Sony CDP-CX400 400-Disc CD Changer

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  • The Next-best Megachanger Available

    Feb 4, 2001 by henry_thoreau is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Electronics
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great 400-disc capacity. Numerous programming & playback modes. Keyboard input capability.
    Cons: Remote is nowhere near as powerful or satisfying at that of the CDP-CX450. No TV-display.

    Summary: I bought and briefly owned this unit. My intention had been to "link" it into my existing Sony CDP-CX450; I figured that since the latter already came with its amazing 2-way LCD remote and TV-display capability, all I needed next was just this cheaper ... read more

  • 2 Changers are fun, but quirky

    Jun 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Capacity, cross-fade and shuffle, durability
    Cons: Big; flakey and difficult data input; no computer/Internet interface

    Summary: OK, it has been a long time since these came out, and I doubt anyone will ever read this review, but here goes anyway. I really have enjoyed these two beasts (and they ARE big) over the years. They are now about 80% full of CDs. It has always been a ... read more

  • This would be a great review except...

    May 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Disc Capacity, Remote Functions, Price, Optical Output
    Cons: Size, No PC Connection, Slow Loading

    Summary: ...that I had to take the unit in to for major repair service after 11 months. For months, I tried figuring out why certain discs seem to have static while others didn't. I checked the discs in other players, replaced cables and tried other outputs. ... read more

  • Fill it up, program it, turn it on and let it play!

    Oct 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic Bargain for the $.
    Cons: Should have PC- based software

    Summary: I've got two of these and I love not having to load and unload a CD player. 800 CDs can play for a really long time and, if you take the time to program your CD correctly, you have a lot of versatility in how they play. You wouldn't even need to do this ... read more

  • You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Jewel Boxes

    Apr 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Capacity, sound, Slink control bus.
    Cons: Size, clumsy interface.

    Summary: Before buying a pair of these players I owned a pair of Pioneer PD-F19's. I was running out of space in the Pioneers and needed to get more storage, which meant that I needed to get the largest capacity changers I could. Thus my purchase of a pair of ... read more

  • For the price, a real bargain

    Apr 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge storage
    Cons: Needs a deep shelf

    Summary: I have over 400 CDs, and I never listen to a lot of them. I bought this changer to solve that problem, and I'm very happy with it. It took two evenings to fill it up (make sure you have a PC keyboard handy!) but once that is done it is a ... read more

  • Great CD jukebox changer with a little help

    Dec 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely reliable and very good CD changer / player.
    Cons: Crude remote, limited information display, poorly implemented features, cannot turn off display or CD backlight.

    Summary: I've had my unit for a year and a half. It has worked as a CD changer and player flawlessly. The CDP-CX400 is a reliable workhorse. Shortly after purchasing the CDP-CX400, I realized that loading 400 CD's into a changer introduced a new set of ... read more

  • Sony CDP-CX400

    Dec 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound and great looking at a low price. Easy to use with keyboard.
    Cons: Needs more than 24 characters per CD description.

    Summary: I use two of these units connected via Sony's Mega Control. Having these units allowed elimination of a huge and unsightly CD furniture rack. Also, when you begin the task of loading one or more of these units it forces you to take a close look at your ... read more

  • Get rid of those CD racks for good!!

    Oct 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds 400 cds, easy to use
    Cons: Costs a bit, but it is worth the price

    Summary: I bought this CD changer for my husband. I think it is one of the best gifts I could ever have given him. It holds all of our CDs with plenty of room for expansion. I was so happy to get rid of that stupid CD rack! Those racks are ugly when they have 190 ... read more

  • Invest time to save time!

    Aug 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of storage for less than the price of storing those jewel cases.
    Cons: Long search time.

    Summary: I bought this because I was looking for storage for my CD collection. It quickly became clear that it would cost about $1 per CD. Then I happened to look into this thing... This changer takes a lot of time to load. And then title. So there ... read more

  • Jam Packed

    Aug 18, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: 400 Disc Holder, long range remote, easy to access and play specific cds
    Cons: Doesn't play burnt cds

    Summary: I love my music, whenever i can i listen to it.But one thing i hate is shuffling around in my huge stack of cds trying to find the cd that i want to play. I had enough with my old 1 disc cd player and went out searching for a new one. I found the ... read more

  • Does it have to be so big?

    Jul 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Display, Ease of use, remote. Holds my whole collection. Cheap.
    Cons: Too big!

    Summary: I had a Yamaha 5 disc changer for about eight years before purchasing this changer. I was reluctant to buy such a big mega-changer after hearing some bad things. But I'm glad I made this purchase. SIZE-- this monster needs a cabinet depth of ... read more

  • Great buy if you have a lot of CDs or burner

    Jul 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Massive Storage, aesthetic appeal, great sound, keyboard input, CD-Text
    Cons: Slow changing discs, large and bulky, other alternatives?

    Summary: 400 discs.. First thing you think of, is wow! Yea it may sound like a lot, but as soon as I received this unit (big!!) I filled the unit 1/4 full with the current CD collection I had. I have a CD-Burner and I'm sure a lot of you do as well. And at ... read more

  • 400-disc changer comes close to perfection

    Jun 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds 400 CDs, easy to use remote control
    Cons: Pretty expensive these days

    Summary: The Sony CDP-CX400 disc changer is a great purchase- if you have around $350 to throw at a CD player. It offers a 400 disc capability, which accomodate even the most voluminous collections of audiophiles. The CDs are easy to load, and I found this CD ... read more

  • A great CD changer

    Jun 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great way to organize medium to semi-large CD collections.
    Cons: Deep chassis made cabinet fit interesting, but workable.

    Summary: I am very fond of this unit. It really helped me to organize my 350+ CD collection. Loading could be somewhat easier, but is not difficult. I have read comments that these units force you to handle (mishandle) the CDs more. This depends on ... read more

  • Love Music?

    Jun 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mass storage, customization
    Cons: Huge! Will not fit in most cabinets

    Summary: My wife and friends thought I was nuts when I lugged this music monster into my living room but they too soon fell in love. The best thing about this audiophile's dream is it's ability to store most enthusiastís entire collection with many ... read more

  • Wonderful for lots of CDs

    May 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Almost limitless storage
    Cons: Couldn't they automate the loading process?

    Summary: I do get talked into doing things for my mom. As I am 'on the net' I have become the Shell Answer Man for all of my mom's technical questions, even if it is way outside my sphere of knowledge. I am NOT a stereo expert, yet I got dragged into helping my ... read more

  • What more could you ask for?

    May 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great value. A good interface with a reliable transport.
    Cons: A humungous amount of discs to manage. A second changer is mighty tempting.

    Summary: I recently purchased the CDP-CX400 after purchasing a CDP-M333ES. I urge you to PLEASE read my review on the CDP-M333ES for a full disclosure and understanding of 400 disc changers. Especially important is how I wound up using and controlling them via ... read more

  • Not without faults

    Mar 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge capacity, good sound quality
    Cons: Poor interface, slow disc changes

    Summary: Overview We purchased a CDP-CX400 as a replacement for an old 5-disc magazine player. We wanted to keep our CD cases out of reach of our toddler, and this fit the bill better than a large, enclosed CD rack. Loading ... read more

  • Your own jukebox

    Dec 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Plays 400 Discs,Price is right
    Cons: None

    Summary: Great player to buy.I had a 1000 CDs in my collection.I use to have a 6 disc player,but I still ended up having to change CDs too often.I now have a Sony 400 disc and a Sony 300 disc hooked up together,so I can play 700 CDs.Now I can really have some ... read more

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