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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good.
This hi-fi is really good value the sound and power from the two speakers is excellent the colour is mainly white and some silver the remote control is very small but does its job Recommended.
Published 20 months ago by Douglas Tucker

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3.0 out of 5 stars good stereo. poor CD functionality and overall really S-L-O-W
sound quality is really amazing, and its footprint is not too big... I would have given 5 stars but......

still what frustrates me about this is how freaking slow it is....and I mean REALLY slow
if you want to change a CD it will take like 15 seconds to open the slot, then another 20 seconds after you've closed it to finally allow you to play it...
Published 21 months ago by Joe


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good stereo. poor CD functionality and overall really S-L-O-W, 22 Nov 2012
This review is from: Onkyo CS-245DAB CD Hi-Fi Mini System - White (discontinued by manufacturer) (Accessory)
sound quality is really amazing, and its footprint is not too big... I would have given 5 stars but......

still what frustrates me about this is how freaking slow it is....and I mean REALLY slow
if you want to change a CD it will take like 15 seconds to open the slot, then another 20 seconds after you've closed it to finally allow you to play it! unacceptable!!!

also other options are slow: switch to radio and be prepared to wait a lot before you can hear anything...
I really don't know why this system is so slow, so be prepared

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good., 1 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Onkyo CS-245DAB CD Hi-Fi Mini System - White (discontinued by manufacturer) (Accessory)
This hi-fi is really good value the sound and power from the two speakers is excellent the colour is mainly white and some silver the remote control is very small but does its job Recommended.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic price for a fantastic machine, 16 Dec 2012
This review is from: Onkyo CS-245DAB CD Hi-Fi Mini System - White (discontinued by manufacturer) (Accessory)
What can i say except amazing. This is a perfect mix of style and substance, the white unit and speakers have a lovely look and feel to them, and the sound is amazing. After moving from some eltax floor standers, Denon amp, Kenwood cd player and Denon tuner, we needed to downsize due to kids stuff every where and space getting smaller by the minute. As the previous reviews stated, yes the cd tray does feel a little flimsy but it is a mini system, and the silver on top should have been white, but the i pod cover is quite solid and has a good feel, and personally i quite like the remote, you can operate every function of the i pod from it.
I cant really comment on the speaker cable as i used my own from my previous set up plus the option is there to swap speaker units with something else if you so wish as they are totally seperate from the unit itself, but i did find the supplied cable to be on the small side. Hence using my own.
The sound quality is amazing, on my old set up i had to adjust the bass and treble etc, but on this after warming the unit and speakers up for a few days all i can say is that you will not need to adjust anything, yes i have played with them but it just spoils the sound. I think ONKYO have got a perfect blend of sound matched with speakers that can easily manage the dynamics of anything you can throw at it, and for the price i think it could easily out-run some more expensive systems.
But for the few little things in the design quality you will be very impressed and will feel that everything is as it should be as nothing is perfect.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars when white isnt white, 20 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Onkyo CS-245DAB CD Hi-Fi Mini System - White (discontinued by manufacturer) (Accessory)
Ok the product itself is great - looks good, classy etc. I bought it because I wanted a white unit and speakers and thought this is what it was going to be - it isnt it is silver and white so be warned (Onkyo should really describe it as white and silver - it's not Amazon's fault). The speaker grills are metallic silver and the top of the cd unit is silver too. If I had known I would have gone for a XCM31DAB-W 30w Micro HiFi System with iPod Connectivity in White about the same price 200.
The speakers are small and the white boxes are glossy white 9they do look nicer than the Pioneer white ones).
The cd tray is a little flimsy - so be careful and definitely not one for kids or dogs to play around.
The speaker wires are clear plastic and copper - why!!! Should have been white or silver or grey at the very least. Also each wire is only about a metre long - useless!!!. So will have to invest in something more appropriate soon.
The mains cable is of course black as is the plug and the DAB antenna wire - again why!!! The whole point of white equipment is for it to blend in not have dirty great black plugs and wires (or cheap see through plastic) sticking out. Again I will be looking out for white replacements.
The sound is fab and the DAB radio a works great for me (I never used it before).
The remote control is cheap and nasty and black and made in China (the unit/speakers are made in Malaysia). It does the job I guess.
Overall it is great unit if not quite the right colour for me - but I will keep it anyway as I got it cheap. If they (Onkyo) had really thought through and applied the colour scheme throughly it would get 5 stars.
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