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Sony ICF-CD523

Sony ICF-CD523
alaScore 77

123 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and design are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the portability.

sound, value for money, usability, design, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICF-CD523 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony ICF-CD523

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Sony ICF-CD523 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, value for money, usability, design, performance

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

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Its Ok

 

I´m happy with the product [...]The product is good, friendly to use. Good brand.

Compact

Bulky

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

I've had this unit for less than a year. The radio works wonderfully. The CD player does not work. The unit has a one year warranty, but to get it replaced I have to generate an original receipt and pay non-refundable shipping to SONY. The CD player...

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

Pleasently suprised at the quality of this item. Speakers are out front so the sound is better than others I have tried. Would like it a little more streamlined or thinner but it still looks good under the cabinet.

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

Having been loyal to Sony products in the past I decided to take the plunge and spend a bit more than I intended to on a radio for my kitchen. However, when I installed the device I realized that the lack of an antena and the inability to move the...

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

After looking around I realized that I couldn't find anything thiner that was afordable, looked and was made by a company like Sony. The first one I bought developed a problem with the CD player after 3 or 4 years. I bought another one and loved the...

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

Well, so far, we really like this item! Like another reviewer wrote, there is some static with a few of the radio stations, but I think that can be expected with any radio. (plus, it's not with our fav station, so that's ok!) and the main reason we...

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

This unit is under estimated. It sound quality is exceptional and is price right. The install is a little clumsey , but overall a grea buy.

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

This CD clock radio is attractive, fits perfectly under my cabinet and has a lot of nice features (such as a daylight savings clock button, cd repeat, shuffle,etc). I purchased it simply to have the CD portion, but it actually has great reception,...

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

am signal is almost non existant. People are still listening to AM. I don't know why every product we tried had poor AM reception. Most of my listening is on AM

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Sony ICF-CD523 Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio

 

Sony was the only brand that seemed to have a quality under the counter radio, based on reviews on Amazon. I previously had a GE,which was OK, but had issues with the volume dropping randomly and the radio reception was marginal. This Sony is great. I...

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Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Under-cabinet space saving kitchen CD Clock Radio; Digital synthesized AM/FM stereo tuner; 15 memory presets; Convenient front-loading design; Built-In stereo speakers; Backlit easy-to-see LCD display; Built-in timer/alarm function; Mega Bass Sound System; Forward/reverse time setting; Date display.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KB):CD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Mega Bass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:CD clock radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Media Load Type:Tray
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Random play / shuffle / Repeat shuffle
Type:CD player

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:7.1lbs
Width:14.5in

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:CD523
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICF

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Radio

Preset Station Qty:15
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital
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