Great design if it does what it claims...excited to put the unit to work!
31 October 2013
Summary: I bought the Sony Mega Storage CDP-CX355 CD Changer to assist in programming the 500+ Cd collection I have accumulated over the years. I thought the CDP-CX355 would be the way to go for me since I love music immensely. So far I haven't had time to work with all of the 300 CD slots; however, with the upcoming holidays I should be able to get everything the way I want it by the first of the year.
Summary: Regarding Sony MegaStorage CDP-CX355 CD Changer. A fine unit. CDs must be scratch-free or they will not play! High-end features are primarily designed to work with other Sony high end digital products.Keyboard connector is a great feature. I payed US$99 for a (new) surplus unit built in 2002. Owners handbook and remote w/ batteries were provided. BEWARE!!!! The Sony MegaStorage CDP-CX355 CD Changer was not designed and does not ship w/ exterior mounted foot-pads.
Summary: The SONY 300 disc storage unit is a great way to keep all my cds safe from damage and "borrows". I never touch the cds and my friends never ask to use them now. I keep all the artwork from the jewel case numbered in a Case Logic cd album for easy location of disc and tracks. The only complaint I may have about the unit would be that it could be simpler to choose a playlist of songs. I have yet to figure out if I can choose songs to play "Jukebox" style.
Summary: It cost me over $100 dollars to store my cds in case logic folders. For a few dollars more I can store most of them on this player. It is a larger untit (about 3" deeper than a traditional reciever)but matches up great with the rest of my components.
Summary: Great for storage of CDs if you can maintain a catalog on a computer in order to find disks easily. You can enter disk titles if you have patience and can deal with the unreliable keyboard input.
Pros: Clear Sound
Cons: Difficult to Enter Titles, Difficult To Setup, Susceptible to power surg
Summary: My wife always wanted a cd changer for home. We find the sound of MP3 players to be below that of compact disc, yet we'd like the utility of having lots of choice quickly available. In the move to make everything tiny, a bit of quality has been lost. That is too much of disappointment for us. So, unusual for us, we're reaching back to get a cd changer which is now "old" technology.
Summary: I bought this unit as a replacement for a Pioneer PD-F1009 301 disc player. I should have bought the Sony to begin with! The Pioneer didn't last 3 months before the disc changer broke. The Sony CDP-CX355 was very easy to setup, although I haven't tried using a keyboard to program the screen. I have no real need to do that. I use this unit primarily to listen to audiobooks, this way I do not have to change the CD's manually and it keeps the continuity of the story going.