly wait to get all my equipment back together again. I get the feeling I will be even more impressed with this unit using the hardware that can back it up. Even with 25 year old bookshelf speakers, the music has come back alive. It has made me rethink digital music. Because of this one component, I will start buying higher quality music again. Maybe the music industry needs to get involved in a campaign that touts high quality components like this one, paired with high quality recordings. At this price point, and with Crutchfield standing behind it, it was a no brainer.

Pros: 5 Disc. Price + quality. Well designed remote with a soft responsive touch. Looks great sitting on my Kenwood AVR.

Cons: None yet.

Does the job

Written By Jim, Clay, NY on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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I had an old receiver and speakers sitting around and decided to use them for a bedroom stereo. All I needed was a CD player and this unit fit the bill. It sounds fine (don't all CD players?) and fits perfectly under my receiver. The remote works from all angles in the room and it's easy to select tracks and to program; although the process is a little different than the Sony in my main system. It is a little noisy when it changes discs, but what do you want for $150?

Pros: Easy set up. Decent sound. Good value.

Cons: Noisy when it changes discs.

Good Price, Great Sound

Written By DMA, Texas on Monday, May 04, 2015

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As much I utilize the various music streaming services, I still pull out my CDs on a regular basis; since I already own one of these Sony CDP-CE500 CD changers, I decided to order another. This one is going into my newly-upgraded bedroom system. This CD changer operates smoothly with very little noise (other than the platter rotation sound, which is minimal). The remote is well though-out and easy to use. Those "in the know" may point to higher-grade (and much more expensive) players as having "better hardware", such as a certain kind of Digital-to-Analog converter that may or may not be better than the one in the CDP-CE500, but at this price point, the Sony provides a smooth, dynamic sound that sparkles (to my ears, anyway). There are two choices for connection to an AV receiver: red/white analog or optical digital. If I understand correctly, using the optical connection will bypass the CD changer's internal hardware and allow an AV receiver to do the digital to analog decoding. Don't quote me on that, though - just ask the super-helpful advisers at Crutchfield; I'm sure they'd know. Me, I just sit back and listen to the sweet, sweet sound of my CDs...

Pros: Affordable, easy to use, great sound, record to/read from USB, connection options, durability (so far)

Cons: None

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Robert K, Wisconsin on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Excellent changer. I could not be more pleased. Sony is my preferred brand for stereo equipment.

Pros: None. Just installed.

Cons: None. Just installed.

Sony CDP-CE500 Reviews

Written By FredA, Buena Vista, NJ on Monday, April 13, 2015

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This is one of the few CD players that includes a USB function to play digital music from a flash drive with a random/shuffle play option.

Pros: Plays both CDs and digital music, has a random play option, and can handle a very large number of folders and files on a flash drive.

Cons: None so far.

CD Changer from Soney

Written By barry, Washington on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Good unit, I used to have a Harmon Cardon, but the mechanism inside broke. I like this Sony unit so far, good unit for the money for sure. I would like more features, but I also realize that would cost more. Sound clarity is good, running it through my H-C receiver unit. Ultimately, it's best to buy from Crutchfield, they back up their products and have excellent service. That is why i buy from here, not just prices.

Pros: price quality

Cons: lack of extra features

Good Deal

Written By HaywardC, Ohio on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Bought this to replace Marantz CD changer that was on the way out. This one has better sound quality. For the price, it is a solid pieceof equipment so far.

Pros: Good sound quality. Easy to use

Cons: On shuffle play all discs- Changer seems to be prejudiouciously random- meaning that it seems to favor certain disks more than others

Sony CDP-CE500 5-disc CD changer

Written By Bruce B., Hastings, Nebraska on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Product as advertised and performs flawlessly; a good quality changer at a great price! Crutchfield delivered as promised and expected; this Sony replaced my 20 year+ Sony.

Pros: For me hookup was a simple swap, and I was off and running.

Cons: None noted at this time.

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