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Sharp - 240W 5-Disc Mini Shelf System with cassette and Bluetooth - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 306 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound for its size!

    Posted
    Bella
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    I only very recently purchased the stereo and haven't had a chance to really try out everything yet, but I have used the CD player a bit, which is what I was looking for - a multi-disc player. My first bookshelf stereo I purchased when they were new to the market in the early '90's for over $600 (and that was with a company discount!), was a high end brand that came in 2 pieces plus speakers had lasted 20 years and endured several moves and much abuse. By the time it died, bookshelf stereos were not as high quality. I found another one that still had pretty decent sound, but it only lasted about 5 years without the abuse. Then I went cheap and bought one online and the sound was so awful I didn't use it at all. (I'm very picky about having a good, full sound range with lots of bass), plus you could hardly pick up any radio signal. I went several years not listening to any music at home, then started shopping around, looking online then at Best Buy and ran across this Sharp. The reviews were pretty decent both places and it had the 5 disc changer, which was something I really wanted - at least 3 discs - and the price was reasonable, plus it fit in the space I had. I wasn't sure what to expect when I set it up, but when I put a CD in and turned it on, I was blown away by the sound! I haven't played much with the settings, but the preset one has more than enough bass and treble/mid-range for me. Like I said at the top, I haven't tried everything out yet, including putting all 5 discs in, so hopefully all works as it should and it lasts longer than my last decent one. I'm certainly not expecting 20 years out of it like my high end one because they don't make stereos like they used to, but 10 years would be nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp gets my vote

    Posted
    Sammie
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    Researched online for a week and could not find decent reviews for a CD player. Seems like the decent ones from years back don't exist anymore since so many other things have moved to top priority on a shelf system and the CD players either break down or take a long time to read/load. Not only does this Sharp 240w mini shelf system handle the CD's well but has a tape deck and fantastic sound for a mini unit. The speakers do a decent job. I had to keep turning the sound "down". Recommend reading the two pages that come with it because it will save time in the long run. Several of the reviews that have issues, could have found the answers by reading the instructions. The only problem I had was setting the radio stations and I tried that BEFORE I completely read ALL the instructions. The unit just arrived yesterday and I haven't had time to go back to the radio today. I do have another great sounding radio so I'm happy with the CD player and tape deck, even if I never set the radio stations. I hope this Sharp lasts as long as my Panasonic did. I know it has better sound!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Sharp Audio system

    Posted
    archangel789
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    Love it Love it Love it. This sound system is the best and I can't believe I was able to get before Christmas and surprise my wife with it. It was the best Christmas ever and it was exactly what I was looking for. It was just what I needed to surprise my wife with when I got her her favorite Bruno Mars 24K Magic album on CD but no sound system to play it on or so she thought, until I sprung it on her last minute in front of everybody. To see her face go from "Aw no cd player to play it on" to tears of joy and laughter. She was ecstatic. Made her Christmas and her day and mine. Has everything from AM/FM radio to 5 CD, cassette and bluetooth. Amazing sound quality too and the price was exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't beat it. Should be worth more but glad it wasn't costly. Thank you Best Buy. Christmas was priceless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but bad owner's manual

    Posted
    VSIII
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    I bought this cd player to replace one that just stopped working. As with most mini players, the power cords to the speakers are always too short to place the speakers a few feet from the radio. I always have to use speaker wire to splice into the power cords, to get the length that I need, as with this system. The second problem, was the owner's manual. Instead of a booklet, the manual was on a large fold out sheet and I had to search for the parts of the manual that give instructions on setting up my radio channels, loading and unloading CDs, etc. Other than those points, the system has the best sound of a mini system, that I have heard, in a very long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    Posted
    Darknite7
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    I understand that bookshelp stereo systems are not in style any longer. But I am an old school music fan with a massive CD collection and have no intent to switch to an I-pod or similar item. Having the music slammed into one's ears does not compare with a stereo system filling the room with great, full sound. Despite reading exhaustively about this product on the Best Buy site, it did not fullfill either of it's intended jobs for me. I could not program the 5-CD magazine to play selected songs form one disc to another nor could I run my flat screen TV sound through it without some sort of rigging a makeshift adapter and I am not sure it was even possible then, I was not willing to invest any more into it.. It was totally useless for my needs and desires. Despite being listed as 240 watts per channel, the sound quality and volume capacity left much to be desired as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, we do apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please email us directly at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com, we will be happy to assist you. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    all good accept one area

    Posted
    Norm
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    The item is overall very good. Sufficient power for indoor use, cassette player (a requirement of mine), auxiliary input and USB plus the Bluetooth function is really great. The only issue is the CD system. Already had to return the item once for being defective. Plus the disc changer is really slow and the controls for changing or playing disc requires repetitive attempts to achieve the proper action. Only other issue is this feature of picking up where you left off when returning to a previously played disc. It's ok as a feature you can turn on and off but as a built in fixed feature can get very annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine.

    Posted
    Mowerman
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    This stereo has all of the features that I was looking for. I can load 5 cds and start them playing. They will play progressively on their own for a long time while I work. I also have a large collection of cassettes from the 80s. It can play them too. The fm works ok. I will add a tv antenna and cable, which will plug into the back. There is one thing that I really do not like about it. You have to use the remote to 'boot' it up. Tell me what if the batteries corrode in the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Unit for the Money

    Posted
    Bill
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    This unit plays cassettes as well as CD's Bluetooth etc., which is why I bought it. Not many choices are available with cassette but this one was the best value for the money. Works well, plenty of power. Speaker wire is only about 36" long but it worked for my situation. Operation instructions are detailed and I suggest you read the manual to learn how to use remote and select among all the options (input source, shuffle songs and CDs. I bought an open-box and it was great and had all the manuals, etc. Remote requires 2 AAA batteries which are not included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better than nothing

    Posted
    MrsB
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    We bought this player so that we could play CDs. It works OK and has decent sound. There are a few negatives. The shuffle function only shuffles the songs on 1 disc which to me is a total waste - it should shuffle the songs on all 5 discs so it mixes up the artists you are listening to. When you turn the system off the lighted display stays on and keeps rotating - very annoying. Ours is plugged to a switched extension cord which we turn off. Also the FM doesn't pick up very many stations - a country station which comes in perfect in the car in the garage doesn't come in at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, our apologies for any inconvenience caused by these issues. Please email us directly at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com so that we may assist with this. Please include the model and serial number along with your contact information. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can listen to 5 CDs one after another.

    Posted
    Grandma3
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    It has been so long since I 've been able to get lost in my music. But with the 5 CD changer I am in music heaven. Being able to play 5 CDs was the reason I purchased this item. The system does a lot and it has taken me a bit to get familiar with all the buttons. ECO will turn off main display. Have not figured out to keep the time on the display....but I will. And the music plays on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Has a USB port

    Posted
    DCSemp
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    I have been looking for a long time for a system that has both a multi CD player and a USB port. I have all my music on a flash drive for playing in my car and wanted a unit that I could use in the house. This is great!! Not only does it play a USB drive, but allows for repeat, random and other play with it. Only down side so far is that the CD player is quite loud when changing disks, so it was unpleasant listening to it while going to sleep, but the USB drive is completely silent and that's very cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Gail
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    I was looking for an inexpensive CD player which could handle at least 5 CDs without me having to get up and change CDs during a party. This unit fit my needs. It can handle one cassette, but handling cassettes was not my objective. It doesn't have a radio, but again that was not my objective. I set it up on my patio for background music while I host parties. Easy to set up. Worked perfectly. Can randomly play songs from any of the 5 CDs (shuffle) which is great, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very good stereo

    Posted
    Traci
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    In general, this is a very good system. I was looking for something with a multi-disk changer and would link with my tablet, laptop, and phone. This does all of that plus has a tape deck, which was an unexpected bonus. The reason I only rated it 4 stars is that the directions were not easy to read or always follow. I had to play with the system a lot more than I thought I should have to so that I could make things link up. Other than that, I am really happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    Posted
    Radio7
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Selected this unit because it can take five CDs at one time and will soak in playing the old-style audio tapes and has radio unfortunately the programming is more complex than I expected and I am not able to get any radio because the antenna provided is really in adequate also when I called Best Buy thinking I might return it do you days they told me that I only had 15 I doubt I will purchase from Best Buy again. Call verse five to ask about adding a better antenna and they told me that was not possible

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Radio7, please accept my apology for any inconvenience caused. If you require additional assistance please feel free to reach out to us at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com. Be sure to include both the model and serial number for the unit. Sharp

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Posted
    Linwall
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    I purchased this unit in April of last year, and it has never worked properly. Unfortunately, I purchased it just before going on vacation and missed the return window. I contacted Sharp, and they gave me contact information for a repair facility that doesn’t exist. I located an authorized repair facility and took it there. At this point it has been in for repair for six weeks with no repair in sight. All in all, this is one of the worst purchases I’ve ever made.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused by this. You may reach out to us at onlinesupport@sharpsec.com if further assistance is needed. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system for the price

    Posted
    JOESDELL
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    This is a great system for the price! My wife and I both love it. It was a gift to her at the time but of course I use it too and she loves how easy it is to operate. The sound is great - as long as you are not expecting what a 200watts a channel pioneer component system sounds like. Lets get real people. But really, it does sound great for its size- better than I expected. And my ipod sounds fantastic through it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great sound for the price

    Posted
    Gemini
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    overall pleased with this little stereo; however- very noisy when discs change and a bit slow, and disappointed that the speaker wires are so short. But it has a great sound,quality and a very decent price. Bought this for a sun room/ porch and it is perfect for what I need. Love that I can load 5 cds and choose how to program, and Best Buy had the best price on this unit- I shopped around quite a bit before purchasing . Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor sound, poor quality remote

    Posted
    moonglade01
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    The sound of this item is poor. Doesn't compare with the Panasonic it is replacing. The remote fast forward/forward skip and the rewind/back skip has a terrible setup so while trying to fast forward it is very easy to inadvertently start the whole thing over. Using the remote it is very difficult to skip to another disc. It doesn't always work (like 90% of the time) and you must resort to skipping the disc from the main unit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value and performance for smaller rooms.

    Posted
    Bjm1983
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    Easy setup and usage. Great sound overall with a strong bass for such small, light speakers. I think I had the same problem as most people trying to get the unit to go into a true off/standby position. Once figured out it's been an a smooth operation. Do wish the remote opened each cd player instead of the one button on the front of the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Met all my requirements for a simple to use system

    Posted
    KimP
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    I purchased this as a gift for my 75 year old mother. It needed to be simple set up, simple to use, and not a lot of extra tech stuff to confuse her. Her only requirement was that it hold multiple CD's and get an FM station with "decent" music. Only drawback is the lighted display does not go into rest mode when unit is turned off. She doesn't like that it is in constant motion even when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend