Summary: The CD sound quality is very good - but I expected that. My other expectation was; I wouldn't be able to make the digital side of the system function, but I was wrong. I found the digital hook-up/set-up simple; followed the instructions/wiring diagram, and it all just happened.
Summary: I paid 699 for this. On the back is a sticker showing a manufacturing date of late 2012. Build quality is quite good--the face is a block of brush/ano aluminum a few mm's thick. Sound quality is great (but so what? Isn't cheaper stuff sounding great these days?).
Summary: This is the fourth CD player I have purchased, and as CD players go, this one sounds great. The first I bought with DCM Time Windows speakers in a sound lab after listening to about thirty pairs of more expensive ones: they were the only ones on which a piano sounded like a piano.
Summary: I have a Yamaha CDR-1500, which I have used for a number of years. The hard drive is going bad so I looked for options to replace it and discovered the CD-N500. The below sounds complicated, but is not. I have a Windows 7 PC which is where I recorded all of my CDs to using FLAC format.
Summary: Got few days ago player from local dealer, upgraded to fw 2.02 then. Sounds ok, no problem here. My complains about playability. Player doesn't support playlist and only works with fat32 hard disks. It's not fine but affordable.
Summary: Even though this cd player is not available in Canada, I was able to order it without a single problem. It came to me in excellent condition, brand new, it works great, it looks great and the features are awesome.