Summary: I purchased this unit, as my old one did not come out on top wirh a meeting with my grandchildren during a house remodel. The front door plastic window was partially broken and no piece to reattach to make it whole. (Minor Problrm) It works fine, with no problems so far. I qws surprised that the broken part was not mentioned and could not be seen in the pics...Unit did not come wirh a remote.
Summary: Re: CDP-CX355. I've had this unit for about 3 weeks. I picked up the remote today and NOTHING happened! Replaced the batteries several times. Sometimes it will function if I position the remote very close to the unit.
Summary: Vibration issues-and how to avoid them- have been coverred in other reviews, so I'll leave you to look there. The biggest issue with this thing is that it hasn't kept up with modern technology. Example, the keyboard uses a PS2 port, luckily I had an old one in a closet. Computer memory has gotten very cheap, but this unit still skimps. With a 300 disc capacity organization is key.
Excerpt: We bought this CD changer to replace another Sony CDP-CX350 that we had used for around 10 years and it finally died. We received the CD Player promptly from Vanns in record time, but when we tried to get organized and move our CDs from the old changer to the new changer, the unit didnt work. Frustrated, I called Vanns and they gave us a Return No and free return label. Luckily I had saved the original box and packing materials so it was a sinch to return.
Excerpt: Its a little tricky trying to figure out all the sorts and labeling but not to bad. The player itself is very touchy when it comes to the CDs they must be in great shape or they will stick in one spot I have another NEC CD player and when a CD would stick I would test it in the same spot in the NEC 90 of the time the NEC would over sample it and move on.with that being said make sure your CDs are in very good shape.
Summary: After about of 8 years of working (not every day even not every week) my Sony 300 CD changer is out of order."Nothing forever under the moon light". But I am about what I found when I open the changer: everything iside and all my CD were covered with the very fine dust. Now I understand why audio fanatics prefer single CD player to exclude everything what decrease quality of sound reproduction. By the way changer provides good sound quality.
Excerpt: I was totally amazed at what this unit was supposed to do, for so little money. Well, I got started, labeling some CDs with a keyboard I went out and bought just for this unit. Then I found out this player would not recognize some of my CDs and others it would distort the first few seconds of the song. I tried these CDs on a Denon I have and they played flawlessly. So I contacted Vanns and they said I gotta call Sony first. Oh....
Excerpt: The cd player works well. I was a little disapointed in the amount of work that has to be done to set everything up. Once that is complete it is so nice to just turn it on not have to worry about any intervention. It also helps to organize your music.
Summary: The unit itself was nice looking...but we had to make room in our cabinet for room for this component...very large...but what would you expect when it holds 3oo cds? It loads easily and the instructions were adequate. The unit has gone into a couple skip fits...but was rectified once stopped and restarted. Hoping that that doesnt continue!! Otherwise, a very affordable and fun addition to our music loving family!!