Onkyo’s proven Wide Range Amplifier Technology concept—along with upgraded Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry and VLSC™ noise-canceling technology—lies at the very heart of Onkyo’s premium hi-fi separates range. The good news is that this same technology is now powering selected compact models such as this one. Combined with the symmetrical layout of the left and right channels and an audiophile-grade 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, distortion is all but eliminated and your music is brought to life. Hear your cherished albums played back with the sort of depth and clarity you might expect from a high-end system. With the CS-555, you can spin CDs or listen to radio, plug in an iPod or flash drive to the USB port, or enjoy the iTunes library on your PC via 96 kHz/24-bit digital inputs. Our latest bookshelf loudspeakers feature N-OMF cotton and aramid laminate cones with center-mounted bullet equalizers to minimize vibration. These speakers smoothly handle phase-matched and boosted bass without obscuring the mid-range frequencies. Robust construction and a quality finish reflect the premium audio technology inside, all in system everybody can afford.
Phase-Matching Bass Boost System
From the warm low notes produced by a cello to the deep frequencies of electronic music, a good compact audio system should be able to deliver plenty of bass resonance. While traditional enhancement systems effectively boost low-frequency sound, they are often prone to the effects of phase shifting, which can overwhelm mid-range frequencies and muddy the sound. Our Phase-Matching Bass Boost technology effectively preserves mid-range clarity—allowing vocals and strings to shine—while maintaining a smooth, powerful bass response at all volume levels.
Front-Panel USB Port for iPod/iPhone or Flash Memory Devices
The CS-555’s front-panel USB port gives access to MP3 and AAC audio files stored iPod and iPhone. You can also load up a flash memory drive with these files types—along with WMA format—and plug it into the USB port, using the system’s remote controller to play back your music. As the audio signals are transported in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less chance for signal degradation. Your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original. You can plug your in iPod or iPhone for an automatic recharge at any time, with the system returning to standby mode once you disconnect the device*.
*Some iPod/iPhone models do not support automatic recharge on standby.
High-Performance Two-Way Bookshelf Speakers
The accompanying D-055 two-way, bass-reflex speakers incorporate N-OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber)—a durable material comprising molded layers of aramid and lightweight non-woven cotton that give the diaphragm the requisite stiffness to enable a fast and accurate response. This material works in tandem with a bullet-shaped speaker equalizer to effectively absorb unwanted vibrations. Furthermore, each speaker features a soft-dome tweeter to deliver high-frequency sounds with greater finesse.
CR-555 CD Receiver
Plays Audio CD, CD-R, and CD-RW*
Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
Symmetrical Power Amplifier Circuit Design
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)
Short Signal Paths Between Amplifier and Power Supply Stage
Low Noise Design
High Slew Rate (90 V/µsec)
Phase-Matching Bass Boost
Extra Transformer for Standby Mode
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio DAC (WM8718)
PCM DAC Direct Mode
Wide Band-Pass Filter
Front-Panel USB Port for iPod/iPhone or Flash Memory Device
Plays MP3, WMA, and AAC Formats via USB
Digital Audio Inputs (Optical and Coaxial)
3 Analog Audio Inputs and 1 Output
1.2 mm Thick Solid Chassis
40 FM/AM Preset Stations
Tone Control (Bass/Treble)
*Discs should be properly finalized.
D-055 2-Way Bass Reflex Speakers
12 cm N-OMF Diaphragm Woofer
2.5 cm Soft-Dome Tweeter
Center-Mounted Equalizer on Woofer for Clear Vocal Sound