player and couldn't find
another like it. I finally found
a jWin "JX-CD552 mp3
CD boom box." I soon discovered that
it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Nowhere in the
advertising for this product, nor anywhere in the manual which came
with it, was there
any indication that the boom box would not play CD-RW
CD-RW disks play with no problem on my computer and on the
Sony boom box that I have for home use. But the same disks will have
tracks end prematurely, cycle from part of one track to part of another,
or produce “strange sounds” while
playing on the JX-CD552. As a result I had to re-record all of my CD-RW
disks to CD-R disks.
This was moderately
helpful. Now most tracks
play, but I notice from time to time a track that ends before the
song is finished.
I wrote to WIN
Electronics Corporation (Customer
2 Harbor Park Drive,
Port Washington, NY 11050) about the problems. Guess what their response
was. Right - no response at all.
So if you want a boom box that plays mp3, you might
want to try something