Top 5 Shelf Stereos

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When it comes to stereos, bigger does not always mean better. Buyers can find compact systems that produce good quality sound and are made from high performance materials and electronics. Shelf stereos, also known as mini stereos, compact stereos, and desktop stereos, deliver high-quality sound for people that do not have a lot of space. Buyers that live in flats or student accommodation, or that do not want a multi-piece stereo system, can purchase shelf stereos from several brands in electronics shops, department stores, and online at eBay. Before making a purchase, buyers should learn about the top five shelf stereos.
1 Sony MHC-EC609ip Mini Hi-Fi Stereo System
Sony MHC-EC609ip Mini Hi-Fi Stereo System

Sony created Japan's first multiple component stereo system in 1972 and the first compact stereo system six years later. One of the brand's top-rated options is the Sony MHC-EC609ip mini Hi-Fi stereo system. It is a basic unit that allows users to listen to the radio, play a CD, or enjoy music from an Apple iPod or iPhone. The 100-watt mini stereo features a two-way bass reflex speaker system. It has a sleep/wake timer and remote control. The Sony MHC-EC609ip mini Hi-Fi stereo system is 30.2 centimetres high, 20.2 centimetres wide, and 33.5 centimetres deep, and it weighs slightly more than 3.6 kilograms.

 

2 Philips MC235B Micro Hi-Fi System
Philips MC235B Micro Hi-Fi System

The Philips MC235B micro Hi-Fi system has a flat design, so users can mount it on a wall without the unit protruding too far. The stereo is versatile, allowing users to play CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. It has a total power output of 10-watt root mean square (RMS), Dynamic Bass Boost, and Digital Sound Control to create deeper audio. It also features wake up and sleep times, digital tuning for 40 preset radio stations, and a motorised sliding front door. The square Philips MC235B micro Hi-Fi system is 24.8 centimetres across and 9.5 centimetres deep, and weighs slightly less than 2.3 kilograms.

 

3 Panasonic SC-HC25 Compact Stereo System
Panasonic SC-HC25 Compact Stereo System

The Panasonic SC-HC25 compact stereo system has a flat, slim design that allows it to fit on even the narrowest shelves. The unit features an iPod and iPhone speaker docking system, a single CD player, and an AM/FM radio tuner, which allows the user to preset 30 FM and 15 AM stations. The Panasonic SC-HC25 compact stereo system has auto tuning, bass and treble control, and four preset equaliser settings. It plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3s. The stereo is 22.2 centimetres high, 20 centimetres wide, and 11.4 centimetres deep, and weighs 5.2 kilograms.

 

4 Sony MHC-EC69i Mini Hi-Fi Music System
Sony MHC-EC69i Mini Hi-Fi Music System

Like the Sony MHC-EC609ip, the Sony MHC-EC69i mini Hi-Fi music system delivers a total power output of 100 watts, with 50 watts per channel. It plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3s. Users can even charge their iPods. The unit has an AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets. It features Sony's two-way two-driver, bass reflex speaker system. The Sony MHC-EC69i mini Hi-Fi music system is 19.9 centimetres high, 30.5 centimetres wide, and 41.5 centimetres deep, and weighs 5.3 kilograms.

 

5 Panasonic SC-HC35 Compact Stereo System

The Panasonic SC-HC35 compact stereo system is wall mountable and features a DAB/FM radio tuner, CD player, and iPod docking station that is accessible through a sliding door. It has a USB port and Bluetooth capabilities, and users can play CDs and MP3s. The unit has four presets for the equaliser, auto tuning, bass, and treble control, and a programmable timer. The Panasonic SC-HC35 compact stereo system has bamboo cone speakers, which deliver a clear and crisp quality of sound. The slim unit measures 3.5 centimetres high, 8.6 centimetres wide, and 1.59 centimetres deep, and weighs 2.4 kilograms.

 

 

 
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