Sony CDP-CX210 CD Players

CDP-CX210

200 Disk CD-Player

User Reviews (8)

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Howard Halligan   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 15, 2001]
Strength:

Dependable

Weakness:

No Optical Output

I've had good luck with Sony products except for one receiver. Do not move these changers with CDs in them or you will have a mess on your hands. Otherwise they work well. I bought this on a lark as a J&R closeout. Its sound quality was not as good as my Sony XA1ES single CD player, however it served as a good storage device and gave me changer capabilities when I needed it. When I bought an Outlaw 1050 receiver with optical inputs I noticed a great improvement in my XA1ES so I bought a Sony 240 changer w/ opticaL output. What a difference! I daisy chained the 210 with the 240 and as my CD colection grew I relegated older (historical) recordings to the 210. I still use it for that purpose, daisy-chained with the 240 and my new 400, although, since I once again have excess capacity, some of the better historical recordings have been moved to the 240. I now operate them all through my Nirvis Slink-e computer interface (see my Sony 400 review) which alows me to program songs from all 3. What fun!

Similar Products Used: Sony 210 & Sony 400
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Adam   Audiophile [Mar 25, 2000]
Strength:

200 Disc

Weakness:

Everything But 200 disc

There is four reason why I hate this product. "S" "O" "N" "Y". This is the worst CD player that I have ever used. I have had it in the shop once for a problem in the intergrated circuits. I still have that problem. It will act like it is skipping but it isn't, it is the CD player. It has a loud motor noise. It is just an all around cheap ass cd player. I will never buy a Sony product again.
My friend has the same player and has the same problems. Come on Sony make something good.

Similar Products Used: Teac -agd9100 and Cerwin-Vega E series Speakers
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
David   Casual Listener [Dec 31, 1999]
Strength:

Holds 200 CD's

Weakness:

Had to Take it Back 3 Times

I had to take this unit bak 3 times because it kept dropping my cd's all the way in the back. I have the unit loaded with 150 CD's and every time this happens I have to take them all out and try to get the ones that have been knocked off in the back Back on. I took it back to best buy twice and they informed me they "RE-alligned the Carosel. This has happened twice with the same fix. The people at best buy said that I was crazy or something since they could never get the problem to occor on their end. I offered to bring it in with MY CD's so they could verify it and they told me that they would not be responsible if any "Dissappeared" while they had the unit. When I requested a new unit they told me that they had Three chances to fix it right before they would replace it. I RE-Cleaned all of my CD's and put them back in. Every once in a while the unit skips. No reason for this of course It just skips. Turn it off and back on and it seems OK. The unit has started to work fine and over the last 6 Months has performed Flawlessly. Sound quality is good. If not for the Idoits at best buy I would be much Happier. My suggestion buy from a Quality Electronics store with someone other that 16 year old kids working on the equipment.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Glenn Armbruster   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 13, 1999]

I've been busy replacing a small bookshelf system for the past few months. I just upgraded my DVD player and found out that the majority of DVD players do not play CDRs at all. I looked at the Sony 5 Disc DVD Changer that does play CDRs, but didn't want last years model without DTS, and besides the prices of any compatible DVD Player (1 disc player) is easily $200 less than the Sony 5 disc changer - so I could use that money to buy a dedicated CD changer.
The Sony easily meets my needs. The sound quality may not be audiophile (then again, maybe it is - my ears can't tell the difference at this stage of the hobby for me).

It's nice to store all CDs in the player and not worry about scratching or losing them.

I originally bought a JVC 200 CD Mega Changer that was a bit cheaper and every bit as good, but the legs in the back were too near the back, so I couldn't set the JVC CD Changer flat on my shelf. Be warned, these 200 Mega CD Changers are very deep. Make sure you have the shelf space for them - especially if you order over the internet (Most components are 15 inches deep. The Mega CD Changers are close to 18 inches deep.)

I'm satisfied with my purchase. I'd prefer the CD changer with the keyboard input for labeling CD's, but for nearly twice the price, it's not worth it. Maybe if I find an open box buy I'll replace mine - but until then this is staying put.

Since there's no optical outputs and few features, and an entry level player, I'm giving it a very enthusiatic 4 stars. If I had the Sony with the Keyboard Input, I'm sure I'd rate that a 5.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
John Serbaniewcz   a Casual Listener [Feb 18, 1999]

Bought this to replace a 5 disk changer whose laser bit the dust. This unit has basic features. This was purchased to hold my entire CD collection. I still have a 100 slots left for the future. I like leafing through the photo albums to select a disk. I haven't used any of the block mode playing functions. The enter button had to be "learned" by my Pioneer 507s remote, otherwise I would have to use the Sony remote.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Trevor Johnson   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 02, 1999]

Great!!! I was wary of the sony name at first but I got it at Best Buy for only $165 and was very happy with it. Good sound quality, great convenience!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Danny Geuss   Casual Listener [Jan 12, 2001]
Strength:

It still works

Weakness:

Skips on some CD's(probably the CD's problem more than the player's)

I got one of these about 3 years ago as a floor model. They were pretty expensive at the time but I got this one for a pretty good price. My previous few multi-CD players died horrible deaths after about a year each. I've had this one for three years and it still works perfectly!!

I don't have anything to compare it to so I can't comment on the quality of the sound.

I've never had any problems with it eating CD's or scratching anything. It has been extremely relibable compared to previous CD players.

My only complaints are that the blocks are set to every 25 CD's rather than user defined and that I can't make custom labels for each CD.

Similar Products Used: A few older(pre 1997 mega storage models)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Josh Landess   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 16, 2000]
Strength:

sound was ok, I guess, when it worked

Weakness:

Destroyed my CD's. Local place couldn't fix it.

I'm writing this review to pass on my brief recent experience as a clear warning. Stay away from this stupid piece of rotten poorly-designed equipment.

I bought this machine through the classifieds here on audioreview.com The seller was honest and did not misrepresent or over-charge. I failed to heed the warning signs here in the reviews.

This machine loads the cd's from the changer through a mechanical process. In my case, it picked them up and tended to drop some of them, so that they did not load properly. This started a painful mechanical process wherein it would re-attempt this mechanical process several times, all the while mashing mechanical parts against the delicate aspects of the fallen CD. I recalled a review or two here which stated this, and the review had said that with proper adjustment the player could be made to function excellently with no worries as to this "make-or-break" issue.

I was unable to effect the adjustment myself and took it to the local Sony repair place. They seemed completely unfamiliar with the issue at all (very very bad sign) but offered to look at it. But then they referred me to a local guy who they felt would be more familiar with the equipment. He had worked there previously. I went to him, had him "fix" it, paid him about $75 on top of the $110 or so I'd shelled out for the purchase and shipping, and took it home and it still didn't work. I threw it away. Enough was enough.

I don't know if the later-model Sony CD changers have seriously improved this problem, but if I buy a multiple cd changer in the future, it will *not* be based on a design of picking up the cd's and putting them down, as in the Sony.

Similar Products Used: various low-end cd players
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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