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Sony - 50W Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System with Built-in Apple� iPod� Dock

Kick back and relax while listening to your favorite mix CDs through this micro hi-fi stereo system that features two 5-9/10" full-range speakers for rich audio you can rock to. The built-in Apple� iPod� dock lets you listen to iPod tunes in lush stereo sound.
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Can I connect a turntable to it? Will it need a pre-amp?

3 years, 7 months ago
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No. The Sony CMT-BX20i shelf system does not feature a Phono input. Sorry. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a Sony shelf system from Best Buy that will meet your needs. The Sony LBT-ZX66i |SKU:9209215 shelf system features a dedicated Phono input with a built-in phono preamp for connection to your turntable. Good Luck.
3 years, 3 months ago
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there are no inputs on this unit except the iPod dock on top and the speaker connections on back.
3 years, 6 months ago
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The CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System has 1 rear Audio in Stereo mini port. you can connect a MP3 player or any audio device of your choosing, If your Turntable does not have a stereo mini plug an adapter would be required.

The CMT-BX20I has 50W (RMS) Total Power Output
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Can you listen to Pandora?

Do all audio apps work, or just itunes?
3 years, 6 months ago
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yes u can listen to any stream stations from ur ipod or iphone as long as u plug it into ur ,icro hifi shell system.
3 years, 5 months ago
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The CMT-BX20i Micro Hi-Fi System does not have internet streaming audio capability.
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The CMT-BX20i does not have Internet capability, and cannot access Internet Streaming Services such as pandora. When your iPod is docked the CMT-BX20i can Access the Internal memory of the iPod and play the music stored on it, however it cannot stream music from the iPod. the CMT-BX20i does however have an Audio In Port for other devices, this is simply passing through the sound from the headphones jack to the speakers , so in that aspect you can.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Is it compatible with the iphone?

The description mentions the ipod, but I've seen some reviews where updated ipods don't work.
3 years, 8 months ago
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this accessory is not optmized for iphone, but it still work with it. u can listen to your music and video from iphone. also it charges the iphone ( 2g, 3g, 3gs,)not sure for the ihone 4 though. Hope this answers yor question.
3 years, 5 months ago
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the CMT-BX20 is Compatible with iPod 4th generation (color display), iPod 5th
generation (video), iPod Mini 1st and 2nd generation, iPod Nano 1st
generation, iPod Nano 2nd generation (aluminum), iPod Touch, iPod
Nano 3rd generation (video) and iPod Classic.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Is this player fully compatible with an iPod touch 4th generation?

3 years, 7 months ago
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yes it is
3 years, 6 months ago
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The CMT-LX20i is Compatible with iPod® touch, iPod Nano 3rd generation, iPod classic, iPod Nano 2nd generation, iPod 5th generation, iPod Nano 1st generation, iPod 4th generation, iPod mini. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee nor provide compatibility confirmation for any device not listed.
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Is there a balance control on the remote?

3 years, 6 months ago
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no, only bass and treble.
3 years, 5 months ago
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The CMT-BX20I does not have a Speaker Balance Setting. if your speakers sound unbalanced, adjust the location of your speakers as symmetrically as possible, and ensure only the provided speakers are used with the system.
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does it play an album in the correct running order or alphabeticly

3 years, 6 months ago
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no it does not.
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Control of your iPod for Playlist, order, and functionality is the same as when un docked.

Play, Pause, Scroll up and down the iPod menus , Select a track or chapter of an audio book or podcast, find a point in a track or chapter with fast forward and reverse, as well as returning to the previous menu or selecting a menu.
all these can be used with the Remote.
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Does the "iPOD remote" also control the stero system (if you don't have an iPod)?

? - Does the "iPod" remote' also control the stero system (if you don't have an iPod)?
3 years, 6 months ago
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of course, the remote let u control everything. u can control ur fm/am stations, cd, the only thing that the remote control does not have is the "dsgx"( make loud or more power in sound) bottom with u only control from the bottoms on the top. hope this answers ur question.
3 years, 5 months ago
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an iPod does not need to be docked into the CMT-BX20i to use the remote. you still have radio and CD Functionality.
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does the ipod remote allow you to access the ipod menus such as splaylists, shuffle, etc.?

3 years, 5 months ago
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yes it does allow u to do so.
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The CMTBX20i remote commander is limited to the following iPod function: Play/Pause, Scroll up/down, track selection or chapter and fast forward or rewind during playback.
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will i be able to use my Boston Acoustic SoundWare 4.5" speakers with this unit instead of the supplied speakers?

2 years, 5 months ago
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No. Unfortunately you can’t connect your Boston Acoustics SoundWare 4.5" speaker system to the Sony CMT-BX20i |SKU:8713831 compact stereo shelf system. Please note that third party speakers can’t be hooked up to the Sony mini shelf system. Sorry. The operating instructions and marketing specifications for the Sony CMT-BX20i shelf system do not indicate that a third party speaker system can be added to the system. You also can’t substitute a different pair of speakers for the factory supplied speakers. The speaker jacks on the Sony CMT-BX20i main stereo unit feature a non-industry standard connector that can only be attached to the supplied factory speakers with the included speaker cables. The included speakers can only be connected with the factory supplied proprietary speaker cords. The included speaker cords are not industry standard speaker cords, will not support a compatible connection to aftermarket speakers, and have been tested and confirmed by Sony to work exclusively with this Sony shelf system. This non-universal speaker jack connector precludes non-factory speakers from being used with this shelf system. The “Troubleshooting” section of the operating instructions also indicates that the user will experience a loss of all sound from the stereo system if the supplied factory speakers are not used exclusively or if third party speakers are used with the shelf system. There is no information contained in the operating instructions, marketing specifications, Sony esupport website, or Best Buy website for the Sony CMT-BX20i shelf system that indicates that additional third party speakers can be added to the stereo system. Sony can’t provide support or assure the performance, quality, audio quality, power handling capacity, compatibility, and functionality of third party speaker systems with its shelf stereo systems unless otherwise indicated. Traditionally, with respect to the compact stereo shelf system product category, it is not recommended that additional third party speakers be connected to a shelf system unless indicated otherwise in the unit’s operating instructions. A shelf system manufacturer can’t possibly test every pair of speakers sold by every vendor in the U.S. market to assure compatibility with its shelf system. Shelf systems that are sold by Best Buy are closed proprietary systems as it pertains to the speaker system that the stereo systems come with. A shelf system speaker system has been carefully designed, constructed, and tested by the manufacturer to ensure that it can handle the amplifier output power of the system. In addition, a shelf system manufacturer has carefully designed speakers that can achieve the sonic characteristics that the manufacturer has intended the customer to hear once the system has been properly set-up at home. A shelf system is the wrong product category to consider adding a third party speaker system to. The correct product category to add suitable speakers of your choice is a component stereo receiver. There is much more flexibility in speaker selection for the component stereo receiver. There are very few limitations other than your budget when making this receiver speaker selection decision. Good Luck.
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Speakers other than the ones provided with this system are not supported.
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Is there a clock in the display?

3 years, 9 months ago
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yes u can adjust ur time, but once u remove ur iphone or ipod from it , the display timer will turn off , so it only work when u plug ur device in it.
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hello,
The CMT-BX20I does not tell time, However, the key features of the are:
Single Disc CD Player: CD-R/RW and MP3
Playback
Audio-in For Use with MP3 Players or PC's
Fluorescent(FL) Display
50W (RMS) Total Power Output
AM/FM Tuner with 30 Station Presets
Remote Control with Full iPod Menu Control
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