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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745 - Clock radio with iPod cradle - white

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and connectivity. The battery and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the value for money.

sound, portability, battery, connectivity, size

value for money

On average, users rate this product 62/100.

Review analysis

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i

 

This iPod dock/CD player/Radio alarm clock from Cambridge SoundWorks sounds great, but is light on the kind of features and built-in iPod compatibility that make the George such a great sound system. The price seems a bit high for what it offers, but...

Impressive sound. Nice amount of low-end thump. Alarm is pretty easy to set. The remote has lots of options.

iPod features are minimal. Controlling your iPod when there is a CD in the player is confusing. Expensive.

This iPod dock/CD player/Radio alarm clock from Cambridge SoundWorks sounds great, but is light on the kind of features and built-in iPod compatibility that make the George such a great sound system. The price seems a bit high for what it offers, but...

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Cambridge Soundworks Radio CD 745i Table Radio

 

Do you have A.D.D. when it comes to music? The Cambridge SoundWorks 745i is like getting a hit of sonic Ritalin. This tabletop system includes an AM/FM radio,

Sumptuous sound from a small system. Detachable dock stores both iPod and remote control. Clearly marked buttons and easy navigation, both on the unit and remote. Auxiliary input and headphone jack on front. Comes in black and white.16 FM and 8 AM...

Pricey little thing. Remote-controlled iPod navigation is challenging when doing it from afar. iPod can't be set as your wakeup alarm. Lacks optical input

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i

 

More than half a century of audio evolution has produced this modest box. Its grandparents are the high-end radios of the 1950s. Its parents are of the CD generation, a 1980s format increasingly viewed as archaic by the latest generation of listeners....

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i

 

More than half a century of audio evolution has produced this modest box. Its grandparents are the high-end radios of the 1950s. Its parents are of the CD generation, a 1980s format increasingly viewed as archaic by the latest generation of listeners....

At $400, the Cambridge CD 745i isn't exactly cheap. Although it won't win any beauty contests, it is considerately designed, and its FM reception is among the strongest I'm aware of. Add CD and iPod capability-the latter at no extra cost, despite the...

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i (black)

 

Bought this radio for my bedroom. The process to set the alarm is terrible. This radio only allows the user a few second between key strokes before it times out. Very frustrating. So much so I moved it to my guest room and sticking to my Bose for my...

Unlike my Bose radio, I am able to adjust the bass and treble to my taste

Alarm is clunky at best, very frustrating

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i (white)

 

Do not buy this product!!! Totally overpriced, unreliable.

Excellent sound

CD part of the system is completely unreliable - my player stopped reading CDs after about a year. Just after warranty expired. For $300, a clock radio should last more than a year. Customer service told me there were many problems with this

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i (black)

 

I've had the cambridge model "without the CD player" for 3 years now. There was an offer to try for 30 days free so I ordered one. At only two hundred dollars I could not resist the temptation to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived....

Separate Sub-woofer for super deep base, base and treble control, External jack for plugging in other components like CD or mp3 devices

Alarm goes off at full volume you set

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i (white)

 

iPod docking station finicky & unsupported by Cambridge Soundworks. Not only does Cambridge Soundworks NOT cover this part under the warranty, but it also no longer carries this model or part. So I can't even pay them to replace the dock. After 3 calls...

Great sound quality in a compact unit. We don't have space or desire for a large surround-sound set up for our TV, and really like having this hooked to the flat-panel. It improves the TV experience significantly

We chose this model specifically for the iPod docking station, which broke within weeks of purchase. The connection part simply came off, and cannot be fixed

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i (white)

 

The repair service at all levels seemed to be inept or not aware of how to administer a customer service center.

It sounded very good for the short time I had it

It would have been fine if I had not had to deal with the repair service. They did everything wrong, terrible communications

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i (white)

 

The Cambridge Soundworks 745i is a great choice if you're not planning on using it in an overly large room.The pros and cons pretty much sum it up.The exterior I Pod dock is not an issue for me as I don't have or want an I Pod.For portable audio...

Sound Quality / Bass and Treble Adjustments

No XM;No HD Radio;No Sirius;No SA-CD;No DVD-Audio

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Product Specifications

The SoundWorks Radio CD 745 offers consumers a complete personal music system with the convenience and capability of attaching a dock for iPods, ZEN or other digital audio players, an AM/FM radio, CD/MP3-CD player, and more. The SoundWorks Radio CD 745 features an AM/FM tuner with superb reception, display of RDS information (when available) 24 presets, and dual alarms. It plays standard CDs or MP3-encoded CDs. The radio's convenient "AUX" inputs also let users connect other audio sources. Programmable bass and treble controls allow users to adjust tonal balance for personal taste. The SoundWorks Radio CD 745 reproduces music at its best - whether listening to digital music stored on an MP3 player, AM/FM radio, or CD/MP3-CDs. It uses Cambridge SoundWorks' award-winning, signature 2.1 speaker design, including built-in powered subwoofer. Driven by a frequency contoured amplifier, the subwoofer provides deep and accurate bass response that no other table radio can match. The SoundWorks Radio CD 745 offers big sound and a rich feature set in a small, handsome tabletop package that is versatile enough to please virtually everyone - iPod users, AM/FM radio lovers, CD users, or those looking for one amazing clock radio.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KB):iPod cradle / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:Clock radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type:CD / MP3 player

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:5.2in
Weight:11.9lbs
Width:14in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Cambridge SoundWorks
Model:CD 745
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cambridge SoundWorks Radio

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Radio

Preset Station Qty:24
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control
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