6-CD changer with MP3 CD playback
Our take on the Onkyo DX-C390 by Crutchfield's Barry Montgomery
Onkyo's DX-C390 offers an unbeatable combination of audiophile construction, playback versatility, and great convenience features. With exclusive Onkyo technologies like the AccuPulse Quartz System and Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry, the 'C390 virtually eliminates vibration-induced jitter and stray pulse noise. The ear-pleasing result is better stereo imaging, tighter bass, and cleaner sound from all your CDs. The brushed aluminum front panel and anti-resonant chassis serve as further assurance of rock-solid performance.
The 'C390 not only plays regular CDs, but also your home-burned CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and even long-playing MP3 discs. This changer also sports a unique 6-disc carousel design that lets you change five discs while the sixth keeps playing. Next Selection lets you "cue up" the next song you want to hear without interrupting the song that's currently playing. And the remote gives you easy control of your music from across the room — its direct disc and track access lets you quickly locate exactly the track you want to hear.
- 6-disc carousel
- plays CDs, audio CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
- optical and coaxial digital outputs
- 40-track programming
- random play and repeat
- Next Selection
- AccuPulse Quartz System
- Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry
- remote with direct track/disc access
- anti-resonant chassis
- signal-to-noise ratio 98 dB
- 17-1/8"W x 5-3/16"H x 18-1/4"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 6-Disc CD changer
- RC-777C Wireless remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- 29" Audio connecting cable (has left and right RCA audio connectors on each end)
- Instruction Manual
- "7 Days Customer Service" note
- Packing instructions note
Great value, sound quality good, functions fine and works great. Can't beat this for the money.
Tim, Cinnaminson, NJ
Features and Specs
|CD Transport Only||No|
All Discs |
|Direct Track Access||Remote|
|Direct Disc Access||Yes|
|Multiple CD Player Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|CD Frequency Response||5-20k Hz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||98 dB|
|SACD Frequency Response||Not Compatible|
|SACD Dynamic Range||---|
|Digital Optical Output||1|
|Digital Coaxial Output||1|
Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC): The DX-C390 uses Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry to remove stray pulse noise for a smoother, richer analog output signal.
Direct Digital Path: Direct Digital Path signal routing provides a shorter, cleaner path from the signal processing PC board to the digital outputs than typically found on other players. This direct signal path routing is used to prevent corruption of the signal by noise from the ICs and power supply.
MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-R, and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, Romeo, or Joliet formats. MP3 files with a sampling rate of 8-48 kHz and a bit-rate of 8-320 kbps are supported. Fixed bit-rate MP3 files are recommended, however, variable bit-rate MP3 files are supported. Each disc can have a maximum of 499 files and 99 folders.
Disc Exchange: You can exchange up to 5 discs while playing a sixth; once the drawer is open, 2 CDs can be changed, then you must use the Disc Skip button to remove the remaining three.
Next Selection: This feature allows you to choose the next track, folder, or disc for playback, without interrupting the current song playing.
RI: RI remote control input and output mini-jacks allow you to transmit remote codes from a compatible Onkyo unit to this unit. A cable with 3.5mm mono plugs on each end can be used for this purpose. No RI remote cable is included with the CD changer.
Note: When only the RI cable is connected, remote control operation is not possible; the audio cables must also be connected.
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Frequently Compared With
6-CD changer with MP3 CD playback
Single-disc CD player
Single-disc CD player/USB port for iPod®/iPhone®
5-disc CD changer/USB port for select iPods®