- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: ZSH10CP
- Supported Standards: MP3
- Battery Average Life: 45 Hours
- Width: 15.00 inches
Sony ZSH10CP Portable Heavy Duty CD Radio Boombox Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Rugged jobsite CD boombox with water- and dust-resistant plastic housing
- Protective safeguard bar keeps boombox safe from stacking items and falling debris
- CD playback modes include track programming, repeat play, and shuffle play
- Digital, drift-free AM/FM tuner; auxiliary input for digital music players
- Measures 20.12 x 9.6 x 6.06 inches (W x H x D); 1-year parts warranty - - Batteries are D cells - not C cells.
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Durable, water-resistant, and rugged, the Sony ZS-H10CP is ready to provide the background music for your toughest jobs.
But don't let the rugged design fool you; the ZS-H10CP is built to withstand the elements without sacrificing sound quality. A digital AM/FM stereo tuner provides accurate, drift-free tuning of AM and FM radio stations and lets you choose from the wide variety of radio talk shows and music programs, with the added enjoyment of stereo sound. The system also includes a line-in jack for digital music players so you can listen to your entire digital music collection via the boombox. And to really kick the sound up a notch, the ZS-H10CP features Mega Bass sound enhancement.
And for those with a big collection of CDs that make the workday more fun, the ZS-H10CP features a CD player with multiple play modes and ESP-2 anti-shock playback protection. Play modes let you listen to songs in sequence as recorded, in program (RMS) order, all tracks in random (shuffle) order, or a single track over and over. A four-line LCD screen keeps tabs on your track information, and SonicStage music software ships with the unit, so you can compile your own mix CDs.
What's in the Box
ZS-H10CP CD boombox and AC power adapter.
Top Customer Reviews
S2 = Sony ZS-XN30 Multi-Codec S2 Sports CD/Tuner Boombox (White)
H10 = Sony ZS-H10CP Heavy Duty CD Radio Boombox
Background: I bought the H10 to replace a defunct S2. I use three S2s and one H10 daily (and simultaneously) at a swimming pool, so I compare them daily.
My biggest surprise is that, contrary to what the specs imply, the H10 sounds twice as loud as the S2. Perhaps this is due in large part to the H10's significantly better base: there is noticeably more of it, and it is very clean (has low distortion). I play the S2 with the Mega Bass button on, yet the H10 bass is so pronounced and clean that I leave the its Mega Bass off. "Specs imply" means that the specifications state that the H10 = 2.3 watts per speaker vs 2.0 watts for the S2.
The H10 is significantly easier to use than the S2: The S2's up-down Volume buttons have been replaced with a large dial, the S2's jog control whose operation baffled water aerobic instructors has been replaced with clearly marked buttons, and that aggravating push-to-open CD cover has been replaced with a cover that has a hinge lock. And since the CD cover of two of my three S2's is nonfunctional, my guess is that this new hinge-lock cover will be more durable.
On the H10 but not on the S2 are: Line-in (for tape players and ipods), and a storage compartment. The latter is large enough both for both the H10's wall plug and a line-in jack (not provided).
The H10 is noticeably heavier than the S2, about the same width and depth, and twice the S2's heigth. Also, the black-red motif is much more in-your-face than the subtle white of the S2.Read more ›
This is truly an Industrial Strength boombox - extremely rugged. I bought one for my handicapped daughter, who needs almost constant music to keep her happy, but has been pretty rough on past boomboxes. This one ought to last.
It is significantly larger than the average portable boombox, so pay attention to the dimensions and weight to see if it's a fit for you.
The only weak spot is the antenna, which my daughter managed to break the first day. Be careful how you restore it to its telescoped slot. We can't find a replacement antenna yet.
Also, it lists on the Sony site and at Sears for $129.99, so I don't know where this site got a list price of $179.99.
1) It uses a huge power adapter instead of a standard power cord that could fold neatly into the back of the radio.
2) The volume has to be turned up upon powering up the radio (it defaults to level 0), so it wont keep your volume settings like my old radio would after being turned off.
3) A remote would have been nice, too.
In other words, even when you're listening to strong stations, you can hear other stations "bleeding over" into the one you're tuned to. It's like a ghost station in the background. It's not horrible, but it messes with the sound.
For example, when listening to a rock station, I could hear faint talk-radio. On talk-radio, I could hear faint music. On a classics station, commercials from nearby stations were *really* noticable when they came on.
There was actually another problem with my particular sample, which is that it arrived with a faulty display (didn't have all the segments working in the rightmost character/number), but I could have lived with that.
The sound quality might be pretty good for CD's, MP3's and other clean sources, but I bought this specifically for the radio, and that part stinks (both AM and FM were plagued with this problem). There is simply no excuse for poor selectivity in a $140 radio. No speakers sound good playing two radio stations at the same time.
Other disappointments were the lack of a simple, conventional cord (it comes with a transformer), and a significantly cheaper feel than I expected. But the lack of clean, clear radio reception makes this a no-buy recommendation from me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this because we needed a rugged stereo to take camping and boating. We've had it for a while now and it has held up great through drops, water, sand, & heat. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
This product quit working about three-and-a-half to four months after I started using it it was supposed to be heavy duty butt it's not not a goodbyePublished 3 months ago by Audrey
I love this thing. I take it camping with me and it's the best part of our camping trips. It's great.Published 5 months ago by Robert
Perfect for outdoor use. Very sturdy radio. Great for the garage too. Music is clear and very user friendly.Published 8 months ago by MrsH
VERY durable. Left out in the rain at least 3 times and after it dries out it functions again perfectly.Published 8 months ago by Ryan Beavers