I bought this hi-fi system a few years ago as I needed a replacement for my old one. I wanted something that looked nice, was quite compact and not too expensive, so at around £60 I seem to recall, this fitted the bill nicely.
The hi-fi features a CD player, tape deck, and fm/am radio.
I found it very easy to set up and attach the speakers to the main system, and had it working very quickly.
I was impressed with the sound quality, although I have never had it excessively loud, so couldn't really comment on how good the quality of the sound is when you really turn the volume up.
The CD player works well and even plays CD re-writes burnt on the computer, which sometimes I have found to be incompatible with other CD players I have owned.
The radio picks up very good reception, and I have had no need for a separate ariel in order to pick up good radio signal on most stations.
I haven't used the tape deck much, but it seems to work well, and it is useful to have one, as not all hi fi systems include one, and you never know when you might need it.
The hi fi comes with a remote control which has always worked well and is easy to use. You don't even have to point it directly at the hi-fi and it still works.
If you need a simple hi fi and want to listen to CDs and the radio, then this is great, and a good price. I would highly recommend it.
I recieved a Sanyo DC-DA100 as a Christmas present, as I wanted a cheap hi-fi to replace my obsolete boom-box that refused to play CDs anymore. I wasn't after anything spectacular, but I wanted something that was reliable, durable and would last me a long time.
So far, I've not been dissapointed with what I have.
It isn't the flashiest piece of equipment, but then from the price (which I would estimate to be around the £30-£50 mark) it's not too bad. It has an intuitive interface which anyone would be able to find their way around - and in fact, I'm pretty sure that this model has been around for some deal of time. If it was originally released about 8 or more years ago which I believe to be true, then it's not too shabby at all!
It's got a tape deck as well as a CD player, which is very nice for those who might wish to play old casettes that their parents or grandparents might have handed down to them, some classic material bought in an old record store or a children's learning tape. You can even record the radio - in accordance to the quality, results may vary in dependence of the quality of the signal you get, or the station you might be recording. You're able to give stations a preset function so you don't have to retune the radio every time you turn it on, and it automatically finds a good listenable frequency for that particular station. Granted, it's not exactly DAB standard, but if you're not too bothered then I doubt you would notice a collossal difference.
The sound levels are very good. If you're listening with headphones, then you should find that the maximum volume available (36 on my model) is very loud, so there's no issue with it being too quiet when listening to the hi-fi this way. The speakers don't set the world on fire in appearance or quality; they're just decent and they look decent alongside the stereo, or on the floor if you don't have enough room.
The only real issues that I have experienced in my time of owning this product is that when playing some discs, it has a nasty habit of not wanting to read it - this is annoying, and sometimes you need to make around five attempts for it to work. This is most common with discs that are copied, or are in horrendous condition so to most people it won't be an issue. Also, the remote that came with my hi-fi was troublesome. After replacing the batteries for the first time, it worked, but it needed to be pointed from a very short distance in order to change stations or tracks - and if you have to be that close, it's not really worth having a switch at all! I disregarded the remote and just get up to manually control it, it doesn't do me any harm without a remote - but this may only be a problem with mine, so it's not for sure that the same problem affects others.
So overall, it's a great little system to have in a bedroom, kitchen, or generally anywhere in your home. It's cheap, and does exactly what you'd expect of it. There's not an abundance of extra features here, so if you're looking for something a little less general then there's obviously much greater items on the market - if not, and you're looking for something nice, simple and won't break the bank, you could do a lot worse than one of these models.
Not a bad lil micro system. It has a decent CD player,which has all the basic functions you would expect,like play pause stop skip track up/down. Single tape deck,again with the same controls.Theres a decent AM FM radio,with plenty of chanels you can pre set so you dont have to tune the radio in everytime you switch it on. The sound quality is great for such a little Hi-Fi. It looks very stylish and quite expensive. Ideal for a small bedroom or a small living room, did i mention it looks really nice??...oh yeah there are different sound fuctions like extra bass and surround sound etc,so you cant really moan that you have nothing to play around with and no buttons to press,if your like me and like things,then this is definately one 2 look out for. If you want to know more then just ask wot you wanna know and i will include it!