Found the spec sheet for anyone interested, and yes it does play MP3 files from flash drives (USB sticks)
Most systems do so I see no reason why it won't, they won't just include usb to charge your phone or MP3 player.
But will it play files direct from a memory stick?
There's a USB port on the front next to the CD drive. Nice looking system! I would be buying this had I not got a mini system and soundbar already :)
You know what I genuinely miss? The high speed dubbing button on a cassette player :D I can't find the model we had in the late 80's early 90's, but I'm going to keep hunting, for nostalgia. That had an EQ on the front, it was amazing at the time. That HSD button though... <3 "Muuuum, Muuuum, Muuuuum! Listen to this, it's Tina Tuner as a chipmunk" x1000 :D