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post #1 of 4 Old 09-04-2019, 08:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Question In search for a small multi-CD player

I still have thousands of CDs and would like to buy a good but not expensive CD player that can hold multiple CDs. I have a shelf space problem and the player couldn't have more than 28cm (11'') deep. I used to have a small multi-CD player in my car, but now I can't find a small one in the online shops. Does this product exist?
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You best bet would be to rip your CDs and use a small media player, even an ipod or an integrated or receiver that can play files from USB. Most blu ray players can do this, but in today's world most blu ray players have dropped analog connections and you need to use hdmi connections to a receiver or integrated wtih HDMI (which are becoming more common. The Sony x1000ES and 1100 models can play from USB and you can use an iphone app to navigate the drive and they have retained two channel analog connections.
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The small-frame CD changers were the ones that used cartridges. The two primary competing systems were Sony- or Pioneer based. With other brands you could tell which it was by the type of cartridge it used. The small footprint was nice, but many felt it was a hassle changing discs in and out of the cartridges.

The Nakamichi Music Bank player were another, totally different system. It used no cartridges but front-loaded the discs in a single drawer and internally stacked the discs vertically. The MB-1, 2, 3, and 4 models were notoriously unreliable (ask me how I know). The later MB-10 would probably be a better option.

With any of these, you’ll have to ebay a used one.

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I had one of thise Pioneer 100 disc linear changers in the 90's, but found that was too many discs to keep in a player.

My favorite multidisc CD players are 5 disc rotary drawer style, which happen to be common at thrift stores in recent years.

I have scored many Sony, Technics, Harmon Kardon, Samsung, and other makes of 5 disc CD only and CD/DVD 5 disc changers.

Don't know why so many 2ch people respond "just rip your CD's to a USB drive and call it a day".

Yeah, we all know that. But it's extra steps and a hassle when you come into the house after obtaining a new disc (Or arrives by mail) and you just want to open it and play it with no fuss or hassle.

Vinyl fans get a pass for wanting to handle thier media and play it "live" in realtime.

No different for optical disc fans, whether CD, DVD, BluRay, etc
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