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Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer

B&H # SOCDPCE500 MFR # CDPCE500
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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

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
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 1
Please Note:

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.

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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)
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®

    by PowerReviews
    SonyCDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer
     
    4.6

    (based on 108 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (75)
    • Good audio (32)
    • Great sound (29)
    • Simple controls (29)
    • Attractive (28)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (30)
      • Large rooms (23)
      • Living room (17)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (16)
      • Home use (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (55), Tech savvy (27), Audiophile (20), Technically challenged (15), Movie enthusiast (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (90), Yes (8)

      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

       

      Good value but somewhat disappointing

      Specifically rated 3.5 stars. Multi-disc CD players are getting hard to find and this one is a good value for the price. Nevertheless, I was somewhat disappointed with this unit. I have previously...Read complete review

      Specifically rated 3.5 stars. Multi-disc CD players are getting hard to find and this one is a good value for the price. Nevertheless, I was somewhat disappointed with this unit. I have previously owned two Sony 5-disc players. Compared to the prior units, the build quality on this unit is obviously cheaper and flimsier. The shuffle play mode is slower and seems less random. To my ears the music reproduction sounds not as good. I also don't like the fact that the play mode control (Continuous, Shuffle, Program) is only on the remote control, not on the unit itself. In summation, a decent but not wholly satisfactory product.

      Reviewed by 108 customers

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      5.0

      B+H saves Christmas!

      By Mother's Little Helper

      from CT

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

        Mom's 20 year old cd player died right before the holiday and she needed to replace it fast. B+H had this product at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price(and I was able to buy it right from her living room!). Their service is always excellant, and it showed up next day thanks to their expedited shipping. This Sony product works as great as you would expect it to, however this review is more about B+H's great service and pricing. CD's may be largely obsolete, but it's easier to replace a cd player than re-vamping my parents whole audio system(and teaching them how to use it). Thanks B+H

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Price and Value

        By Bob F.

        from Toms River, New Jersey

        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        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:

          I bought a Sony receiver and this unit to replace an aging micro book system. I used this new equipment with my existing Sony speaker set and it works great. CD player is quite simple to hook to the receiver (one set of cables clearly marked on both units as to where they get plugged in.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sony CDP-CE500 five disc changer

          By Jim

          from Cincinnati

          Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

          Inexpensive but very well made changer that replaced a changer from 1988!that finally failed. This is a perfect replacement that is nearly $200 less than its nearest competitor. It works splendidly and does everything I require. I would recommend this unit to anyone requiring non-reference multi-disc playback. I expect it to last another 25 years.

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          5.0

          Just what my vintage stereo needed

          By Rocket Scientist

          from South Florida

          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • 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:

            Only concern was if output levels matched input levels of a vintage stereo receiver, Marantz 2245. Sony got this right, others don't & require a signal level amplifier. Size is large enough to fit under the Dual 1218 turntable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great unit for the Price

            By B&H Fan2014

            from San Francisco Bay Area

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                I bought this unit to replace my 23 year-old Sony 5 Disc player. Set up out of the box was a breeze. The design is nice and the program buttons are laid out in a logical fashion. Sound was great. Have not used it enough to comment on the speed of changing among discs. I would highly recommend this unit, especially at the B&H price.

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                4.0

                Good CD Player in MP3 era

                By Jeanne

                from San Diego CA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems

                  Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                  Glad I could still find a good CD player in the era of MP3s.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  No Problems

                  By MsOpinionated

                  from chestertown, md

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems

                    Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                    Bought this to replace a similar Sony changer,just wanted the optical connection. It has a few more bells and whistles. Giving it 4 stars only because I haven't used it very long.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Quality disc player for the price w/usb

                    By Just Jack

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                      USB was a great addition to the player.
                      Very pleased overall.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Lovely Player

                      By Sparky

                      from South Florida

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                          I use this cd player occasionally in my home entertainment system, it is very user friendly and quiet. I like the idea that I can record on it also but I have not yet tried that feature

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Easy to useand the prices was right

                          By joe

                          from Sanford FL

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Controls
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                              The 5 CD player was easy to set up and is working great. I would recommend this product and B&H as the place to buy it from.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good Value--Nice Features

                              By Jazz Lover

                              from New York City, NY

                              About Me Audiophile

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems

                                Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                Good quality CD changer for a fair price.
                                Has all the features I want and need. Would recommend without hesitation.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Fantastic cd player at a great price!

                                By tbr1

                                from portchester, ny

                                About Me Audiophile

                                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:

                                  Great sound quality , and I really like the different formats. I mostly play MP3 compilations on a cd. You can fit between 6 to 9 albums on one cd. Digital display of artists album and songs is nice also. Would buy one again and highly recommend this cd player.

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                                  5.0

                                  CD Changer

                                  By Joe

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Basic Systems

                                    Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                    Works well as an add-on to compact systems with only one CD capabilities.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Just as promised

                                    By Joe

                                    from West Virginia

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Basic Systems

                                      Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                      Sound is great. Controls are sparse, and the changing of each disc is rather loud. All-in-all a cheap piece of equipment that works pretty much as promised.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      The CD player I have been waiting for

                                      By Biggie D

                                      from Shepherdstown, W.Va.

                                      About Me Audiophile

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Larger Rooms

                                        Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                        This CD player replaces the malfunctioning CD player that came with an old, but excellent stereo component system I have--the Sony HST-231. It is a big improvement over the original CD player, in that Sony replaced the problematic 8-prong power connection to the amplifier with a separate power cord. Also, the CDP-CE500 plays multiple formats, and includes an MP3 connection.

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                                        4.0

                                        Overall satisfactory

                                        By Ed S

                                        from New Jersey

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                              Plays discs well. Playing in shuffle mode from discs not great. Takes too long between songs before play restarts. However if you transfer the discs to a flash drive in the USB port and shuffle the songs on the flash drive it works great with minimal time between songs.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Solid CD Player

                                              By DinnerPartyCaterer

                                              from Wayne, NJ

                                              About Me Practical

                                              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:

                                                We have had this player for about a month and use it when entertaining to have a select variety of CDs in background. It has been on the mark so far. Shuffle is usually used and it is odd how you can only access it on the remote, but once you load and select shuffle, you do not have to do anything the rest of the night. Seems to have allowable lag time between songs, since it is used during entertaining I do not notice a huge gap.

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                                                4.0

                                                All OK after 2 weeks!

                                                By Robo

                                                from Florida

                                                About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive Design
                                                • Easy Controls

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Basic Systems

                                                  Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                                  To soon to tell but works perfect during the 2-3 weeks I've had it. Helps if you read the directions first before set up!

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  good product is light on the wallet

                                                  By Chaz

                                                  from Sacramento, CA

                                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Audiophiles
                                                      • Basic Systems

                                                      Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                                      I bought this CD changer to replace an aging Sony 5-disc ES series changer. CDs are now commodity items and Sony has positioned this player accordingly. Performance is great. I'm using the toslink output and an external DAC. For the price, this is an excellent buy.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Great deal!!!!!!

                                                      By Jim the cyclist

                                                      from Santa Fe, NM

                                                      About Me Audiophile, Technically Challenged

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Basic Systems

                                                        Comments about Sony CDP-CE500 5 Disc CD Changer:

                                                        Had the previous generation of this CD player for AT LEAST 10 years. Used it almost daily FOR HOURS. I'm a classic jazz buff with hundreds of CDs who hasn't learned to download into a computer. This player is simply a solid workhorse that's easy to use. No downside.

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