Beware. Not sure if factory flawed or just random lemon.
27 January 2013
Summary: Bought this item, received it and set it up. I put the disc in and it said loading..... then no disc. Did research before I bought, nothing popped up as a red flag. The remote is rather busy, there is little for a manual. The design of the unit isn't bad, has a USB port for encoding. Sorry I can't actually tell you how it performed, I'd be careful about this player. Might be a hit and miss player.
Summary: I should have paid attention to previous reviews. This CD Player is one piece of junk. I never got to use it once. Couldn't get past .........'no disc' I learned a good and costly lesson. Total and complete waste.
Summary: Generally, the Pyle Pro PT-688CU CD player is very good. However, and the reason I no longer use it anymore is because the player introduces a quick gap of silence at the start of each new track. If you're listening to a live concert CD or an album that has songs that segue together, there will be a quick gap of silence interrupting the flow of the music. I never used the "encode" feature as I can make MP3s directly from my computer.