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. It gets better though - since the stereo recognizes the file structure of the mp3 player, I can use the remote control to skip around playlists and tracks on my own mp3 player.
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: 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 music. 3. You can change the CDs while the unit is playing, so you can get even more than 55 hours of continuous music. 4.