Onkyo CR-555DAB micro hi-fi comes with or without speakers, in silver or black

This just in from Onkyo: it has released details of its new CR-555DAB micro hi-fi system, fitted with a DAB/DAB+/FM radio, CD player and iPod dock.

It will go on sale in August in two versions (in black or silver): without speakers at £250, or with a pair of D-055 speakers included (price to be confirmed).

Additional features include a USB port for connecting flash-memory devices, a 96kHz/24-bit optical or coaxial digital input for sending hi-res music files to the receiver's own 192kHz/24-bit DAC, and a dedicated subwoofer preout.

Onkyo says the CR-555DAB incorporates the same three-stage amplification technology used in the company's home cinema receivers and hi-fi separates to reduce distortion and "preserve the natural character of the recording".

The optional D-055 speakers employ N-OMF (New Onkyo Micro Fibre) cones made from moulded layers of aramid and lightweight, non-woven cotton.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.