Sony LBT-GTZ4i 3-Disc CD Changer Mini Shelf System with Play Exchange (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Z-groove: rich, deep bass from all connected sources
- 3-disc CD changer with play exchange CD-R/CD-RW and MP3 playback
- Dual USB ports: record and playback (MP3, WMA, AAC)
- Made for iPod - charge, play and control
- Audio-in for use with MP3 player or PC
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Top Customer Reviews
I turned on some rock too and the other speakers pick up just as well. I'm am 100% satisfied.
The seller also shipped it to me within 3 business days. I was surprised it came today. I was expecting it later this week.
The sound is quite clear, even with the sub-woofer and bass boost ("groove" feature) turned on. The sound has good presence and frequency range. The bass boost (two levels of boost) allows the system to played at low volumes without sacrificing sound quality. There is a useful selection of preset equalizations, plus a three-band manual equalizer. Ignore the limiting names of the presets; just choose the one that you like best for you kind of music. I was pleasantly surprised at how flat the "Flat" setting is (perceptually; I did not measure it electronically). With or without "groove", that setting has great clarity, presence, and natural warmth without any muddiness. "Flat" is great for classical music. The normal stereo mode is excellent, but I do not use the simulated surround-sound, which distorts the stereo placement.
The FM tuner is excellent, even using just the hanging wire antenna that comes with it. If I listen carefully to the silent spaces between notes, I can sometimes detect a faint amount of white noise, which might come from the stereo multiplexer, or might come from the radio station or recording itself. You will likely never notice it. The impression is that the FM tuner is clean and quiet, with excellent sound reproduction.
The AM tuner, using the included loop antenna, has difficulty with weak stations.
The features and ergonomics are excellent.
The system can play music from a universal USB flash drive containing MP3, WMA or AAC music files (you don't need an iPod, although it does support iPods).Read more ›
I haven't even USED the iPod connection yet--I am confident that will work well!
The sound quality is great - crisp and clear, but with just the right amount of bass. The loudest I've had it is at around 14-15. I think anything louder and it would probably start to knock things off the shelf. It doesn't produce any annoying sound vibration or hum.
I love the USB ports - they allow me to connect a flash drive or any kind of MP3 player with a USB connection so I am not locked into using an Ipod (which I do not own). I also love that they are on the front so I don't have to allow clearance on the shelves to insert anything on top of the unit. The stereo has plenty of settings for different types of music though I keep it on the "Rock" setting because that's mostly what I listen to. I'm very happy with this stereo and I know the Sony name means a certain level of quality you can expect. I like the look of it - a cool mix of futuristic and retro with the lighted speedometer display. Someone stated this looked "cheap" - I disagree. Of course it was my own personal preference over the amber display - to each his or her own I guess.
It was easy to set up. No problems at all. However, as some have mentioned, this is a LARGE shelf system - much larger than my old one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everything worked great during the warranty period. Then the cassette system broke. Ok, we use cd's anyway. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by rcran
I had a hard time finding a multi-CD changer all-in-one unit. I really just needed a decent boom box that would hold 3 or more CDs. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Privacy
We love the product, and the color is awesome, because it matched my walls in my living room color. Works great for the price. Would recommend this product to other people.Published on June 10, 2013 by june harrison
We hooked this sound system to our thin screen television to eliminate the tin-box sound quality. Mission accomplished, no problem.Published on March 12, 2013 by Wesley D Cannon
Sony has really manufactured an astonishing product here. This is, no tall tale, the best stereo system I have ever owned. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by billystan346
I loved this stereo system when I fist got it in 2010 but then a year and a half into my owning it it started making a grinding, knocking noise. For the money ($326. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by digigirl
I bought this for my Grandson and it was so good that I wanted to keep it for myself... but, of course, Gabe would have none of that. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Lee Brown
I purchased this stereo several months ago and have listened to it nearly every day.
The sound is excellent from a bookshelf unit. Read more
I checked the reviews on amazon and other websites and everyone was very happy with this unit for the price. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by value shopper