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Single CD Player - without MP3 Playback - not Shock-Proof - without Built-In Radio

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Optical outs, headphone outs, all the things you n...

Not as reliable on damaged CDs

I purchased two of these to replace ageing Technics SL-PG470s, and they boast several features not seen on the 470. These have optical outputs, which considering how easy it is to add, no CD player should be sold without. Thet also have headphone sockets on the front with a volume control...

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“Smooth player from Technics”

published 23/06/2001

Great sound, loads of features

May not be an advantage over SL PG490

This was the first separates CD player I have ever brought, and I was impressed. It's advantages over the '490 are small - it has quick access to tracks on the front panel, and contains a few editing features designed for use with a tape deck. However, I found an offer that made the 590 equal in...

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“The SL-PG 590”

published 02/08/2000

Cheap, sturdy, ease of use.

Basic, odd-colour (?), not the 490.

I bought the SL-PG 590 in April, perhaps it's a little dated, and it's certainly not a top of the range product, in fact, it may not even be better than its predecessor the 490. It certainly wasn't in the view of What Hi-Fi. However this player has the distinct advantage of price over many of its...

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