Xplod® CD Radio Cassette Recorder
THIS IS MY SECOND SONY EXPLODE.
I AM A TRIM CARPENTER.
MY FIRST ONE WAS ON CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR FIVE YEARS, EXPOSED TO DUST ON A DAILY BASIS. DUST BLOWN OUT OF UNIT WITH AIR HOSE AT END OF EACH DAY.
I PLAYED CD'S AND THE RADIO CONSTANTLY, WITHOUT FAIL FROM THE UNIT. THE FIRST BOOMBOX SERVED ME WELL UNTIL A HEAVY SOLID ENTRY DOOR WAS DROPPED ON IT.
EVEN THEN THE UNIT CONTINUED TO PLAY, BUT WAS CRACKED.
I RETIRED THAT UNIT AND PURCHASED THIS NEW BOOMBOX.
I PURCHASED THIS UNIT IN MAY,2011.
IT IS NOW 12/02/2013, AND IT HAS BEEN USED EVERYDAY SINCE, ON MY JOBSITES.
SOUNDS GREAT AND WORKS PERFECTLY.
MY SON HAS THE OLD BOOMBOX IN HIS GARAGE, IT STILL PLAYS CD'S
December 3, 2013
CFD-G505 FOUND GOLD!
Neighbor moved out. Saw boombox in trash pile sans antenna and power cord. Took it home, replaced missing parts, works PERFECTLY! ---> Only problem is that I tried to use "input" as "microphone" but did not work. I guess that "input" is only good for MP3's and the like. Otherwise this free jam-blaster works great! Still don't understand why neighbor threw it away. Too lazy to find random power cord I guess?
November 22, 2013
don't buy it
I purchased one because I wanted to use the tape and disk. The tape deck failed in about one year although it had not been used much. The round trip freight to replace it cost was about /12 the purchase price. The repaired (replaced) unit failed in less than one year. I see other reviews similar to this. Why do they continue to sell it? 'BTW, my son's IPOD has better radio reception.
June 29, 2013
If you are reading this, then they DO put in the bad reviews as well as the good. I have an extensive tape selection and I have had to replace my first sony explod, because the tape player was defective. Got the second one home and the tape player wouldn't work. I have to literally hold down the play button to get sound. It plays but I have to hold play button down to get any sound. They had rebuilt ones discounted in store for same reason. Bought it at Best Buy. I can't play volume over five because of the distortion. Second stereo, the base is a little distorted. So improve the sound quality, recall the sony explod and repair the cassette tapes and send me something in my e-mail to rectify the situation, and the bad word of mouth will turn into good. Other than that I am proud to own and display my sony explod. All my electronics are sony and other than this product all are distortion free and of high quality.
August 5, 2012