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65 reviews | 3.5 out of 5
This is a great little uniy for the price and size. I use it as a bookshelf unit by centrally locating the main unit and placing the speakers on opposite walls. The sound is fantastic for it's size and the seperation of treble and bass is real good.
I bought this for my 60+ year old Mom so that she could continue to play cassettes along with CD's. She loves how stylish it is and it has terrific reception for all of her local radio stations. It may not be the most solid player but you get what you pay for. She just wants to play music. She loves it!
At first I had a hard time attaching the two speakers, but once I overcame that, everyother thing was perfect.
Product capabilities are quite impressive.
This is a nice looking set-up. However once we unpacked it, we found that my husband needed to attach the speaker wires which were hard to get to. Also, it is very difficult to see the channels on the radio portion of this equipment. Once it was all set up, it sounds great and plays beautifully.
My wife went to Target and bought me four cassette stereos each one of them had problems, then she went to walmart online and found this stereo,and this stereo works wonderfully. I dusted my old tape case off and started playing the oldies again. The sound from the stereo is clear and a crisp.The buttons are very touch friendly. I would recommend this stereo to everybody.
Likes: Good sound, has a cassette player (my #1 reason for buying it), good price (my #2 reason), compact and attractive, can record CD's and radio to cassette.
Dislike: Confusing set-up directions particularly regarding attaching wires for speakers and attaching speakers to main unit, (directions seemed to be for another model as some of the parts they mention are not there and not even necessary), flimsy plastic (what isn't these days?).
Basically, especially for the price, I'm happy with it and recommended it to a neighbor.
I was looking for a good cassette recorder that would record off-air for later playback at the gym. Not too many such devices available nowadays, though. This one looked promising, the price was right, so I decided to try it. First, it took too long to set up the speakers--just to attach the speakers to the radio seemed to take ages, and the speaker wires wouldn't stay attached and would need stripping to get a good conection to the speaker jacks. Oh, well, those seemed like minor inconveniences to overcome, as the radio-recorder feature would make it worhwhile.
When I turned the radio on, the FM stations came in pretty well, but the AM stations were hard to tune, plus the sensitivity to weak signals could be improved. The knobs were probably designed by a fashion geek who knew nothing about functionality. There are 2 operating knobs: The large knob controlled the sound amplitude, while the small knob was in charge of tuning in the radio stations. Right away you can see that that was a big mistake. Tuning with the small knob made it difficult to find stations, especially weak ones. It really needs an external antenna to draw in weak stations.
So not only was the tuner anemic on AM, but it was mechanically disappointing, as was the entire radio. I had to return it to Wal Mart for a refund.
The audiotape function was adequate, but it was poorly described in the operating instructions. It is supposed to automatically reverse directions when the tape ends, but the handbook described another radio-CD-audiotape recorder.
I never got around to trying out the CD player because I didn't buy the boom box for the CD player.
Was looking for a good C.D. player and came accros this tremendous piece of electronic from Colby, with radio A/M & F/M, also tape player and recorder at a fantabuolus price, no shipping charges and excelllent service from Walmart. Suffice it to say, I personally recomend it. SAL.
I previously purchased a portable cassette player from Walmart that didn't work and had to return it. I then purchased this product which works well but it is much larger than the measurements provided online. Since it is described as "Mini", the measurements provided seemed correct. But it is larger, I thinkk the measurements provided are only for the center part of the system (yes, the speakers are removable).
Arrived with hole in speaker but probably done in shipping. Plugged in speakers and neither played. Speakers just were very lightweight more like a toy but can't attest to sound since neither worked once we finally got them plugged in which was a task in itself.
This is a GREAT little stereo for the price. My only wish is that it had a treble/bass knob. I would like it to have a little more treble. Other than that I highly recommend it.
I like this item and we use it all the time with children. Good product
For the price I was not expecting the greatest sound quality but I did expect a functional system. The package did arrive in a timely manner. The speakers were both separated from the main system and I never did get them to latch on to the sides correctly. The one page of directions were no help at all. I had to attach a very thin set of speaker wires to the unit and my fingers would not fit in there, a very trying experience :) Finally, I was done and the power cord did not want to stay in the back of the unit. I had to replace it. At last the unit was together, I pushed the button on the CD Play button and nothing happened. In all fairness, the FM stereo did work. I returned the product the very next day.
This little unit does EXACTLY what I wanted. I only wanted it because I have lots of books on tape (cassette). The sound quality is good. It's easy to control the volume. It is perfect for listening to someone who is speaking - not singing. I've been looking at this unit for quite some time - I don't know why it to finally purchase it. It would have been nice if I could have purchased it in the store instead of on-line but the important thing is that WALMART still sells cassette tape players. It's very nice looking - doesn't take up a lot of space and the detachable speakers are nice.
i am always satisfied with the walmart prices especially for the holidays this is the first sights i check and usually will purchase can't beat the prices
Did not work from day one do not buy returned it to store found a much nicer one for less money and it works.
At present the unit is doing every that it is designed to do some previous cassette tapes that i thought were not working are now playing. also very happy with thhe cd player.
Lacks Bass and Treble adjustments,which would be a nice touch to improve sound quality.Overall
a nice unit reasonably priced,good size,and well made.
My second day of playing cassettes, I experienced problems with the play key and also I could not close the door while playing cassettes, it would not align with the molding to turn the tape and playing rollers inside. After numerous attempts, I took mine back. I was afraid it might break my cassette tape.
It was very undependable, and I had it on my dressertop.
I could understand, if I had dropped the stereo, but it was straight out of the box.
good sound quality and great for the price. will recommend.