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Good CD, Poor Radio
on January 15, 2013
It's not easy to find a cassette recorder / cd player anymore. This offers both, and has a quiet, discreet design that actually looks good on a shelf (not the garish overblown monster design of other units). I'm not embarrassed to have this sitting on my shelf where people can see it.
The USB slot is a great addition - it offers hours of music that you customized yourself!
The frequency response is narrower than higher-priced units like the $350 Yamaha shelf system, but the sound is clear and crisp from the cd. We've enjoyed listening to it. The radio tuner is weak. We live in town, and all the stations have a strong signal, and this thing always had the distortion that comes from being slightly off-signal. That's disappointing, but at this price you have to accept that - it's a good cd player, probably a good USB player, but a poor radio.
Sony makes better cd / cassettes. USB players are available without the older technology. This brings it all together in one package, though with some poor results. Other reviews say this will fail in a few months. I'll write another reveiw in a while and report on its condition then.