Written on: 08/08/2001 by Alastair Foster.
Good sound quality, small, convenient CD loading mechanism, user friendly.
Confusing remote control, no CDRW playback.
Generally a superb machine. Other machines may offer more features at a lower price, but they don't come anywhere near matching the sound quality of this one. The laser drivers and bass reflex ports in the speakers ensure crisp and rich sound reproduction with great soundstaging.
The only critism I have is that it is a bit weak in the vocal range and the 'sound virtualiser' feature has to be left switched off, as it tends to worsen this problem as well as interfering with the sound definition in the upper range.
This machine also features a sleep timer, standby power saving features and an electric top loading CD eject system which lifts the platform up for easy removal of the disc.