CD player

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A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs, which are a digital optical disc data storage format.wikipedia
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Optical disc

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A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs, which are a digital optical disc data storage format.
Optical discs are most commonly used for storing music (e.g. for use in a CD player), video (e.g. for use in a Blu-ray player), or data and programs for personal computers (PC).

Video game console

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CD playback functionality is also available on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive equipped computers as well as on DVD players and most optical disc-based game consoles.
Through evolution over the 1990s and 2000s, game consoles have expanded to offer additional functions such as CD players, DVD players, Blu-ray disc players, web browsers, set-top boxes and more.

Audio power amplifier

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To use a CD player in a home stereo system, the user connects an RCA cable from the RCA jacks to a hi-fi (or other amplifier) and loudspeakers for listening to music.
The inputs can also be any number of audio sources like record players, CD players, digital audio players and cassette players.

Sony CDP-101

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The Sony CDP-101, released in 1982, was the world's first commercially released compact disc player.
The Sony CDP-101 is the world's first commercially released compact disc player.

CD-ROM

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In June 1985, the computer-readable CD-ROM (read-only memory) and, in 1990, CD-Recordable were introduced, also developed by both Sony and Philips.
Some CDs, called enhanced CDs, hold both computer data and audio with the latter capable of being played on a CD player, while data (such as software or digital video) is only usable on a computer (such as ISO 9660 format PC CD-ROMs).

Portable CD player

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CD players may be part of home stereo systems, car audio systems, personal computers, or portable CD players such as CD boomboxes.

Luxman

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Although the Sony prototype design was never put into volume production, the concept was for a time adopted for production by a number of early Japanese CD player manufacturers, including Alpine/Luxman, Matsushita under the Technics brand, Kenwood and Toshiba/Aurex.
Luxman produces a variety of high-end hi-fi products which include turntables, amplifiers, receivers, tape decks, CD players and speakers.

Technics (brand)

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Although the Sony prototype design was never put into volume production, the concept was for a time adopted for production by a number of early Japanese CD player manufacturers, including Alpine/Luxman, Matsushita under the Technics brand, Kenwood and Toshiba/Aurex.
Since 1965 under the brand name, Panasonic has produced a variety of hi-fi products, such as turntables, amplifiers, receivers, tape decks, CD players and speakers for sale in various countries.

Meridian Audio

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Later, Meridian introduced their MCD "high end" CD player, with Meridian electronics in the Philips CD100 chassis.
The company was the among the first to introduce active loudspeakers (loudspeakers with power amplifiers inside the cabinet) designed for the domestic market, only superseded by Philips' and Jamos active, servo-controlled MFB loudspeakers and was the first British company to manufacture a CD player in 1983.

Compact disc

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A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs, which are a digital optical disc data storage format.
The first commercially available audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan.

Headphones

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Most CD players produce an output signal via a headphone jack or RCA jacks.
Headphones connect to a signal source such as an audio amplifier, radio, CD player, portable media player, mobile phone, video game console, or electronic musical instrument, either directly using a cord, or using wireless technology such as Bluetooth, DECT or FM radio.

Digital-to-analog converter

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After demodulating, a CIRC error corrector takes each audio data frame, stores it in a SRAM memory and verifies that it has been read correctly, if it is not, it takes the parity and correction bits and fixes the data, then it moves it out to a DAC to be converted to an analog audio signal.
DACs are therefore found in CD players, digital music players, and PC sound cards.

List of compact disc player manufacturers

A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs.

Boombox

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CD players may be part of home stereo systems, car audio systems, personal computers, or portable CD players such as CD boomboxes.
Beginning in the mid 1980s, a CD player was often included.

Optical disc drive

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Optical disc drives are an integral part of standalone appliances such as CD players, DVD players, Blu-ray disc players, DVD recorders, certain desktop video game consoles, such as Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and Sony PlayStation 3, and certain portable video game consoles, such as Sony PlayStation Portable.

Phonograph

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In the 1970s disco era, DJs typically used two record players. DJs who are performing "scratching"–the creation of rhythmic sounds and sound effects from sound recordings–traditionally used vinyl records and turntables.
By the turn of the 21st century, the turntable had become a niche product, as the price of CD players, which reproduce music free of pops and scratches, fell far lower than high-fidelity tape players or turntables.

Laser diode

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(A disc played from beginning to end slows its rotation rate during playback.) The tracking mechanism moves the lens system along the spiral tracks in which information is encoded, and the lens assembly reads the information using a laser beam, typically produced by a laser diode.
Infrared and red laser diodes are common in CD players, CD-ROMs and DVD technology.

Compressed audio optical disc

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Compressed audio files are supported by many modern CD players as well as DVD players.

Scratching

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DJs who are performing "scratching"–the creation of rhythmic sounds and sound effects from sound recordings–traditionally used vinyl records and turntables.

High fidelity

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To use a CD player in a home stereo system, the user connects an RCA cable from the RCA jacks to a hi-fi (or other amplifier) and loudspeakers for listening to music.
Integrated, mini, or lifestyle systems (also known by the older terms music centre or midi system ) contain one or more sources such as a CD player, a tuner, or a cassette deck together with a preamplifier and a power amplifier in one box.

Disc jockey

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DJs playing dance music at clubs often use specialized players with an adjustable playback speed to alter the pitch and tempo of the music.
In 2001, Pioneer DJ began producing the CDJ-1000 CD player, making the use of digital music recordings with traditional DJ techniques practical for the first time.

MP3 player

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In 1998, portable MP3 players began to compete with portable CD players.
Devices such as CD players can be connected to the MP3 player (using the USB port) in order to directly play music from the memory of the player without the use of a computer.

Digital audio

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A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs, which are a digital optical disc data storage format.