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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.
More reasons to buy the Sony CFDS50 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony CFDS50 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound (16)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Compact (12)
  • Great features (10)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (13)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Office use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very good radio at a very good price!

    I got this radio to replace an analog boom box from the '70s. So far it works great, brings in all of the stations that I want to listen to without any drift...Read complete review

    I got this radio to replace an analog boom box from the '70s. So far it works great, brings in all of the stations that I want to listen to without any drift and makes changing stations much easier than my old dial tuner. At first, I wasn't thrilled that you have to cycle through the presets to change stations (you have one 'up' button and one 'down' button to move through your presets, rather than individual preset buttons), but by placing all of the stations that I like to listen to in a group together, it turns out to not be a problem. All in all, a very good radio for the price.

    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

    exceeded my expectations

    By Dave

    from Fredonia, NY

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

      must go thru all the presets to tune desired station

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      great little boombox

      By rick

      from Deltona, Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Good Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

        Arrived exactly when they said it would.Good value for price. Good sound.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Serves the purpose

        By John

        from Hellam, Pa.

        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:

          Son uses it in his small apartment. Has it all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Very good radio at a very good price!

          By Mike

          from Kirkland, Wa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Use
            • Office Use
            • Outdoors
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

            I got this radio to replace an analog boom box from the '70s. So far it works great, brings in all of the stations that I want to listen to without any drift and makes changing stations much easier than my old dial tuner. At first, I wasn't thrilled that you have to cycle through the presets to change stations (you have one 'up' button and one 'down' button to move through your presets, rather than individual preset buttons), but by placing all of the stations that I like to listen to in a group together, it turns out to not be a problem. All in all, a very good radio for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Nice little cd player

            By nobody

            from IIn

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Use
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

              Nice to use outside

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Solid Product

              By Libby

              from Harlingen, TX

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Sound
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Use
                • Office Use

                Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                Items with cassette capability are few and far between these days for obvious reasons. For those who still want to be able to play their old cassettes, there is no substitute. This is a quality product at a fair price. The sound is quite good and the functionality is solid.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was very prompt; however, it was a Christmas gift for my mother and it arrived in the standard Sony box rather than in an unmarked box. Major let-down, as she saw it sitting on our porch before I could get it out of her line of vision. Wish I'd known that. I would've requested gift packaging or something other than manufacturer packaging.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                A very good product

                By Gene

                from Carrollton, Ga.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                  No comments

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  You get what you pay for. Looks great!

                  By geilcourt

                  from Highlands, NJ

                  About Me Practical

                  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:

                    Reading the reviews pays off... after receiving delivery, I could see this is a well made boombox.
                    The average CD player today breaks so quickly... I have a lot more confidence in the Sony one, from what I can see so far.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Very nice item!

                    By Mae Mae

                    from Pensacola fl

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Sony Black CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox:

                      Great for rehearsing music for Sunday choir.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      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

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