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I suppose that I should have paid more attention to the reviews for this product. It was not made for the US market as it comes with an electrical adaptor. It was for my daughter so I figured it would be fine, but it has stopped working. We unplug it and replug it, then it will work for about 10 minutes and it automatically shuts itself off. Too bad this didn't happen before the return date was up. I suppose I'll contact amazon to see what they recommend...definitely regret this purchase.
This product arrived and has a european plug, not american. Had to buy an adaptor so we can plug it in. I don’t see anything in product description that mentions this fact. Is a problem for sure. I’m not happy.
This is my second little Sony system. I changed to this because my other didn't have a CD player. I love the look of these sleek systems, and the sound is very good, but WHY do they make these with such incredibly short speaker wires?! It's infuriating -- they're only about 3' long, or just over that. They won't even reach to the ends of my entertainment center, as I'd like to put one speaker on each "tower" of my shelving system. I will, once again, have to splice wires and extend the physical reach of the speakers. It's annoying.
I owned a similar Sony bookshelf system that lasted for 18 years. The servo motor that loads and unloads the CDs finally wore out on that old system. Since that unit lasted so long, I decided to stick with the same brand. This new unit was easy to set up. I only intend to use it to play CDs (although it has one or two other features) and my rating is based on that. I "stress tested" the unit with music by Heart (Magic Man, Crazy on You), Steppenwolf (Magic Carpet Ride), and Ambrosia (Nice, Nice, Very Nice). Very pleased with the sound.
The problem is that one cannot simply place a CD in the tray, click "play," and walk away.
No... you must put in a CD, click "enter," and then wait 20 seconds for the stereo to "read" the CD. Only after--after it is done "reading"--may you click "play." This may seem petty, but every stereo I've used since the mid-90s played automatically with a simple press of a button. This appallingly lengthy delay WILL drive you insane.
Furthermore, the remote control must be pointed directly at the stereo receiving lens. Anything besides a perfectly, geometrically straight line betwixt remote control and stereo lens will not register. You'll have to click it again, and again, and again.
Christmas present for my daughter! She loves it. Compact, easy to connect speakers and antenna. Just plug and play. Fits in her room on her self. Not a cheesy system. Sony quality. Would purchase again!