Onkyo is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a glut of new products, including this rather neat CR-715DAB CD/DAB micro system, which packs in the technology you’d expect to find in the bigger separates systems.
Available in black or silver, the CR-715DAB CD packs an impressive 50w per channel, using the same hybrid digital amplification topology that’s used in Onkyo’s highly-rated A-933 separates amplifier. You’ll also find a relatively huge transformer on-board, plus a high-capacity 4700uf capacitor, which the company claims will help to deliver music "with the instantaneous snap and pace that it deserves".
The CD player, which also plays MP3-encoded CD-R/RW discs, uses a high-grade Wolfson 192kHz/24-bit D/A converter, usually found in standalone players. The radio offers DAB/AM/FM radio reception, with 40 presets available, along with sleep function. It also uses a new, more sensitive DAB tuner module, designed for better performance in weak signal areas. In terms of connectivity, there’s four additional audio inputs (including one on the front panel for MP3 players), a subwoofer output plus two audio outputs. All are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer.
Available with remote control (but not speakers), the CR-715DAB is available from October, priced at £329.95.