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Simple CD player for a person with Alzheimer's

My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's. She loves (and has always loved) music. But her old CD player just broke. I need to find a new CD player that is as simple as possible to use. Ideally, it would have just three buttons--open/close (to insert the CD), play, and stop--and it would be possible to connect it to external speakers (with or without a receiver is ok). She has excellent speakers and a huge CD collection. Can you suggest a specific player that meets these conditions? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 18, 2016 - 10 answers

How do you fix a cd player that skips in the same spots for all cds?

I have a small boombox that I bought brand new. After a while (we're talking Emerson here), it started skipping when playing cds and it skips in the same spots on every cd you put into it (around song #2/3 for most albums). What's the cause of that and can anything be done to fix it? [more inside]
posted by atinna on Oct 29, 2015 - 4 answers

Can I make my car CD player turn on and off instantly?

I often listen to audio books on CD in my 2014 Subaru Impreza. When I turn the CD player on, the volume doesn't start at full blast -- it sort of fades in. And when I turn the CD player off, the sound doesn't stop instantly -- it fades out. I find this annoying. Is there some setting that I can adjust to make the CD player come on and off instantly? I looked through the manual, but I couldn't find anything, and I'm finding it hard to Google. Thank you!
posted by cider on Nov 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me justify a $300 CD player in 2014

On the occasion of moving the living room around, I'm upgrading my old, clunky stereo components with new, smaller stuff that fits better in the new cabinet. My old 5-disc CD carousel doesn't come close to fitting, so I need a replacement. We own lots of CDs but listen to them only occasionally, so a changer isn't necessary or even preferable. I was always taken with NAD components when I'd go to the stereo store with my dad as a kid, and now I'm wondering if it there's a way to justify this for $300 when a Sony DVD player that surely plays CDs just fine can be had for well under $50. Other than snob appeal, would I appreciate any aural benefit from a dedicated audio-specific CD player in my decidedly midrange set-up? (For context, speakers are Pioneer SP-BS22-LRs and the receiver is an Onkyo TX8020.)
posted by ndg on Feb 20, 2014 - 16 answers

CD's not playing properly in my car?

When I burn a CD, some songs that sound fine in iTunes on my computer will inexplicably have between 3-20 seconds of 'silence' at the beginning, thus causing my car's CD player to skip them if I don't fast forward to the actual music...WTF? (do my best to give some Tech Specs inside!) [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Nov 25, 2013 - 11 answers

MP3 Players for the nearly blind (with a budget!)

I have a large collection of audio books that I would like to send to a relative in a format that is easy for her to listen to while in recovery. [more inside]
posted by studioaudience on Oct 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Do they still call them HiFi's?

Looking for a small "bookshelf" style hi fi unit. I have recently moved to the US from Australia and had to leave my great little hi fi behind. I am currently playing my CD's through a borrowed portable unit that sounds like a tin can and have been hunting for something better. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Do I need any extra wires/cables/adaptors to fit this radio into my car?

Do I need any extra wires/cables/adaptors to fit this radio into my car? [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Oct 29, 2011 - 4 answers

CD Radio that's as good as Bose

What's a good CD player/radio similar in quality to the ones Bose produces? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jun 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I safely disassemble my CD player, or will it blind me?

Can I safely disassemble my carousel-style CD player, or will the laser [blind me/ fry me/ cross the streams and produce total protonic reversal]? [more inside]
posted by Elsa on Aug 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me be less confused

I don't get it. Why won't cd's I burn play in this Samsung DVD/VIDEO-CD/CD PLAYER DVD M101? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Jan 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Home Audio 101

What components do I need to buy to have a solid stereo system for my home? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Nov 20, 2007 - 19 answers

Getting screwed by Jeep.

My friend bought a brand new jeep, the CD player broke, and now they're giving her the run-a-round. What do do? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Sep 24, 2007 - 7 answers

theCD player without beeping beep?!

Does anybody make a portable, personal CD player that doesn't have the annoying beep every time you skip a song or push a button? [more inside]
posted by wsg on Aug 16, 2005 - 8 answers

CD Players for kids

I want to buy my kids a small bedroom CD player each and I'm having trouble finding something affordable but with decent quality. Any recommendations? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by sagwalla on Feb 23, 2005 - 8 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

How to find a skipless CD player for my car?

My car CD player (a Sony unit, probably about 6 years old) pretty much stutters/skips every CD I put in it, usually 5-10 minutes into the disk. Should I replace it, or try those lens cleaner thingies? Also, if I go to replace it, what's the metric in CD players' model specs that will tell me how well the lens will handle light scratches and/or burned CDs? I guess I could just get a really expensive one, but the only feature I really care about is that it doesn't skip.
posted by luser on Sep 14, 2004 - 7 answers

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