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Sony CFDG700CP Xplod Portable CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 20-watt boombox plays cassettes, CDs and CD-R/RWs, MP3 CDs, AM/FM radio
- Two 4-inch speakers with separate 0.08-inch tweeters; ported 5-inch woofer
- Audio input for connecting MP3 players or other external audio devices
- Included remote lets you navigate volume and playback controls from across the room
- Power from wall outlet or with eight D batteries
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Listen to your favorite music no matter where you are with the CFD-G700CP Xplod boombox. This boldly styled stereo boasts a 5-inch power drive woofer, to crank out an even greater bass response. Navigate volume and CD player controls with the included remote, and enjoy music from CDs, CD-R/RWs, MP3 CDs, AM/FM radio, and cassette through high-powered 20-watt speakers.
Listen to your favorite music no matter where you are, with the CFD-G700CP Xplod boombox.
Bold Styling and Portable Power
An aggressive design houses two full-range speakers with separate tweeters and a ported subwoofer, for 20 watts of powerful sound.
Add Sony's DLS-1 controller and you can connect to certain American DJ lights for visual effects.
Form and Function
The first thing anyone would notice when looking at this boombox from Sony is its radical design, with a bold black, red, and silver color scheme and styling that might befit a spaceship more than a boombox. Of course it all has a purpose, housing two 4-inch drivers, each with its own 0.8-inch tweeter. Taking up the low end is a 5-inch subwoofer, which pumps bass through the reflex ports on the bottom, for some serious, thumping low end.
Connect iPods, other MP3 players, or pretty much any audio device using the stereo mini (3.5-mm) input.
Cassettes, CDs, and MP3s
The CFD-G700CP will play your cassette tapes, your CD and CD-R/RW discs, and better yet, it lets you play back burned CD-R/RW discs full of MP3s, for hours of music on a single disc.
Digital AM/FM Stereo Tuner
Provides accurate, drift-free tuning of AM and FM radio stations, with 20 FM and 10 AM presets to instantly pull up your faves.
Twenty watts is more than enough power to fill most rooms with sound. Five preset sound modes let you dial in the EQ curve: choose from Rock, Dance, Reggaeton, Salsa, and Flat.
The included remote control features keys for directly accessing CD tracks or preset radio stations, along with playback functions, volume, and more.
D-Light Sync Capability
As an added bonus, the CFD-G700CP can connect to American DJ D-Light Sync Pak Stage Lights (sold separately), for stunning visual effects. Add Sony's DLS-1 controller and compatible lights, and you'll really have a party.
What's in the Box
Sony CFD-G700CP CD boombox radio cassette recorder, power cable, remote control, and documentation.
Top Customer Reviews
It looks ready to take off, or strap it to your back like the rocket pack from the Rocketeer (and it's about that same size). Pictures on the Amazon site give you the breadth but not the depth of the sizing.
Assuming you can handle the size, the main function of the unit - produce quality sound at high volumes - is worth the entry fee. Classical, simple vocal, pop, rock, country - excellent sound and reasonable tone-shaping controls - presets for rock, salsa, flat, and a couple of others do shape the sound a bit. 3 levels for the bass add, tied to the red rim light on the center bass speaker.
Controls are reasonably intuitive, although the station preset button is strangely hidden on the cassette side. The manual is adequate and provided the answer.
Con 1: wish the red light was not tied to the bass add, so it could be turned off. My intended use for this is to show movies outside while camping, and the red light is going to be annoying.
Con 2: I see no reason why the 3.5mm input jack has to be behind a plastic door - requiring you to open it each time to use it or the provided 6" or so pre-attached cable.
Con 3: Size. And LOUD appearance. Think Flash Gordon and you'll be close.
Pros: great sound, clear controls, good operation, features do what you expect.
Summary: if you can handle the size and appearance, you'll have a great boombox.
1. You have to be close or right in front of the unit for the remote to work. I stepped approx. 12 feet away and used the remote at a side angle with no problems. I honestly would not expect more than that. Are you trying to control it from down the block or what?
2. The readout is tough to see. Yes, it is. And??? I mean, what do you expect? A 15 inch LCD? It is a boombox, right? 30 years ago people were happy to be watching a 19 inch TV! Now everyone has a wall in their home just for the TV! Sure, it could be bigger but just put in a CD and let it play, bro!
3. The sound could be better, especially on audio cassetes. Huh??? You bought something like this to listen to books on tape?? That one struck me as really peculiar. Not to sound critical but why would you buy a system thats 20 watts, has a huge subwoofer, is abot 21 inches across by 15 inches deep, to listen to that type of material? That compares to buying a 60 inch Sony LCD and only having basic cable.
Again, it is a portable boombox. Does it sound as good as my Mirage surround sound system powered by a Yamaha 7.1 AV receiver? Not really. One rear Mirage speaker costs more than double what I paid for this unit so I would not have that expectation either.
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It blasts music from the radio or CD very clear. Radio signals come in clear. Just make sure you have the antenna fully extended. I haven't tried the cassette player yet or AM radio. The remote works well - it's small and simple. The large carry handle is convenient and makes the system very portable.
The instructions are on a large fold out sheet. It's easy reading and only needed to learn how to program favorite radio channels; plus to find out what the little, hard to see icons mean on the display.
I only wish the LCD display pane was much larger and backlit. The boom box is ugly, but a great, solidly built system.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sony's xplod boomboxes are some of the best values of all time. they have plenty of power, sound fine, and use to come with CD, Radio, and cassette. Read morePublished 1 day ago by jeff in new england
Top quality and rugged....bit it many time from my deck! Sound was excellent for the price!Published 6 days ago by Ted Stepanski
Sony - the name stands for long lasting quality . Great sound . The highs sound crisp and the bass hits hard . Powerful little BoomBox . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vic Segui
I bought this for my son and he loves it. It sounds great and is very loud. We use it for barbecues, pool parties, camping and just about every gathering we have. Great Radio.Published 2 months ago by rochelle
I did not buy this item myself, my father ordered it for me 3-4 years ago. I have been using this in my bedroom as an alternative to the horrendous built in speakers on my TV for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for around $100 about 5 years ago. Now you charge WELL over $800 (when tax is included) for an old discontinued product. Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Mookster
I loved this boom box for awhile, it performed great and loops cool. But when the button broke to switch audio from cd to mp3 player, it became useless basically. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Adam Wilson