Grundig Ovation 2 micro system
In terms of catching the eye, the new Grundig Ovation 2 micro system with its mirrored glass front panel really does the job. It seems to have plenty to offer as a budget music system too.
The system itself delivers 90 watts PMPO. The treble speakers consist of a combined titanium membrane and foam surround and each has its own amplifier, while a clever dynamic system ensures bass levels are optimally adjusted to the current music volume.
The CD drive plays CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs, plus CDs featuring MP3 files. You can also connect your PC to the system via the Line-in connection and with a USB port, you can play music from a USB drive or MP3 player. There’s also a radio tuner with ATS function (automatic tuning search), which automatically saves the 30 strongest stations in your area as presets. It also doubles up as a wall clock and alarm and features a rather neat round remote control unit.
The Ovation 2 is available now, retailing for around £200.
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