About the Sony CDP-CX455
With the CDP-CX455 mega changer from Sony, you can load up your 400 favorite CDs, and keep them ready for instant playback. Spin the twin front jog dials to maneuver your way to the desired disc and track, or use the included remote control. And you can take advantage of the random play mode for a surprise mix of your entire collection. For maximum playback flexibility, the CDP-CX455 handles CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs. An MP3 disc can hold up to 10 times as much music as a regular CD, so you can transform your 400-disc mega changer into a virtual 4,000-disc super mega changer!
With the CDP-CX455, it's easy to label and organize all your CDs for instant retrieval and playback. If a disc is pre-programmed with CD Text, the titles will automatically appear on the front-panel display. If not, you can enter titles manually with Disc Memo (and you can hook up an optional PS/2-compatible PC keyboard to make the job easier!). Once your discs are labeled, use Memo Search to scroll through the titles alphabetically or Memo Scan to search by location. And when you find the CD you're looking for, set it spinning with the touch of a button. The changer also includes 8 Artist Files, which gives you the ability to group discs together by the labels you assign to them.
For those with big music collections, you can daisy chain two mega changers together via the Control A1-II jack for access to up to 800 CDs. Not only can you control the two units as one, but the pair requires only a single receiver input, and the second changer's disc titles appear on the front panel of the first. You can even crossfade between the two mega changers DJ-style!Details:
- 400-disc changer
- plays CDs, audio CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
- optical digital output
- 32-track programming, repeat, & random play
- dual front-panel jog dials for disc/track selection
- Disc Memo for up to 600 CDs
- Memo Search and Memo Scan
- 8 Artist Files
- CD Text display
- input for a (PS/2-compatible) PC keyboard
- 13-character fluorescent display
- remote control
- Advanced Mega Control with No-Delay and X-Fade play
- Control A1-II
- 1-bit Hybrid Pulse D/A converter
- signal-to-noise ratio 108 dB
- 16-7/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 21-1/4"D
- warranty: 1 year
What's in the box:
- 400-Disc flat top design CD changer
- 1 RM-DX455 remote
- 2 "AA" batteries
- One 39" stereo RCA patch cord
- Operating instructions
- Note about MP3 playback
- Warranty sheet
- Owner registration/survey card
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Features & specs
|CD Transport Only||No|
Single Disc |
|Direct Track Access||Yes|
|Direct Disc Access||Yes|
|Multiple CD Player Control||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|CD Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||108 dB|
|SACD Frequency Response||Not Compatible|
|SACD Dynamic Range||---|
|Analog RCA Output||Yes|
|Analog XLR Output||No|
|Digital Optical Output||Yes|
|Digital Coaxial Output||No|
MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-R/W discs using the ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2 format, or Joliet or Romeo in the expansion format. The maximum number of folders is 150, and the maximum number of MP3 files and folders is 300. ID3 Tag information will display only when version 1 is used. This unit will display the total number of MP3 files, the total number of MP3 files in the current album, MP3 file name, MP3 file number, and playing time of the MP3 file.
Keyboard Input: There is a PS-2 (also called IBM type) input on the front panel of the player for a keyboard. If you want to use an AT type keyboard, you will need to purchase a keyboard input adapter. Using a keyboard will make naming discs much faster. Power consumption of the keyboard must be 120 mA or less.
Custom Files: The player can store two types of custom file information for each disc:
- Disc Name: label discs with names up to 20 characters
- Artist File: up to 200 artist names, with up to 20 characters each, may be entered into memory
More on Custom Files: Custom files are stored in the player's memory. If the player is not used for about one month, you will lose custom file information. Custom files can be erased one at a time or all at once. CD Text information cannot be replaced by a Disc Name file. Deleted tracks are skipped even in Shuffle play and program mode. All deleted tracks can be recovered simultaneously.
Programs: You can create up to three programs, each of which can contain up to 32 steps. A step can be one track or an entire disc.
CD Text: When playing a CD with CD Text the display will show you the current disc title, artist name and track title if it is recorded on the CD. A CD Text indicator lights up on the display whenever the player detects a CD with CD Text information. The remote control has a button marked "Highlight" that will play only the highlights of a CD Text CD if that CD has this feature (not all CD Text CDs support this feature). If the CD Text information is available in various languages, you can select the language that the information is displayed in.
Jog Dials: There is a jog dial on the unit for quick selection of discs and a second jog dial on the unit for track selection.
Last Disc Memory (Resume): When the player is turned off, it will remember the last playing disc and the play mode. When the unit is turned on again, it plays the same disc in the same mode (play starts from the beginning of that disc).
Control A1II Jack: There is a control input for synchronized recording and auto function when used with compatible Sony components. This player can control another Sony CD changer with Control A1II (or Control A1) and Command Mode CD3.
Disc Skip: The player has a +100 disc key, which allows you to skip 100 discs at a time for easier access when using the Jog Dial for disc selection.
Timer: The player is compatible with an optional external audio timer.
Advanced Mega Control: You can control a second Sony CD changer with this unit if it (1) has a control A1II (or Control A1) Jack and (2) the command mode of the unit can be set to CD3. To use this feature, the 2nd Unit's RCA outputs must be connected to the RCA inputs of this unit (marked 2ND CD), and the Control A1II jack of the 2nd unit must be connected to the the Control A1II jack of this unit. When the CD players are connected in this way you can load the Disc Names of the second CD player to this unit's memory if the second player has the Disc Name function. You can label the discs of the second player using this unit or change the discs memos which you load from the second player. When you do this you are using this player's memory, so you can not display them on the second CD player display. When you press the play button on either unit the operating player stops and the resting player starts. You can also use:
No-Delay Play: Play changes from player to player after each track. The player starts play without a break in sound immediately after the current player ends play
X-Fade Play: Play changes from player to player after each track OR at a specified interval of 30, 60 or 90 seconds. When players change the sound output of both players is mixed, with one player fading out and the other fading in
- Optical Digital Out: standard Toslink digital jack with a plastic cover
- Analog Out: stereo RCA jacks (fixed)
- 2nd CD In: stereo RCA jacks; allows you to connect 2nd compatible Sony CD changer
- Control A1II: two Control A1II jacks for use with compatible Sony components
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