Excerpt: This replaces an old Sony 5 disc carousel changer that was starting to eat discs like crazy. The setup was super easy and slipped right in place with the same cabling I had from the old setup. Great sound even when not using the Pure Direct mode to my Yamaha receiver.
Pros: Backwards Compatible, Easy Set-Up, Good Connections
Excerpt: All though the sound is fine forget about using the remote as you can't see the awful display as it is too dim and small to see it from 5 feet away. What use is a remote? Furthermore the remote doesn't allow you to select a disk as there are no button for the disk numbers on the remote.
Excerpt: I purchased this changer to replace my mid-1980's single play Yamaha CD player which has performed flawlessly since new. I have owned Yamaha audio equipment for many decades and have learned you really get what you pay for. This changer is no exception.
Summary: My previous Yamaha CD changer tray quit working after about nine years. When looking for a replacement I discovered there was very little choice. It appears very few CD players and changes are being manufactured. It is easier to find a turntable than it is to find a CD player.
Summary: This is one of the more unusual components I have ever owned. As at least one other reviewer noted, it's as though Yamaha created a CD-changer, without ever actually having seen one. With the tray open, the back 2 disc slots are only 1/2 visible, making it difficult to load.
Summary: I recently bought this unit, since all my music system is Yamaha-based. I had been a happy and loyal Yamaha customer for the last 15 years...until now. After a relatively easy installation, I was ready to start enjoying my new acquisition.
The sound quality is great. But after all these years of producing CD ...
Robert Fauble, Amazon
6 September 2014
Summary: The sound quality is great. But after all these years of producing CD changers Yamaha can do better in features. The random play feature is poor. The best random play CD changers will play one track from one CD then one from the next and continue to play in spiral random mode.
Summary: I wanted a multiple disc player because I am too lazy to put a new CD in every hour or so. I like to listen to instrumentals on CDs. Classical, pop, Manheim Steamroller, you name it as long as it is a big orchestra. Was concerned that I might be sacrificing quality for convenience but not so.
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.