Sony CMTG2BNIP Hi-Fi Sound System with DAB Radio & Airplay Compatible
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- Wi-Fi / DLNA, USB Play, CD, compatible with iPod / iPhone/ Sony iPhone app, FM / AM tuner (RDS), DAB radio
- 100W power output
- Wi-Fi, AirPlay and DLNA audio streaming
- Control using smartphone app
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|Connectivity Technology||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth and USB|
|Interface Type||USB||USB Interface||USB Interface||USB|
|Item Dimensions||22 x 33.5 x 14.1 cm||22.5 x 11.5 x 26.3 cm||29 x 22.1 x 10.6 cm||—|
|Item Display Weight||13.2 kg||9.7 kg||6.6 kg||6 kg|
|Output Wattage||100 watts||50 watts||100 watts||15 watts|
|Tuner Technology||FM, AM and DAB||Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)||Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)||FM and DAB|
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At a Glance
We live in a digital world. Stream music from your iTunes collection on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad straight to your system using Airplay. Or stream and share music with other DLNA products such as your notebook over your Wi-Fi home network. No cables, no clutter, no fuss.
Classic design fits perfectly in your living room. Looks classy in solid aluminium with a hairline finish and retro-like controls. Just look at the striking contrast between the aluminium system and its high gloss piano black speakers. Sure to impress.
Ready to provide you with pure and natural sound. Geometric grounding technology minimises distortion from a high powered amp and you'll enjoy a booming 100 watts of RMS output. Ideal for thumping rock anthems or gentle classical tracks.
All in One Place
Wherever your music is stored, enjoy it. This system easily connects to iPod and other portable music players and memory cards using USB or audio in.
Any room, anytime
Let's say you have an awesome new track on your iPad and you want it on your HiFi for a party. Simple. You can stream it wirelessly in seconds with Airplay over your home network – no fuss, no wires, no complicated setting up. Streaming via Airplay gives almost no loss in quality when compared with other methods of wireless streaming which can compress the audio slightly. Airplay doesn't just transfer the audio you've selected but also shares the track name, artist, album and play status from your iTunes library. Check anytime on the display panel.
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Throw your stuff around
Not an Apple nut? No problem. This system also features DLNA, a technology which you may be surprised to discover is also in a lot of hi-tech products like TVs, Blu-ray players, notebooks and tablets. It's just another way of streaming music through your home. And because a lot of different brands include it, you'll find it very flexible and useful.
So when you want to play your music simultaneously on other DLNA speakers around the house, just hit 'Party Mode' to stream it wirelessly over Wi-Fi to say your bedroom or study. You can also stream music from your DLNA tablet or notebook straight to your system for instant playback. There's no setting up or connecting cables to worry about. Everything is done wirelessly.
You can even download the Network Audio Remote app and control your Hi-Fi from anywhere at home using your iPhone. How cool is that! It's available in both App Store and the Android Market for free and lets you control all your DLNA devices around the home at once. Turn them on and off, select different volume levels in each room, change tracks. It really does put total control in the palm of your hand.
There's nothing limited about Music Unlimited
Love music? Want to enjoy all your favourite artists over and over again but discover exciting new bands too? Then go online and choose from over fifteen million tracks on Music Unlimited. Create your own playlists on your PC or Tablet then send them straight to your system wirelessly.
You're looking for elegance, sophistication, a Hi-Fi that oozes class. And here it is in solid aluminium with a hairline finish and retro-like controls. Place it in your living room and it will look right at home, ready to pump out the music. See the striking contrast between the aluminium system and its high gloss piano black speakers? Clean-looking with neatly arranged controls. It's all power in very serene styling.
A pleasure to use
Good design is always easy to use. Those big bold controls give easy access to key features and there's a nice clear 3-line display so you can see what's playing and where. No need to be in the dark with this system.
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Powerful but refined
You know how some systems look the part and then you turn them on? Pale tones, tinny sound, distortion at high volume. It's just not good enough. Which is why you want a system with the power and poise to perfectly play your music.
This Hi-Fi has been designed for pure and natural sound. Geometric grounding technology minimises distortion from a high powered amp so you hear accurate rhythm and tempo, no matter what you're listening to. Compact two-way speakers harness that power for a natural acoustic balance. Every tiny detail from grooved internal speaker walls to woofer and tweeter construction has been focused on purity. Even at a booming 100 watts of RMS output.
Even better, you can fine tune the sound to your own personal preferences using the bass/treble equaliser. Bit more bass for your dance tracks, more treble for vocals.
Any band, any artist
This system is perfect for all kinds of music from house and hip hop to rock and pop, jazz and classical. It respects the fact that we all have varying tastes and even our own tastes can shift throughout the day. Foo Fighters for breakfast, Fauré for tea, that sort of thing. Power and subtlety in equal measure.
All in One Place
So much music
It may look like a modest system but it still manages to play host to a vast array of different music sources. Listen to your iPod, tune into your top FM, DAB or Internet radio stations and even play songs hanging around on a USB card. Just about any digital media is fair game so you won't have to miss out on anything, no matter where it's stored.
Get tuned in
Nothing like coming downstairs on a Sunday morning and listening to your favourite DJ whilst making breakfast. You'll get maximum choice here with a full spread of FM, AM, DAB and DAB+ channels plus thousands of Internet radio stations too. With 50 presets, you can flick between stations simply by pressing buttons. By the way, DAB set up is automatic so when you plug the system in for the first time it will automatically find every DAB station available in your area. How good is that?
Wherever your music resides, you have a right to enjoy it. Connect up your MP3 player using the audio-in input or load directly from a USB and release your favourite albums and songs. You can also connect a Bluetooth® adaptor to the USB input allowing you to share music stored on your Bluetooth phone, PC or Tablet and listen to it using your wireless headphones.
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At £185 it's a real bargain and delivery was very fast too. Very much recommended for as long as it stays at this price !!! It is sold for £399 at Sony: [...]
Others have extolled its virtues, so I am just going to add some advice about setting up the unit, which could save future purchasers a lot of time.
I live in an area where DAB reception is poor and limited to just a few BBC stations. I would have needed to buy and install a good external aerial such as the Triax DAB 5 element one from Amazon.
Since I do have a good broadband speed, the obvious solution was internet radio with thousands of stations available worldwide. There are 1042 in the UK alone.
For lovers of Delta blues, R & B etc, try Radio Nesebar (Bulgaria) and Lemonos Radio (Russia). I have not yet found anything half as good in the States which I find quite bizarre.
The Sony Quick Start guide is good but you will also need to refer to the manual/operating instructions.
To set up internet radio, first turn on your wi-fi router. Then enter your wi-fi key using the keypad on the remote control (see pages 14 & 15 of manual).
Once you reach "Complete!", remember to press ENTER. I forgot the first time round, since I thought that "Complete!" meant complete, but it didn't.
For internet radio you need to select Music Services and then vTuner.
HOWEVER, if a very tiny "update" message appears on the screen, as it probably will, you first need to go to page 48 of the manual and follow the instructions.
I wasted loads of time wondering why I could not reach vTuner. The update (Ver. 1.05.2.04) dated 27-6-2012 is a firmware network update.
Without this update it is impossible to connect to the internet!!
Whilst awaiting delivery you can download and peruse copies of the Quick Start guide and Operating Instructions from the Sony website for product CMT-G2BNIP:
For some reason the actual web address is not shown above, despite several attempts to edit it. I suggest starting with sony.co.uk and then search for CMT-G2BNIP.
Everything now works perfectly and I strongly recommend this Sony micro hi-fi unit to one and all.
We actually purchased the CMT-G2BNIP from Sony's online store because it was 10% cheaper than Amazon and it was delivered by courier without any trouble. Our initial impressions were good: the unit is heavy and robust and yet small enough to be concealed in the corner of our kitchen. You don't so much as turn this unit on, but rather boot it up. It takes a few seconds to connect to the home Wi-Fi and find the services, which we took some getting use to, given that we expect a radio to "just work" immediately after being switched on.
The first negative point was the supplied FM aerial (a wire) which would have looked at home on an alarm clock radio from the 1980's. Very cheap. Unfortunately the DAB aerial was worse: there isn't one supplied, and without it the unit can't receive a DAB signal whatsoever inside the house. Shame Sony, you missed an opportunity there.
However, the discovery of Internet Radio (which Sony call Music Services) was a bonus - potentially hundreds of channels sorted by genre or location. Our Internet connection is excellent (Infinity) and adding another device to the home network is no problem.
Comparing the sound quality of an Internet radio station to a native FM one is amazing - the Internet sounds much better. But here comes one of the biggest problems with the unit: when it loses a stream for whatever reason, rather than reconnecting to it, it stops playing altogether. This is incredibly frustrating. Imagine listening to the radio and it suddenly stops - and the only way to start it again is to go back up one level in the menu and select the station again. What is perhaps most annoying is that this is a random occurrence which may happen at any time. Why Sony decided not to have the unit automatically reconnect to a station, we don't know. It seems a very poor way to implement Internet Radio.
The remote control looks cluttered, there are plenty of buttons but most of them don't seem to be used. Most buttons are of the same size, so buttons that are used almost constantly are as difficult to distinguish from those that you might never touch at all. The text search option for Internet Radio is similar to texting on a phone, i.e. frustrating, and wildcards don't work.
The CD player is acceptable but has difficulty playing discs that appear to have only minor blemishes on their surface. Information provided via the LCD display is minimal, again circa 1980's i.e. track numbers and duration only. Given that this unit is online, we would have expected it to have downloaded artist names and track titles, which is not rocket science.
The sound quality is good if perhaps a little flat, but for BBC radio (when it works) it is more than good enough.
One nice feature is the ability to play music from a USB stick, which was a feature we hadn't thought we'd use but it has already proven itself to be the most reliable form of music playback supported by the product. We haven't yet tried to stream music from a PC but given that it found the Wi-Fi network without any trouble, we're certain that this would not be a problem.
So in summary: as an Internet radio, this unit fails miserably because it doesn't reconnect to a station after a stream has dropped. As a DAB radio, it fails because of the lack of an external aerial. As a CD player, it is OK (just). The remote control is a muddle and hasn't been thought through. Playing music from a USB stick is great, and streaming music has yet to be tested in our house.
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