“ Sony CMT-BX3 - Micro system - radio / CD / MP3 / USB audio player „
This system looks very stylish, neat and compact for a shelf system. I like the way Sony have detailed this system as completely 'fuss free' with absolutely minimal frills.
To look at this system, it looks expensive and has a great finish in either 'piano' black or 'soft' white with matching speakers to co-ordinate with each colour.
The system incorporates a front loading CD player, AM/FM tuner with the added bonus of a USB input for a memory stick and or a direct input from a PC to play media library music files.
The normal user functions (once set up from the remote) can be used from the system and every function is by means of push-botton.
The sound control is a simple 'bass & treble' of which sound variation varies from -4 & +4.
FM radio reception is quite sensitive - although for optimum reception i would recommend a suitable outdoor aerial.
Although this may look an expensive system - the main flaw here is the audio quality and build of the speaker system.
For a system of this build and price, the audio quality is really not up to much due to the poor quality speakers provided.
The system is very 'bass light' even with the added 'bass boost' and the speakers sound quite 'boxy' which is rather a shame bacause using this system on a pair of Gale 4i floorstanding speakers, the Sony does perform slightly better although there is still a massive lack of 'bass' and it strains to deliver the goods!
Connect USB devices such as iPods, Sony Walkmans, or even PCs directly to the CMT-BX3 via a convenient front USB input. The direct digital connection allows you to easily access your music files and play them back without any loss of sound quality. If you don't have the appropriate USB cable on hand, then analog audio inputs can also be used for plug and play connectivity with almost any type of music player.