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Old 04-30-2012, 09:03 AM
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Default Looking for a home cd changer

Any input would be helpful.

Requirements:

Player only, No inputs whatsoever.
No USB/IPOD integration.
No wireless/bluetooth.
No ethernet.
No nothing but an optical transport & audio out.

Nice to haves:
compact form factor
mp3 capability

I see all the major players 5&6 disc units seem to have hit or miss quality. The uber, 200+ models look intriguing too if they'd actually work, but again people seem to either love them or hate them.

I was kind of leaning towards the Pioneer PD-M426 despite the lack of mp3 capability, but it looks like it's been discontinued.

I'm kind of leery buying used, as I've had plenty that just seem to have issues reading discs as they age.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:28 PM
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Don't go after a CD changer. More mechanics means more probability of malfunction. Go for a single CD player.

You have some nice ones from NAD or DENON, with usb slot for flash drives with mp3.

And buy new. Used are tricky. The laser might be out of order or the mechanism might be overused.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:03 PM
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I know changers are more problematic, but I need to load up a stack and not be distracted for a couple of hours at that point.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:27 PM
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Why not just rip the CD's and connect your computer to your stereo system? No need for all those moving parts.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:30 PM
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Go for a hard drive.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:34 PM
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Or, get a CD Player that also plays CD-R format. You'll be hard pressed to find an audible difference between 192bit encoded MP3 and native CD format.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:41 PM
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I need to satisfy the requirements described.

No computer, no hard drive, no usb, no portable players, etc.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:49 PM
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Then I suggest to get a carousel changer from the likes of Denon or Onkyo. They only changed five or six CDs at a time but I think are less prone to mechanical problems than the Sony changers that can store 300 CDs.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:46 AM
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I'm surprised they still make the 100 and 200 disc changers. It seems like portable players with large capacity should have made these obsolete.

For home use if someone wants something on a budget that plays CDs, I think most will buy a $40 or so DVD player, as it plays DVDs as well, and many models also play mp3 CDs and perhaps also mp3 DVDs. I think the Panasonic ones are supposed to be good.
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buy a juke box
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