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Yamaha CD-C600

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

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Our take on the Yamaha CD-C600

The Yamaha CD-C600 couples the convenience of a multi-disc changer with the performance of a single-disc player. Pop in up to five of your favorite CDs for hours of non-stop serious listening or background music while entertaining guests. This versatile player handles regular CDs, plus your MP3 and WMA mix discs. And you can swap out four of the discs without interrupting playback of the fifth, so the music doesn't stop while you cue up the next few selections.

The Yamaha CD-C600 couples the convenience of a multi-disc changer with the performance of a single-disc player. Pop in up to five of your favorite CDs for hours of non-stop serious listening or background music while entertaining guests. This versatile player handles regular CDs, plus your MP3 and WMA mix discs. And you can swap out four of the discs without interrupting playback of the fifth, so the music doesn't stop while you cue up the next few selections.

The CD-C600's sophisticated internal design includes isolated power supplies for the digital and analog sections, a high-quality digital-to-analog converter, and short signal paths that minimize the chances of interference or signal loss. The end result is richly detailed sound with engaging warmth and musicality. You can improve sound quality even further with Pure Direct mode, which turns off the front panel display and the digital audio output to eliminate sources of potential noise.

You can also connect select iPods to the CD-C600 via the front panel USB port. This lets you take advantage of the player's high-performance digital-to-analog converter — a big improvement over your portable's built-in DAC — for the best sound quality from your portable music library.

Great being able to use our CDs again!! The sound is WONDERFUL!!

Anonymous, Hampton, VA

What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • 5-disc carousel design
  • PlayXchange disc mechanism lets you change up to 4 discs without interrupting playback
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP & WMA CDs
  • program, repeat, and random play
  • CD Text display
  • remote
  • intro scan
  • Pure Direct mode for enhanced sound quality
  • front-panel USB port for connecting select iPods other portable MP3 players
  • IR port for remote repeater systems
  • RS-232C port for third party controllers
  • optical digital audio output
  • high-performance DAC for high conversion precision with low noise
  • sophisticated circuitry and layout with short signal paths and floating laser pickup mechanism
  • Intelligent Digital Servo compensates for any disc errors for trouble-free playback
  • signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-5/8"H x 17-3/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Disc Playback
USB/iPod Connectivity
Audio Connections
Remote Control

Disc Playback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USB/iPod Connectivity

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

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

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

Audio Connections

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

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

Remote Control

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

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

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

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

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Trademark and specifications. [ Harry  May 30, 2017 ]
Sounds like a good unit [ Carl  May 24, 2017 ]
It is the only five disc CD changer available and I have had good experiences with Yamaha. I am enjoying it very much. [ James Paul  May 04, 2017 ]
After weeks of research, this was the best option for a multiple CD changer with iPod capability. [ George  Apr 22, 2017 ]
1) I bought a Yamaha receiver 2) I wanted more than one disc capability 3) Customer reviews on this product were positive [ Mark  Apr 21, 2017 ]
Reputation [ Robert  Apr 15, 2017 ]
Have a Sony CDP-CE500 not that happy with it, works fine, but wanted something a little nicer in a 5/6 disc changer for long listening periods of complete cd's. Also have an Oppo BDP-103 and BDP105D, they sound great, and an Onkyo C-7030 all quite good, Onkyo is quite good but only single disc, have a newer Yamaha Aventage receiver and very happy with it, but wanted to replace the changer again with something a little more high quality for long listening periods. Excited to try it out. [ ANDREW  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Features and reviews [ Ron  Mar 21, 2017 ]
It is so hard to find a multi-disc cd player these days. I had a Yamaha for years and trust the brand. [ TONY  Mar 18, 2017 ]
Match my amp [ Don  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Bought same model from you several years ago. With CD changers disappearing, I want a backup. [ P  Mar 14, 2017 ]
Review, commentary, price [ michael  Mar 13, 2017 ]
My old Cd player is malfunctioning and I have had my eye on this unit for some time now. [ Alan N.  Mar 12, 2017 ]
It was available quickly. [ Marilyn  Mar 08, 2017 ]
Reasonable priced [ John  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Needed to replace a multi-play compact disc player. [ KEITH E  Jan 29, 2017 ]
Have an older model that just gave out. Wanted another just like it cause I've had the older model Yamaha since 1994. Pretty good! [ Bill  Jan 29, 2017 ]
Yamaha builds quality products like my receiver that I have had for ever. [ Greg  Jan 27, 2017 ]
I had Yamaha audio equipment for years and it has always performed will. This CD player got good reviews on your web-site. [ Charles T.  Dec 15, 2016 ]
I have a wonderful Cambridge Audio single disc player. I wanted to have a multi disc machine, for when we are entertaining or doing chores around the house, so I don't have to run up and down the stairs so many times. The reviewers gave me a good idea how well this CD-C600 will perform. [ NICHOLAS R  Dec 13, 2016 ]
It seems like a reasonable replacement for my Sony CDP-C79ES that has developed problems. [ Harold  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Replacing prior Yamaha receiver [ Troy  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Reviews and 5 disc capability. Yamaha reputation. [ Deborah  Dec 11, 2016 ]
my 16 year old sony es cd changer stopped working properly,since sony stopped making cd changers,my son told me about theYamaha cd changer he said it was a good one!,so I bought it [ L  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Trust the quality of this brand product from pass experience. [ Kenneth  Dec 07, 2016 ]
5 disc changer with good reviews [ Ken  Dec 06, 2016 ]
I've owned Yamaha products for years and have always been happy with them . [ Tom  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Another quality Yamaha product. I wanted a multi disc player because i used to listen to music more than tv -- then the ex wife took ALL my system as i told my boys she gets old we will get new. And after Hogans help it was an easy choice once again [ MIKE  Nov 23, 2016 ]
My very old Onkyo cd player just up and quit. Lots of good reviews here and on the internet. I wanted / needed a multi-cd player for the convenience. [ K  Nov 17, 2016 ]
perfect for what I needed at a great price! [ Steven  Nov 16, 2016 ]
I wanted a Yamaha and I liked the multiple CD features. [ James Clay  Nov 15, 2016 ]
multi disc + ipod capable [ Nolan  Nov 02, 2016 ]
Multiple cd changer/reviews/Yamaha name [ Margaret  Oct 26, 2016 ]
I have other Yamaha gear that works well. I wanted a reasonably good quality CD player with the ability to play multiple CD. I am also happy i can plug my iPod in to this as well. hopefully it works as well as advertised and reviewed. [ Michael  Oct 26, 2016 ]
really Like Yamaha, like the fact it holds 6 discs [ david  Oct 20, 2016 ]
My Sony jukebox player is being replaced because it is physically to large. Yamaha makes an excellent product, at an excellent price. This will provide excellent sound quality, and let me listen to 5 discs without having to change discs. [ David  Oct 18, 2016 ]
Yamaha audio only buyer. [ Alton  Sep 11, 2016 ]
Need a CD player with multi disc capabilities and the latest features [ Wayne  Aug 21, 2016 ]
Needed a replacement for Sony multi-CD player that failed recently. [ Roland  Jul 21, 2016 ]
Fantastic CD player. Replaces a 20 year old Kenwood. [ Tom  Jul 14, 2016 ]
We have one and like it and need to replace a broken Denon DCM280. [ Deb  Jul 14, 2016 ]
reviews on [ Christopher  Jul 10, 2016 ]
Good reviews and features [ James  Jul 09, 2016 ]
I have an old Sony cd changer that is adequate and wanted to up grade to get the most out of my system. [ WILLIAM  May 06, 2016 ]
Good name brand. Matches Yamaha integrated amp recently purchased. In a comfortable price range. [ WILLIAM J  Apr 21, 2016 ]
quality product. for my studio. [ Greely  Apr 20, 2016 ]
I wanted a CD player to match my new Yamaha receiver. I'm getting back into CD's and want something that will allow me to shuffle multiple discs and this fits the bill. Thanks, Crutchfield! Best service on the planet. [ Michael  Apr 18, 2016 ]
Yamaha quality. The ability to have extended music plays. [ Eric  Apr 12, 2016 ]
Excellent reproduction due to d/a converters, and is a changer. [ Harvey  Mar 31, 2016 ]
for good sound quality. [ CLYDE  Mar 10, 2016 ]
Old school guy who likes to play the music I love. Don't like streaming everything [ Richard  Feb 28, 2016 ]
Customer rating and specs. [ Mark  Feb 24, 2016 ]
Customer reviews were positive, price, and dimensions (will easily fit into space available. [ Kenneth  Feb 15, 2016 ]
Best 5-CD player I could find. Wanted a backup when my SONY CDP-CA80ES gives up the ghost. [ Robert  Feb 14, 2016 ]
I needed a multi cd changer and the Yamaha seemed to fit the bill. [ Peter Vanden  Feb 01, 2016 ]
There are few CD changers to choose from these days. This seems to have the best reviews and hopefully it is robust (my Denon changer died after 2-3 years which is very disappointing) [ Philip  Jan 17, 2016 ]
Overall quality of Yamaha products Have a Yamaha receiver [ David  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Compatibility with integrated amp. [ LAURA  Jan 09, 2016 ]
It sounded like what I was looking for and Crutchfield name speaks for its self. [ F  Jan 06, 2016 ]
I love to record music for personal relaxation. [ Thomas  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Reasonable priced and compatible with the receiver I was purchasing. [ Paul  Dec 28, 2015 ]
I had a high end carousel that just died. I was unable to get it repaired so I checked Crutchfield and I like what I read about this item. I love the return policy here and there is always help when you need it. - ADC [ alfred  Dec 25, 2015 ]
Great reviews. Mid price range. I have a Yamaha receiver RX A1010. Thanks to the help from CJ. [ Mike  Dec 24, 2015 ]
positive product reviews, price including free shipping , Crutchfield reputation, promised quick delivery [ Byron  Dec 21, 2015 ]
5-CD Carousel. Highest end available from Crutchfield. [ Daniel  Dec 20, 2015 ]
The Yamaha model seemed to have better quality hardware than the Sony 5-disc changer. I was looking for a product with lasting capability. [ Elizabeth  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Ours is broke.... Online recommendations by other purchasers. [ William J.  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Great equipment, needed something that would last the test of time and kids! [ Brian  Dec 09, 2015 ]

10 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. At this time we do not have an eta on when this will be in. Once we hear from the manufacturer that it's shipping we will update the website with an in stock date. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Mar 29, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes without any issues [ ANDREW  Jun 12, 2017 ]
I use my ipad with it so I don't see why not. [ Sandy  Jun 13, 2016 ]
The actual measurement is 15 5/8". You'll need some extra space for the connections. [ WILLIAM  Mar 14, 2016 ]
The depth of this CD player is 15-9/16, but you need to allow at least an additional 1-1/2 inches behind for cable connections if you are trying to fit it inside a cabinet. [ Nadine  Mar 06, 2016 ]
Yes I own one but rarely use it. Measurement front to back is a detail that must be provided by seller. Adding another inch or 2 for leads and power cord needs to be considered too. [ JIMMY W  Mar 04, 2016 ]
The unit itself is about 15 5/8" deep. You have to take into consideration the plug in behind it. That takes up the rest of the space. If you can drill a hole in the back of the cabinet, that would allow it to fit. I like this unit very much. I'm an artist and paint to tribal, world and Celtic music and the sound (along with the Yamaha receiver) kills my studio. Yay. [ JUDY  Mar 04, 2016 ]
The overall depth including power and patch cord over 17 inches. The equip. cabinet without cords is less than 16 inches. [ JOSEPH  Mar 01, 2016 ]
From front to back the unit is 15 1/2 inches.With your wire jacks add 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch which gives you room.Steve [ steven  Mar 01, 2016 ]
The depth (front to back) is 16.5 inches. The width (left to right) is 17 inches. I measured twice! Great player, too - enjoy! [ Terry  Mar 01, 2016 ]
It would be a tight fit, l measured mine you will need at least 171/2" to have room for power cables etc. Sorry because we are very pleased with ours. [ Bob  Feb 29, 2016 ]
Hi Bullet, Mine measures 16" deep, but you have to allow for the RCA or other connecting cable plugs, which are easily another inch plus. It's a great CD player. Jeffry [ Jeffry  Feb 29, 2016 ]
The actual cabinet depth is 15 5/8" deep, but you'll need to add something for the electrical and patch cords. It looks like the factory was rounding up, and they didn't take into account the unit connected. Your figure of over 17" is more practical. [ Gary  Feb 29, 2016 ]
It is a little over 17" and is larger than my other equipment in my bookcase. [ FONTIANE P  Feb 29, 2016 ]
Yes, connect USB device, press CD/USB to select the iPod/ USB mode. Start playback [ JOHN  Jun 01, 2015 ]
Never tried it! My music is stored on my phone and my work computer, so the question has never arisen. I'll try tonite and get back. There is definitely a USB port on the front that's labeled "iPhone/USB", so the implication is that it will. on another topic, however, I use the "random" setting regularly for playing CD's., and AM NOT FOND of it. The logic and speed of change isn't as good as my old Denon. Otherwise, it's OK. [ ROBERT  May 28, 2015 ]
No. This is a "changer" not a "player" --so it needs a separate receiver or amplifier to play music from a USB stick (or CD). [ LEON R  May 28, 2015 ]
so it says but I have not tried it. [ CHRIS  May 28, 2015 ]
I have never tried. [ michael  May 28, 2015 ]
yes it sure will. I use it with my Iphone 4 s and it plays just fine. [ JEFFERY L  Jan 24, 2015 ]
I don't know. [ EDWARD S  Jan 24, 2015 ]
I don't know? I sent mine back since the carousel wouldn't rotate while opened. [ CHAD  Jan 23, 2015 ]
I think it is supposed to be able to do that but I have not figured out how. I am in the process of converting music files from my old pc to iMac. [ ELLEN H  Jan 23, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Nov 10, 2014 ]  Staff
The best way to support this is to have your card into a seperate transmitter or use an MP3 player, plug into the amp using the RCA plug "Y" adapter with a PIn Ear Bud connection then using one of the Line IN ports (with the RCA portion of the "Y" adapter plugged into one of the Line IN connections) the Pin connection plugged into the MP3 or Transmitter, select that Line IN connection you're using on the amp then select random on your player, then listen away! this amp will not randomly select through USB port as you want it to it's simply a convenience connection. you may have to step up into a more pricey amp to get the ability your looking for however the connection i explained is exactly how i connect to the amp with my Ipod and it works perfectly. i hope you decide to go with this amp, the sound quality and clearity is amazing and for the price you really can't get anything better. Hope this helps. Good Luck! [ MARK  Apr 30, 2014 ]
I don't know if you can use the USB to play the songs. I don't think there's an mp3 decoder in the unit. you may have to transfer the files to an mp3 player to do that. [ Jon  Apr 29, 2014 ]
Sorry - have not used that feature. However, the Random setting for CDs does not have the best randomizing logic I've encountered. I preferred that of my now-defunct Denon. You may not be as picky, since you imply all you want is a workable random setting. It is better than no random. Again - only used CD random. Good luck. [ ROBERT  Apr 27, 2014 ]
I don't know what a mp3 transmitter is. I don't own this item anymore. I sent this back in favor of the Sony cd 5 disc player...since this Yamaha model won't let each disc spin in a circle while the drawer is open like normal players do. Sorry that I can't be anymore of help. [ CHAD  Apr 24, 2014 ]
I wouldn't know. I hate I-pods anyway. I don't know a thing about them. They killed the mini disc format that I love. [ CHAD  Apr 24, 2014 ]
I don't know-I have not tried it. [ ROY H  Apr 24, 2014 ]
Sorry, but I don't have any Apple products. [ JEAN  Apr 24, 2014 ]
Sorry, but I have no idea. Use mine through a receiver [ JAMES P  Apr 24, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Jan 02, 2014 ]  Staff
It appears that the connection for the changer is a proprietary Bose link connection. However, if you have one of the Aux inputs not in use on our Wave radio, then you would be able to connect this unit to that input. [ Jeff  Dec 15, 2013 ]  Staff