LG - 300W Audio System - Black
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- Bluetooth EnabledYes
- Number Of Speakers2
- Product Name300W Audio System
- Model NumberCK43
- Color CategoryBlack
- Total Power Handling300 watts
- Playback Format(s)CD-R, CD-RW, AAC, MP3, WMA
- Sound EffectsBass Blast
- Equalizer PresetsRock, Jazz, Pop, Classic, Football
- Tuner Type(s)FM only
- Radio TunerYes
- CD PlayerYes
- CD-R/RW CompatibleYes
- Disc Loading TypeTray
- Karaoke FunctionNo
- Sleep TimerYes
- Clock DisplayYes
- Output(s)USB Type A
- Woofer Size5.25 inches
- Product Height6.4 inches
- Product Width11.8 inches
- Product Depth9.8 inches
- Product Weight5.7 pounds
- Power SourcePlug-in
- Remote Control IncludedYes
- Additional Accessories IncludedRemote control, FM antenna
- Turntable IncludedNo
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 231 reviews(231 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Boom for your buck!Posted .
If you are looking for a bunch of decent sound for a little money, look no further and buy the CK43 audio system. I'm sure there are tons of better sounding and better looking systems you can buy - but for this price? I doubt it! I've compared systems from Sony, and Panasonic and nothing in the price range sounds as good as the LG. What I was looking for was room filling sound, for my garage. I am a typical home owner who works on their homes during the weekend. I needed a system that pushed out a bunch of music for not a lot of money. After trying several systems this one fit the bill the best. I'm not a huge fan of the way it looks, I'll be honest. But then again I'm an old school guy who misses the days when a receiver had an analog dial with a big knob. But that aside what this system delivers is really good audio and a lot of it - for a low price. There are a lot of features that I don't use, and probably never will. My needs were simple: stream my playlist loud enough for me to hear it in the garage and in the yard. The fact that you can connect multiple USB devices simultaneously is nice, but I won't ever use it. Maybe you will? The system will allow multiple other types of inputs, but for me I keep all my music on my iPhone - and it works perfect! A common marketing tactic is for music systems to tout high watt output. But that doesn't mean the sound will be any good! For me I prefer clean sound at an acceptable volume - and the LG delivers. I am very happy with the LG, and it's a keeper. It isn't without it's faults, I don't care for the way it looks, I think the system "feels" cheap - it's too lightweight! But shut off all the lights, use the convenient remote control to turn the system on and crank your favorite playlist - and everything else just dissolves away. I can't give this 5 stars because it isn't perfect - but it serves up amazing sound for a price that is hard to beat. Buy it, you'll not regret it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great sound. Design not so greatPosted .
I’ve been using the small Bluetooth speakers in our house. They give pretty good sound, but for some reason they didn’t really “wow” me. In come the LG 300W, and it packs such great sound quality and depth. Set up is pretty simple. My wife and I were surprised at how large it was (and the box). The design reminded me of the old speaker systems of the 90’s. It takes a good amount of space on our shelves, so we knew right away that it was going to have to remain downstairs. As soon as we connected my phone to it, this sound system was very impressive. Pros: - simple set up. Connect the 2 speakers, Bluetooth, etc. less than 5 minutes. - great sound quality. Bass and treble have amazing sound results the vibrates through the entire house. Vocals sounded crisp on each song. - many options to use. Not just Bluetooth, but you have 2 USB-C ports where you connect devices. It easily played some audio files I had in a Flashdrive. You also have a CD disc tray that also played some mini-disc. Cons: - did I mention that it was big? Sometimes too big to use outside. Again, reminds me of the old stereo systems of the 90’s. - both speakers cannot be attached to the Main Unit, thus it is difficult to move around. I guess you can have the speakers placed throughout your room to give you that surround sound quality, but I wanted them to stay together. Living in California, we have earthquakes from time to time. - the Main Unit is a little overwhelming. I was trying to find the Power button on it and there were too many buttons and dials. My wife finally pointed out that the power button was on the remote. Maybe it’s just me, but I still couldn’t find a power button on the device itself, therefore, you are at the mercy of the remote. - no HDMI. It would have been nice to include this feature. - no headphone jack. Overall, I love the sound from this speaker system. Just some design issues, but still love it. It gets the job done and it does it well.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
More than enough bang for the buck!Posted .
I have run this unit through the ringer, played all sorts of music on this, and it has held up amazingly well. This is that special kind of unit that gives out great pristine sound on slow vocal songs, and super room filling music on rock ballads. It's got great vocal clarity, treble's perfect, even though the bass can some times be a bit too deep for me. I am sure other folks might love the deep bass. Pros - Quick and easy setup, and I mean 5 min with no tech know-how. Great room filling sound, does not lose any details at low volumes, and nothing is too overpowering at high volumes, love the balance Fast Bluetooth setup/connection, and no skipping or weird pauses on Bluetooth What I also love is the auto on feature, so even if the unit is sleeping, you can connect your phone to it through BT, and start playing music. I just love the feature, being lazy this saves me that 3 foot walk to pick up the remote from where I last left it. USB and disc drive work as they should, remote's great to skip and search (Auto DJ is not my cup of tea) Oh, and these look great. (see the attached pic) Cons - There aren't any, as I said, sometimes the bass gets a bit too heavy, but its never overpowering unless you want to turn on the Bass Boost. The mobile app adds no special functionality, I would definitely give that a miss.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A good Updated Version of a Bookshelf SystemPosted .
Here is a long overdue review on the LG CK43 LoudR System. We live in Myrtle Beach and were hit late last year with that slow moving Hurricane named Florence and life hasn't been the same. We temporarily lived in an old WW2 Aircraft hanger for a week where we stored our RV, our home away from home in Wilmington, NC where Florence really hit! Yeah its been a year but while we were in the huge hanger, we made the best of it. Our RV had an LG PF50KA Mini 1080p Smart Projector that we shot upward on the underside of our awning. True 1080 HD with a built in tuner and all smart TV features. This IS the PROJECTOR to GET! We then pulled the LG CK43 out and here is the skinny on this. Its a bookshelf mini radio , the kind we all grew up with except its been modernized! The Best 2 features are 1) The Wireless Party link. It allows you to connect with another Bluetooth unit that supports Wireless Party link and expand the sound to another playing device. Both devices must support Wireless Party Link is Android compatible and similar to Sony's Wireless Part Chain. Pretty cool 2) The really cool feature is LG's Music Flow Bluetooth App. Basically guests download LG's app off Google Play store. Search LG Music Flow Bluetooth App. Once installed on their Android phones, everyone, up to 3, can log in and build a playlist really quick as well. This is great as everyone gets to play a little and one person doesn't have to deal being DJ all night! Now for the unit itself, its loud, I mean really loud! For a small unit it is, thanks to the detachable wood boxed speakers. It just gives you that thump that small Bluetooth speakers just cant, plus more features I'll get into. It has 2 large dials on the center main unit. Right one for Volume and left for features. I didn't once grab the manual and quickly had it connected to my LG Projector playing YouTube music video's. It filled the large hanger with ease! I dialed in the different settings such as music modes, you know, disco, rock etc. but also blew right thru the setting that most other systems can make you search for such as EQ Adjustments like Bass , Mids and treble. I had ZERO Bluetooth issues and the range was great. Mind you I walked and had the whole hanger to ourselves. The hanger is a good size and can fit 3 EMB0145's, or 3 CRJ 200's. The All steel hanger structure didn't affect the Bluetooth. Now some more info, the speakers are separate and connected with wires to the main unit, 4 or 5 ft long each. There is no Optical in. So if your TV isn't modern as of late where it can connect sound via Bluetooth you may find this of interest. It does however have a stereo in as in RCA plugs which older TV's will have and you can pick up a Optical converter to RCA and work around that. No headphones jack, but most of us use Bluetooth headphones anyway! Now there are LOTs of USB inputs, which can charge and connect to your USB device's stored music but one cool feature is you can also record to your USB device using the included remote. It takes a bit of learning but its feature packed in this recording mode! There are a few more features, FM radio, no one uses FM much unless they are in their car. The trend is internet music, UBS music files, even cd's are quickly becoming a thing of the past BUT it sure came in handy especially when we were in the middle of Hurricane Florence! Forget AM, not applicable! There is an Alarm feature, it WILL wake you in the AM! Last it has a CD player, Yawn, exciting. It does what it should but when was the last time you pulled out a CD?!?!?! Bluetooth feature works GREAT, It's LOUD, it would have been REALLY nice if LG designed it so the speakers connected/latched onto the center main unit and placed a folding handle on the main center unit that hides out of place when folded! But its a great value considering all its features! I've seen other LG LoudR systems with a carry handles but a different style. We had co workers over, brazing 60 mph winds to check up on us. Once they saw our set up, it wasn't long before 8 or 9 were there and a hurricane party was in the making. Did I mention its LOUD?!?!I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Music|Posted .Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use5 out of 5
I am loving this system! As a matter of fact I’m sitting here listening to it now and it’s awesome. Great product I would recommend this to anyone that needs something for the outside for a party or even indoors. You can’t go wrong.
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice Little SystemPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
SOUND I did not realize that this system did not come with a separate subwoofer until I opened the box and took it out. I then did not expect much sound of it. I am a bass head, so separate subs are always a must. BUT, this system still delivered a good sound, bass included. I was highly impressed. Obviously a separate sub would produce my type of bass, but this did not disappoint at all. I have actually been enjoying listening to it, so far daily. The overall sound is nice. This is a mini-system, so I did not expect real equalizer control. You can choose a type of sound (i.e., jazz, football, etc.). There is a "bass" option in that choice as well. But there is also a separate "bass" button which does the same thing. That part is confusing because I kept pushing the bass button and the screen would just say "Bass;" no off or on, so I just said, "okay." You can also choose a type of sound based on region of music (i.e., Latin). CONNECTIONS There are multiple functions - CD (yes, it has CD function. I still have CDs), Bluetooth, FM radio (I did not see where AM is possible; maybe someone else found it), AUX, USB (2 inputs). CD - a tray that open and closes. It is very quiet. Thank you for CD capabilities! Bluetooth - it starts right away. It works well. This system claims you can connect 3 Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Well I would have loved to test it, but it can only be done with Android phones. I have an android phone, but that is just 1 device. I tried to simultaneously connect with my iPod touch but it did not work. However, separately connected, both my phone and iPod worked fine. AUX - so I thought I was going to test this function with my AUX cord and iPod classic (via its headphone jack). Nope, not that kind of AUX; it doesn't even fit. This requires the red/white AUX cable. USB - 2 inputs. However, it wants a type of drive (i.e., thumb drive, external hard drive). I tried to connect my iPod classic, iPod touch and Android phone using their respective USB cables. No go. I just get an error message. That is too bad. DESIGN I do not like the placement of the buttons. I figure they had to do this because of the size. I especially do not like the "knobs." I put knobs in quotes because those things are too big to be knobs. You can turn those like a dial in order to adjust volume (right knob) or to search USB folders and EQ options (left knob). There was no need for them to be that big. I should have taken another star off for that, but then that would only give it 3 stars and I do feel the whole system deserves 4. Plus, I will never use those "knobs." Other than that, it looks really good. For my current needs, I prefer its smaller form than a fuller sized system. OTHER LCD screen - just shows you what function you are on or what you are doing. You can push "clock" and see the time (after you set it). You can dim the LCD screen. Sleep Timer - it has one. You can set the amount of time. Music Flow Bluetooth app - I was able to install and use the app. I only tried it with the Bluetooth function. It worked and I was able to cue music. Know that you have to have an Android. But you are not missing anything by not being able to use the app, so... It is funny that the online manual (p.24) says that there are some differences between the app control and the supplied remote control. "Use the supplied remote as necessary." REALLY? The app is super basic. You NEED the remote for just about everything except function, song choice, volume and that's all I remember. Remote Control - the remote has everything and yet it is not too big (at least not to me). You can FULLY function the system with the remote. Also, the remote has numbers on it (0-9). Thank you. The power can be off on the system and you can just start Bluetooth playing from your device without powering on the system. It was super easy to set radio stations. Disregard any comment above where I stated "this is not why I took away a star." Rather, put all my negatives/cons together and because of all of them, I removed 1 star. I DO still think the system deserves 4 stars. I like it and would recommend it, but like any product, make sure it does what YOU want it and expect it to do. Peace.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Yeah, it's loud!|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I work in a manufacturing plant, where loud machines are running, non-stop, and earplugs are required. I needed a system that could play music, at least loud enough on max volume, to hear through all that. I had a 200W system up to this point, of a different brand, that actually lasted about 10yrs on both speakers, and another 5 or so yrs just on one speaker, after one of the pair finally blew. The last few yrs, I even left it on all the time, because I was afraid if i turned it off, it would never come back on. That system rocked, but at max volume only. Sadly, it finally gave out, due to age. So, I was in the market for a new one. A lot's changed over the yrs, and new features are available that I never had before, so I was looking for a good, all-in-one that provided all i wanted. Did some searching, and narrowed it down finally to this 300W system. I figured, another 100W over my previous one should be ok. Never got to actually hear it until after I bought it, and took it to work. Opened the box at work, actually, so I've since, still not heard this system in a more quiet place, such as in a house. Well, let me tell you, this system really kicks some "A double S"! It's loud, well more loud than the machines i work around, and not even on max volume. Sure, I can turn it on max, but I start getting people from around the plant stirred up, wondering if it's their machine crashing out, and not the serious bass this system puts out. A lot of bass. More than enough, so much more, that it's almost too much bass. It has dozens of sound mode settings, and the bass is so tight, I've kept it on "classical" mode, just to keep the bass down, and the mids and high sounds more clear through the bass. The other shift likes the bass, so they keep It up, and when I get out my car in parking lot, I hear the bass booming from this system even out in the parking lot. It has MANY features, and so far, I've only used the bluetooth, since all my fav music is on my phone, and it's so easy to pair it up, instead of having to plug it in, like I did with my old system. I'm looking forward to the other features as well, one of these days, when I want to use them. The ability of the USB drives on it to play music straight off a jump drive when plugged in REALLY has me wanting to try that out, too, soon. It has a "party" mode, where supposedly multiple devices can pair through bluetooth, and through a feature included on it, you can set up music to play, non-stop, as a DJ would, from both devices, through the songs each person loads into it from their own device. Kind've like a jukebox, but wirelessly. I've not tried that yet, but plan to one day. System comes with a remote, too, with all commands included in it, which is really handy, too. All in all, I'm very impressed with the sound of this system, and could only imagine how much better it would sound in a calmer setting, such as at home, where it's nice and quiet. I'd get the neighbor's attention, I guarantee that. My main hope with this system, is that it lasts anywhere near as long as my old system. Different brands, made in different time periods, so I guess I'll have to wait and see. I've used LG brand before, with several TV's, and a phone, and I was happy with all of them, so, I'm counting on this stereo system to carry on the brand's good reputation. We'll see, in time.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Loud with nice bass and inputs galorePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
This is a capable little system with inputs galore and best of all, boom. The sound can get quite loud with deep resonating bass. The versatile speakers not only hit the bass strong but also produce good overall sound from high to low. It has a basic equalizer with presets instead of self-tuning capability. The presets are categorized by “Sound Effect” and “Region EQ”. The sound effects include pop, classic, rock, jazz, sports and standard. There are also bass blast and bass blast + sound effect settings. Both boost bass significantly, although the bass tends to get a little loose and muddy sounding at higher volumes. The Region EQ optimizes the sound for music from different world regions including Latin America, Middle East, Indonesia, Africa and India. The system is super easy to assemble and start playing immediately. The remote has all the features needed yet is uncomplicated. It will control both the volume on the system and the device streaming via bluetooth. Volume goes beyond the indicator on my phone. My iPhone will reach max volume but the system still has plenty loudness left to crank out. There are numerous inputs for music which include CD, Bluetooth streaming, USB and over the air radio. If anyone wants to go really old school, it even has a set of RCA inputs on the rear. The USB input can browse and navigate folders on the drive. There’s no requirement to place the music on the root of the drive. The system has a companion app called “Music Flow Bluetooth”. In addition to a visual remote, it’s supposed to offer other cool features like a party mode where multiple Bluetooth devices can be connected at once and share music from each phone simultaneously. Sound great and probably would be if the app worked. I should have known better when I saw the one star rating in the app store but I tried it anyhow and, like all the one star reviewers claimed, the app failed to realize I was connected via Bluetooth to the system. I was even streaming music to the system while the app kept insisting I was not connected to the system via Bluetooth. I finally uninstalled the app after it refused to progress beyond the not connected error screen. I’ll try again when the app store rating goes above a single star. However, I'm not very optimistic because LG has not updated the app in over a year despite the repeated complaints of numerous users, some of whom claim they can't properly operate other LG devices more dependent on the app. If you're considering this for the party mode features offered by the app, I'd say steer clear and find something else. Just being honest. From the looks of it, LG doesn't appear to be particularly focused on the app right now. This is not a large system but I’d be a little hesitant to call it a bookshelf system unless you have a pretty large bookshelf. It’s definitely small enough for the top of a large dresser or large desk. I measure it at twenty eight inches wide and nine inches deep with the center and both speakers all lined up and closely together.
Q: QuestionWill this pair with an external Bluetooth speaker? Such as a jawbone/outdoor waterproof speaker?
Asked by Funk.
- A:Answer Use the speaker supplied with this unit only. Using any other speaker may cause malfunction. ^CP
Answered by LGAnswers
Q: QuestionThe description states "and it streams music via Bluetooth when you pair it with an Android device." Will it stream from an Apple phone?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Yes it will. Have used it twice in the two weeks since we bought it, with two different iPhones (both 8s). Sounded great.
Answered by LIGuy
Q: Questioncan you preset FM stations how
Asked by Mac.
- A:Answer You can preset 50 stations for FM. Before tuning, make sure to turn down the volume. 1. Press F until FM appears in the display window. 2. Select the desired frequency by pressing TUNING -/+ on the remote control or UP/Down arrows on the unit. 3. Press JUKEBOX / MEMORY on the remote control. A preset number will blink in the display window. 4. Press PRESET·FOLDER W/S on the remote control to select the preset number you want. 5. Press JUKEBOX / MEMORY on the remote control. The station is stored. 6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to store other stations. 7. To listen a preset station, press PRESET·FOLDER W/S or 0 to 9 numerical buttons on the remote control. ^CP
Answered by LGAnswers
Q: QuestionThe description says that it plays MP3 format. My question is how do you get the mp3s on the unit. Does it have a hard drive? Or can you use a USB stick? Or does it require the mp3s to be on a CD?
Asked by N0sh0w.
- A:Answer You can play MP3s from a CD or from a USB storage/"thumb" drive. I honestly have no idea if this has an internal hard drive that you could upload your MP3s to, but I rather doubt it does as that would be a huge selling point over all its competitors in this & even higher price brackets!
Answered by DogGoneMadDog