Advantages Easy to use, nice input option, nice size, good sound and lovely remote
Disadvantages only a single CD at a time, a little on the pricey side
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|How is the Look & Design?|
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Is it easy to use..?
Yes indeed, and it gets easier the more you use it. You just decide which option you want to listen too, select that function, maybe slip in a CD in the top of the stereo, then press play…
Job done, just select the volume level, but remember to respect your neighbours when you’re blasting your ’Best of Tom Jones’ CD out.
As for those listening options, with this I mean what it can actually play, well it may only be able to take one CD at a time but the USB system allows you to have a more wider choice of tracks, depending on the size of the USB stick you stick into it.
You can also listen to music from such things as your phone using the Bluetooth connection method, although I find this can be a bit hit and miss at times.
And then there’s the many radio stations that you can ‘lock’ onto so they are there when you want to listen to your favourite station.
It has a little cursor control, which is on the right under the LCD, which is easy to use, in fact it’s just like any other cursor control device on most machines, offering several options to browse through your music selection.
This is a fine little stereo without a doubt, although not the one I choose to have in the main room of my house, more a bedroom stereo.
It looks pretty nice, if you like a dull silver type finish, with the buttons that control the stereo neatly positioned on the front, some above the LCD screen, with the others below.
The display isn’t one of those that are designed to make you pull your hair out as it simply shows such things as Text information, timer, tuner audio format, play mode, the track you are listening to, the name of the track, the radio stations and more.
I particularly like the fact that I can stick in a USB pen drive, which can hold hundreds of songs on it at once, so that I don’t really have to go near the stereo again, just carry the remote around with me, or at the side of me if I’m in a lazy mood.
The LCD screen is simple and so easy to understand exactly what is showing, so selecting your tracks is easy to do, using the cursor to scroll through as the options appear on the screen, such genre, artists name, album names etc.
Other information does appear, such as when you are setting up the stereo, setting the clock, the timer and the method of how you want to play your favourite tracks.
It’s all there and is all so easy to get the hang of.
The screen isn’t crammed with a load of information, most of which you don’t really need to know. It is kept simple, showing such things as what your tracks are playing from, be it the CD, radio or even USB. Then there’s the tracks being played and some information about that particular track.
As I said, I have this on a shelf in the back room and it doesn’t look out of place due to the fact it’s only small really so there’s no danger of it being the focal point.What about the cost..?
© Blissman70 2012
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