Summary: This replaces a Harman Kardon changer, which replaced a Denon changer. Each of those lasted about 10 years of daily use. If this machine lasts as long as they did, it will be the best value of all, The sound is full bodied, smooth, detailed, not strident or etched at all. In comparison to the recently deceased HK, this player has a much more fleshed out low end, and smoother highs.
Excerpt: This player replaced an much older unit and its imnprovement was immediately obvious. As expected, the limit becomes the recording.<br /><br />It was a little sensitive to dirt on the surface that was removed by cleaning. Also, Also, the program logic had changed so that the program button needed repeatingly entered.<br /><br />A very good unit and it is nice to have a multidisc player for pieces that span more than ojne disc.
Summary: Decided on Yamaha because of other great reviews on CD Changers that are now no longer in production. This unit also had a great review, so ordered before Christmas. Delivery was quite fast, a plus. CD Changer was easy to hook up and start playing. Received in time to start enjoying Christmas music CDs we had without having to change out CD after CD as we did with DVD player that we used for listening to CDs one at a time, which was so bothersome.