Onkyo CS-255DAB mini hi-fi includes Lightning dock

Onkyo CS-255DAB

Onkyo's new CS-255DAB mini hi-fi system will not only dock and charge the iPhone 5, but can also handle legacy iPhone/iPod models – as well as audio playback from compatible smartphones and tablets – via USB.

The integrated dock includes a Lightning connector for the iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th gen) and iPod nano (7th gen). There's also a stereo 3.5mm input for devices that can't use the USB connection.

A DAB/DAB+ tuner with 40 memory presets is fitted as standard, along with a 30-preset FM tuner, front-loading CD player, digital amp and a pair of two-way speakers. All for £250.

The speaker cabinets feature a 10cm cone driver, 20mm balanced-dome tweeter and a cabinet with non-parallel sides and rolled edges to prevent internal standing waves, which can hinder performance.

A selectable two-mode Super Bass function is intended to prevent the "muffled boominess" typical of small audio systems, says Onkyo.

The Onkyo CS-255DAB will be available in a white finish from July.

By Andy Clough

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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.