You are bidding on an unusual and highly collectible NEC CD-803 compact disc player, from the early days of CD. This superb vertical-loading player is very rarely seen for sale; you can literally go years between sightings.
This example is in excellent cosmetic and working condition. It was previously owned and expertly serviced by a master technician who specializes (among other things) in vintage CD players. It is incredibly satisfying to load and play a CD, but does take something of an act of faith to do so. When you press the eject button, the loading compartment hinges out to allow the CD to be slipped into the slot on top of the drawer leaving an inch or so sticking up. You then press the load/eject button to load the CD, and just before you freak out and grab for your valuable CD that's still sticking up and seemingly about to be crushed against the front of the cabinet, it slips smoothly down into the play position and the drawer finishes closing without incident. Has to be experienced, take my word for it.
The large front panel is covered with switches for a myriad of disc navigation and display functions; on the rear panel there are fixed and variable line output jacks, with separate variable controls for line output level and headphone level. This one is actually the world edition CD-803E with a voltage selection switch, making it easy to switch from 120V/60 Hz to other voltages (100V/220V/240V, 50 Hz) for international use.
For such an enormous, heavy component this player is really in outstanding condition. It plays perfectly and has very very few minor signs of wear & tear. It'll make a wonderful addition to any vintage audio collection and has the benefit of being 100% ready to use as well. You can read more about this rare CD player here:
Extras included: none, sorry - just this amazing collectible CD player.
Power requirements: selectable, currently set to 120V/60 Hz, 58W
Dimensions: 17 x 14.5 x 6.3 (inches)
Weight: 27.7 lbs.
Note 1: Because this is a consignment item, and also due to the unfortunate practice of buyers stripping valuable parts from vintage CD players like this and then claiming they don't work, no returns will be accepted. Please review my eBay feedback (member ID packrat014) on numerous other high-end audio components, and bid with confidence.
Note 2: Due to the value, this item will only be shipped internationally using Express Mail or Global Express Mail as required (varies by country; please contact me for details for your country before bidding).