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Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System

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Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System

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Product Highlights

  • Built-In iPod Dock
  • 50W RMS
  • Plays CD, CD-R/W, CD-DA, MP3
  • Two Full Range (2-Way) Speakers
  • AM/FM Tuner with 30 Presets
  • Audio Input
  • Braced Construction
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With its continued excellence in sound reproduction, Sony has once again created a versatile, space efficient audio solution for the music lover in you. The CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System combines functionality and versatility, with abilities to play back iPod audio through the built-in iPod dock, and CD-R/W, CD-DA, and MP3 playback capabilities. It features a very stylish design that will enhance any decor, a built-in AM/FM tuner with 30 presets and automatic scan tuning, and two full range (2-way) speakers.

This unique system offers great features that will be hard to match. Enjoy an external audio (mini jack) input, FL display technology, and 25W per channel. Use it in your bedroom, kitchen, office or school. Either way, you will enjoy high quality audio reproduction at an affordable price.

Made for iPod Technology
This versatile player offers the ability to play your favorite music from your iPod with the built-in iPod dock.
Multi-Format Audio Playback
It offers a full-range of audio playback capabilities, including CDs, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, and MP3.
Full Range (2-Way) Speaker Design
Due to its full range (2-Way) speaker design, 5.9" woofer cones, 1.6" tweeters, and quality cabinetry, it's capable of reproducing a full-range of frequencies and lifelike imaging.
Fluorescent Display
Its FL display technology not only gives you better resolution, but also lets data transition faster for smooth, clean graphics.
Built-In AM/FM Tuner
Enjoy your favorite radio broadcasts with the built-in AM/FM wide-band tuner with 30 presets.
Convenient Headphone Jack
This player offers a headphone output jack, offering discrete listening of your favorite songs and movies.
Full Feature Remote Control
The system's remote control is compatible with your iPod; enabling the ability to control most menu functions of the iPod.
Elegant Black Finish
With its elegant gloss black finish, this system matches even the most sophisticated office or home decor.
Main Unit
Power Rating 2-Channel x 25W RMS (10% THD)
Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
No. of Channels 2
AM/FM Tuner Yes
AM/FM Presets 30
Playback Formats CD, CD-R/W, CD-DA, MP3
Tray Type Single, Front Loading
Programmable Timer Events: Play/Sleep
iPod Dock Yes
Input Audio: 3.5mm Mini Jack x1
FM Antenna: Coaxial x1
AM Antenna: x1 (Bare Wire)
Headphone: 3.5mm Mini Jack x1
Output None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.9 x 5.2 x 11.7" (200 x 132 x 298mm)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
Speaker
Configuration Full-Range
Speaker Type 2-Way
Enclosure Not Specified By Manufacturer
Shielded Not Specified By Manufacturer
Woofer 5.9" (15cm)
Tweeter 1.6" (4cm)
Impedance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Connector Type Spring Clip
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 9.6 x 8.2" (140 x 245 x 210mm)
Weight 4.2 lbs (1.9kg) Each
General
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Color Black
Packaging Info
Package Weight 19.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.0 x 15.0 x 11.0"
Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System
  • Remote Control (RM-AMU009)
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • FM Lead Antenna
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyCMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System
     
    4.4

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (24)
    • Attractive (23)
    • Great sound quality (14)
    • Great sound (9)
    • Simple controls (9)

    Cons

    • Weak bass (3)

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (21)
    • Basic use (11)
    • Basic systems (9)
    • Home (9)
    • Office (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (18), Tech savvy (9), Audiophile (6), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid Micro Hi-Fi System

    I bought the Sony CMT-BX20i for use in my basement while working out. My main interest was having good FM reception, an iPod dock, and a remote control that was full function for...Read complete review

    I bought the Sony CMT-BX20i for use in my basement while working out. My main interest was having good FM reception, an iPod dock, and a remote control that was full function for both the radio and iPod. This system fits the bill quite capably. Its FM reception is strong, and the iPod is crisp and clear. Speakers leave a bit to be desired, but I mainly use this system with headphones. The single-wire FM antenna is remarkably good, and when I added a simple di-pole antenna (about three bucks, including balun adapter from Parts Express), it picks up even more distant stations quite well. I have not used the CD player at all. Remote is easy to use once you read the materials (takes about five minutes to orient yourself). Styling is right out of the 80's, but it's in my basement so no big deal. I like the system...does the job for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    it works with iphone

    it works with iphone too but it has high intereference signal and it it hrd to avoid it

    it works with iphone too but it has high intereference signal and it it hrd to avoid it

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    4.0

    Very satisfied

    By joaniegroomer

    from new york city

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home

      Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

      Small yet powerful, easy to operate and a great price for the product.

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      • No

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      4.0

      good sound/ small size

      By Iwona

      from Middletown CT

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

        Great sound at a very good/small size - can fit limited space. Plus has very Elegant Black Finish.
        Allows you to listen to your iPod but only iPod - it doesn't allow you to listen to your iPhone.

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        • No

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        4.0

        SO GOOD I BOUGHT A SECOND ONE....

        By JJ

        from Vermont

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

          This has been a good bedroom stereo unit for the past year and a half or so. Simple to use, looks good, has nice sound. I liked it enough that we bought this, our second purchase, for an elderly friend who needs a simple system. Excellent value.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          AWESOME SONY MINI-STEREO, PACKS PUNCH !

          By DJ STORMEE

          from Westerly,R.I.

          About Me Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

            Looks GREAT in our living room...Sounds even BETTER !!! Plays CD's, and has iPOD DOCK that plays AND charges your device !!! Couldn't believe the low price and the FREE SHIPPING !!! Thanks B & H !!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Little Shelf System!

            By Hitla

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Weak Bass

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

            Bought this shelf system cause it looked pretty sleek and simple. Exactly what I wanted in a little bedroom shelf system. Easy to setup. Pretty much plug n play. The sound quality is awesome for a bedroom/master bedroom too. Worth the money.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Outstanding Product-Exceptional Audio

            By Tom D

            from Boston

            About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home
              • Larger Rooms
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

              Outstanding audio performance for price; paired with stereo Acoustic Research wireless (AW880) speakers for a great portable sound system; virtually no low frequency interference with 900MHz transmitter and speaker interfaces. CMT BX20I system is located in HDTV room and wireless speakers in kitchen or movable to either front or rear porch for excellent audio output. Excellent low and high frequency output from woopher and twetter.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Can't beat it for the price

              By steve from southampton

              from southampton ny

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                This unit is used almost daily in a teen's bedroom. It has clear reception and decent sound quality. It's ready to use right out of the box and is easy to use. At first, I thought it looked a little flimsy, but after three months of use by a teen, it still looks new.

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                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice system for limited space.

                By Stan the Coffee Man

                from Fayetteville AR

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                  I use the system in my coffee shop. With it, I can play my own CD's, and if a customer wants to, they can drop their IPad or Pod into the port and play their own music. Good sound quality, with surprising bass response. My only critique is that the speaker leads could be longer.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Does The Job

                  By RDS

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                    I use the system at a summer cabin. Light, easy to store and set up. Used it recently for music at a small outdoor wedding. Not bad. Bass response is pretty good for a micro system. Next to useless: The remote.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very impressive sound

                    By Tomas South Jersey

                    from Woodbury, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                    The products work very very good, it's cheap for the quality and performance.
                    Recommended 100%

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Okay..Just don't expect to oohed & ahhed

                    By Hey Lenny

                    from Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington MN

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                    • Lack Of Power
                    • Weak Bass

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                    We have this unit in our den/office at home. Audio is clean. It's significantly better from CD's than it is from the tuner. We don't have an Ipod so we can't comment on the quality from that device. Not much bass and next to no equalization available. It's fine for the price just don't expect sit and be wowed by it. It's a small little stereo with a small little sound that fits in a small room. You will NOT wonder how all that sound comes from such little speakers. That will be very apparent when you listen.

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                    5.0

                    Easy to set up, sounds awesome

                    By Chris M

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • Not overly beautiful

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                    Small, awesome sound, plays music right off the iPod Nano and MP3 cd's, its definitely worth the money. Charges the iPod as well. Hard to beat. Stuck it in the kitchen on top of the fridge and that thing just pumps music. Even sounds great in the next room over!

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Great Product - Great Value for Money

                    By SV

                    from New York City, New York

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home

                      Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                      I got this Hi-Fi Sound System for my 2 bedroom NYC apartment and it does the trick - its easy to use, is extremely sleek and attractive, has great sound and was easy to assemble.

                      For the price and Sony brand - this is a great value for money. Highly recommended.....

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      very good value for price

                      By btq

                      from White Plains, NY

                      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Good Power Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                        Good sound quality and output power for such a simple and quite cheap product. Audio-in and iPod connector make it quite versatile.

                        Compared to few other small units, I found detachable speakers a nice idea if you have or want better speakers.

                        Remote works very well with iPods.

                        Nice, simplistic design.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By ;)

                        from IL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                          Nice design, works great (except radio, but i havent played with that much yet)

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                          • Yes

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                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Bulky design with limited sound

                          By Eric

                          from dallas tx

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Heavy / Bulky
                            • Weak Bass

                            Best Uses

                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                            Keep getting error messages when using iPhone 3GS as audio source

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            it works with iphone

                            By abs

                            from las vegas

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Easy to Mount
                            • Good Power Output
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                              it works with iphone too but it has high intereference signal and it it hrd to avoid it

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              EXCELLENT VALUE & QUALITY - I BOUGHT TWO

                              By Pietro

                              from VIrginia and California

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Office

                                Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                                I bought my first one for my office - it was so incredible my assistant ordered one for her husband. I bought a second for my vacation home -its that good. Excellent sound and easy to operate. You can't go wrong with this purchase.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good quality at a low price.

                                By technonot

                                from Pittsburgh, Pa

                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                                  Small system with good sound.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Awesome Value

                                  By Steeve Dallas

                                  from Westchester NY

                                  About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Controls
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Great Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Basic Use
                                    • Offices
                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                    Comments about Sony CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System:

                                    This small system has very clean sound. This system is great for a bedroom, study or kitchen.

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