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Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox - CFDS50

Abt Model: CFDS50
Sony - CFDS50 - Boomboxes & CD Players
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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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Product Details

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.
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by PowerReviews
Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound (7)
  • Great features (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Table Radio, NOT a 'boombox'

    There is much to like about this product. It checks a lot of boxes: It has radio, plays CDs, plays cassettes (yes!), works from batteries or AC, etc., etc. ...Read complete review

    There is much to like about this product. It checks a lot of boxes: It has radio, plays CDs, plays cassettes (yes!), works from batteries or AC, etc., etc. It is also very compact - and that is the problem.
    If you bought this for listening to music, you will notice there is essentially no bass response - even when you click the 'mega-bass' button. It's just too small. For very little extra cost, Sony could have made this 10" wider, and a couple of inches deeper, and in the process given those speakers some resonant space to work with. As it stands, it's a very nice table radio, but it certainly isn't a boombox.

    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.

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    sony cd-cassette-radio

    By 25sikat

    from astoria,ny

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

      sony is still the best

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Compact Boombox

      By Fizzy3

      from Northfield, IL

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

        Use for regular FM radio and CD books on tape. All the features.only on missing is push button change for channels.
        It does save them but need to scroll manually to find favorite stations. Older Sony had this feature like the buttons on car radio.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        great product

        By aladinsane2005

        from mt prospect, il

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Sound
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

        bought for my grand daughter and she loves it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        up to date lookp

        By carroll

        from skokie ,il

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use

          Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

          I was surprized to find a tape cassette player that looked so up to date

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great Table Radio, NOT a 'boombox'

          By Prof

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Gearhead

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

            There is much to like about this product. It checks a lot of boxes: It has radio, plays CDs, plays cassettes (yes!), works from batteries or AC, etc., etc. It is also very compact - and that is the problem.
            If you bought this for listening to music, you will notice there is essentially no bass response - even when you click the 'mega-bass' button. It's just too small. For very little extra cost, Sony could have made this 10" wider, and a couple of inches deeper, and in the process given those speakers some resonant space to work with. As it stands, it's a very nice table radio, but it certainly isn't a boombox.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Sony CD Cassette Recorder Boombox

            By Hollie123

            from Chicago

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Sound
            • Great Features

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Use
              • Office Use

              Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

              Great unit and sound quality. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that there was no remote. Other than that, it's perfect.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Exactly what I needed!!! Great outside

              By Ally O'C

              from Chicago, IL

              Verified Buyer
              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                    Very durable, great camping boombox... Just what I needed...

                    Awesome!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    i love my boombox it cheap but it works

                    By tess

                    from chicago

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                          I use every night when I want to listen to my CD prayers

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice product, just what I needed...

                          By Avid

                          from Colorado

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • All the features I need
                          • Good sound
                          • Works Great

                          Cons

                          • No Backlight On Controls

                          Best Uses

                          • Useful On My Back Patio

                          Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                          All the features work well - the CD, Tape, Radio,and AUX input. Requires a ton of 'C' batteries, but I won't be using it as a portable.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          much better than product it replaced

                          By waterpik@187

                          from North Carolina

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                                home use is preferred.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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