Onkyo Embeds Docks In 3-Piece Mini Systems

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Upper Saddle River, N.J. - Onkyo added embedded iPod/iPhone docks to its newest three-piece mini systems, one with CD/DVD-receiver and the other with CD-receiver.


Both come with a pair of two-way speakers.

The company previously offered three-piece systems with CD-receivers and DVD-receivers but without embedded docks. At least one connected to an optional iPod dock. The company also previously offered a one-piece iPhone-iPod-docking music system with embedded dock, radio and CD.

The new DVD-equipped system is the $399-suggested CS-V645 mini system, available early December with 20-preset FM tuner, dock on top, front-panel USB to connect flash drives and other portable media players, 1080p HDMI up-scaling, iPod/iPhone video out to a TV, and support for MP3, WMA, JPEG and DivX files.

The CS-445 mini system, due early this month at a suggested $329, is an audio-only system with CD-receiver, AM/FM tuner with 40 presets, dock on top, and playback of MP3 and WMA CDs.

 Both systems feature 2x40-watt amps and a pair of two-way bass-reflex loudspeakers with 1-inch soft dome tweeter and OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber) woofer cones. Both come with full-function remote control.


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