Orion SMC-160BT CD and Bluetooth Stereo System

CD, radio, and USB-compatible music player with washi speakers

US$ 210

CDs might be a thing of the past in most places around the world but they are still very big in Japan: the country's huge J-pop industry is still measuring artists' success in terms of CD sales and CD players remain a feature in most homes. This is the reason you can find in Japan something like the Orion SMC-160BT CD and Bluetooth Stereo System, a music player that will play all the CDs you (or your parents, if you're a millennial) have, with an AM and FM radio thrown in. And because this is the third decade of the 21st century, it also supports playback of 999 MP3/WMA files in 99 folders to a total of 32GB!

With five preset equalizers (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Classic) and S-BASS and loudness functions, the Orion SMC-160BT CD and Bluetooth Stereo System allows you to customize your sound according to your taste. As for the final output, it comes to you through its two 10-watt, 4-ohm, full-range, bass reflex speakers with 7.5 cm (2.9") cones made of washi paper, the handmade paper that is itself one of the oldest Japanese crafts and used in numerous others. Housed in a vintage gold-color case, this system reminds you that there are better ways to listen to music than earbuds and a smartphone!

Specs and Features:

  • Color (unit): gold
  • Dimensions (unit): 200 x 200 x 118 mm (7.9 x 7.9 x 4.6")
  • Dimensions (speaker): 140 x 145 x 220 mm (5.5 x 5.7 x 8.7")
  • Weight (unit): 1.3 kg (2.9)
  • Weight (speaker): 1.1 kg (2.4)
  • Operating voltage: AC 100V, 50/60 Hz
  • Compatible discs: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Speakers: 2 x 10W, 4 ohms, full-range, bass reflex speakers with 7.5 cm (2.9") handmade washi-paper cones (washi-relative pulp mold)
  • Bluetooth: Ver. 5.0 (compatible with A2DP and AVRCP profiles)
  • Codec: SBC
  • Input/output jacks: 3.5 mm (0.13") stereo
  • Up to 32GB USB memory music data (MP3/WMA) playback
  • Compatible file system: FAT32
  • Maximum number of files: 999
  • Maximum number of folders: 99
  • Radio: AM, FM (76-108 MHz)
  • 5 preset equalizers (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Classic)
  • S-BASS function
  • Loudness function
  • On timer for CD, FM radio, or USB
  • Sleep timer: 6 modes (15-120 minutes)
  • Smartphone or other 5V/1A device USB charging function
  • Analog external input for record players with phono equalizer amplifier
  • Comes with remote control
US$ 210

US$ 210