Product Type: Asda hifi systems
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A micro system that will work when it feels like it!
Asda KS-3398C Micro
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Asda KS-3398C Micro
Date: 22/08/11, updated on 22/08/11 (222 review reads)
Advantages: Costs £20.00 only for a modern micro system that looks great
Disadvantages: Doesn't like any cds really
When I moved into my own flat with a friend she bought me a housewarming present. At the time we had nothing and I had nothing to play my music on.
I was pleased to receive this after I spied it in my local Asda store costing £20.00 and saying I wanted it I got it as a housewarming gift from said friend and this has now been sat in my living room for the past year.
It comes in a box where we are told simply what it is and contact details for Asda are given. Inside the unit itself it is well packaged with two large speakers and a remote control and there is an instruction leaflet (not that you need this!).
The Micro System:
Black and shiny and silver in in colour its slightly raised to the back of it. To the left side of it is where you pop the Cd's into and this is meant to play anything even copies. Under that and on the front there is a silver strip and on the left hand side there is a headphone socket then sliders for cd/radio, Bass on/off and a Am/Fm Slider and a small plastic tuning dial. Next to the cd section there is a blue LCD display of a reasonable size which displays the number track you are playing on a cd or the frequency on the radio you have on and under that small silver buttons which is to use the pre programmed stations (you do this simply yourself), you have a random and repeat button and volume up and down. Next to that and also in silver you have a round slightly raised dial and on that for the cd options you have stop, play, move to the next track and a move to the last track. It all looks really nice and glossy and I liked the silver panel that goes over fro the cd section to the section of silver where all the controls are and we are told that it is a Micro system and is compact disc 'Digital Audio' and there is no Asda branding on this at all to make it look cheap. The two plastic black speakers are tall and sit nice. They plug into the back of the unit with total ease and are foam covered to which those covers are removable to clean them which is handy. The remote control, again black in colour is for the cd with see through plastic buttons on it which are standby, mute, play/pause, stop, repeat/random, programme, skip/search and volume buttons for up and down and the batteries which are aa (first set come with the stereo) easily pop into the front of it through a slide action cover.
I was and am pleased with the appearance of this stereo. Due to its flip opening cd section extending out it does need a little room but looks smart and it has a long power lead and the speakers can be sat reasonably far from the main unit so you can spread the sound slightly.
Although this goes loud enough and without a tinny sound and the radio is great and once set on a station stays that way cds, well mine is temperamental with. It has always had trouble reading my cds and some days it will work fine some days it wont. At the moment it won't play any first tracks of my cds at all so I have to manually skip them or it will just switch off. It always from day one treated all my cds as if they scratched and randomly stopped playing them, since then though I have bought brand new ones and it still stops playing them too so i can't win!
It looks nice, its good for the radio and I do like the fact it has a headphone socket. However my one has never and doesn't like my cds at all so for that reason sadly I can't really recommend it you!
Only available from Asda stores.
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Summary: All looks and a good radio but not much else sadly!
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