Multi-CD Player - Help???

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  1. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

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    K...a few months ago, my Pioneer 301-CD changer went bad on me and the CDs won't rotate inside the player when attempting to either remove the CDs one-by-one or trying to pick a certain CD to listen to. I've looked everywhere I can or know to look and I cannot find another CD changer of this type (or even one larger that might hold the rest of my CD collection - I'd say that I currently have over 500 CDs that I've purchased or been given through the years).

    Does anyone know where I might be able to find a CD player like what I had??
     
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    I think all of the major manufacturers have discontinued them, so you're likely looking at used if you want to replace it. Quite a few on Amazon and Ebay, probably on your local CL as well. Good luck.
     
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    I'd try Amazon. Even discontinued items often have listings for used sales.
     
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    Check online also the Goodwill.com
     
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    Thanks, fellas! I appreciate the help!
     
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    cd has become a dead issue in the audio arena. many makers are now offering some sort of streaming device. this works pretty much like the music on your phone, its delivered as a digital file without the moving parts of a cd. the long and short is its like netflix for music.
     
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    I would have to disagree. If they're such a dead issue, why is it that I can still find CDs of Marty Stuart, as an example, on Amazon?
     
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    I got a multi disc CD player last year at Radio Shack.
    You can find them new and used on ebay.
     
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    My brother had the same symptoms with his cd changer. I took the top off and a rubber belt had slipped off a pulley. It's as good as new once put back on.
     
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    Having a similar problem with my Sony 5-disc changer. But it works when it wants to after opening and closing on its own. I have had it for over 14 years so it may be time to get another. But I may just go and spend the money on an OPPO universal player.

    I very rarely listen to 5 discs in a row anyway
     
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    CDs are going to continue coming out for a while, but they're on the way out, as are many CD players. It's not necessary to make the switch yet, but I recommend at least looking into current alternatives. Having tens of thousands of songs available on one device is better than 5 CDs, for me anyway.
     
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    I have two Sony CD changers that hold 300 each, but I'm about to junk them.

    Years ago, I realized that a better solution was an iPod with over 1600 CDs loaded to it.

    Even simpler is an Apple TV that streams the music off my PC, which is what I do now.

    And the CD format is certainly on its way out. Maybe it has 3-5 years left, but that's about it.
     
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    I put together a computer with a tv tuner, 24 bit soundcard, and a 1 TB hard drive. I use it for a dvr and all my music. I hope everything doesn't go to download. I can't get broadband and with my next door neighbor a mile and a half down the road on the other side of a state forest, it isn't likely I ever will.
     
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    That was a 2009 model. You can get a new one on Amazon for $5600, or a used one for $1500. Still too much money, but a lot better than $30K. :eek:
     
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    Rip all your CDs into FLAC files on a streaming device. Problem solved and you won't have to hear the mechanism that is switching CDs.
     
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    If you want to watch DVD's/Blu Ray or listen to CD's/SACD/DVD-A then look at this
    Amazon.com: OPPO BDP-103 Universal Disc Player (SACD / DVD-Audio / 3D Blu-ray): Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319auB0sK3L.@@AMEPARAM@@319auB0sK3L

    IIRC the OPPO players are also region free. So you can order DVD's from Europe and they will play on the OPPO.

    Steep at $500 but it will handle every digital audio format out there.
     
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