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5-disc CD changer

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by Dave Bar
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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.

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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Features and Specs
General
Disc Capacity
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5
Disc Exchange
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Yes
Track Programming
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32
Random Play
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All Discs
Disc Naming
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No
Direct Track Access
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Remote
Direct Disc Access
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Yes
Remote
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Included
Display Color
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Bluish white
Multiple CD Player Control
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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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Not Given
SACD Frequency Response
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Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range
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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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What's in the box?

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  • 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

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Features
Controls
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Features

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.

Controls

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.

Connections

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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5 out of 5

CDP-CE500

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
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5 out of 5

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???
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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

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

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.
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5 out of 5

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

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
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

Sony cd changer

Written By Anonymous, Toa Alta on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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Excellent
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4 out of 5

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

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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

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
12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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

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

Sony CDP-CE500

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
13 out of 14 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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

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

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
15 out of 15 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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

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

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.
15 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
10 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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

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

Sony CDP-CE500 playrt

Written By Larry R, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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Great product. I highly recommendi it.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Anonymous, Andalusia, AL on Monday, December 24, 2012
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Dependable, plays well
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5 out of 5

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

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.
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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

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
8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

CDP-CE500

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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-
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Bill, Kingman, Ariz. on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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The unit is very nice and works great
Pros:
All good
Cons:
Just a little deep for my stero cabinet...
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5 out of 5

Sony CDP-CE500 5-disc CD changer

Written By Roderick, NC on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Sony has done it again - - this CD player does everything it is suppose to do. Thanks to CRUTCHFIELD for the recommendation.
Pros:
It is a great addition to the music listening - - through the holidays or anytime.
Cons:
I have not been able to find any !!!
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5 out of 5

5 disc cd changer

Written By Cindy, Baldwinville,MA on Monday, January 30, 2012
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We just love our 5 disc CD changer!!! No messing with CD's now, and not having to change a CD every 45 minutes or so is great. I love the shuffle aspect of it. I just wish we had of had it before Christmas!
Pros:
You can listen to CD's for a long period of time without having to attend to the changer. You can listen to varying types of music without touching anything.
Cons:
Nothing about it I don't like!
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4 out of 5

Sony 5 disc CD player

Written By ralfiboy, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Overall, I am quite happy with the player. It changes the discs as programmed and was easy to set up and use.
Pros:
Easy to use for playing CD's.
Cons:
Recording MP3's relatively easy, but replay in my Ford Synch leaves much to be desired. It skips from one file to another, seemingly almost at random. The included instructions(CD player)are not much good beyond basic recording mode.
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5 out of 5

CD Player

Written By WadeC, EL Campo on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Excellent, great sound and good price.
Pros:
Easy to operate
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

MULTI CD PLAYER

Written By KONA ED, KONA HAWAII on Monday, August 08, 2011
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This SONY multi disc CD player is the best, great sound and great features. Easy to set up and use, I recommend this product to anyone.
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3 out of 5

Nice when it works

Written By Henry, Long Island, NY on Sunday, July 24, 2011
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My previous Sony 5-Disc changer was 20 years old and loosing its mind. I certainly got my money's worth and replaced it with a near identical model. The newer player has a USB port on the front and plays mp3, wma, and aac - although, the sound isn't quite as nice playing on the USB stick.

It's a great unit - but, had to tag Sony for quality. The first unit arrived and would not play any CD. It went through its changer and reported no disc, forcing me to exchange it. Perhaps it would have been better to invest the money in a company who has tighter quality control.
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5 out of 5

Sony CD Player

Written By LukeS, Pocatello, ID on Sunday, July 10, 2011
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This is a great player, great features, great value. It works with my old Sony remote control for the system I bought in 1991.
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5 out of 5

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Jill D, Fairfield, IA on Monday, April 25, 2011
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I have only had this cd player a few weeks. It is working great and serves my
needs to have non stop music for my cafe customers just fine. It was easy to
install and use.
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4 out of 5

Sony CDP-CE500

Written By Nick Z, Damon, Texas on Monday, April 18, 2011
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Have been enjoying a variety of CD's since I recieved the changer.
My only complaint, is in the manner in which it plays the CD's in the "Shuffle"
mode. It seems to go into a funk at times and will shuffle only between two
disks for several songs. I seem to be able to cure it's funk by going into single
disc mode and then go back to "Shuffle". This cures it's funk for a while, but
then reverts back to it's funk.

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5 out of 5

Bang for the Buck

Written By mr_class, Jim Thorpe, PA on Monday, April 18, 2011
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It's hard to find multi-CD changers anymore. My wife needed one for her shop
for background music. This one fit the bill and it was a good price. Great sound
to my inexperienced ears. She likes it too.
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4 out of 5

Fine machine, especially for the price

Written By Jimm H., Concord, Ohio on Sunday, April 17, 2011
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Had a similar Sony model for ten years before it "passed on" this past December.
For the price the machine is great for those who still have a large CD collection
(and may be too lazy to copy to their iPod/iPad). Have both and sometimes this is
just more convenient. Sound is great and I like the optical output versus the older
component configuration. Access speed is significantly quicker than my "ten year
old" model. Without a doubt better sound quality, as would be expected with optical
audio. Running all through my Yamaha HDMI receiver further enhances the all
around digital clarity and crispness of the media. Great machine for the price.
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5 out of 5

Exactly as described

Written By PaulH, Connecticut on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Product exactly as described. Working well. Straightforward setup. No
problems.
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5 out of 5

Great buy also

Written By ME, Stone Mountain, GA on Thursday, March 31, 2011
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I agree that this is a great buy! I was like a child, excited that it would arrive in 2 days:-) My old 5-cd carousel died a few months ago and what a joy to have music in my home again. Setup was very simple for me since I have been managing my stereo equipment and computers for over 20 years (female senior citizen). As for all of the technical "stuff," I do not know about it; I really just want to play my cds and I did not want 100- 200-, etc. changer because it is easier for me to decide what I want to hear using the 5- cd changer. I am so happy that my daughter's friend referred me to Crutchfield. Thanks
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4 out of 5

Great Buy

Written By John, Indiana on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
 
I bought this to replace a 16-year old Sony shelf system that was on its last leg
and got demoted to the garage. I wasn't interested in the "Mega Changers"
Sony offers because of mixed reviews. I like the Disc Exchange feature, and I
like the USB input for added tunes. I'm not wild about the CD-to-USB recording
feature, simply because if I wanted to convert CDs to mp3, I'd just use my
computer. The record-to-USB feature on this CD changer does not access
Gracenote (no Internet access), so although you can record a bunch of mp3
files, they're not tagged with the info you need to know what's playing. If you
don't mind listening to "Untitled_324.mp3" by Unknown Artist, or manually
naming your mp3 files using your computer, then maybe this feature won't bug
you. Also the recording feature defaults to 128 kbps, so if you prefer to rip song
files at a higher bit rate, then you should use your computer. You can, however,
load up a thumb drive with correctly tagged music at the bit rate of your choice
from your computer, and the changer can recognize the tagging and display
tracks either in menu mode or in play mode. (It probably sounds complicated
but it isn't. Most people listen to music at computers, and this is a function I
wasn't really looking for anyway.) Other than the record-to-USB-from-CD being
kind of a useless feature to me, I'm very satisfied with this product.
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4 questions already asked Show all answers

What is height of unit? [ Glenn  Jan 27, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • 4 inches. (3.5 inches without the feet). [ STEVEN   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • Mine stands 4 and 1/8 inches tall. [ THOMAS   Jan 27, 2014 ]
Are the analog outputs active even when the optical output is being used? I ask because I have a main listening room where I do "critical" listening and want to use the optical output there, and have the analog outputs send the corresponding analog signal to my home's swimming pool area. [ Lee_AV  Jan 08, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • No worries. I figured it out by obtaining a Toslink optical cable and connecting the CD player's optical output to an AudioEngine outboard DAC, and then connecting RCA cables from the DAC to the Aux 1 analog inputs on a Carver C-4000 preamp. Next, I connected the CD player's analog outputs to the Aux 2 analog inputs on the same Carver C-4000 preamp. I put in a CD and, lo and behold, a signal was present on both outputs, thus confirming that the player is - by virtue of its two independent output signals - capable of sending a signal to two separate zones. [ Lee_AV   Jan 14, 2014 ]
  • I'm sorry but I don't know the answer to that question. I suggest he call Sony, [ STEPHEN J   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • I do not know. [ JACK M   Jan 09, 2014 ]
do you need to connect it to speakers? or are they built into it? [ Juana  Dec 15, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • You would need to connect this to another component to play music. This could be anything from a receiver and speakers to a simple table top radio with an auxiliary input. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 16, 2013 ]
One reviewer said some CDs would not play. I have a large collection of backup music that I have burned myself. I just want to be sure this player will be compatible with those CD-R discs. Would I have problems with them? [ Reida  Apr 07, 2014 ]
5 answers
  • It will depend on the machine you used to record with. Each machine usesdifferent software to start the disc. The most trouble I've had was at the endof a CD I recorded it refused to go to the next disc. John [ JOHN R   Apr 12, 2014 ]
  • I have never used burned cds . I have never had a problem with any of my cds playing. I hope this helps. [ LAURA   Apr 08, 2014 ]
  • I've owned this player for well over a year. By far, most of the CDs I play have been burned. All have not only played, but played flawlessly. [ VICTOR   Apr 08, 2014 ]
  • I make shure that cd is is very clean and doesn't have a lot of scratches sometimes it takes awhile to register cd but have not had any problems great receiver for the money. [ MARK H   Apr 08, 2014 ]
  • i have played both, burned and reg discs... worked perfectly [ GREGORY J   Apr 08, 2014 ]

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