Excellent micro (not mini) system. It sounds superb for its size and even has full bass. I've had this about 7 years now and still love it. My ratings below reflect the system compared with anything else its size, not compared with say a high end system. I only wish it had mp3 on cd playback ability, but this is an old system so that stuff wasn't really available back then. You can connect an mp3 player or what not to the inputs easily though. If you can pick a used one of these up in good condition, it's a gem of a find! I don't know what these cost when they were new like 8 years or so ago, but being a Sony microsystem it was probably very much overpriced, but I saw one used on Amazon.com for only $50, so its a steal at that price. I lost my remote but use a Logitech Harmony remote to replace the original one which I like better - so all the functions are still there. This is important because just about everything is controlled via the remote except the most basic of functions. The only nitpick I can think of is that the touch sensor for the eject button is super sensitive - if you barely brush it, the cd will eject. But that's being super picky. Build quality and sound quality will make you smile.
Ok System but disc loading failed after 2 years. Design Fault. Small rubber band over 2 pulleys to raise and lower carrier is inadequate. (Horizontal disc transport systems not affected since they don't have to work against gravity). Would NOT recommend.
Firstly, this is one of the nicest mini stereo systems I've ever seen. Stylish, classy, and just right to fit in an office or in your bachelor pad. What's better than popping in some Radiohead to help you relax? Okay, maybe a lot, but I'm sure you see the point. But, honestly, this is about all the stereo has going for it. What's good about this nice looking stereo? Thats what's nice about it. Its nice to look at. Its sleek and sexy, unlike the big, powerful silver complete systems most people purchase these days. Even the highest rated system in the mini system category is more like a complete system than this. And maybe thats why I feel that this is only good for looks. It plays only mini system sound. Other nice features are the text display below the CD, which can accept a CD-text encoded CD and will display the name of the song and album and being able to see the CD spin and it pops out of the top when you want to change discs. The buttons are lit up in cobalt blue, which is another nice touch. Now for the badpoints. Number one- The price. You pay quite a bit for this little beauty. When paying £200+ for a stereo, you'd expect to get a lot more. There is no subwoofer sound here, and that'd be something you'd want in a stereo. I can see that at this price, the player will be found in top- execs' offices and in classier areas so it might not be needed then, but it would be a nice option to have. This is the perfect system for an officer, or a high traffic area where you'd like to turn heads and get people to talk. Its an icon piece more than anything else, showing you're mostly interested in impressing someone more than getting the most for your money. If you don't mind this, and still think it worth it, then pick it up. If I come by your place and see it...you can say I'll be impressed.
This HiFi is very good as an extra one in the kitchen or the bedroom, or as a main HiFi system if you live in a small appartment. The looks decieve. When you crank this baby up, the neighbourghs will be knocking on your door. This because the base is very powerfull (considering the small speakers). It is an elegant HiFi and I can't get enough of watching through the front as the disc is spinning. The eject button is touch sensitive... another stylish plus. The radio does not recieve as good as I would like it to do. Maybe it's just due to my location, but I cannot tune in more than one station without noise. Nevermind, this piece was meant to spin discs! A nice feature is that the HiFi supports CD-TEXT, that means that (if the CD supports it too) the name of the song is neatly displayed while being played. Great if you are brning your own music CDs. I got mine for £185. £180 if I had been an Arsenal supporter.
I've just bought tone of these tiny micro systems and it's a great thing wrapped up in a small package. The first thing you notice is how good it looks. It has a vertical loading CD mechansism that's all glass and clear plastic. So you get to see your CD spinning round just, but on the down side visitor do get to see that you're going to be dancing to Steps when they leave :-) The in built radio tuner works well on both AM and FM and the small speaker give a wonderfully rich sound with surprising amount of bass. A tiny (put it down and you'll loose it) remote control lets you turn up the sound while you boogie. And a couple of Digital Sound Processing mode let you pick what sound you like. A great little machine that takes up a small amount a space but still sounds great! I'd recommend shopping around price wise I got mine for £165 but saw it on sale at £229.