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Brookstone Wafer Thin CD System with MP3 Review

by February 17, 2005
Brookstone Wafer Thin CD System

Brookstone Wafer Thin CD System

  • Product Name: Wafer Thin CD System with MP3
  • Manufacturer: Brookstone
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: February 17, 2005 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 350

Display Type: 5-color LED backlit LCD

Main Speakers: NXT flat panel 4-ohm

Main Speakers Power: 15W x 2
Subwoofer: 5" 33W paper cone 6-ohm
Frequency Response (System): 60Hz - 18kHz
THD: <1%
 Bass Control: +/- 6dB
Treble Control: +/- 6dB

EQ Modes: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Flat

SNR: >80dB
Channel Separation: >40dB
Tuner Presets: 20 AM + 20 FM

Remote: Infrared (18' range)

Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Dimensions: 32.5" (W) x 20.5" (H) x 2.5" (D)
Weight: 28.6 lbs


Pros

  • Room-filling sound
  • Tactile bass response from small enclosure
  • Two AUX inputs
  • Plays CD-R/-RW/MP3

Cons

  • No front audio input for portable media players
  • No discrete subwoofer volume control
  • NXT speakers provide sub-optimal imaging

Introduction

We spend a lot of time reviewing mid-fi and flagship component products. Every once in a while, however, a product is brought to our attention for review which we feel will provide a good balance and round out our coverage. Unless you've never been to a mall or airport you should be familiar with the Brookstone name. Brookstone sells products in its retail stores and on its website from such manufacturers as Sony, RCA, and Bose. In addition, Brookstone releases selected customized products under its own brand. The Brookstone Wafer-thin CD System with M P3 (say that three time fast!) is one such product. It caught our eye and when Robert Padget, PR Director for Brookstone suggested we review it, we couldn't resist.
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