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Compact Disc Automatic Changer (1993-95)

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Disc format: CD (100 disc multi play)

Frequency response: 2Hz to 20kHz

Dynamic range: 98dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 102dB

Channel separation: 94dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.0025%

Line output: 2V

Dimensions: 360 x 366 x 376mm

Weight: 13.7kg

Accessories: RM-SXMC100U remote control

Year: 1993


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Reviewed Oct 11th, 2016 by guest

A really great unit that I picked up from an estate sale. Given its age, it still works like a charm and was in very good shape when I got it (Oct 2016). A testament to the build quality. The changer unit is large and robust (quite sturdy). The main unit on the other-hand is super light since all the mechanical guts are in the changer unit. This is as expected but it does feel like there is nothing but air inside (likely just a bunch of circuit boards and a mains transformer). Both changer and main unit have separate power plugs with the main unit controlling the power to the changer via buttons on front or remote. You can tell the previous owner took very good care in his things as I was impressed with the condition. My only disappointment is that random play only really works on a single disc. It will not randomly play songs across all the loaded discs. Otherwise you could go through old school programming. I can see why this is so though as it would play havoc on the mechanics (wear and tear) inside the changer to flip randomly between each disc just to play one or two songs on each. I am very pleased with the sound - very crisp and clear on my old school Pioneer Silver Series system (SA-8500II Int Amp and HPM-100 Speakers). Would I recommend this unit for someone who has lots of CDs that need to be enjoyed? You betcha!



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I also am amazed at the sound quality. It has the same Signal to noise ratio than my Denon PMA-550 has, but not sure if that is of any coincidence or not, LOL!

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Forgot to add that you cannot add a new disc to the changer while it is playing. Opening the front will cause the unit to shut down. Again an early changer design issue that is really not a problem as there are usually enough discs inside to get you through a listening session. I overcome this by having a second player plugged into my amp.

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I own this model and agree totally with you on the build....mine still works flawlessly and can start it at bedtime and wake up to music anytime during the night. Not every night, of course, but many nights I have trouble sleeping and just want to hear something besides the same ol' junk on the radio (MP3 repeats and quality). I have found the way to get mine to do random on many cd's through the manual. If you have your original owners /service manual.......look on page 9 for the instructions on "Program play" and especially #6.....it will explain how to random play more than one disc.
I hope this will help you. I DO agree also that it could possibly wear out a few mechanisms in the continuously changing and playing of so many discs and programs being changed so much, instead of just moving thru one disc linear (inside to outside) and/or random play one disc at a time. Could really do a number on it's innards, LOL!! Good Luck with yours and I hope to own mine for many more years to come as well! It's built for it!!

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