Sony DHC-MD500 Audio Shelf System

3 CDs changer with minidisc player/recorder. One-touch play turns the system on and commences CD or tape playback as soon as users select the CD or tape function. 11-band spectrum analyzer to help users adjust to the equalizer. 10 factory equalizer presets lets users customize and store their favorite settings. Maximum surround sound give music greater spaciousness and ambiance. Microphone input with level control. Karaoke sing-along capability with vocal reduction circuit to lower recorded voices. Dynamic bass feedback adjusts the sound for richer, fuller bass response. Digital tuner with 30 station presets. Frequency synthesis tuning for maximum accuracy. Two wake-up timers lets two people wake to music at different times. Text display for prerecorded minidisc, text entry for recordable minidiscs.

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 user reviews
75% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews


Excellent system at this price!

byschwartzb Apr 27, 2001
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sony quality, great sound for this price, matching turntable available
Cons controls aren't intuitive, hard to find in stores
Recommended it? Yes

At just $380, the MD500 is a great value. In fact, I think the system would have been worth this much without a minidisc player. The MD500 lists at $600 but I have never seen it selling for that much. All the components of the system are very good or better, and the speakers are truly excellent for... Read full review »


Great Sound, Great Price

byandrewnmonson May 27, 2000
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Sounding System
Cons Very Few to Speak of
Recommended it? Yes

As an avid collector of music I demand a quality sound system.
My Sony DHC-MD500, has provided me that much needed quality.
The speakers offer incredible depth, not only pounding the beats
but beautifully, and symphonically recreating the trebels in
everyday recordings.
I have... Read full review »


Mediocre system, they could do better

byjeremyf Jan 12, 2000
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Minidisc recording/playing
Cons Hard to use interface, boring look
Recommended it? No

My parents got this for Christmas this year, so I haven't had too much experience with it, but I have had enough to know how it works and know how it performs.

The sound is decent, I'd say exactly average for a mini system. With a $600 price tag, I'd expect a little more though.

... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Product ID 30028

Other Features

Brand Sony

CD Player

CD Play Exchange With CD Play Exchange

Key Features

Output Power 120 Watt PMPO
Functions CD Player
Number Of Discs 3

Product MPN


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