Summary: Very nice piece.Bought as replacement for Older 6 Disc CD player that became jammed by the 6 Disc cartridge! This model offers the same cartridge but does not require the cartridge to be inserted thru a door opening and brought deep into the player for use. This model simply accepts the cartridge when pushed thru the flip-up door and locks into place, while still flush with the front of the player.
Summary: I bought this player because the size of the CD magazine fit the limited space I had. I read all the reviews and most were favorable but a small percentage of the reviews reported problems. When I received this player I loaded six commercial music cds in the Pioneer magazine. Two of the CD's played well, two of the cds played but with very poor quality, and the player did not recognize two of the discs at all.
Summary: I too have always liked Pioneer products. This purchase was to replace an older version that we had for many years. It was better than I expected as it included the opportunity to remotely change disks. I am exceedingly pleased with this purchase!
Summary: We had another CD player like this and used it 'till it finally gave out. We were very disappointed when we found that this model was out of production. Hooray for Amazon!! They had one. It is great to be able to load six CDs at a time.(That's about all we would listen to at one sitting.) I know there is a model that loads 300+, but we really don't need that much. This is a great unit. It gives us exactly what we need.
Summary: I had an older cousin of this unit which died after about 14 years. New one seems fine. Easy to hook up and does what it is supposed to do...play CDs! Even with an iPod this type of play is great to have with my current system and CD collection.
Summary: I bought the PD-M426 to replace a Pioneer PD-F904 100-disc changer that had worked fine for almost ten years until it started going downhill. The PD-M426 never worked at all. It would not load and play the CDs. I checked that the CDs were loaded correctly. When I picked up the M426 to repack and return it, I could hear loose parts rattling around inside of it. This is a poorly-made product.
Summary: The CD changer behaved erratically. Sometimes it would scroll through the stack, playing none. Sometimes pressing the track change button would send it to the next disc. Possibly a simple fix, but I had no option but to return it. Too bad, otherwise I think a fine product.
Summary: Haven't bought one of these in years and we are thrilled with the quality of sound and the ease with which I was able to set this up. Have an old amplifier so I couldn't make the connection for the remote, but I don't really need the remote anyhow. Like the magazine--not as many moving parts as the carousel so I'm hoping it lasts a long time in good condition.