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Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer

B&H # SOCDPCE500 MFR # CDPCE500
Discontinued
Ship Time: Not available

Product Highlights

  • 5-Disc Capacity
  • CD, CD-R/W, MP3, WMA, AAC Playback
  • CD SYNC Function
  • Random Disc Play
  • Program up to 32 Tracks/Files
  • Front Panel USB Port
  • Analog (L,R) and Digital Optical Out
  • Remote Control w/ Disc Selector
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The Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer is a 5-disc player that supports several disc and file formats for versatile use and is packaged in a sleek black design. The CDP-CE500 supports CD as well as CD-R and CD-RW so you can play personalized music mixes. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA and AAC files to accommodate your whole music collection.

A front-panel USB port accommodates a USB storage device, making it conveniently accessible to play files from a flash drive. In addition to playing music files from this storage device, you can record music from a disc to USB storage using the CD SYNC function. It will record as an MP3 file and you can also transfer a track or file that is being played on the changer.

The unit comes with a fully functional remote which allows you to program the sequence of up to 32 tracks or files, and allows you to select which disc to play or shuffle songs randomly. Featuring an elegant design, this multifunctional player lets you enjoy your favorite music discs and files and even record to USB or erase audio files or folders to free up space. It's smart combination of user-friendly features and affordability make it a solid choice.

Fully functional 5-disc CD changer
Supports CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, and AAC formats
CD SYNC supports music recording from a disc onto USB storage device as an MP3 file
Erase audio files or folders stored on your USB storage to free up space
Digital optical output jack lets you connect digital components like a digital amplifier or D/A converter
Programmable remote control lets you pick tracks or files to be played back in a certain order with up to 32 items
Front-panel USB port lets you conveniently connect USB storage device
Displays song title, artist name, and album title when available for MP3 disc or USB device
Elegant design and high-gloss finish blends with any decor
UPC: 027242805453
Type 5 disc CD changer
Compatible Discs CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Files Supported MP3, WMA, AAC
D to A Converters Not Specified by Manufacturer
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range More than 90dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
THD + N Less than 0.006%
Laser 780 nm
Emission duration: continuous
Output: Less than 44.6 uW

Output is the value measurement at a distance of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.

Output Connectors Analog (L,R) jack x 1
Digital optical x 1
Control Port USB x 1
USB Supported bit rate:
MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3): 32 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
WMA: 48 kbps - 192 kbps
AAC: 48 kbps - 320 kbps
Sampling frequencies:
MP3 (MPEG 1 audio layer 3): 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz
WMA: 44.1 kHz
AAC: 44.1 kHz
Maximum current:
500 mA
Headphone Connector None
Remote Control Yes
RAM Buffer No
Power Requirements 120V AC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 16 W
Standby: 0.3 W
Specialties CD SYNC function supports recording of music from a disc onto USB flash memory as an MP3 file
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.37 x 17.0 x 15.75" (110 x 430 x 400 mm)
Weight 11.1 lb (5.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 14.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 18.5 x 7.0"
Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer
  • Red and White Audio Cord
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyCDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer
     
    4.6

    (based on 130 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (91)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (94)
    • Simple controls (48)
    • Great sound (42)
    • Attractive (39)
    • Doesn't skip (35)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (48)
    • Large rooms (34)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (25)
    • Living room (17)
    • Audiophiles (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (68), Tech savvy (33), Audiophile (26), Technically challenged (17), Movie enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (109), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Very Nice Upgrade

    I bought this CD changer to replace another that I used for 22 years after I accidentally zapped the old CD player with a jolt of static electricity that fried some of its electronics. ...Read complete review

    I bought this CD changer to replace another that I used for 22 years after I accidentally zapped the old CD player with a jolt of static electricity that fried some of its electronics. I have a home theater system with all Sony components, so I didn't think that I would go wrong buying this Sony unit for my home audio system. So far it's been a wise choice.

    I love that this is a five disc changer, compared to my old single disc unit. Also, the new unit's digital display shows a lot more information than I got from the old unit.

    The sound that this Sony changer sends to my receiver/amplifier is much cleaner and crisper than what I was getting from the old CD player, probably because of advances made in laser optics, microprocessors, and digital to analog converters over the past 22 years.

    This CD player also plays music that's stored on USB devices. It worked perfectly with songs that I have on a USB flash drive, but it didn't support my first generation iPod shuffle or my wife's much newer iPod shuffle. When playing songs from my flash drive, the display can be cycled to show the name of the song, the name of the group, and the name of the album. When playing CDs, the display doesn't show any of this information, but it does show elapsed time for the song, remaining time for the song, and remaining time for the entire album.

    I don't want to bore you with features and specifications that you can read about in the product literature. I just want to say that all of the described features work very well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK, But Kind of Clunky

    I guess I've been spoiled by the old Yamaha player I've used for years. I'm not an audiophile, but I'm a casual home user who cares how things sound. For instance, I wear...Read complete review

    I guess I've been spoiled by the old Yamaha player I've used for years. I'm not an audiophile, but I'm a casual home user who cares how things sound. For instance, I wear ear plugs when I shop at @ because I cannot stand the PA system "music". Anyway, I hooked this up, put in a CD for a test, and realized that this player is not for me. I returned it and started shopping for something a little more "high end" shall we say? The changer drawer is very cheap and noisy sounding. The sound reproduction of the player itself is harsh. My old machine is still usable and I A-B'd them for half an hour. This unit might be good for playing background music in a workplace or a party, but if you care about the quality, I would look elsewhere.

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    3.0

    OK, But Kind of Clunky

    By Pee Wee McQuade

    from Hazel Green WI

    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems

    Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

    I guess I've been spoiled by the old Yamaha player I've used for years. I'm not an audiophile, but I'm a casual home user who cares how things sound. For instance, I wear ear plugs when I shop at @ because I cannot stand the PA system "music". Anyway, I hooked this up, put in a CD for a test, and realized that this player is not for me. I returned it and started shopping for something a little more "high end" shall we say? The changer drawer is very cheap and noisy sounding. The sound reproduction of the player itself is harsh. My old machine is still usable and I A-B'd them for half an hour. This unit might be good for playing background music in a workplace or a party, but if you care about the quality, I would look elsewhere.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent CD Changer

    By Col Mustard

    from Martinsburg, WV

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Doesn't Skip
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Audiophiles
      • Basic Systems
      • Larger Rooms
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

      I purchased this to replace an old changer. It performs as stated. One of the features that I appreciate most is the ability to play music on a USB flash drive. I can place a lot of mp3's on a flash drive and let it play for hours. Great player at a great price.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice Player to replace a previous version

      By ed leibrick

      from Darwin NT Australia

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

        Have one before and after many years had to replace and this was a simple swap out with more features

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just what I wanted

        By Hap Hazard

        from Cle Elum Washington

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

          Easy to install and set up. Works great!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect!!

          By DreamBoat

          from Mobile, al

          Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

          Great feeling to receive my cd changer when promised, perfectly packed and set up a snap!!

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          5.0

          SONY

          By SANDY

          from NORMAN, OK

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

            The CD Changer/Player is great. Enjoy the music mostly. The delivery was very prompt and good cost also with free shipping too. I HIGHLY recommend this product. thank you.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Versatile CD player plays Audio CDs, MP3 and USB devices

            By jake

            from San Jose

            About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesn't Skip
            • Easy Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Larger Rooms

              Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

              It used to be that all of your music on an audio CDs was in the PCM format with 16 bit samples at a 44.1K Hz sampling rate.

              Not anymore. USB drives offer 50X the capacity of an audio CD in a smaller and more convenient size. The longest song list that a CD can contain is about 80 minutes, which is not long enough for a 2 hour concert.

              The Sony CD player removes all of these limitations and adds several new features that upgrades your audio visual system to a new level.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great bang for the buck

              By Mike M

              from Beacon Falls Ct

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Doesn't Skip
              • Easy Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                  First a positive comment about B&H-ordered on Sunday-received on Tuesday. Unit is well built, easy to set up and works well. Remote is simple, easy to use. This replaces an Onkyo, which failed after 3 years. I should purchased a Sony product the first time.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  CDP-CE500 by SONY

                  By Bella

                  from Pflugerville,TX

                  About Me Audiophile, Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Doesn't Skip
                  • Durable
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Audiophiles
                    • Basic Systems
                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                    Performance for Home Audio Entertainment:one of the best,thanks!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Sony CD player

                    By Guitar John

                    from Walford, IA

                    About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Doesn't Skip
                    • Easy Controls
                    • Great Sound
                    • Nice Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Audiophiles
                      • Basic Systems
                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                      Plays very well. I have had other Sony CD players, and I believe they play the best of any of the brand's I've had.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great.

                      By Corujao15

                      from Sao Paulo ,Brazil

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                          Great sound.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good Value

                          By Talking Elk

                          from Port St. Lucie, FL

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Doesn't Skip
                          • Easy Controls
                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Basic Systems

                            Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                            Bought this one to replace a similar one from Sony that was bought in 1994 and provided good service for over 20 years. For a basic CD player/changer it works just fine. Haven't used it much yet, but it was easy to set up and controls are pretty intuitive. It is not hooked up to a very sophisticated sound system, so can't really judge the audio quality.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            this is a great product and i will be using it again it work

                            By STEEL BILL

                            from GA

                            About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Doesn't Skip
                            • Durable
                            • Easy Controls
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                              I USE THIS PRODUT IN A CHURCH PLAYING SOUND TRACS AND IT PERFORMS GREAT

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              similar to one from the 90"s

                              By old time rocker

                              from PA

                              About Me Audiophile

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Doesn't Skip
                              • Easy Controls
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Great Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Audiophiles
                                • Basic Systems
                                • Larger Rooms
                                • Smaller Rooms

                                Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                I have this hooked to an Onkyo receiver. The disc player is the same as one I used to own from the 90"s only alot cheaper in price. Plays great & can exchanged cd"s while a cd is playing. Same as the old one I had.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Plays CD-R discs well.

                                By Stereo Lab

                                from Columbus, OH

                                About Me Audiophile, Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Doesn't Skip
                                • Easy Controls

                                Cons

                                • Lightweight

                                Best Uses

                                • Audiophiles
                                • Basic Systems
                                • Larger Rooms
                                • Smaller Rooms

                                Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                The player plays CD-R discs much better than an older player.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Good sounding cd player

                                By Painterjmj

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Doesn't Skip
                                • Durable
                                • Easy Controls
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Great Player
                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Larger Rooms

                                  Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                  Good shipping, well packed. Easy hook up and plays great.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Sony CDP-CE500 Great Value

                                  By hhs81

                                  from Telluride, CO

                                  About Me Practical

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy Controls
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Basic Systems

                                    Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                    I am very please with the purchase of the Sony CDP-CE500...Thank you B&H Photo...

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent machine

                                    By HenryB

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Doesn't Skip
                                    • Easy Controls
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Plays 5 Cds
                                    • Plays Five Cds And Can Re

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Basic Systems
                                      • Larger Rooms

                                      Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                      I am very happy with this product. It works perfectly, so far. The shipping was free and I received it in 3 days.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      NIce for the price

                                      By Bob

                                      from Columbus, GA

                                      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy Controls
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Great Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Basic Systems

                                        Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                        Very nice unit that works just fine for my needs. Easy to set up and use, does everything that I want at a really good price.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        GREAT VALUE FOR PRICE

                                        By BERT, THE SAXMAN

                                        from SCOTTSDALE, AZ.

                                        About Me Practical

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Doesn't Skip
                                        • Easy Controls
                                        • Easy To Set Up

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Basic Systems
                                          • Smaller Rooms

                                          Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                          EASY HOOK UP, GOOD LOOKING AN EASY TO USE. COMPLIMENTS MY OTHER SONY PRODUCTS.

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