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Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox - CFDS50

Abt Model: CFDS50 | UPC Code: 027242871793
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1.7W + 1.7W Output Power/ MEGA BASS/ 30 Available Presets/ Built-In AM Antenna/ Portable Capability/ Auxiliary Audio Input/ Headphone Jack/ Black Finish
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Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox, Model CFDS50

Play your old cassettes, burned CDs or just listen to the radio with this CD radio cassette recorder featuring Mega Bass®.

Features:

  • Enjoy full-function stereo sound
    Stereo speakers housed in a bass-reflex design deliver an enjoyable listening experience.
  • Battery operated for portability
    Enjoy your favorite music on the go, for up to 19 hours1 (6 size C, sold separately). For battery swaps that are a snap, the battery compartment quickly and easily clicks open and closed.
  • Enjoy FM/AM radio programming
    A built-in digital FM/AM Stereo Tuner with 30 station preset memory (20 FM, 10 AM) lets you choose from a wide variety of radio, talk and music programming.
  • Enjoy convenient CD playback
    Enjoy your favorite CDs or personally recorded CD-R and CD-RW discs, including those with MP3 files2.
  • Cassette playback and record
    Playback your old mix tapes and record new ones with the built-in cassette deck.
  • Plays well with others
    An auxiliary audio input lets you connect digital music players to the speaker dock for easy access to your music (cable not included).
  • MEGA BASS
    Bass boost circuitry enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button.
  • Comes equipped with everything you need
    Complete with headphone jack and AC power cable, the CFD-S50 is ready to go when you are…

Specifications:

Amplifier Function

  • CD: Player

Audio

  • Tape Operation: Single Stereo Cassette (fast winding) Approx. 150 sec. with Sony C-60 cassette
  • Tuner Type: Digital
  • Frequency Response: CD: 20-20000 Hz (+1/-2dB) Cassette: Type I (normal), 80-10000 Hz
  • Tape System: 4 Track, 2 Channel, Stereo
  • Audio Format(s) Supported: CD-R/RW Playback Compatibility1

Capability

  • Tape Cassette: Player, Cassette Recorder
  • Radio: FM, AM

General

  • Type of Use: Portable Boombox
  • Tray Type: Flat Loading, Single CD
  • Disc Capacity: 1

Hardware

  • Display: LCD

Inputs and Outputs

  • Input(s): Audio in Jack (stereo mini jack)
  • Output(s): Headphone Jack (stereo mini jack), for 16-32 Ohm impedence headphones

Power

  • Battery Type: 9 V DC (6 R14 (Size C) batteries)
  • AC Power: 120 V AC 60 Hz (AC power supply)
  • Battery Life (Approx): CD Playback*: Approx. 8 hours (At a volume level of around 24); FM Recording*: Approx. 19 hours; Tape Playback*: Approx. 13 hours (At a volume level of around 24); * - When using Sony alkaline batteries.
  • Power Handling Capacity: With 4-ohm loads, both channels driven from 150-10000 Hz; rated 1.1 W per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion in AC operation.
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): AC 12 Watts (approx. 0.8 W in power saving mode)
  • Output Power: 3.4W Total (1.7W + 1.7W (at 4 ohms, 10% harmonic distortion))

Speaker

  • Speaker System: Full-range, Stereo
  • Speaker Dimensions: 3 1/4 in. (8 cm), 4 Ohm cone type (x2)
  • Sound Enhancer: MEGA BASS®
  • CD Play Mode(s): Normal, Single repeat, All repeat, Selected folder play, Selected folder repeat play, Shuffle play, Program play, Program repeat play

Tape Deck

  • CD Syncro Recording: Synchronized CD/Cassette Dubbing

Tuner

  • Preset Channel: 30 presets total (20 FM, 10 AM)
  • External Antenna: FM: Telescopic Antenna; AM: Built-in Ferrite Bar Antenna
  • Band: FM: 87.5-108.0MHz; AM: 530-1710kHz

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 4.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 6.6 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.6"
  • Width: 12.63"
  • Depth: 8.63"

Footnotes:

  1. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage.
  2. Playback may not be compatible with all files, depending upon recording conditions.
More reasons to buy the Sony CFDS50 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony CFDS50 is Brand New.
  • The Sony CFDS50 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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by PowerReviews
Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox
 
4.7

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound (63)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Compact (60)
  • Great features (45)
  • Durable (34)

Cons

  • Not very powerful (4)

Best Uses

  • Home use (63)
  • Office use (22)
  • Outdoors (20)
  • Travel (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (57), Traveler (4), Gearhead (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My new Sony

My new Sony Black cds player/radio/cassette player is amazing and work very good.
I'm happy, I bought it and the price, priceless!

My new Sony Black cds player/radio/cassette player is amazing and work very good.
I'm happy, I bought it and the price, priceless!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maybe, Maybe Not

This is an average player. While it's reliable about 80% of the time, if you don't immediately program the CD player to the track you want, it shuts down and you need to...Read complete review

This is an average player. While it's reliable about 80% of the time, if you don't immediately program the CD player to the track you want, it shuts down and you need to restart it. Also skips at times, not what I'd expect from a new player. I am grateful that I can still buy a cassette player, though, as I am one of the dinosaurs that still has cassettes.

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4.0

Fine Versatile & Compact

By 

from Fairhaven, MA

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Good Sound
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Moderate Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Use
  • Outdoors
  • Travel

Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

This is perfect for outside chores and traveling.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was very prompt.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Super

By 

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Good Sound
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

      Would buy again but would like a choice of colors.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This Boombox was a big improvement over my previous one.

      By 

      from North Carolina

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

        The FM radio pulls in stations clearly that its predecessor could hardly receive. It is a big improvement, and the price was very reasonable.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was quicker than I expected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This is worth your buy, very nice sound, good quality.

        By 

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Sound
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

          No

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Fit our needs

          By 

          from Skokie, IL

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

            Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

            Wanted something to play our Cds, and attach our MP3 player when doing working in and around the house just for the background noise. It is lightweight, so it is easy to move around with us. A bonus is the tape player. I was beginning to think I would have to throw away all the cassettes but can play them on this. Sound quality is fairl, not great, but for the price and our needs it is perfect.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Very nice radio. Nice size and sound.

            By 

            from New Castle, DE

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Sound
            • Great Features
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Use

              Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

              Does everything I want. Great reception and good sound. Have not found anything I don't like.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt. Idem was in perfect condition.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I like ABT products and service

              By 

              from Desplaines, IL

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Sound
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Use
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                We use for my house and the best ,really it is good

                Service and delivery comments:

                You no what your service r the best

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                VERY NICE: size,sound & price

                By 

                from CREAM RIDGE NJ

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • For it's small size it is powerful,
                • Good Sound
                • Great Features
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Office Use

                  Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                  I bought one a year ago and liked it enough to buy another for the office.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Fast delivery

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Product performs as advertised

                  By 

                  from Southern NJ

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Sound
                  • Great Features
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use
                    • Office Use
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                    Home use

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Product is very good

                    By 

                    from North carplina

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Good Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                      Home use

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Good

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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