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Sony MDS JE330
Sony MDS JE330
Date: 26/09/00, updated on 26/09/00 (1017 review reads)
Advantages: Good sound reproduction
Disadvantages: Let down by casing and accessories, poor features
This entry level machine from Sony isn't much cop as far as a seperates system. Sound quality is decent but being the most basic model, it is ill-equipped for the price and is basically a box of fresh air - I have seen better equiped personal decks than this. It is over priced for what it is and the accessories supplied aren't much cop, either - the cheapest of cheap remote control batteries, an instruction manual for different models (which makes you feel you've bought the wrong machine as the others are so much better).
A severe lack of editing functions is fustrating, as is the thin, ill-fitting wrap-around lid case, which has gaps between the facia and the side panels (common on other Sony machines, unfortunately). Optical only outputs limits it's compatabilities with other equipment (some CD decks only have either an optical or digital output - buying this machine without checking this might mean getting a new CD deck, which would be more expensive than getting a higher spec MD from Sony - if anything like the unit it replaced, get the '640 instead.
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