CD Player

CD Player #43
This stylish home stereo system was top of the range back in 1994, with its CD player capable of reading even the most scratched up compact discs in your collection.
Sell Price

CD Player is an Electronics item that can be acquired through shoplifting and is tied with the Pack of Blank CDs : 100 for the least expensive item (by sell price) that can be obtained from Market Stall shoplifting. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) the Super Store.

The CD Player was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]


In crimes 1.0 the CD Player can be obtained through the "Electronics Stall" shoplifting crime at any crime experience level, but is most common when a player's Crime Experience is lower. It can also be found as a result of the "Search the Junkyard" Search For Cash subcrime and through city finds.

The CD Player can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Search For Cash:

  • "Search the Junkyard" (quantity one)


  • "Super Store" (quantity one)


  • "Apartment" (quantity one)
  • "Brewery" (quantity one)
  • "Chiropractor" (quantity one)
  • "Cleaning Agency" (quantity one)
  • "Farmhouse" (quantity one)
  • "Lake House" (quantity one)


Listening to a CD player converts energy to happiness. There is no usage cooldown and there are three different options for how much energy is to be used.

CD Player Usage [2]
Action Energy Used Happiness Gained
Listen to a Song 1 energy 12-18 Happiness
Listen to an Album 3 Energy 42-63 Happiness
Listen to an Audio Book 5 Energy 80-120 Happiness

The CD Player is an option to spend extra energy that is not divisible by five or ten which would otherwise be unused. These bits of energy can be obtained from drinking energy drinks while in a faction that has the energy drink perk in the Voracity branch, use of Book : Higher Daddy, Higher!, or from using the one or three energy options on an MP3 Player, CD Player, Television, or Game Console.

Using the CD Player is optimal only for players with extremely low battle stats. If a player uses the CD Player, the 5 energy "Listen to an Audio Book" gives the most happiness per energy spent.

Related Awards

CD Player related Awards
Image Name Requirements
566282329.png Candy Man Achieve 1,000 theft crime
486487597.png Smile, You're On Camera Achieve 2,500 theft crimes
529618516.png Smokin' Barrels Achieve 5,000 theft crimes
374334948.png Breaking And Entering Achieve 7,500 theft crimes
721231605.png Stroke Bringer Achieve 10,000 theft crimes

Historical Notes

Prior to an update in June 2021 that changed several Electronics items, the CD Player had no use.

The CD Player's description referred to the item as a "Sony Discman" until 30 May 2019, when the description was updated [3] to refer to the item as a "home stereo system," which matched the item image.

In the past there was a Market Stall shoplift crime explicitly for CD Players. It was consolidated into the Electronics Stall shoplift crime.

Image History

Pack of Music CDs Image History
Years Used Image
??? to July 2012 [4] PIB6ZuE.png
July 2012 to present [5] kwED0qT.png

There is one earlier image for the CD Player, but it is currently considered lost to time. [6]

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

Patch list #198 : 29/06/21
  • Added listening to CD Players and MP3 Players to convert energy to happiness


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (28/05/23)
  2. Damaster, Brief Look at Electronic Happiness items 04/09/22
  3. Torn Stats,
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (29/01/23)
  5. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Electronics Items (With Citations) (29/01/23)