Need cheap CD player

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  1. BrianKM

    BrianKM Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking for a simple carousel CD player to give to my mom as a Christmas present. She was using my old Pioneer magazine player and it finally died after ten years. Reliability, a simple interface, and CD-R compatibility are most important as she doesn't need digital outs or Burr-Brown DACs. I'm looking to stay as close to $100 as possible. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sean W. Evans

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    Radio Shack is selling for $99.99, a 5-disc carousel, with cd-text, cd-rw compatability. For another 100 bucks, you can get a 100+1 changer.
     
  3. KeithH

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    Brian, as Sean said, Radio Shack sells inexpensive CD changers. They are made by RCA. Best Buy also sells RCA carousel changers in the $80-100 range. As another option, Best Buy and Circuit City sell the Sony CDP-CE275 for $100, but it doesn't come with a remote. I also find it to be flimsy. Also take a look at Technics changers at Best Buy and Circuit City. The SL-PD9 (I think that's the model number) carousel changer is $100. It comes with a remote. I've been looking at the SL-MC4 60+1 changer for my bedroom. It's only $130 at Best Buy. Technics also makes the SL-MC7 110+1 changer, which Best Buy sells for around $150.
     
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    Go to audioreview.com and just look at the different brands, and the ratings they got for what's in your price range. I've been looking into it a little and from what I've seen, Technics makes some decent inexpensive CD players.
     
  6. BrianKM

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    Thanks for the help guys - I ended up getting the Technics SL-MC4 60+1 changer from Best Buy for $130 because it seemed to have the best combination of build quality, features, and value. My roommate has an old SL-MC300 100+1 changer that's going on six years now and it still works fine, so I'm pretty confident in Technics megachangers.
     
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    Brian, congratulations on your purchase. I hope the SL-MC4 works out for you. As I said earlier in this thread, I am interested in the 'MC4 for my bedroom, so I am interested in your thoughts about the player as you live with it.

    By the way, I agree with you about the build quality of the 'MC4. For $130, it looks to be solid. When I first looked at it at Best Buy, I was a bit turned off by the manual door. However, it is one less thing to break, I suppose.
     

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