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Sony CDPCX355 300-Disc MegaStorage CD Changer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 389 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 9.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Performance5.0   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Music4.5   average
Sound4.1   average
Remote3.9   above average
Disk3.3   above average
Price3.3   mediocre


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Amazon:
"I have heard of bad experience with buying on line but I will not hesitate to purchase from amazon .Folks take it from a SCARED PENNY PINCHER it is worth every penny."
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"This is the first time I have a problem of this nature with the company AMAZON, and I am sure this is not normal at all, as I have bought electronic devices before (solar charger, batteries, turntables, etc.)"
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"Problem is - Bb wants $210 and Amazon is $169, but I may pay more so I can buy a local warranty."
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"I got on Amazon and some other review sites and see there are complaints galore!"
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"What I am unhappy with is the service I got from Amazon customer service."
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"I am not happy with Amazon's lack of response."
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"Was easy to return with Amazon."
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"item came fast-works as described-and of course a great price to boot-what else can i say about amazon sellers and the overall quality service"
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"Amazon made the process EXTREMELY EASY!"
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"IMHO, this is a remarkable changer for the money, especially at Amazon's price with free shipping into the bargain [that's a deal-closer for me on this big item]."
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Disk

Disk:
"It sometimes plays all day with no issues and other days it will jam several times --- but the disks are paying a terrible price."
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"The rotating carriage stopped working---grinding sound--like gears slipping and tried numerous times to turn on and off to resolve the problem......had to unscrew and remove the cover to retrieve my disks and send the product back."
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"Do not like fact that once playing the disk title is not displayed but maybe I've missed something I need to do to make that happen."
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"After a short time however, it had developed a problem that certain disks just do not play."
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"As far as sensitivity to levelness and vibrations, as well as disk quality needs, the unit was poorly designed by Sony."
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"to put the disk absolutey PERFECT IN the Slots Or YOU WILL Have a JAM!"
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"I love my new to me Sony Disk Changer."
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"My previous 15-year old 200-disk Kenwood did a good job, but had no remote control and made a lot of clicking clanking noise with each disc change that was very distracting when playing background random music, and of course I ran out of space."
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"The unit fits nicely in my shelf system and will hold and easily switch between 300 disks."
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Music

Music:
"Of course, nowadays most young people stream music and play MP3s, etc., but those music sources are terribly clipped with limited frequency response, but when you're using miniature speakers and appropriate amplifying, what more do you need?"
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"Not me...With this changer, I've been able to load all of my CDs and listen to my old music in a very easy-access way."
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"This Jukebox not only solved all of my CD storage problems, but also allowed me to organize my music for much better listening!"
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"It is so wonderful walking into my house and hearing my music playing."
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"We have an in-home sound system and thought this would be perfect to connect to it for continuous playing of music so we didn't have to constantly change CD's - we have about 150 in the player and it definitely has it's own personality and temperament."
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"I set them on RANDOM, CROSS-FADE, CONTINUOUS play and I get days of non-repeated, great classic rock music, with no interruptions."
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"I am enjoying my music again and stayed awake until 3 AM sorting all of my CD's."
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"Obviously digital music storage is a great way to go these days, but for folks of a certain age who may have a large CD collection, this is a great way to put all of those old CDs to active use."
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Performance

Performance:
"While the folks at All About Computers have been responsive to my emails so far, their performance on delivery and quality of their equipment is far from satisfactory."
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"When I learned that Sony was discontinuing this model, I decided to buy a new one, supposing that I would get another 20 years of excellent performance."
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"The older one has performed flawlessly and the remote is easy to use and has all the inputs and outputs needed for great sound."
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"What a winner - this is second unit purchased over past 19 years - quality and performance of both products which are in use in two locations are perfect in all aspects .Highly reommended for those areas that can handle the bulk of unit ."
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"I have no idea how much longer it will continue to perform so well, but if when it finally breaks, I will absolutely buy another one to replace it."
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Price

Price:
"Cheap looking and disc do not come out easily.."
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"It soes exactly what it is supposed to do and was not that expensive - a very good value for the price! "
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"It sometimes plays all day with no issues and other days it will jam several times --- but the disks are paying a terrible price."
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"I am out my money with a piece of junk that doesn't work."
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"As I no longer needed the dvd part, and as cd changers seem to be increasingly hard to find, the price for this one was attractive."
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"You are going to have compromises at this price and in that respect this is an above average sounding player ,reasonably transparent (doesn't sound veiled) it is detailed and it avoids the flat soundstage some players tend to have at this price."
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"A final issue, the seller that I received this from was excellent in delivering exactly what was specified in his ad, excellent professional shipping, at a fair price."
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"If you have a bunch od CD's, this is for youReally performs wellBe sure to buy a replacement warrantyGood maching for a good price."
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"YES I KNOW THAT THIS IS LIKE A BRONTOSAURUS DINOSAUR--AND I KNOW THAT WITH DIGITAL MEDIA I NEED TO DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING ONTO SOME MEGA-TERA-GIGA BYTE CIGARETTE BOX SIZED STORAGE UNIT WITH FANCY OUTRAGEOUS SOFTWARE------BUUUUUUT FRANKLY FOR PURE EASE OF AVAILABILITY AND AN OBSCENELY CHEAP PRICE---THIS IS JUST PURE FUN AND MINDLESSLY EASY TO USESO THERE I SAID IT"
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"The price was excellent and I love the ease with which I can enter the disc info."
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Quality

Quality:
"Very annoying and surprising considering the quality of all my other Sony products."
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"As far as sensitivity to levelness and vibrations, as well as disk quality needs, the unit was poorly designed by Sony."
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"As far as sound quality the Sony unit is excellent."
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"Sound quality has always been good and with our set up, we have mmusic inside and outside at the pool."
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"While the folks at All About Computers have been responsive to my emails so far, their performance on delivery and quality of their equipment is far from satisfactory."
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"Had Sony CD Changer for many years and finally gave up the ghost, excellent quality, great sound, holds all my CDs"
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Remote

Remote:
"Unfortunately it came without the remote therefore negating the ease of convenience desired in the first place."
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"no nothing like i thought im sending it back wasent even new and i payed hundreds for it no remote no manual nothing horrible"
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"There are two problems; (1) The machine had every evidence of having been used --- The internal packing material was pretty badly broken up, the batteries for the remote were loose in the box and one was physically damaged, the user manual had half of the back page torn off."
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"And when the remote controlcrapped out and broke, it meant getting up out of my easy chair to either change songs, fast-forward or rewind or change to a different CD on the tray!"
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"i hope day 2thru364 is equally pleasurable, i am a dj i am what i playi purchased this model on clearance without a remote, it's good to leave some things alone in a corner."
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"They hold all of my CD's and the great thing is that I only have to use one remote to control both units."
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"Unfortunately it came without the remote therefore negating the ease of convenience desired in the first place."
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"My previous 15-year old 200-disk Kenwood did a good job, but had no remote control and made a lot of clicking clanking noise with each disc change that was very distracting when playing background random music, and of course I ran out of space."
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"There are two problems; (1) The machine had every evidence of having been used --- The internal packing material was pretty badly broken up, the batteries for the remote were loose in the box and one was physically damaged, the user manual had half of the back page torn off."
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"They auto programmed well with my Logitech Harmony remote but, there was some manual programming required their to get all of the functions I wanted included."
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Service

Service:
"They must have received A LOT of complaints and service calls on these issues."
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"Put the new unit into service and almost all CD's ran fine, with maybe 10-12 out of 250 CD's damaged enough to be unable to play the first track, probably from the grip scratches."
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"The service is horrible!"
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"In diagnosing the above problem, I found and downloaded a free service manual which proved very useful."
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"What I am unhappy with is the service I got from Amazon customer service."
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"I am quite satisfied with the product and the services I got."
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"good product .good service"
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"Cleaning the optical pickup lens is probably a good idea for units that have been in service for a long time."
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"great sony, whilst i'd refused to buy another sony product after $800 one year trinaton tv experience, this cd changer hopefully will prove to be a better product, great service from retailer- fast ship"
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Sound

Sound:
"I bought this specifically to upgrade my stereo system because it was compatible with everything but I'm not able to hook this up on my own, will need to pay for installer to hook it up so that I can get the sound and play the cd's as I wanted and unfortunately, this changer did not come with a manual."
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"It was easy to set up without instructions, and enjoy the sound right away."
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"The Ipod does not sound as good as c ds when I play it thru my receiver as these players."
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"I see some people complaining about the sound of this thing but I think it sounds very good , especially for the price."
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"You are going to have compromises at this price and in that respect this is an above average sounding player ,reasonably transparent (doesn't sound veiled) it is detailed and it avoids the flat soundstage some players tend to have at this price."
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"As far as sound quality the Sony unit is excellent."
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"The sound is amazing!"
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"GREAT PRODUCT HAVE NO CD CASES ANY WHERE SOUNDS GREAT AND NEVER FAILS."
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"Great sound."
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"sounds great."
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