Product Type: Sony hifi systems
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This matches my decor and my pocket!
Member Name: janharper
Date: 04/08/01, updated on 04/08/01 (411 review reads)
Advantages: neat, colour co-ordinated!!!
Disadvantages: not many controls
I was looking round for a Micro Hi-Fi system that wouldn't take up much space and would be unobtrusive in my lounge. I didn't want a great big, flash looking system, that took over the whole place. It's just a small room so it had to be a neat little system.
I settled on the Sony CMTCP11 because the colour of the speakers matched my room. Now I know that I'm supposed to look at the specifications for the price and decide from there, but so what. The speakers are a nice buff colour that matches my three piece suite and curtains. The main unit is silver coloured and it has an orange coloured display window on it.
Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, it does have a few other things in its favour. The speakers are 60 watts RMS output and the radio has a FM/MW PLL tuner. The CD slips into a drawer that slides forwards. Unfortunately it only takes one CD at a time, but there again, I can only listen to one at a time and I'm not likely to have wild parties that demand non-stop loud music all night (well, not often!)
There is only a single cassette on here too, which is a pity. I find a double one useful for copying tapes and editing them. I don't have a CD burner yet, so I would have liked the facility for copying tapes too. (Okay, I know I shouldn't.)
The main unit is 25.2cms high, 19cms wide and 31cms deep and the speakers are the same height, 30cms wide and 25.5cms deep. It's a nice compact little unit.
The controls are simple and straightforward. There's nothing fancy. You can use the 'dynamic sound generator button' in the off or on position and there's no in between. I'n not sure what this is supposed to do but I noticed little difference except perhaps in the tone.
It also comes with a remote control unit which is quite a novelty to me as I haven't had an audio system with one of these before. I do tend to 'play' quite a bit with this and annoy
the neighbours, no doubt, with strains of Bryan Ferry.
For the price, £199, this is a fairly decent system. It has the Sony brandname and comes with their usual guarantees of quality and satisfaction. You even get a helpline number to call incase you have any queries. Certainly worth buying if you want a reasonable system for a low price and you don't have to play Bryan Ferry CD's, it will play other things, (I think!).
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