Onkyo DX-C390 6 Disc CD Player
Onkyo's brand name speaks for itself amongst audiophiles and gear heads, and while they are better known for their receivers, this changer does what it does very well, especially for the price it can be had at these days. For under $200, there is really no competition; even shoppers originally in search of a single-disc player will find that the DXC390 can compete with its low-capacity cousins in the same price range in terms of sound quality and user-friendliness. It delivers a clean, neutral signal without any severe coloration, and should pair well with nearly any system short of summit-fi speakers and headphones, so long as ultimate detail is not am expectation. It will also allow the remaining five CDs to be changed while one is playing, an oft-neglected convenience. The only real drawback to the DXC390 is its size: while its 17-inch width is relatively standard, it is also 18 inches deep, noticeably larger than 5-disc carousels. It also comes in at nearly 6 inches tall, also noticeably larger than most CD players or changers, so be ready to modify your system if necessary. This one caveat aside, the DXC390 is a solid, reliable unit that produces excellent sound for the price.