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“Calm here and this is the wall mounted cd player you know you re not not perhaps dealing with the most high end piece of equipment when the name literally. What it is on the box. And nothing else a little bit like buying supermarket brand beans that just says beans in all capitals or something like that but yeah. That s what it is a wall mounted cd player from gym.
We i bought it for a couple of reasons. If you didn t see my last video about my phillips. 4 to 5. I basically tidied up my old workshop radio to make it more capable of playing music from my phone.
Just by adding in an auxilary cable and trying to bring it somewhat into the 21st century. However afterwards. I was thinking more about it i started to think about going one step further adding in some kind of bluetooth functionality. So that i wouldn t have to leave my phone plugged in on the shelf.
I already have a bluetooth device attached to my old hi fi in the same way you can actually go see a video about that for more details. But my girlfriend is also using the workshop. A lot right now for a big art project and she listens mainly to cds so i was thinking well okay bluetooth cds maybe i should just go all in and buy a cd player for it. But at the same time.
I didn t want to make my nice old radio that i just done up redundant. So i thought well maybe i can find a small walkman or cd player or something and stick that up on the wall along with a separate bluetooth receiver and while i was kind of searching for a solution to all this i found well that s the wall mounted cd player. Which is both cd bluetooth leinen radio microsd usb sells you ve got a timer. It s got a few other features as well and it cost me about 3999 down from what amazon claimed to be a 100 pound retail price.
Which seems ridiculously steep. I think 40 pounds is a little bit overpriced for this but that may just be one of those falsely inflated prices to make it seem like you re making a savings and you can also find alternate versions of this everywhere so by different distributors. Different names on ebay and various other places. Too my idea for the workshop was to have this as a sort of receiver and run a line into the radio.
Which would then essentially act as an old slightly rubbish speaker for it that s giving me all the modern functionality of a radio bluetooth cd player etc with the nice old wireless still serving the somewhat of a purpose as you can see audio quality. Ranked quite low and my hi fi priorities right here this is all about try to create something that s a bit fun and a bit unusual and a bit interesting and the challenge is almost trying to integrate my old radio into this somewhat. So yeah. If you re looking for a review of a high quality audio device.
Well you probably want to look elsewhere. So what do you get in the package well is the whole choice of colors. According to the box. You ll see what i went for when we open it but the one.
I bought actually only had a choice of two colors black or white. Not the pinks or blues. That are shown here on the back just some many basic descriptions as well very curious little demonstration on the back. Though.
This is actually one of the major reasons. I bought it and seems that they promoter is quite a large selling point the power switch on this is also the power cable. So you pull the power cable down to turn either device on or off and of course. This is quite handy for my plans because the player and the radio itself are up on quite a high shelf in my workshop.
And my plan is to run this cable down the wall. So that could be easily turned on and off without much fuss. So opening up the box. And you can see it was the white version.
I got of course and along with an instruction manual. There s nothing in here. Really that s worth covering the english translation is very good and very clear. But then again this did almost cost about 40 pounds.
So you should probably expect that shows what you get though with this player. Which is the power supply and auxiliary cable stand wall mode. Remote screws various little bits and pieces. Which to be honest is quite good.
I ve talked in the past about how i don t like a lot of the cheap accessories that you re given. But all of these are of quite good quality and a lot of these things i would expect not to be packaged with it so i m quite glad they included them in the box. The device itself looks quite nice you can see the power supply cable. Here and interestingly.
See that it is usb powered. There s a usb wall adapter that also comes with the box on the top here. Obviously got a cover and the cd player part and interestingly. They do state this on the website.
There is no cd cover it s completely open. The disc is exposed to the air now personally i love that because i think that s what makes this thing look so cool will it be appropriate. Though in a dusty dirty workshop well i suppose that remains to be seen. But this is i m hoping place quite high up where the dust and the grime isn t really gonna maybe get to it and the verticality of the device.
I was hoping means that there s gonna be less things sitting on the top of it where the power comes in you can also see the headphone line in input. They re combined on this unit which is a. Shame i was hoping that there would be two separate 35. Millimeter jack s you can also see though.
There is the sd card slot here and the usb input both things that i feel already rarely used certainly by me anyway especially if it s a car stereos and that but i need have included just in case. I suppose on the top you ve also got the control. So you can see that there is a screen here for track information in the like along with forward backwards volume and function buttons interestingly no play no pause no stop buttons. Which is quite strange everything like that has to be done through the remote control.
But also this is quite an inaccessible panel. Anyway if it s on the wall or up high. So i m guessing they weren t really expecting you to use it that much the other thing is the play in stock buttons are also somewhat served by that cable because when you pull the power cable. The on off button it automatically starts or stops.
The the player itself. So i m guessing they expect it usually just quickly pull on that cable and that s how you would start the device. Most of the time anyway now other gubbins in the box. So you got this stand.
Which is quite nice. It s a little bit cheap and plasticky and i do feel this where to break if you were to overuse. It a bit too much the center support arm. Especially has these little cogs to hold it and manipulate.
It and the couple of times. I used it the plastic was already starting to get sheared off. But i m glad they included it it allows you to prop it up on a desk. And i could actually see myself keeping this on a desk.
I think the real appeal of this in some ways is that desk the way that it spins and being able to show it to you and now the stands probably not something i m gonna be using the wall mines. Included. Here there were the important aspect of it for me. But handy nonetheless and i ll probably find another use for that is just a pretty basic stand at the end of the day would fit an ipad or anything.
Like that you ve also got a few other bits and pieces plugs cables and the like you ve also got this remote. Which is very standard. All the functions that aren t found on the device of course are found on this remote. And it accepts two triple a batteries.
So the thing that really makes us different is the part we talked about that pool switch. The pool card that turns the device on or off. Now. I set the device up on the stand initially just because obviously.
It s not going in the wall in here in my studio. And although it looks nice. The problem is to effectively pull this card you sort of need to mount the cd player on its side and then of course that means the two speakers. Because there s only two there s not four.
They re located at the bottom corners of the device they kind of have to go on their side. Which is a little bit of a strange design. But the effect of the cd is really quite neat you pull the card. The screen fires up and oddly well i just don t really know when you re gonna be looking at this screen.
I mean it would probably be better served on the front. But i can understand why they didn t want to do that because they didn t want to ruin the quite nice minimalist design that they re going for. But it s just always gonna be slightly awkwardly out of sight. But it is handy in case.
You ever do need to know tracking from or what setting you ve got on to or what volume. You ve got on to that kind of thing anyway. The disk fires up and it starts playing away and the sound to be honest is not great especially for a 40 pound device. It feels quite tinny.
Which you might be able to infer from the video here. But it doesn t have much depth to it it s not really rich and it certainly doesn t feel like a steady was set up in any way either if i m honest. It s kind of what i expected of it the audio quality also is not my main priority and like i mentioned my intention was not to use the speakers with this but i can t stress just how much i enjoy the image of this thing. The way that it s sitting there and playing away.
It feels very retro. Futuristic and fun. If you ve got a nice collection of cds that have really nice seedy art that does work when it s spinning around as well you can get some really interesting colors and i actually genuinely did consider ditching. My plan entirely of putting this in the workshop and actually just instead mounting it here to my studio.
Which is all white and i think would match quite nicely with the device now going through the settings. You can see them changing here on the screen. And also you can see that flickering on the screen. Not only artifact of the video itself when you re actually looking at this in person.
It doesn t look that way it looks nice and solid. But you ve got a very well tuned radio. It s just fm radio signals are quite tough to get around here sometimes up here in the rural islands of scotland. But it works very well and there s no obvious antenna either that s sticking out.
It s like a cheap cable or anything. Like. That the bluetooth functionality is also very clear and effective. I had no problems pairing it with my phone.
The remote also functions exactly how you d expect it to function as a remote works from quite a good distance away as well and there s also a timer function. Which lets you choose how long you wanted to play for you know. 30 90 120 minutes. Which again quite effective.
If that s what you re looking for after everything seemed to be going too good to be. True i hit the. Problem and it was the aforementioned 35. Millimeter jack.
The headphone line in input. While testing the different modes. I got to the line end and when i tried first of all plugging in the line and device just to play some music there an external player. I got nothing no sound.
No registration or anything that it was working. I then tried putting in headphones. Because the manual quite obviously states that the sound should cut off through the speakers and play through the headphones. When you plug something into the jack and of.
Course that wasn t happening. Either which means the 35. Millimeter. Jack was dead for whatever reason.
However i could hear faint sounds coming through the jack. I don t know if you can actually hear this in the video. But when i was testing it the faintest signal was coming in while the music was still coming out over the speakers playing that was some kind of connection in there. But that it was loose and only partially functioning in some way now.
I know this is the part of the review. When i tell you i returned it got a refund got a replacement device for example. But i live in a very remote island. I am impatient.
I do not like returning stuff. I despised having to go to the post office to send things back and go through that entire rigmarole and hassle. So i thought at least before i do that i should open it up and see what s going on because it s a pretty simple device at the end of the day. It s probably just gonna be a result of dodgy soldering.
I ve had to deal with worse things in relation to the van. And my other hi fi s and record. Players and stuff. Like that in the past.
So. I opened it up it s just four screws that hold it together and that is this sort of tough rubber seal that makes it quite stiff to open once it popped off you can see all the internals. Nothing s attached to the back plate. Which makes it very nice and easy to work on and it s all quite simple a couple of very cheap.
Looking speakers. You ve got the kind of laser cd reader. And then perhaps most interestingly. The pulse wedge.
Which as you can see here is this interesting function of a switch and string could have tied together that pulls the switch down. I was worried about the safety of this mechanism. Even more so after the things that already started going wrong inside the player just after having turned it on. But you can see here that they re kind of not and string in the cable.
That s meant to stop it from actually being pulled itself or pulling out terminals further up. I m actually glad i opened it up as well though just for that because i was really curious as to how this thing worked and where the pull cord functions sat in the player. But the moment it opened up. I could also see what the problem was with the line in the connections to the jack were broken and they were actually lifting free from the board.
And this is the main reason. I would recommend against buying this ever had to give one. Reason because i. Think while this is a neat.
Device this. Particular 35. Millimeter jack design is very very bad. The thing is the way that you put a jack into this player or any player for that matter.
You re always going to be applying some form of pressure in the form of pushing the jack in but also sometimes up or down or to the side especially. When you can t see the jack in the city. Because the player is always going to be up against the wall or propped on its site. Or something like that when you put the jack into this you re always pushing or applying pressure away from the board.
Which it s soldered onto and crucially in this situation here. There s no support or cradle for the line or the connector next to the power cable above it so that when you go to connect a jack you re always going to be straining against those solder points and like in this situation it breaks. The contact and it stops working. I was really disappointed with this because this is the reason i bought the device.
I bought it so that i could plug stuff in via the headphone line in socket and even if it works through a replacement or it being fixed. The jack is gonna be one of the most used connections in this whole device and unless they 3d print apart to stop it from straining against the board. It s always going to break if you keep using it which i intend to so what s a guy to do well now at least knowing what the problem was i was adamant that i was not going to return it i broke out my soldering kit and i did the messiest solder imaginable to pin that connector back down to the board. I hope to all back up again and well i m happy to.
Report it. Worked but almost immediately went up at the 35. Millimeter jack in i strained. It in their own way ever so slightly.
Anna immediately cut out again one of the pens again must have come loose. It still works. But like i say you have to be very fairly careful. I didn t put me off the device.
I suppose i still very much like the design and the way that it works. But this is a design flaw that should never have made it past. The production. You could have fully d.
Printed. A part that would have fixed this almost instantly and for a device that cost me 40 pounds and apparently may have cost somebody almost a hundred pounds that s pretty bad anyway with it working somewhat i took it down to the workshop fitted it in place and i think it looks pretty good up there i hooked it up to the old radios that essentially now from the remote. You can have complete control over otters playing without pressing any buttons. Which is useful of course because the player buttons are so high up on this and i actually did do another little alteration.
I took a sharpie and i marked the corresponding buttons on the face in case. I ever needed to use them and but for my girlfriend. It now means that you can load up one of our desks pool on the start card and have the player just start up in order and in shuffle or however. She wants it and she and then mess around with the volume various things by going up and down using the remote.
I can connect to my phone using the bluetooth. I can play my podcast through there i can switch to fm all running through the old radio. That also gets to serve its function in the workshop. So all in all a pretty fun novelty system would i recommend this though.
Well. The answer is probably not i mean that jack is a really silly really badly designed oversight. And that really did frustrate. Me then again.
I bought this specifically for the functionality of said jack so. If you re more into the novelty of just playing cds in the open like this on your desk. Maybe just with the doulton speakers or just having a kind of neat wall mounted player and radio or bluetooth device. Well you know go for it i suppose.
But i personally think the value in this is having it hooked on the wall and connected to another better speaker system. So you get the benefit of the players unique appearance. Along with the better side and quality of a good sound system. And that s where this jack makes me slightly concerned about the reliability of this device.
If you re wanting it for the fm radio or you re wanting it for the bluetooth system well you can probably get one of those amazon google assistant things that sit on your desk that does all that for you for around the same price. I don t i am completely and utterly against any of those kind of systems. I m just saying that s probably more in the wheelhouse of your average consumer. If this was 20 pounds sure go for it for a 40 pound advice.
Though. I just can t really recommend that unless like me you re not too bothered about the thoughts and repair work you enjoy these things for the fun factor alone you re not too bothered about if it breaks down the lane. Because is for a little bit of fun. But yeah well thanks very much for watching nice little product.
I know it but very fun and interesting device if you know of any classic wall mounted cd players in the light do you like me know in the comments. I m interested now in exploring getting one for a future build in my studio here and of course. If you enjoyed this leave a like or subscribe or basically do whatever you want i am gonna go down to my workshop. Do some work and marvel at the spinning discs on the wall yeah thanks very much for watching bye bye.
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