Onkyo adds a touch of elegance with its new Colibrino CD/iPod/iPhone mini systemsPress Release dated: 14 Jun 2011
Coloured sound is usually regarded a bad thing but that's exactly what Onkyo is promising with the release of the new CS-245 'Colibrino' hi-fi mini-system. Designed to bring style and musicality to the most confined of spaces, this neat little system comes in five attractive colour options: dark brown, deep red, black, yellow-green and white.
Where does the name Colibrino come from? Colibri is Spanish for a tiny rainbow-coloured type of hummingbird. Hence the generous variety of colour options…
But looks alone won't cut it with today's discriminating buyers so Onkyo has ensured that the CS-245 is a versatile audio platform, supporting playback of audio from FM radio*, iPod/iPhone, CD, and USB sources.
The dock for iPods/iPhones is built into the top of the unit (which has steel front and side panels) and provides a direct digital connection that enables users to access podcasts and music in a variety of audio formats. Meanwhile, the front-side USB port enables playback of MP3 files stored on portable USB flash drives.
CD audio and compressed audio files benefit from the highly efficient digital amplifier circuitry incorporated within. Furthermore, Onkyo’s proprietary Active Bass Control ensures smooth and natural bass performance, regardless of how high you turn the volume… the system always remains clean and musical sounding.
Included in the package are a pair of free-standing, two-way, bass-reflex speakers, equipped with 10cm diameter woofers. The speakers’ rounded edges and tapered cabinets are designed to reduce internal standing waves and enhance audio fidelity.
The accompanying remote control allows the owner to browse, skip, and play audio tracks on a connected iPod/iPhone, and also provides basic control of CDs and connected USB devices.
Neat, compact and indisputably elegant Onkyo's new Colibrino systems are sure to find favour with buyers after style as well as substance…
*A DAB+ equipped version of this system, the CS-245DAB, will be available for UK consumers. This receives both DAB+ and DAB digital radio broadcasts. Users can enjoy unlimited access to a wide range of music, sports, news, and talkback channels, all with a clear and robust digital sound quality. Colour options for the CS-245DAB are black or white.
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