Technics SL-MC410 CD Players

SL-MC410

User Reviews (7)

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Carlos   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 20, 2007]

Hi,
I need information about shop this product in Chile or other country.

Thank you

Carlos

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Wolfgang Kurth   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 28, 2000]
Strength:

Cost, fast quiet cd changes, and nice sound!

Weakness:

no phono plug, difficult text entry

Boought one of these units at electronicsoutlet.com recently for $119.95 on closeout! (They might still have a couple left!) What a steal! Works and looks are flawless (even though "factory reconditioned"). I was up to 1AM listening to some of my favorite CDs like I was hearing them for the first time. I'm not sure if my Phillips was so bad or if this one is just so much better. Consumer reports always said all cd players were basically the same, you're only paying for the frills. Wow, were they ever wrong. Not only did I get the frills, (110+1 cd's, quick access, 5 groupings, text readout, nice remote, disk organizing while playing, etc, etc..) but I also got a much improved sound. Always had luck with technics equipment (turntable, cassette deck), so I should have gotten this unit to start with. Maybe it's not for total high end audioheads (no direct digital out), but for us mere mortals with older analog equipment, who want convenience AND good sound, this should be a contender. I think the new SLMC 7 is the same unit with digital out and a few extra features.
Am listening over a Marantz 250 amp, and preamp, and Ohm F's, Bose 901's, and/or sennheiser cans.
If you're looking for a deal, here's one!

Similar Products Used: Philips/magnavox
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mark Lawrence   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 13, 2000]
Strength:

very little time lag between disks when set to full random

Weakness:

will not play only one disk out of the installed collection

This unit is very quiet and is very quick between disks. But I find it very frustrating that you cannot play just one disk out of the collection. At the end of a cd the next one starts. I have gone through the manual several times and I can't seem to see a way to avoid this. If there is a way please email me. This was a gift if I had bought it I would have returned it because of this short fall.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer PD-4500 (very good single player)
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Phil Iturralde   an Audiophile [Apr 26, 1999]

Just bought the Technics SL-MC410 110+1 CD Changer (brand-new in an factory fresh box) @ Fry's Electronics for $129!!! (FYI: Crutchfield had it listed in their Fall/Winter 1997 issue for $299.95 [List Price: $350]. )
Technics SL-MC410 Features & Specs:
CD Capacity = 110 + 1
Track Programming = 32
Music Groups = 5
Disc Naming
Disc Exchange
Direct Disc Access via Unit & Remote
Random Play
Freq. resp = 2-20,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
Dynamic range = 92 dB
Signal-to-Noise ratio = 100 dB
Harmonic distortion = 0.007% (1 kHz, 0 dB)
Wow and flutter = Below measurable limit
DA converter = MASH (1 bit)
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A pleasant surprise was to find in the box, Technic's Mega 110+1 CD Changer Liner Notes Organizer (mini notebook like binder) along with a page of little round # stickers ( from #0 [single disc] to #110) that you can manually stick on the plastic CD liner holder sleeve.

Sound quality is excellent, revealing all the crystal clear details with solid bass lines impact of my Jazz CD's, to the blockbuster arrangements of my Movie Soundtrack CD's. Even though my HT setup is based on the Dolby Digital Reference pink noise @ 75 dB, playing music CD's did not require any adjustments with my LFE output. This unit just exhibited excellent balance throughout the frequency range with exceptional seperation (using Pro Logic mode/Yamaha Receiver).

For the costs of an 5-CD Changer, you can't go wrong with this Technics 110+1 Mega CD Changer!

(In REF to previous 'review': The manual does indeed include an "Caution" block recommending you to remove ALL installed CD's, . . .prior to moving/transporting the Mega CD Changer unit!)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
JOHN DAVIS   an Audiophile [Jul 11, 1999]

I HAVE A TOTAL OF FOUR OF THIS TYPE CHANGERS. TWO MC410 AND TWO OF THE CURRENT MODEL MC7. I HAVE FOUND THE CHANGERS TO BE OF EXCELLENT VALUE AND FUNCTION. THE PROBLEM WITH THE OTHER BRAND UNITS ARE THEY USE THE ROULETTE STYLE STORAGE CARRIAGE WHICH MAKES THEM PHYSICALLY DEEPER (20") THEN MOST EQUIPMENT SHELVES.THIS UNIT IS OF MORE TYPICAL DEPTH (15") OF MOST OF YOUR OTHER EQUIPMENT. THE TECHNICS ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS ALL YOUR CD'S AT ONCE AND YOU CAN CHANGE THEM OUT WHILE YOUR UNIT IS PLAYING. YOU ALSO RECEIVE A SMALL NOTEBOOK FOR STORING THE PLAYLIST OF EACH CD. I USUALLY MAKE A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BACK OF THE LINER NOTES AND PUT THEM INTO THE NOTEBOOK. IF YOU HAVE A CD COLLECTION OF ANY SIZE YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF PLAYING THEM MORE OFTEN. THE FULL FEATURED REMOTE WILL ALLOW YOU TO ORGANIZE AND PLAY THEM IN ANY SEQUENCE YOU WISH, AND ACCESS ALL THE TIMING INFORMATION THAT YOUR INTERESTED IN. I HAVE COMPARED THE SOUND QUALITY OF THESE UNITS WITH MY AUDIOPHILE GRADE (SINGLE PLAY) MARANTZ CD94 UNIT AND FIND NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES. OBVIOUSLY THE BUILD LEVEL OF THESE UNITS IS AVERAGE, BUT ASSUMING YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR EQIPMENT THEN THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE AND SHOULD LAST AS LONG AS YOU WANT. THESE UNITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AROUND $200.00 AT BEST BUY OR YOU CAN SHOP AROUND THE INTERNET FOR SIMILAR OR BETTER DEALS. THE ULTIMATE IN CONVENIENCE AND PLAYING TIME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS UNIT.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Joseph Eaton   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 13, 1998]

This 110-Disc changer wouldn't have been worth the trouble if I didn't get a pretty good deal at the store. Most important...sound quality. Excellent. Features. Looks good on paper. CD-Text is awesome, only for those discs that supports it..about 5 out of my collection (all newer titles). During a recent move (only down the street) I hand-carried the full player in my car. I tilted the player back a little and all the discs fell out of the holders and jammed in the void space in the back. DOH! I had to take the unit apart and fish the discs out of the void and then reload them in the proper slots. (Damage...1 hour of my time and 1 scratched disc.) Since this unit was replacing my LaserDisc as my CD player, it does the job. I just wish there was a warning (and there probably is...we don' need no stinking instructions) in the instructions on moving the unit full. Reliability: We'll see. I keep getting Door Open errors when I start it up. Pushing on the door fixes it. hmmmm. Quality. Price paid: $199 (bought locally, no tax, no shipping).

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Daniel Bengtsson   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 13, 2000]
Strength:

Quick changes, Silent

Weakness:

Melts by very hot light :)

This is one of my best stereo equipment buys. I bought it for a couple of years ago and it hasnt been a trouble once.

It sound very nice with my technics amplifier and Klipsch speakers.

I havent used the text function very much, its time consuming to type it in and if you move your cd's in and out alot it's a pretty bad idea to use the text since it's assigned to the slots and not the cd's.

But instead of the text function you have the nice book where you can put all covers. It does the job very good in my opinion.

Unfortuanely I once had a lamp about 10 - 15 cm from the unit one day and the door melted a bit in one corner.. :) but it is not a problem exept for the look.

But overall this product is very good, as I said it havent troubled once, no jammed discs no nothing like that. And it sounds excellent do quick and silent disc-changes.

Similar Products Used: Rotel, Philips, Sony
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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