The Onkyo CS-555DAB mini Hi-Fi system provides premium audio technology in a compact, versatile system. Onkyo's proven Wide Range Amplifier Technology concept-along with upgraded Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry and VLSC™ noise-cancelling technology-lies at the very heart of Onkyo's premium hi-fi separates range. The good news is that this same technology is now powering selected compact models such as this one. Combined with the symmetrical layout of the left and right channels and an audiophile-grade 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, distortion is all but eliminated and y our music is brought to life. Hear your cherished albums played back with the sort of depth and clarity you might expect from a high-end system.
With the Onkyo CS-555DAB, you can spin CDs or explore the world of digital radio, plug in an iPod or flash drive to the USB port, or enjoy the iTunes library on your PC via 96 kHz/24-bit digital inputs. Our latest bookshelf loudspeakers feature N-OMF cotton and aramid laminate cones with centre-mounted bullet equalizers to minimize vibration. These speakers smoothly handle phase-matched and boosted bass without obscuring the m id-range frequencies. Robust construction and a quality finish reflect the premium audio technology inside, all in system everybody can afford.
While some hi-fi makers take a shortcut to amplified audio with the use of cheap all-in-one IC chips, the resulting sound too often distorts once you turn the volume up. Instead, Onkyo uses the same discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington amplification circuitry found on its flagship A/V and hi-fi components in selected compact models such as the Onkyo CS555 DAB. The result is full and pure sound from an affordable, space-saving audio system.
Short pathways from power supply to amplifying circuit reduce the chance of electrical interference, while a top quality 192 kHz/24-bit DAC and three-stage amplification process maintain the integrity of audio signals. A symmetrical and uniform layout minimizes the chance of interference between left and right channels. In fact, our lab testing shows the Onkyo CS 555DAB to reproduce audio that's four times clearer than conventional models, while channel interference has been reduced to almost zero for superb stereo separation.
The Onkyo CS-555DAB's front-panel USB port gives access to MP3 and AAC audio files stored iPod and iPhone. You can also load up a flash memory drive with these files types-along with WMA format-and plug it into the USB port, using the system's remote controller to play back your music. As the audio signals are transported in digital form, rather than analogue, there is much less chance for signal degradation. Your music sounds clearer and more faithful to the original. You can plug your in iPod or iPhone for an automatic recharge at any time, with the system returning to standby mode once you disconnect the device
As well as a pre-out for a powered subwoofer-freeing the speakers to more efficiently handle mid and high frequencies-the CS-555DAB has 96 kHz/24-bit optical and coaxial inputs. If your PC has a digital lineout, you can direct audio through the Onkyo system, with signals carried straight to the receiver's 192 kHz/24-bit DAC. Now you can experience everything from iTunes music to YouTube videos with power and precision beyond anything a set of computer speakers can muster. As well as a front-panel USB port, there is a selection of rear side analogue inputs to connect everything from your cell phone to a turntable.
22 Watts per Channel
Plays Audio CD, CD-R, and CD-RW
Built-In DAB/DAB+ Tuner
Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
Symmetrical Power Amplifier Circuit Design
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)
Short Signal Paths between Amplifier and Power Supply Stage
Low Noise Design
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio DAC (WM8718)
PCM DAC Direct Mode
Wide Band-Pass Filter
Front-Panel USB Port for iPod/iPhone or Flash Memory Device
Plays MP3, WMA, and AAC Formats via USB
Digital Audio Inputs (Optical and Coaxial)
2 x 22 Watts @ 4 Ohms
Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
Signal to noise ratio
10Hz - 100kHz
Input sensitivity & impedance
Damping Factor at 8 ohm
22 (1 kHz, 8 Ohms)
Total harmonic distortion
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