Onkyo CS545UKD (SB) Silver iPod Docking System with Black Speakers - £158.35 @ Amazon
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Onkyo CS545UKD (SB) Silver iPod Docking System with Black Speakers - £158.35 @ Amazon

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Found 20th Jul 2012
Edit: This has now dropped even further from £170.84 to £158.35, with an original retail of around £350 - far cheaper than anywhere else. And it includes speakers unlike many others in this price bracket. This is a no-brainer!

Quality stereo equipment...yes, it costs more than your Sony, Panasonic and Hitachi but this is top quality stuff and the lowest price this has been since launch (the black unit is on sale at the original price). Lowest price I can find elsewhere is still around £190. 4 star review from What HiFi and 8/10 on Trusted Reviews. Unlike other units at this price it comes with a decent pair of speakers and the iPod dock built in.

Integrated iPod dock
IPhone/iPod compatible
DAB/FM Tuner
CD Player (mp3, wav compatible)
USB Port
Rear AUX port

The CS-545UK is a space-conscious Audio Solution with USB and iPod Playback.It offers a carefully considered balance of performance, price, and practicality. Thanks to its compact size, this versatile audio mini system can be set up virtually anywhere in the home. Driving the system is a combined CD-receiver which handles the most popular CD formats and which includes a DAB tuner to let you access a wide range of digital radio stations. The playback options don’t stop there.

A handy front-panel USB port accepts flash memory sticks and compatible MP3 players, while a built-in iPhone/iPod dock lets you hook up and recharge your device. Naturally, given Onkyo’s enviable track record in home audio, the processing and amplification circuitry are second to none. Completing the system are two precision-crafted bookshelf speakers featuring Onkyo’s proprietary OMF diaphragms.

The CS-545UK CD Receiver System has a Built-in Dock for Direct Digital Connection of iPhone/iPod In addition to handling CDs and USB flash drives, the CS-545UK features a top-loading dock for iPhone/iPod. This direct digital connection allows you to access videos, podcasts, and music in AAC and MP3 formats. As the audio and video signals are transported in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less possibility of signal degradation. Tracks on your iPhone/iPod can be browsed, skipped, and shuffled using the accompanying remote control.

Front Panel USB Port for Flash Drives and Portable Audio Players. Now you can use your flash drive or compatible MP3 player as a music source for the whole room. Using the CS-545UK’s front-panel USB port, you can access MP3 and WMA files from USB flash drives or from portable audio players that support the USB Mass Storage Class standard. Once your device is connected, you can use the CS-545UK’s remote control to play back your music.

Efficient Digital Amplifier Circuitry for Clean Audio Signals. The CS-545UK employs digital amplifier circuitry to extract a noise-free signal from digital audio sources. Whether it’s on a standard CD or in a compressed MP3 or WMA file stored on CD or USB, your music will sound clearer than ever. Because digital amplifiers can convert power with very high levels of efficiency, much less energy is wasted as heat. With no need for a bulky heat sink, the amplifier design can be smaller and lighter. That’s a key reason why the CS-545UK can provide roomfilling power from such a small design.

Quality Speakers with Proprietary Onkyo Performance Features. The CS-545UK includes a pair of two-way, bass-reflex speakers that incorporate a number of Onkyo speaker technologies. The woofer diaphragms are made from OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber)—a durable material comprising molded layers of aramid and cotton. This material effectively absorbs unwanted vibrations while providing the stiffness needed to ensure a fast and accurate response. On the edge of the diaphragms, V-Line Edge also works to minimize unwanted vibration. Furthermore, each speaker features a soft-dome tweeter to deliver high-frequency sounds with greater finesse.


Box Contains:
CR-545UKD CD Receiver
D-045 Speakers
FM/DAB indoor antenna
Remote controller
Two batteries
Speaker cable and cork spacers
Instruction manual
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Original Poster
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Has Loughborough Guy got an iPhone?

Bet it is amazing - sadly more than I could justify spending on a dock

Hot though!
Original Poster
I know what you mean. I was in two minds over this and a much lesser Philips 2x20 watt system but this has so much more to offer and will hold it's price too. I wanted something that had an AUX input, too.

I thought I'd take the plunge and will sell my Technics stereo, DAB radio and another stereo I have to cover as much of the cost as possible!
Lakeside

Has Loughborough Guy got an iPhone? :DBet it is amazing - sadly more than … Has Loughborough Guy got an iPhone? :DBet it is amazing - sadly more than I could justify spending on a dock :(Hot though!

he hasn't but he has an iPad ! I think this is a great piece of kit and great price
Here we go...

Never heard of them I would try a fidelity music centre
good but the denon dm38 is better
Could be a waste of money if some of the rumours about the new iPhone connector come true.
JMC39

Could be a waste of money if some of the rumours about the new iPhone … Could be a waste of money if some of the rumours about the new iPhone connector come true.



I'm sure whatever happens, someone will come up with an adapter soon enough
Original Poster
I looked at the Denon DM38 but sadly the base unit was as much as this without any speakers.
I've had mine for around a year and it's a great little unit for the kitchen; DAB reception perfect in my area and sounds great when teamed with the right speakers. I chose this over the DM38 as I predominantly use my iPhone and this has a dedicated dock (and the option to USB for other devices), whereas the Denon has just the USB. It was the same price as the Denon at the time and IIRC exactly the same spec, but for the dock. I couldn't see any particular advantage with the Denon.

P.S. Just realised this price includes the speakers - even better bargain!

Edited by: "eallin" 20th Jul 2012
Original Poster
Mine arrived on Saturday and I am very pleased with it. Quality sound, quality workmanship, loads of features and easy to set up.

Shame the price has dropped again since I bought mine - another £5 ish!
Can someone please tell me if this supports the latest generation of ipod touch?
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machinist

Can someone please tell me if this supports the latest generation of ipod … Can someone please tell me if this supports the latest generation of ipod touch?



It seems OK with iPod Touch gens 1 & 2 - see here. Not sure about any newer gens.
Original Poster
Dropped as low as £154 but now up to £190. I'd recommend tracking on camelcamelcamel.
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