CD-changer reviews

CD-changer Aiwa DX-C100M

Compact disc changers have established themselves strongly in the market by virtue of their excellent value, since they usually do not sacrifice any significant element of performance to achieve their automatic changing functions. Most multidisc CD players are designed to provide several hours of essentially...
CD-changer Carver SD/A-390t

The Carver SD/A-390t five-disc carousel-type CD changer offers an exceptionally large complement of operating features, including such unusual items as vacuum-tube output stages and a Soft EQ circuit that is said to make some discs sound much like top-quality vinyl LP records played with an audiophile-grade...
CD-changer Denon DCM-260

Listen to CD-changer Denon DCM-260 is easy and pleasant, nothing to distract the listener's attention, except that some programs noteworthy underline the high frequencies, which, however, will not significantly each system. Panorama slightly stretched, and the center of the stereo image a bit away, but...
CD-changer Denon DCM-440

The Denon DCM-440 can be programmed in the usual way to play as many as twenty individual tracks from five CD's, but it also has a track-memory feature that can store as many as six tracks per disc (for up to a hundred discs) that you don't want to hear, on the plausible theory that there will normally...
CD-changer Denon DCM-460

The DCM-460 changer is the lowest-priced CD player to incorporate Denon's new Alpha processing digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion system. The Alpha processor translates the 16-bit data from a CD to 20-bit data, interpolating an extra 4 bits into each sample based on the low-level characteristics of the...
CD-changer Harman/Kardon FL8450

The Harman Kardon FL8450's simple styling could be interpreted as nice and streamlined or plain and boring, depending on your point of view. As with other carousels, its wide loading drawer could lead you to mistake it for a laserdisc player at first glance. The FL8450 loads five discs on its platter,...
CD-changer Harman/Kardon TL8500

Instead of a front-opening drawer, it sports a top-loading platter under a transparent plastic cover. In addition, the buttons on the plastic front panel are all large and curvaceously contoured. All in all, not only is this changer charmingly reminiscent of LP turntables of yore, it's also just plain...
CD-changer JVC XL-M417TN

Very much the maverick of the group, the JVC XL-M417TN differs from the other changers in color, styling, and features. For some, its silver-gray finish will be a welcome relief from the somber black typical of modern audio components. The thin white letters used to label the front-panel controls are...
CD-changer Kenwood DP-R4090

Plays Kenwood DP-R4090 vividly and realistically. Especially sound good on it chambered acoustic recordings - space on such material is transmitted perfectly. Localization imaginary sound source is not in doubt, but the reverb "tails" so smoothly that it is tempting to only listen to them. Macrodynamics...
CD-changer Marantz CC-38

Sound Marantz CC-38 is so pleasant that there is a sense that it is specially formed to create that feeling. Perhaps the characteristic of marantz coloring creates a slight rise in the frequency response of the midrange. But the choice, among other factors, related in particular, and with a choice of...
CD-changer Marantz CC-65

The Marantz CC-65SE is an impressive-looking five-disc carousel changer, presenting a glossy black front panel adorned with several spiffy gold-plated buttons. Its large drawer opens to reveal three disc wells, and pressing the load button (handily located on the drawer) rotates the carousel to expose...
CD-changer NAD 513

London firm provided for testing NAD CD player made in a new assembly plant. Firm and here remained true to its traditions. According to its original design solutions, sound, equipment and appearance of this unit is no different From series of products made by the same factories located throughout the...
CD-changer NAD 515

"Modest but tasteful" - so you can characterize this model from the company NAD. Strict ascetic design, good ergonomics minimum possible number of player control, monitor sound character. It uses the same boot transport mechanism, as in the model Marantz CC 47. They were the same as the indicators and...
CD-changer Nakamichi MB-2s

The Nakamichi MB-2s uses neither a carousel nor a cartridge. Instead, it employs the company's proprietary Music Bank mechanism to swallow as many as seven discs. Inside, discs are loaded into a kind of elevator that raises and lowers them in relation to the disc transport. Each time you load a disc...
CD-changer Onkyo DX-C320

The most popular form of multidisc CD player is the carousel changer, typically accommodating three to six discs on a rotating platter that delivers the selected disc to its playing position. Most carousel CD players are also very moderately priced, and they offer not only the flexibility of automatic...
CD-changer Onkyo DX-C530

6-disc CD-player refers to the heavy weight category (literally and figuratively). Draws attention to an unusually large number of controls on the front panel. On the one hand - no wonder they get confused with the other - very convenient to have a button for every function, the more so that they are...
CD-changer Philips CDC-935

The Philips CDC-935 includes some features the others lack. For example, its Personal Presets system enables you to customize the player with your preferred modes of operation: Settings for such things as playback mode (continuous, random, programmed), pause time between tracks, and track-audition scan...
CD-changer Rotel RCC-945

The Rotel RCC-945 appears, at first glance, to be a typical front-loading single-disc CD player, with a small but complete display window, a few added control buttons, and a standard-size disc drawer. Appearances can be deceptive, however. Within that conventional exterior is a changer mechanism that...
CD-changer Sherwood CDC-680

Have Sherwood CDC-680 a few minor features missing from other competitors. By themselves are not very outstanding features, but all things being equal can be a deciding factor for selection. Coaxial digital output for this category of equipment - a rarity. Throw in a separate volume control on the headphone...
CD-changer Sony CDP-C601ES

Like other Sony ES components, it has a copper-clad frame and very sturdy internal construction, and its front panel is made from aluminum plate. It also has plenty of features, including thirty-two-track multidisc programming, disc and carousel repeat, disc and carousel random playback, and direct-access...
CD-changer Sony CDP-CE315

Output level at Sony CDP-CE315 is infinitely variable from 0 to -20 dB in 1 dB steps. This can be done only with the remote control. Automatic editing program only works for track numbers no more than 20. Moreover automatic option involves only option for optimal use of the specified time - that is,...
CD-changer Sony CDP-CX100

In recent years, sales of CD changers have mushroomed to the point where they now easily outstrip those of single-play models. Some changers use removable magazines, or cartridges, that hold five or six or even ten discs, and a handful can hold more than one magazine, giving them a total playing capacity...
CD-changer Sony SDP-CA8ES

A five-disc carousel, the Sony CDP-CA8ES had perhaps the most conservative styling in the group, with a black, brushed-aluminum front panel, small buttons, and a bright blue fluorescent display. Overall, its appearance suggests solidity and reliability. When the carousel drawer is opened, it extends...
CD-changer Technics SL-MC50

The new SL-MC50 from Technics features yet another variation on the numerous design and styling themes available in today's CD changers. Even though it holds a total of sixty-one discs, sixty in changer slots and one in a single disc playing slot, it takes up only about the same amount of space as a...
CD-changer Technics SL-PD1010

The Technics SL-PD1010 is a five-disc carousel changer of fairly nondescript appearance (though I guess undistinguished styling beats bad styling). When the carousel drawer is opened, two disc wells are revealed. A disc-skip button rotates the platter counterclockwise two notches at a time to expose...
CD-changer Yamaha CDC-565

Management and design CDC-565 sustained ideological vein in the right, subject to the requirements that primarily apply to changer. The tray extends so that the disk can be seen, all five. To replace the discs during playback has its own button. Yamaha CDC-565 - only in the test apparatus with a searchable...
CD-changer Yamaha CDC-655

Yamaha's CDC-655 is one of a new series of five-disc CD changers featuring the company's PlayXchange design, which enables any of the nonplaying discs to be moved or replaced without interfering with the playback of the currently selected disc. The CDC-655 uses single-bit D/A conversion and an 18-bit...
CD-changer Yamaha CDC-735

Yamaha's entry won the quick-draw competition, thanks in part to its on-board table-of-contents (TOC) memory. Normally, each time a disc is loaded into playing position, a player must read the table of contents at its beginning to get track numbers, locations, times, and so forth. The CDC-735, however,...