Computerhobbyist from NY on Aug.172011
Grace, style, power, performance, and elegant looks. This Sony CFD-S350SILVER boombox has it all. Whether you wish to provide high quality background music at a child’s birthday party, dinner party, the beach, garage, backyard barbecue, family picnic, listen to the ballgame, relax to the soothing comfort of a Beethoven symphony, or just simply want to rock out to your favorite band’s tunes after a stressful day at work, this Sony portable stereo is perfect for almost any music playback application. It is clear that this unit produces a remarkably large sound from a small enclosure. This Sony portable stereo is an old school boombox that features four high quality products. Those quality items include a drift-free digital FM/AM tuner with auto station scan, CD player featuring 8X oversampling digital filter, 2 channel stereo cassette player/recorder, and two full-range speakers with Mega Bass sound system. The Sony CFD-S350 boombox features a stereo headphone jack for private listening sessions when needed. The Sony CFD-S350 boombox does come with a 26-key full function remote control for convenient control of the stereo from a distance. The model number of the Sony remote commander is RMT-CS350A. The included remote control has numerous features to enhance the portability and functionality of this portable stereo. The remote can power the stereo on in AC power mode and turn it off in both battery and AC power modes. There is a 0-120 minute sleep timer function which can power the radio off automatically at six selectable intervals of time. A function button allows the user to switch back and forth between the FM/AM tuner, CD player, and cassette player. There is a 10-key numeric keypad for controlling direct tuner preset station and track access for CD playback respectively. There are tune + and tune – buttons to navigate radio presets in ascending or descending order one station at a time. The remote can raise or lower the volume to the desired listening level. There are band and mode buttons for switching back and forth between FM and AM, as well as changing FM stereo mode to mono reception if a FM radio station is received with excessive static or noise. The remote can activate or shut off the stereo’s Mega Bass sound enhancement feature. Lastly, the remote commander contains all CD playback transport functions which include play, stop, pause, and two skip buttons. Please note that the remote commander cannot control any of the tape transport functions. This unit’s tuner performance is exceptional. FM music stations come in with vibrant fidelity and are static-free. I don’t find it necessary to extend the telescopic antenna to achieve satisfactory FM reception. Strong signal AM stations are received with great clarity, superb voice reproduction, and smooth tonal characteristics. I don’t need to reorient the unit too much to receive my favorite sports, news, weather forecasts, and talk radio programs clearly. This unit offers flawless CD playback with powerful vocals, harmonious midrange, and well-defined bass performance once the Mega Bass low frequency response enhancement feature is activated. The Sony CFD-S350 portable stereo does not offer MP3 CD or DVD media playback. Cassette playback and recording is transparent, dependable, and effortless. The cassette player’s audio performance and mechanical operation is on par with its traditional component stereo counterpart. This Sony boombox is a non-upgradeable model, and was designed for customers that do not own or have no desire to own an iPod, Zune, or any other MP3 player. The main unit is powered by 6 D batteries and the remote control takes 2 AAA batteries. The boombox offers reasonable battery life for this product category. AC power is also available to the unit with the supplied, detachable AC power cord. The Sony CFD-S350 boombox feature set may seem quite simple on the surface, but I find it to be incredibly complete, high quality, and rather sophisticated for both new and experienced portable audio users alike. Those exceptional portable audio features include: digital FM/AM tuner, 30 FM/AM station presets, manual seek tuning, FM monaural/stereo reception, telescopic FM whip antenna, built-in AM ferrite bar antenna, FM frequency range: 87.5-108 MHz, AM frequency range: 530-1710 kHz, FM/AM band selection control, LCD display, CD player with 1-bit D/A converter, top loading CD compartment, CD transport controls, 20 track RMS CD programming, program, shuffle, and repeat CD playback modes, CD-R/RW playback, track number, remaining time display, 4 track, 2 channel stereo cassette player/recorder, CD/Cassette synchronized dubbing, cassette recording off FM/AM tuner, soft touch cassette tape transport controls, fast cassette winding system, Type I normal bias cassette tape playback/recording, cassette tape erasure, auto record level control, adjustable sleep timer, fold down carry handle, power, display, digital volume controls, manual and preset tuning controls, remote sensor, remote commander, 3.5mm headphone jack, Mega Bass sound system, wide-directional convex 2-way 4 inch speaker system, 4.6 watts total system output power at 10% THD, 14 watts AC power consumption, direct power-on, direct input source selection, detachable battery compartment cover, 6 D battery operation, AC input, detachable AC power cord, attractive silver exterior finish, excellent build quality, and operating instructions. The product dimensions are as follows: Width: 16 5/8″, Height: 6 1/8″, Depth: 10 1/4″, and Weight: 8 lbs. This unit includes a 90 day labor and 1 year parts limited manufacturer warranty. The Sony CFD-S350 boombox is a great choice for all of your portable audio needs. Good Luck. Enjoy.
Originally posted at Buzzillions.com (legalese)
Sony CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox – Silver
* Sony CFD-S350SILVER features Wide Convex Speakers which provide a wider sound range for fuller sound stage.
* The all new Chassis Design gives the recorder a whole new look and feel with an updated front panel.
* For great sound, the CFD-S350SILVER has a Mega Bas…