Summary: This unit was advertised as fully functional but without speakers and remote. I had those but my CD player had stopped functioning. It would not open. I was happy to find a replacement since the spot in our RV was built to just the right size for this unit.
Summary: I got this unit 6, going on 7 years ago now (2005) and I love it. I've gotten a cable to use my iPod/phone/laptop and I still love it. Only a couple problems keeping it out of a 5 star review. Problem 1: Remote has gone out on me, and I can't get any "universal" remote coded to it.
Summary: I got this as a Christmas gift in 2005, so it is out of warranty. It had been used less than 100 hrs. when the CD player stopped working, leaving my CDs stuck inside. When I called the number for authorized repairs, I got a recording telling me it was too cheap to repair.
Summary: It took me a long time to settle on this unit, but I'm glad I did. It's got a bunch of great features that you can read about here, and a few others maybe not mentioned. I have an iRiver mp3 player, and I can plug it into this stereo via the USB and play it through the stereo.
Great system for listening to your MP3's with out a computer!!
Carlos Guerra, Amazon
24 February 2006
Summary: Pros: Supports upto 20Gb of a USB Mass Storage device, free mp3 player for the kids. Cons: No Mp3 ripping only Live recording (from any source). This is a great system to keep the PC out of the picture, no more Stereo jacks to your Audio component, no more wasting a computer to hear music.
Summary: This was a Christmas present for a 10 year old who wanted a little stereo in her room, and an MP3 player. I was hoping to get two in one with this item, but I am disappointed in the MP3 player. It does work, and sounds OK, but the menu and instructions for it are baffling.
Summary: After doing a fair amount of research, I ended up buying this unit based upon a few core features: 1. You can play songs directly from an SD memory card. 2. You can play CDs with MP3 files, so you can cram about 11 hours onto each of the 5 CDs it holds for a total of about 55 hours of continuous...
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my 14 year old daughter, and she loves it! I did find another Lyra mp3 player for my son, and I was glad to find it because it had the computer software (musicmatch jukebox), which was not included with the unit.