Onkyo have long been associated with quality home cinema receivers which are renowned for their sound quality. The company also offers a range of home audio products and the Onkyo Colibrino CS-245DAB affordable mini system has been announced.
The new system comes complete with the iPhone/iPod dock sitting on top of the unit, and also has a built-in DAB+ tuner. It also has a FM radio tuner and CD player, and a USB port will enable playback of MPS files from USB flash drives. The unit itself is made with steel front and side panels which are designed to reduce vibrations.
Onkyo’s official website says the name Colibrino comes from the word Colibri, which is Spanish for a tiny rainbow. This explains the variety of bright colors the unit is available in which does include black or white. The Onkyo Active Bass Control promises a smooth natural bass performance whatever the volume.
Speakers with the unit are free-standing, two-way bass-reflex units, which have 10cm diameter woofers. They also have tapered edges which Onkyo promises reduces internal standing waves to improve audio fidelity. You also get a remote control which allows the users to browse, skip and play music tracks on a connected iPhone/iPod, and is set to sell for around £280 in the UK.