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Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System

B&H # SOCMTMX500I MFR # CMTMX500I
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Product Highlights

  • 30 W RMS x 2
  • CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 Playback
  • Dock for iPod/iPhone
  • Built-in FM Tuner
  • DSGX Bass Boost
  • Bass and Treble Controls
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Device Charges While Docked
  • Fluorescent Display
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For rich, full audio at a modest price, look no further than the Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System. Ideal for any music fan, this system boasts dual 30 W RMS speakers, playback for CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs with support for MP3 files as well as a built-in FM tuner with 20 presets. You can also customize your sound with bass and treble controls, as well as DSGX bass boost for additional deep bass.

Since the system has an iPod dock, you can even enjoy playlists from your compatible iPod or iPhone, and it will even charge whenever it's docked to keep it powered up and ready to go. It's compatible with most models including the iPhone 3GS and iPod nano (1st-5th generation), so yours is almost sure to be on the list. And if you feel the need to go beyond the radio and your personal playlists, you can connect additional audio devices like a non-docking MP3 player or laptop computer with the auxiliary audio input jack.

Whether the CMT-MX500i is playing your CD collection, pumping out playlists from your iPod or iPhone, tuning into your local FM radio stations or playing selections from additional audio devices, it can offer high fidelity sound reproduction. This compact system can fit just about anywhere, and its modern styling will add a touch of sophistication to any space.

Rich, Full Audio
Enjoy 60 watts of audio power (30 watts x 2) of stereo sound for your favorite music
CD, CD-R, CD-RW Playback
This system plays factory pressed audio CDs as well as those you've burned yourself: CD-R and CD-RW
Dock for iPod/iPhone
This system includes a dock for your compatible iPod or iPhone, and it will even charge whenever it's docked
Built-in FM Tuner
Go beyond your personal music collection and tune into the offerings of your local FM radio stations
Other Sources Welcome
Use the audio in jack to connect other audio sources like a non-docking MP3 player or laptop computer
DSGX Bass Boost
The DSGX bass boost allows for added deep bass when you want it
Bass and Treble Controls
Adjust your audio to your tastes with the onboard bass and treble controls
Remote Control
Sit back and keep the tunes pumping without getting up from your favorite spot -- the system includes an IR wireless remote
Main Unit
Power Rating 30 W RMS x 2 (10% THD)
No. of Channels 2
AM/FM Tuner FM
AM/FM Presets 20
Tuning Range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Playback Format CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3
Tray Type Single disc horizontal
Display 1 line fluorescent display (white)
Equalizer DSGX (bass boost); bass, treble
Playback Modes Normal, shuffle, program, repeat
Input Front speaker terminal
Audio in (stereo minijack) x 1
iPod Dock Works with iPod touch 2nd generation, iPod touch 1st generation, iPod classic 120 GB, 160 GB (2009), iPod classic 160 GB (2007), iPod classic 80 GB, iPod nano 5th generation (video camera), iPod nano 4th generation (video), iPod nano 3rd generation (video), iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum), iPod nano 1st generation, iPod 5th generation (video), iPod 4th generation (color display), iPod 4th generation, iPod mini, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.2 x 4.8 x 9.7" (309 x 122 x 247 mm)
Weight 6.4 lb (2.9 kg)
Speaker
Configuration Right, left
System 2-way bass reflex
Driver Tweeter: 1.6" (40 mm) cone
Woofer: 39.4" (100 mm)
Impedance 6 ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 9.4 x 7.9 (140 x 240 x 200 mm)
Weight 4.4 lb (2 kg) each
Sub-Woofer
Driver N/A
Impedance N/A
Connectors N/A
Enclosure N/A
Dimensions (WxHxD) N/A
Weight N/A
General
Remote Control IR wireless
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operation: 33 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 14.2 x 18.7"
Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • 3 x iPhone Adapters
  • FM Antenna
  • 2 x Speaker Cables
  • 8 x Speaker Pads
  • Warranty Card
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyCMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Good audio (8)
    • Good remote (5)
    • Intuitive controls (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (7)
    • Living room (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Mighty Little System

    I needed something small & sleek to fit under the cabinet my T V sits on, this little gem fits perfectly, easy to set up, no stripped wires to insert for speakers,...Read complete review

    I needed something small & sleek to fit under the cabinet my T V sits on, this little gem fits perfectly, easy to set up, no stripped wires to insert for speakers, nice plug in style, Sounds great, loud & clear through out the house. Only thing I wish, the display will not show clock when on standby, its not an option. You can use the remote, hit display and the clock will appear for 8 seconds. Overall, this unit does the job!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sony MX500I

    Not as good as I thought . Fm reception poor, even with an external antenna on roof top. Not very loud .

    Not as good as I thought . Fm reception poor, even with an external antenna on roof top. Not very loud .

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    4.0

    Nice clean unit with great sound

    By DVBR

    from Vero Beach, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

      we are in a resort setting, and these units fit nicely in our cabinets along with blu ray player and tv. Aso easy to maintain

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great for home

      By Sony

      from Brooklyn N.Y.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Interface
      • Great Sound
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

        Its a very nice size not a bulky machine , great for home use

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Small but awesome!

        By Em

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room

          Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

          Sounds great and I could hook up my record player to it easily!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Sony MX500I

          By Steve

          from Maryland

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

          Not as good as I thought . Fm reception poor, even with an external antenna on roof top. Not very loud .

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          5.0

          Don't judge a book by its cover

          By Ed

          from Norwalk, CT

          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote
          • Intuitive Controls

          Cons

          • Longer Speaker Cables

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

          My wife wanted a new unit for the kitchen that included an i-pod dock. Great look, excellent sound for it's size. Not so good it's the fact that they don't tell you that you'll probably need to purchase an i-pod dock adapter depending on which i-pod you own. Speaker cables could be a little longer. Other than that, unit works great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Mighty Little System

          By Jomelo

          from Boone, NC

          About Me Practical

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote
          • Price

          Cons

          • No Constant Clock

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Living Room
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

          I needed something small & sleek to fit under the cabinet my T V sits on, this little gem fits perfectly, easy to set up, no stripped wires to insert for speakers, nice plug in style, Sounds great, loud & clear through out the house. Only thing I wish, the display will not show clock when on standby, its not an option. You can use the remote, hit display and the clock will appear for 8 seconds. Overall, this unit does the job!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great buy

          By Aaron

          from Devon, PA

          About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Intuitive Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

            my wife wanted a new CD player and I was looking for a mini audio with a i-phone dock. This little charm is sitting in the living room of my 2bdr apt. It has amazing sound. loud enough you can hear a good music from any part of 1200sqt APT. To me, I never notice any white noise from the speakers. Size is perfect. looks really nice. Any audio CD recorded by my Dell laptop has been played smoothly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Sony is a Winner!

            By The Sound Nazi

            from Gilbertsville, PA

            About Me Pro Audio / DJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Remote
            • Small Footprint

            Cons

            • No AM tuner

            Best Uses

            • CD Playback
            • IPhoneiPod
            • Mp3 players
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

            This is a great little system. Remarkable sound in a compac size. And it gets loud! I bought this for my son's bedroom where he primarily patches in his mp3 player. It also plays CD's beautifully. I gave four stars instead of five for the lack of very low bass and only an FM tuner. But these are minor issues for our use. B&H had the best price around.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Expectation fulfilled

            By PeteB

            from Tolland, CT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

              Purchased as a gift for my 10 year daughter for use in her bedroom. Has ipod connection and has the ability to play CD's. She loves it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              System was as advertized. Works great

              By Mark

              from Georgia

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Remote
              • Intuitive Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Larger Rooms
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

                Good sound from both CD and FM radio.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                It fits your office.

                By Professor

                from Montreal, Canada

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Sony CMT-MX500i Micro Shelf System:

                  The micro system is ideal for offices.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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