Sony All-in-One Audio System – Good value. Compact.

This mini system has a cd player and a dab radio, which along with the audio in socket for mp3s, makes it really useful. One star was lost because (& i only discovered this yesterday.) it has no headphone socket. As a stereo ideal for a bedroom, this is an odd omission. Won’t fill a very large room with sound but has plenty of oomph for a bedroom or study.

The cmt s220 is simple and small compact micro hi fi (i have the fm version)it’s a low cost system, but has enough of the basics covered, and sounds a bit better than the price might suggest. The main unit houses the cd drive (a tray eject type), a simple lcd display, with a front usb port on the lower left hand sidethe top part has button controls for the hi fi (play, pause, eject and eq etc so you are ok if you misplace the remote)connectors are minimal, 2 x speaker outputs, an audio input, and a socket to fix the aerial connectorother notes:* usb playback supports mp3, wma, and walkman formats (you can also use the port to charge usb devices)* you get a remote controls with it too* output is rated at 10watts rms (2×5 watts) per channelit’s a small size overall the main unit is about 17cm wide and 21cm deep so it’s easy to fit in a tight space or a kitchen for example. As others have noted the speaker cables are not that long, but i suspect most will not be seperating the speakers much. Build is basic but adequate at this price point. Sound wise it does a fairly good job with the bass boost and pre-sets on eq it’s above average compared to some units i have tried. Mid range could be better but for the rated output it’s really quite good overall more than loud enough. There is nothing fancy on the sony at all just the essentials here cd, and usb playback with the radio (reception is fine for fm/am) the dab model is a bit more expensive (i’ve not tried this) but it’s the same unit for both options. At this price it’s a decent purchase for a budget micro system. I have mine in the shed and it’s been working with no problems for months.

Pretty punchy little box of tricks for the non-audiophile who needs a broad range of inputs/functions. . This ‘hi-fi’ unit is perfect for a person who is not too concerned with audio quality. That is to say; it’s not bad just very slight (would be the kind phrase). I have a love of all things truly hi-fi and drive my wife mad with the fact that every room has floor standing speakers and separates. I bought this unit for the one room (master bedroom) that is ‘hers’. She is well made up with it and loves the functionality. Rather than go over ground that others have already done, here is my review:the good = dab, and a very good one at that – 2nd generation (means you can get newly broadcast channels like absolute 80’s ‘new’) reception is no problem, even without the aerial mounted & just hanging down at the back. Cd performance is fine, with player handling mp3 cd’s and audio cd’s alike. A nice touch it that it continues to play from the exact point it stopped last time, regardless. 5mm ‘standard’ jack input for external source such as laptop/pc/mp3/ipod/iphone/ipad, which actually adds quite a bit in terms of functionality. Main unit electronics seem pretty solid to be fair. Dab radio sound quality is very satisfactory (once speaker upgraded-see below). The bad = the speakers are terrible. This unit replaces her previous sony (grey one from 6 years ago-still had a tape deck, but one thing i will say for it – it had 2 way speakers, which to be fair were very adequate), these units are one-way 3. Here are the specifications for the Sony All-in-One Audio System:

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  • USB port and audio-in jack let you connect your devices and access your entire music collection
  • Enjoy your CDs in crisp, clear audio
  • Tune in to a huge choice of radio stations quickly and easily with DAB digital radio
  • Sleek and compact, the audio system is ideally suited to rooms
  • From funk to dubstep, enjoy full-bodied sound with the Bass Boost function

Excellent producy and service from this company.

Love the size and the appearance. Love the size and the appearance, the only fault is the sound of the motor when playing a cd on low, i wished i had sent it back.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • this for my Mum and Dad and they really like it. It has a great sound and is
  • to me it is better than TV Thanks Patrick
  • Works OK and for its size good sound although the CD drive could as witnessed be

Love the size and the appearance. Love the size and the appearance, the only fault is the sound of the motor when playing a cd on low, i wished i had sent it back.

Fantastic little music centre. I live in the country in northern ireland. I’m surrounded by mountains and the dab radio is clear. I would definitely recommend it.

Just what i needed at an affordable price.

Never let us down and plays all formats.

Our main source of audio is a bose system but we wanted something smaller for another living room. The sony cmt arrived bang on time, was in perfect condition and was assembled within 10 minutes. It took me a while longer to tune in the radio stations but that was a mixture of unclear instructions and operator error/impatience. Like may other reviewers, i note the shortness of leads meaning that you cannot space the speakers as far apart as you might like. The max i get is 70 cm (distance between a speaker and the cd player). This wasn’t an issue for us. Sound quality is room filling and ok. At ~ £74-00 it is a bargain.

Our main source of audio is a bose system but we wanted something smaller for another living room. The sony cmt arrived bang on time, was in perfect condition and was assembled within 10 minutes. It took me a while longer to tune in the radio stations but that was a mixture of unclear instructions and operator error/impatience. Like may other reviewers, i note the shortness of leads meaning that you cannot space the speakers as far apart as you might like. The max i get is 70 cm (distance between a speaker and the cd player). This wasn’t an issue for us. Sound quality is room filling and ok. At ~ £74-00 it is a bargain.

Great sound and get playback. . An all-in-one audio system thats small, space-conscious and slips in any spare space. Listen to your cds, favourite djs and mp3 collections in high quality sound with 10w power output and bass boost. Ideal for kitchens, studies and bedrooms. Features:10w rms outputdab, dab+ tunerfront loading cd playerfm tunerlcd displayusb port3. 5mm audio input2 x speaker output frontplastic and aluminium finishclockcd / cd-r / cd-rw / 8cm cd playbackmp3 / wma playbackusb playback.

Works ok and for its size good sound although the cd drive could as witnessed be. Second delivery ok first the cd drive was stuck. Works ok and for its size good sound although the cd drive could as witnessed be problematic hence 4 star only.

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  1. Very fine all-in-one sony audio system. My wife uses it every day and would not do without it.
    1. Very fine all-in-one sony audio system. My wife uses it every day and would not do without it.
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    This for my mum and dad and they really like it. It has a great sound and is. I bought this for my mum and dad and they really like it. It has a great sound and is quite compact so can fit perfectly in a small space.
    1. This for my mum and dad and they really like it. It has a great sound and is. I bought this for my mum and dad and they really like it. It has a great sound and is quite compact so can fit perfectly in a small space.