Aiwa XR M191 Digital Audio System Mini Systems

4/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

Aiwa introduces the XR-M191 Digital Audio System. This system features 24 watts of total power, a front loading CD Player, an Electronic Graphic Equalizer, and an Auto Reverse Cassete Player. The XR-M191 is a great choice for audio enthusiasts.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This was a birthday present for my son, but I wanted something that sounded better than the typical boombox. I was very disappointed in the sound of the Sony on sale at $129, and a Philips at slightly less. Very boxy and congested. The Aiwa is much better than these, and was pretty equal to Panasonics and others that were up to $50 more expensive. It has jacks for an extra input, and also subwoofer out. It unfortunately is like a lot of similar products, crammed with useless features. Q-Surround is painful to listen to, the EQ settings are too strong, and even though there are three levels for the bass boost, the lowest of these is still too much. You could eliminate all of these and never miss them.

As far as sound, it's acceptable. Male voices are kind of tubby, it's a bit spitty, and there is no soundstage to speak of. It's not high fidelity, but you at least get a sense of the music, and female vocals are listenable. There is some bass, which is why adding boost at anything other than low volume is intolerable. The FM tuner is not that good, I may play around with a different antenna. And the speaker cable is as thin as you can get. This might be worth an upgrade if I can figure out how to get to it in the speaker. I did not audition enough of the competition to give 5 stars, but there is much worse-sounding stuff out there.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $142.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City




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