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  • Find a Top-Quality CD Player for Home or Anywhere

    Finding a high-quality CD player or full stereo setup isn’t as easy as it used to be, but Heartland America carries a wide selection of audio devices at prices that will be music to your ears! Choose a new CD player for home use or a portable CD player with speakers that can go wherever you want to listen to your favorite tunes, whether it’s the kitchen, the garage, or the backyard. You can even buy a stereo CD player combined with a turntable, cassette player, and digital recording capability, so you can make copies of your favorite albums to play on a computer or MP3 player or in the car. It’s easy to find a CD player that does what you need it to with Heartland America, and once you do, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

    What Is the Best Small CD Player?

    The best small CD player depends on what you want from your system. The smallest options can be tucked into a bag or clipped to your belt so you can listen to music while you take a walk or ride the bus. If you want to play music in a larger space or for more people than yourself, you might prefer a boom box-style portable CD player with speakers and a carrying handle. This style of portable CD player with speakers is easy to tote along to the beach or just to the backyard.

    What Is the Best Radio/CD Player to Buy?

    The best radio/CD player is one with great sound quality that offers all of the functions you want. We carry plenty of CD players coupled with AM/FM tuners, but we also have models that go far beyond that. You might choose a home stereo CD player that also has a record player, or a tape deck, or both. Some models even offer Bluetooth connectivity.

    How Much Does a CD Player Cost?

    The cost of a CD player for home use will vary depending on the size, model, and quality of the product, but you’ll always get the best prices with Heartland America. These can run from $15 or $20 for a personal CD player to $40 or $50 for a small CD player with speakers or more than $100 for a full stereo setup.

    Does a CD Player Affect Sound Quality?

    Yes, the quality of the CD player will affect the quality of the sound. The quality of the disc will, too: If your disc gets scratched, this can cause skipping, distortions, and other imperfections in the sound quality. If you have a scratched CD, you can often use a disc repair device to fix it.

    What Should I Look for in a CD Player?

    When choosing the best CD player, you’ll see a lot of specs that might not make sense at first glance. Here are the five most important specs to consider when deciding which CD player is right for you:

    1. THD+N: This stands for total harmonic distortion. The number you’ll find here represents the amount of interference or distortion that occurs when audio signals are sent through the CD player. The lower the number, the better the quality of the sound.
    2. S/N Ratio: This stands for signal to noise ratio, and it measures the difference between the sounds you don’t want to hear and the noise you do want to hear. Excess noise can sound like pops and crackles created by electrons bouncing around. Once again, the lower the number, the better the quality.
    3. Linearity: This is a measure of "perfect sound condition." Like the other specs, look for a low number here for great sound quality.
    4. Total Correlated Jitter: Jitter refers to gaps in playback that stem from digital processing issues. Again, you want a low number here for the best possible sound quality.
    5. Stop-Band Rejection: Outside signals can interfere with your sound. CD players attempt to filter out that extra noise, and the number you see listed here will indicate how well this filter works. Like the rest of these measures, low numbers are better.

    How Do I Connect My CD Player to My Stereo Receiver?

    To connect a CD player to a stereo, you’ll need the red and white RCA stereo cables. Find the "audio out" ports on the back of your CD player and match the cables to the colors. If you’re using a portable CD player, plug the 3.5 mm end of the cable into the headphone jack. Then, plug the other ends into the "audio in" ports of the receiver.


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