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I like to listen to music, at a respectful level of course, not so loud that those around me are affected, but I'm not the type of person who will spend a fortune on a stereo system just because it has the latest double-ended-steroephonic-blaster-pulpertator-magnifico-ear-buster inside it. I tend to just go for a stereo system that not only gives out a nice music flow but also something that I don't have to go to oxford Uni for, in order to get my nuclear physics degree, to switch it on.
And this is one of those systems that fits into my list. Simple and not much to look at (a bit like me then.!!!)
It's a mini-stereo which is about the size of a couple of shoe boxes taped together.
The speakers are on either side of the main body, with each speaker offering 5watts, giving you a nice 10 watts of sound, which is ample enough for most homes.
The main body itself is basic, having the controls for the radio and the CD system right there in plain sight. These controls consist of a volume know with 3 buttons to the left, these buttons are for play/pause, cancel and function. Then there's the radio buttons above which help you auto-tune the radio, pre-setting stations if you want to, up to 40 channels can be stored.
The thin screen offers what you need to know, such as the time, the station you're listening to and the state of the CD play. All flashing up in a dull but effective orange glow.
The radio itself is both analogue and digital, with this one managing to pick up a vast array of digital stations, unlike some systems i've tried in exactly the same areas of the house.?
The CD player can play most, if not all, formats. Such as CD-R/RW and +R/RW which means that you can play shop bought CDs or play your 'legally' burnt CD's as well, (and illegal ones too).
It houses a docking station on the base area, which, when pulled out, lets you dock your 'i-what ever' onto it in order to use the speakers to listen to what ever is on you 'i-what-ever'
There is also an 'Audio in' socket which mean that, for all those people who aren't brainwashed by the 'i' product, you can connect your audio system to it using a separate wire.
The cost of this mini system is £50 - £60, which is not too bad considering that it offers good, clear sound quality and, unlike some other more expensive systems, this can actually pick up DAB stations without too much fuss.