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Sony CDPCX455 400 Disc MegaStorage CD Changer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony

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  • 400-disc changer plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3s
  • Fade in/fade out between songs, text display of artist names and CD info
  • Analog RCA, digital optical outputs; RCA input syncs unit with other changers
  • Jog dial control; repeat, random, and programmable play, recently-played search
  • Measures 17 x 7.5 x 21.25 inches (W x H x D)
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony

Product Details

Product Manual [606kb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 24 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 42 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000069JWX
  • Item model number: CDPCX455
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,411 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 20, 2005

Product Description

Sony's CDP-CX455 400 Disc MegaStorage® CD Changer is perfect for your extensive CD collection. Access your CDs with ease using Twin Jog Dial and enjoy MP3 and CD-R/CD-RW Playback. Utilize features like Custom File Memo, MegaChanger Control, Optical Digital Output, CD Text, and 2 Repeat Modes (Disc or Track) to make the most of your music. Keyboard Input, FL Display, 32 Step Program Play, Control A1 II, and a Remote Commander® Remote Control are also included. So take control of your CD listening experience with the CDP-CX455! This 400 Disc MegaStorage CD Changer stores and plays CDs only

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Customer Reviews

Based on this incident, I will never purchase another Sony product again.
Expressed Reviews
I use my computer keypad to input artists and titles for easy location and when I need to remove a particular disc for separate play elsewhere.
Ward E. Puckett
I've had similar sony players over the last 10 years, with no problems at all.
Michael H. Friedline

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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Henry Thoreau on March 18, 2006
Ignore whatever criticisms you may encounter regarding the extremely rare "lemons" that inevitably exist with ANY mechanical/electronic product line from ANY manufacturer. [And notice that many other owners of this changer are as fully pleased with their units as I am with mine.] I've owned Sony 400-CD changers since January 2001, and none of my CDs have become unplayable, plus I've not experienced ANY operational or playback problems whatsoever with any of those changers--all of which amounts to a rather remarkable track record of consistent reliability. I currently own six such changers, including four of these great-sounding, dependable CX-455 models, which I've owned for nearly one year. I couldn't be happier! I regularly spend up to several hours per day playing these changers.

If, like me, you've got a CD collection that's truly huge, then you most likely aren't keen about the notion of ripping (converting) all those discs into (sonically inferior) MP3 files on your computer's hard drive (where your music files could be subject to eventual "crashes" and ultimate destruction). Such a conversion project could conceivably take many months or even years, depending on the size of your CD collection.

But why bother doing that? Just insert your CDs in one or more Sony CDP-CX455 changers, and enjoy full, linear, 16-bit sound quality.

Even if you don't (yet) have enough CDs to fill all the changer slots, I strongly recommend you buy (at least) TWO of these changers so as to instantly "link" them (via a very cheap cable per the user manual) and thereby enjoy their "no-delay playback" feature. (Why bother waiting up to 25 or 30 seconds between tracks when operating your changers in their "all-discs" and "shuffle" modes?
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428 of 468 people found the following review helpful By Expressed Reviews TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 8, 2003
I owned a perfectly wonderful Pioneer, 100 Disc CD changer. Since my CD collection had approached the 400 mark, I decided to purchase the Sony CDP-CX455 unit, so that I could randomly listen to my entire collection, without constantly changing CD's. After reading some of the reviews on Amazon, I was reluctant to purchase this unit. Unable to find another unit that would accomodate 400 CD's, I decided to take a chance and went ahead with the purchase. Big mistake! After spending hours loading the CD's into the system and setting it to play on random(shuffle), I soon discovered that several of my CD's were skipping. I am meticulous with the handling of my CD's, so I know that the problem was not caused by my mishandling of them. I removed the CD's that were skipping, hoping that this was an isolated incident. The next day, I turned on the unit and again set it to play songs randomly. Once again, some of the CD's started skipping. When I removed them from the unit, I noticed that there were scratches on both CD's. I then called up Sony to explain to them that this particular CD changer has an engineering defect, and that it scratches CD's. Their response was that they have had no reports of such incidences. I asked to speak with a supervisor, who informed me that this CD changer has been taken off the market and is not being replaced with a similar unit. He said that stores still had them in stock, but once the stock was exhausted there would be no more available. I then asked him why they were not replacing this unit with another 400 CD changer model, and was told that they are getting out of the CD changer business, in favor of DVD/CD combo units.Read more ›
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By scottfmd on February 24, 2005
Like a couple of other reviewers have mentioned, I have owned the older Sony 400 disc changer for many years without a single problem; I absolutely love it. When I purchased the updated CX455, I was excited that this would offer the same performance, while adding the ability to play MP3s.

I realized this was not meant to be as soon as I saw that Sony had done away with the "Group File" function which was by far my favorite feature on the old player. In retrospect, this should have clued me in that this was a "problem product." Why would you replace the Group Files with "Top Artist" files that only let you group discs by a particular artist? Listening to music by genre (eg: hard rock, party, dinner music, holidays) is the best feature on the old CX400. Who sits down and listens extensively to one artist? And if you like the Top Artist feature, you could have done this anyway on the Group File system, by assigning discs by the same artist to one Group. The answer is, Sony most likely could not get the Group Files to work properly on this unit, because the unit is a mess.

First of all, when you locate discs by artist (which is how I find most of my CDs), each time you press the "Artist File" button it goes back to the beginning. The old unit stayed with the last Artist played. Therefore, if you want to take out six Van Halen CDs, you need to start at "Allman Brothers" and scroll through the whole alphabet EVERY TIME.

All this could be bearable, but, as other reviewers have mentioned, the player at random decides to scramble your Artist File. Suddenly, without warning,many of the CDs become linked up to the wrong artist, or no artist at all. A great thing to happen after you spend hours programming the information!!
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