While there is always a place for all-in-one docking systems, you can’t beat a punchy amp and separate speakers for an authentic stereo experience. The CS-255 CD Hi-Fi Mini System combines deeply satisfying audio quality—beyond what you would expect from such a compact and affordable system—with playback support from a wide range of sources. Getting the tunes flowing is easy—just pop your iPhone 5 into the charging dock and send music through the digital amp and out the weighty two-way bookshelf speakers, which each boast a 10 cm woofer and 2 cm balanced-dome tweeter. The USB port connects older iPhone and iPod models, flash memory drives loaded with MP3 files, as well as USB-compatible smartphones, with track selection supported via the system remote. Then there’s a front-loading CD player, an FM tuner capable of storing 30 of your favorite stations, and a 3.5 mm analog input to connect other media players. All that remains is for you to sit back, relax, and listen as your music comes alive.
Plays MP3 Files Stored on Flash Memory Devices and USB-Compatible Smartphones/Tablets
FM Tuning with 30 Presets
RDS (PS/RT) (EU Only)
Program Timer (Everyday)
Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim)
Battery-Free Memory Backup
D-T15 Two-Way Bass Reflex Speakers
10 cm Cone Woofer
2.0 cm Balanced-Dome Tweeter
Non-Parallel Sides to Prevent Internal Standing Waves
Solid Construction, Fit, and Color-Matched Finish
Magnetically Shielded to Prevent Interference
Impedance: 6 O
Max. Input Power: 30 W
Frequency Response: 55 Hz–50 kHz
Direct Digital Charging Dock for iPhone 5
Dock your iPhone 5, iPod touch (5G), or iPod nano (7G) via the Lightning Connector and recharge the device while you listen. The receiver automatically detects your device, selects dock input, and allows you to use the system remote to quickly navigate to your desired track. Audio signals are transported in pure digital form—bypassing the docked device’s analog conversion and gain circuits—for noticeably clearer, deeper, and more realistic sound.
Connect, Charge, and Play via USB
Users of legacy iPhone and iPod models can link up in moments via the front-panel charging USB port, which also enables direct-digital audio transfer on these devices. If your smartphone or tablet features a mini-USB port, you can quickly access the MP3 files stored on the device as well. You can also plug in a flash memory drive and use the system remote to select an MP3 library—no hassle, and no fuss.
Clean and Efficient Digital Amplifier
As well as being more energy-efficient than Class AB designs, digital amplifiers are capable of producing remarkably clean, detailed sound. Onkyo’s low-noise circuit topology reduces distortion across a wide frequency bandwidth, resolving new layers of depth and detail in your favorite recordings.
Compact and Solid Two-Way Speakers
The CS-255 includes a pair of two-way bass-reflex-type speakers that incorporate a 10 cm woofer and a 2 cm balanced-dome tweeter. The cabinets feature stylish rounded edges and a front-to-rear taper that helps reduce internal standing waves—an unwanted acoustic resonance that can muddy the sound. Compact in size yet surprisingly robust, these magnetically shielded speakers fit comfortably and sound great almost anywhere you choose to place them.
Super Bass Function
Sometimes the music calls for a little extra bass punch. The two-mode Super Bass function on the CS-255 gives a welcome boost to the low-frequency band, adding just the right amount of heft to bass guitar and kick drum without sounding distorted, harsh, or boomy.
Smooth Front-Loading CD Player
While there is no shortage of weird and wonderful CD-loading designs out there, the novelty wears off after yet another scratched disc. The traditional front-loading CD player remains the simplest and safest way to enjoy your disc-based media. The CS-255 incorporates a smooth front-loading mechanism, while track- or album-repeat modes—plus a random playback option—offer greater flexibility. And it’ll even play your homemade mixes and MP3-encoded compilation discs without any bother.
FM Tuner with 30-Station Preset
Browse up to 30 preset radio stations—complete with station information in those areas supporting RDS broadcasts—at the touch of a button. Once you’ve got your favorites programmed in, you’ll never be short of something to listen to.