Double box it.
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The thought police may stop your box from being sent.
Many items with any sort of computing or lasering abilities are restricted. A lot of stuff cannot be sent out of the country. I have heard even from Canada to US or reverse, stuff has been stopped because of this. A CD player is probably safe to send, however, depending on the customs folks, it may get impounded!
I would be leary of sending something without finding out exactly what is and is not allowed to be sent to where.
Don't do it and save yourself grief, worry and aggravation. Don't know if the 'region code' is still a concern, some players are still tied up in that fiasco. With shipping charges, insurance, duty etc. the cost to the sender could be $200 plus. If you do decide to do it, go with DHL as the carrier. I know a lot of US distributors of Asian products deal exclusively with them as the best all around carrier, not only on cost but service including claims etc.
I have purchased hifi stuff from all over and it comes into Australia with no problems. As I recall a declared value of over $1000.00 AU ( including shipping) attracts a 10% consumption tax and also goes through customs which may have an import duty. The shiiping compnies handle it all but if you go through US post it is easier but you have to do all the customs declarations etc. yourself ( whoever is recieiving it) . I presume you are aware the electrical mains supply here is 240v.