on June 6, 2001
I got this for christmas after many hours of comparison shopping online, i picked out this one because of the price, and features. It has worked like a dream, its easy to move around, the sound kicks [butt], and it picks up good radio signal too. The only minor drawbacks are, when it shuffle's songs, you cant just set it for one disc, and when it changes cd's, its quite loud, other than that, its everything i wanted in a stereo.
on February 14, 2006
I bought four of these with the idea that if one had problems, I'd be able to troubleshoot a little better. Well, one of the three hasn't even been used. Of the other three, only one hasn't had an issue. The other two have had skipping problems on CDs. With one, I was able to clean the laser (something I've never had to do on any other CD player I've owned) and it began working properly. The other one didn't respond to that. It simply skips over CDs like it doesn't see them.
I've noticed other RCA models similar to this have been ripped for their CD players. I also wonder if some of the people posting positive reviews had problems later. I think I'll head to another brand next time.