Summary: Went for cheap and bought a repurposed unit ... you get what you pay for ... all of the CD's skip no matter what position they are placed in the carousel, which makes this CD player worthless ...
Summary: I purchased this cd player after my Toshiba player of 20 years finally stopped working. I've had the machine for a couple of years, and it is the biggest piece of junk I've ever seen. 25 to 50 percent of the time, it will not read a cd properly. I have to take the cd out and put it back in (sometimes three or four times) before it finally gets it right. Other times it will play a brand new cd and suddenly start skipping.
Summary: I bought this and have never been able to get it to play.Called Sony tech support at least a dozen times until I spoke to Henry who finally told me the truth.This is a 2001 model which is no longer mfg and if you return it you will only get a refurbished model.Plus,Sony will not pay the postage to pick up or return the unit even though faulty.
Summary: I had the same problem several other reviewers had. I put CDs in the player -- store-bought ones, not self-burned CDs -- and it simply refused to read them. I would put 5 CDs in, and the player would cycle through all 5 slots and then show "No Disc." I opened/closed, re-started, followed the minimal trouble-shooting guide on Sony's website -- nothing. I can at least say that the vendor (Vann's) was very cooperative when I called to report the problem.
Summary: when i received the item, i plugged it in..it powered up. with that and the fact that it was manufactured in 4/2010, i felt confident that i would have no problems. the item sat for a few weeks until i was ready to put together a bedroom system. after putting a cd in, i realized i should have tested it when i received it more extensively. the unit does not work. the seller says tough luck. the right thing would have been a refund for the item.
Summary: It seems it is a hit or miss with this product. People either have a really great experience with it or not at all. I was one of the people who didn't have a good experience. Like others, the player would not read any discs. I tried several discs all store bought, but the player wouldn't read them. I also noticed the cd changer was very "clunky" and made a lot of noise. I finally returned the product.
Summary: This unit work well for a very short period of time. Nothing extraordinary but it worked and sounded ok. Then it stop reading discs and will cycle through all 5 and display "no disc" Very disappointed in this cd player.
Summary: Started skipping before the first piece was half over. Isn't there a good changer out there somewhere? Also, had it playing through the AUX of a single play Denon book shelf system. Sound was notably degraded from a CD played directly though the Denon. Fuzzy.