Sharp cd-c492 Mini Systems

cd-c492

6 speaker system

User Reviews (7)

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Dan   [Jan 31, 2000]
Strength:

Dolby Digital, compact package.

Weakness:

Sub is wimpy, but improves with placement manipulation. Can't adjust individual frequencies.

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.

Similar Products Used: none.
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3
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5
Scott   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 29, 1999]
Strength:

Low price, all in one system

Weakness:

Weak subwoofer, very weak speakers

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.

Similar Products Used: Aiwa bookshelf with dolby digital
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3
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5
James Olsen   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 22, 1999]
Strength:

All in one configuation, Dolby Digital Reciever

Weakness:

No way of adding an external sub.

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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4
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4
Mike   Casual Listener [Mar 22, 2000]
Strength:

Crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, inexpensive

Weakness:

Weak subwoofer, awkward controls, ugly as sin

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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3
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5
Peter   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 26, 1999]
Strength:

low price

Weakness:

sound quality

the sound quality when turn up half way is distorted. speakers are ok but not comparable to other systems like infinity, jbl, cambridge, etc. not a very good stereo system, returned mine in less than 1 week. can do better for the same price.

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kevin lee   a Casual Listener [Jul 02, 1999]

thesystem is great. i found it sounded wholesum

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5
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Keith   Audiophile [Nov 04, 1999]
Strength:

none

Weakness:

poor sound quality for a price tag of 400 bucs

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

Similar Products Used: aiwa,sony,phillips
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