Sharp's Microsystem: When Good Becomes Great

Written by Tony Ibrahim     07/06/2012 | 23:48 | Category: CD PLAYERS & RECORDERS

Sharp's original micro system earned our respect with its connectivity, sound and slender proportions. Now the company's beefed up its spec sheet and we're wondering if they've ruined what drew us to it in the first place, or if they've managed to make it even better.


There is a considerable difference with this micro system (DK-KP95PH) and happily it's not the size. Rather, it now comes with AirPlay and DLNA to allow compatible devices—such as smartphones, computers and Apple products—wireless music playback.

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This is in addition to its on board CD player, iPhone/iPod dock, USB slot and auxiliary (3.5mm) input.

Connectivity is just one part of its two-fold approach: the other is sound. It still pumps 50 watts of sound, has an integrated digital amplifier and Sharp's in built X-bass function.

It appears Sharp has made a good thing better.

The 83mm wide micro system is available in two colours, black or silver, and will be available from retailers in July for $379. And if you're after a system a little more sensitive on price, there's always the non-wireless model—which is pretty much the same bar DLNA and Airplay—for $279.