Summary: I bought this for my son in 2005. He has used it every single night playing a windchime CD to help him sleep. It still functions just as good as when I bought it. I enjoy the remote and the sleep timer feature. Cassettes are a dying art, but we still have some, so having a casesste player on board is helpful.
Summary: oversized waste and the CD fuction wears out fast if you use repeat button. paid $90 and the CD fuction broke in less then 6 months. Then you are left with an oversized cluttering junk yard of a radio-box. SOrry sony you need to get your act together.
Summary: I purchaced this product as refurbished, after thourough search over other products. I chose this one after I read a review about great sound that you can fully enjoy classic music. There were some minor scratches on top, but I am content with its sound system. I enjoy wide range of music, strings, piano, choir, orchestra, jazz, rock, country, ethnic.... This was a best buy for me.
Summary: I can't begin to say how much I love this product. I settled on this model because of other reviews I had read on Amazon. I bought it primarily to listen to classical music. The sound is amazing for such a small unit and the remote control is a wonderful feature for the computer user who doesn't want to keep getting up to manage the music.
Summary: Like others who've written reviews, the CD player is giving a 'no disc' message. I just wish I'd seen the reviews before we wasted our money on it... This is the 2nd Sony in a row to quit on us. Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me. This is the last time I'll ever buy a Sony anything!
Summary: This is one of the few boom boxes that has the ability to set the FM tuner to mono. I consider this essential, because if a station is not quite coming in, switching to mono makes it clear. I don't know why that is, but I have noticed it over the years. Some radios claim to automatically switch to mono when they sense a weak station, but that doesn't seem to work very well. Otherwise, it sounds good and works well. The remote is well made.
Summary: After working just fine for 13 months, the box stopped playing cds. Sony's site was no help, nor was the rep. They would be happy to replace it with a refurbished box for $7 less than a new one, or repair it for $10 more than I paid ($80) but no reason given why a box this new would die.
Summary: I purchased in Sept 05 and have enjoyed it for 1.5 years -- but suddenly it stopped reading cds. I put the cd into it and close the lid and the screen reads "no disc." I called sony and they offered to exchange it for the special price of $77.60 -- which is the same price I paid/or I could re-buy it for today. Big bummer. I was expecting a much longer life...
Summary: This unit's use of an acoustic waveguide for improved bass response is a first in a compact boom-box, IMHO, and won the sale for me. Its performance has not disappointed. It seems that the Bose acoustic waveguide patent that gave their WaveRadio such a following was applied-for in 1982 and issued in 1986, which would seem to mean it's either expired or imminently so, which could mean we will see more designs like this very soon.