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Sony Stereo CD/Cassette Boombox Home Audio Radio, Black (CFDS70BLK)
- Enjoy full-function stereo sound, Playback CDs, CD-R/RW and MP3 CDs with shuffle and program functions, Built-in cassette tape deck with recording function. Note:Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. Kindly follow the instructions provided in the user guide.
- FM/AM tuner with digital tuning and 30 station presets, AC and battery power options with up to 19 hours of battery life, Aux audio input lets you connect digital music players
- MEGA BASS boost circuitry enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button, AC power cord included
- Power Supply 1 x AC power cord (120 VAC, 60 Hz) or 6 x R14/Size C dry batteries (9 VDC); Requires 6 C Batteries; Works well and long with Polaroid C Batteries
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Enjoy full-function stereo sound
Stereo speakers housed in a bass-reflex design deliver an enjoyable listening experience.
Playback CDs, CD-R/RW and MP3 CDs with shuffle and program functions
Listen how you want with the ability to playback CDs, CD-R/RW and MP3 CDs. Shuffle and program functions give you full control of how you listen to your tunes.
Built-in cassette tape deck with recording function
Playback your old mix tapes and record new ones with the built-in cassette deck.
FM/AM tuner with digital tuning and 30 station presets
The built in FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets makes it easy to listen to and save your favorite radio stations.
AC and battery power options with up to 19 hours of battery life
Enjoy your favorite on the go, for up to 19 hours (6 size C, sold separately). For battery swaps that are a snap, the battery compartment quickly and easily clicks open and closed.
Plays well with others
An auxiliary audio input lets you connect select digital music players to the speaker dock for easy access to your music (cable not included).
Bass boost circuitry enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button.
Sony Stereo CD/Cassette Boombox Home Audio Radio, Black (CFDS70BLK)
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The engineering and design of this player seems quite good. Excellent FM reception. The antenna did not seem flimsy to me as someone else noted.
I play a cassette with no issues; FF, Rewind, and Play all functioned well. It seems like a very decent cassette player. A played a standard CD (Sibelius Finlandia) and it sounded very good. Sony makes nice sounding units. The first MP3 disk I tried could not be read, but I suspect that is because of the sampling rate that I used for the files. Standard mp3 files should work with no issues. The manual also describes the folder format required to play these files. Please leave a followup comment if you have successfully tried playing mp3 files.
The plastic housing does feel cheap but it is finished well and looks good. The boombox is also very light which could be a benefit for some.
For the price, this is a respectable radio that has Sony's experience and reputation behind it.
Sound quality is decent. Distorts with mega bass unless you have the volume way down.
Lots of presets on the digital tuner.
Easy to use for my grandma, she seems to not grasp input settings on our tv. With this she presses power, then play on the cd, tape, or any radio preset and that function starts omitting sound.. perfect.
Reception is good, takes 6 d batteries if you want it to be portable. Came with instruction manual and ac cord too.
Another thing you may notice from the photograph is that the buttons of the earlier model are clearly set on the front. The buttons on the newer model cannot be seen in the photo, because they are on the top. This would be inconvenient for me, because I normally use my kitchen stereo to play music from my laptop. You can see the newer model's buttons in the stock images. These are black against a black surface, which doesn't stand out as well as the light grey buttons on the dark grey background of the older model. Aside from the tape buttons, all the buttons on the newer model are circles of about the same size, which makes it even harder to distinguish them. In contrast, the older model has buttons in different shapes and sizes, which makes it easier to tell them apart. Also, the buttons on the older model are well-organized, with related buttons being grouped together, whereas the buttons on the newer model are not as well organized. For example, the FM/AM button and the Audio In button, which both affect the audio source, are on opposite sides. Whereas in the older model, four buttons for audio source are grouped together front and center.
However, the newer model does have the advantage of being a bit more intuitive in how its buttons function. While the older model has four buttons for selecting between Tape, CD, Radio, and Audio In, the newer model omits the first two. Instead, when you press the play button for the tape or CD, it will start to play a tape or CD, even if it was previously set to radio or audio in. I did not check whether this keeps it from recording the radio or an external audio source, since I no longer tape record the radio anyway.
When I first listened to the newer model, it did not sound nearly as good as the older model. But this was partly due to placement. I had it in the middle of the kitchen instead of against a wall. When I placed it on top of the older one, as seen in the picture, its sound improved. The older model generally has excellent sound, at least for a kitchen stereo. I have some better stereo equipment, but it is fixed in other rooms. In comparing the sound of the newer model with the older model, the best it ever did was to sound comparable to the older model. It never sounded better, and it sometimes sounded worse. The speakers inside might be the same size, but the older one has a larger grill that extends around the front of the stereo, while the newer one uses the front space in the middle for the tape deck. This may give better acoustics to the older model.
Overall, I prefer the older model for its better sound, its large flat top that can accommodate a laptop, and its easy to read buttons on the front. But the newer model does have some features that would give it an edge as a bedside stereo. Its sleep button will signal it to turn off in 90 minutes, and you can adjust this time downward by pressing it again. This is useful if you want to play the radio while going to sleep without it playing all night. It also has a headphone port, which will let you listen to it without bothering someone else. This is not an important feature in a kitchen stereo, which I play while walking around and working.
One more new feature of the newer model is its ability to play CDs with MP3s on them. I did burn some MP3s to CDs and try this out, and it worked fine. But for my own purposes, it is easier to plug my MP3 player into the stereo's audio in port and listen to my MP3s that way. So it's not an important feature for me.
One last thing to mention is that this does not come with a cord for connecting an external audio source. The older model did come with a cord for this, and you can see it connecting the laptop to the newer model in the picture. So, if you do plan to use it with an external audio source, this will be an added expense.
As time progresses, perception of unit has favorably improved. CD Player operates satisfactorily, AM/FM reception if fine (without telescoping antenna). And, good quality tapes provide remarkable fidelity...-:)
Cassette Rewind button worked well, was indispensable winding back dozens of old tapes. Thus far, a number of them play 'well.' Not surprisingly, quality of audio is OK. In contrast to naysayers, unit intended for portability not fidelity.
Purchased system to play large number of cassette tapes that languished for years. (arrived perfectly packed with other items - four CDs, in alphabetical order!)
However, reading Operating Instructions, under 'Playing a Tape,' regrettably, it stated, "Use Type I (normal) tapes only. Type II (high position), Type III (ferro-chrome) and Type IV (metal) tapes are not supported."
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