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.
Excerpt: I did not like this CD changer at all. I don’t like it because the CD changer fails to operate properly no matter what I try or who I talk to. For example, whenever I try the random play option, the CDs just stop playing after six or so songs. It’s like it ignores or fails to read all the other songs on the CDs. When I called tech support about this, they were unable to offer any solutions that would correct the problem.
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: 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.
Summary: There are brands I trust and ones I don't. Sony has always been a trusted brand. But after buying and returning two of these units for very basic operationing flaws my confidence is shaken. I should have read these other reviews before I made my purchase, but because this unit is a Sony I trusted it would be a superior product.
Summary: This CD changer doesnt work well at all. We tried to play random, all discs and it just stops playing after about 5 or 6 songs. We thought it was just a fluke and have tried over and over and it does the same thing. If you are trying to entertain a group of friends with continuous music, it gets very frustrating having to get up and restart the darn thing. If you want something reliable, pass on the Sony.