Sony introduces G Series micro system with AirPlay

Sony has developed two alternatives for the micro hi-fi system market, its new conventional one-box CMT-G2BNiP (above) and the streamlined, wall-mountable CMT-CX5 (below).

The £500 G Series has AirPlay built in as standard, so users can stream their music from iTunes on an iPhone, iPad or PC/Mac for playback on the Sony system.

With wi-fi and an ethernet connection included, owners can choose between a wired or wireless connection to their home network.

Music can also be played back from a USB stick or MP3 player via the USB port.

Radio fans get a DAB/FDM/AM tuner, and of course internet radio stations can be streamed from your broadband network.

Also making its debut is the £220 CMT-CX5, a wall-mountable CD system with DAB/DAB+/FM radio, USB connectivity and available in black or white.

There's a built-in dock for iPod/iPhone, and Sony's Dynamic Sound Generator Xtra (DSGX) is said to create a... yes, you guessed it, "more dynamic sound".

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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 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.