Sharp cd-c492 Mini Systems

2.86/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

6 speaker system


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I can't help but rave about this system, just because it's so rare to find true Dolby digital 5.1 sound in an inexpensive minisystem. Front, center and surround speakers sound great, very crisp sound for both movies and music. However, the subwoofer is quite underpowered, and adds only a little bass to the overall sound of the unit. But, I happened to already have a separate powered subwoofer hanging around! True, this system has no "proper" sub out (coax-type cable) but I just connected regular speaker wire from sub-out to my own sub and now I have rich, deep bass sounds. I still recommend this unit for folks who don't have their own separate subwoofer just for the cool surround effect when watching DVD's. The controls take some getting used to, and the unit has a cheap plasticy look and feel, but it's the cheapest Dolby Digital system you'll find.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This unit is a complete package for a low price ($300 at Costco). Ideal for small rooms (like mine). Dolby Digital sound, 3 disc changer, six speakers. Hard to beat if you're on a budget.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 29, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This is a great package for people not wanting to spend a lot of money. You won't have to buy speaker wires, receiver, subwoofer, and speakers. This is a great package because it comes with everything you need for instant home dolby digital sound. Quality of the sound is ok, because if you stand next to the speakers, you can pretty much hear some hissing sound. Subwoofer won't shake your room. If turn to maximum volume, sounds seems to be somewhat muddy, especially the bass. One of the few packages that has everything for a price of slightly under $400. This makes an excellent system for your bedroom or dorm. I would definitely not recommend this for living room or any larger rooms.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Olsen a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 22, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I must admit that when I bought this product I was a little skeptical, I wouldn't advise anyone going out and buying this system with the idea of shaking the roof, it just isn't like that.

Overall I really like the system, the idea of having a full dolby digital decoder in the machine is wonderful, most sounds are very crisp, the bass could be more punchy though, this is likely due to the fact that the built in subwoofer is not externally powered.

Nice value for the money, could have been a little cheaper though...

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Keith a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 4, 1999

Bottom Line:   
you can do much better buying an entire home theater setup for small premium save your money and buy something else

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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