Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver

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  • Built-In Bluetooth Wirelessly Streams Your Favorite Music up to 33 Feet Away
  • Includes CD Player, FM Radio with 20 Presets, Aux-In and Headphone Jack
  • Adjustable Bass, Treble and Balance Controls
  • Bright LCD Display
  • Full-Function Remote Control Included

Stereo system with Bluetooth includes CD player, FM radio with 20 presets, AUX-in and headphone jack

$ 87.00

Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver

3 Responses to Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver

  1. RadioRaccoon says:
    98 of 101 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pretty Great Little stereo!, October 24, 2014
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    This review is from: Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver (Electronics)
    TL:DR version: Good as an Office, Bedroom, or Secondary stereo. As a main stereo for watching movies don’t bother

    —PROS—
    -Pretty affordable
    -Decent out-of-the-box speakers
    -Pulls in FM Radio stations like nobodys business (read: good radio reception)
    -Powerful Class-D TDA-7492P Amplifier rated at 25 REAL watts per channel
    -Bluetooth is easy to use
    -CD Player controls double as Bluetooth remote controls
    -Has two aux jacks, 3.5mm on front, RCA on Back (NOTE: this is only on the newer ITCDS-5000a Model)
    -Cool 70s look with working VU meters
    -Can use your own set of speakers provided they’re efficient and 8OHMS impedance

    —CONS—
    -Fake midrange driver on the speaker set (the speaker in the middle is plastic)
    -Tweeter on provided speakers can be bright sometimes
    -Some functions like setting FM presets cannot be done without remote
    – Bass and treble controls only do +/-3db
    -Does not play MP3 CDs but who cares nowadays anyway
    -VU Meters are actually power meters (more on that below)
    -Remote is kinda flimsy

    The stereo I got is a newer revision (its listed as the ITCDS-5000a) that fixes some issues the earlier version had like a failing CD Player and added a second RCA jack aux hook up on the back. the CD player is a more robust version that’s a lot less flimsy than the older version and all the circuits apart from the power supply have been condensed to two boards instead of four.

    As for the sound its actually quite powerful and clear, when i got it i thought it was going to sound tinny but the speakers that came with it actually had a surprising amount of bass! though the tweeters on them are real the midrange is not, its made of plastic and is only there for cosmetic reasons.
    The actual receiver itself has a silver brushed aluminum front that’s actual metal and it has four big knobs on the front along with a set of chrome push buttons for all the other functions. I find myself using the Bluetooth feature the most and I hardly touch the CD player, only when there’s a CD i haven’t ripped do i use it and it works as a CD player should.

    Now the only gripes i have with this is that the VU meters aren’t really VU meters at all, there more like power meters because when you have the volume low they don’t really move, they kind of twitch a little. But when you have the volume past 18 or so they start to liven up and when the volume is at max (which is 30 btw) they start pegging in the red.

    Another thing is the speakers that came with this set had a FAKE midrange driver, this is the first time Ive ever seen something like that. I mean the do sound good and the enclosure is made of wood and its also ported but they could have done without the fakie midrange and maybe put the bass reflex port up front instead of in the back. But what do I care anyways since you can connect other speakers to this receiver provided that they are 8ohms and kinda efficient.

    Right now I have a vintage passive KLH 2.1 set hooked up to it and the power output out of this little receivers class-D amp is more than enough, the bass is solid and deep the highs are clear but the midrange is a bit forward at times but still clean sounding. Besides the fact that it has a cool 70s baby marantz like look its all in all a solid stereo set.

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  2. mudkicker says:
    38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    big box in a small system, March 7, 2015
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    This review is from: Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver (Electronics)
    Long are the days of picking and choosing components for your own stereo at place like Sears. Best Buy killed that, and unless you go buy ultra expensive hi-fi stereo stuff at high end stores. Which are disapearing. Your gonna be hard pressed to find a different stereo that sounds better for the money. With loud speakers becoming smaller in choice for the affordable market, this little retro reciever/bookshelf stereo system really brings the past to the present. The only draw back I can find with this system is the tweeters aren’t particularly clean. Having said that the speakers are balanced sounding and surprisingly the 5 1/4″ long throw mid-bass driver produces a nice deep bass. Although this bass isn’t overpowering, the speakers give a nice balanced sound over all. Won’t rock the neighborhood, but will rock the room your in.
    The receiver itself is pretty jazzy in itself. The CD player is smooth operating unlike other reviewers have stated. The silver retro knobs really make the face of this unit pop. I found the brushed aluminum face to be pretty cool. All the older receivers I have ever seen were painted plastic. So this is defiantly a nice touch. My only two real complaints on this system is the antenna, which works. But still I like being able to hook rabbit ears for better reception. And placement of the balance know. To the left of the volume knob. I do find myself turning the wrong knob when trying to use the volume.

    It doesn’t have AM. To me who cares. Not close enough to a city to make it worth worrying about. Besides where I live is becoming dominated by sports talk on FM. It comes with a set of RCA inputs on the rear, 3/8 mini jack input in the front and Bluetooth connectivity. Although the cool factor was using my phone through it. It is paired with a netbook running Win10 consumer preview. I replaced the speakers with Insignia 5 1/4 2 ways because I like my music clean sounding. Have an old passive KLH subwoofer and the sound is really good. I am pleased as a whole with this system. You can’t go wrong with it.

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  3. Steve B. says:
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    These VU meters don’t work like the ones on classic tape decks, April 10, 2015
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    Steve B. (Houston, TX) –

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    This review is from: Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver (Electronics)
    The only reason I bought this was because of the working analog VU meters. It reminds me of the vintage stereos of the 1970s. These VU meters don’t work like the ones on classic tape decks. They move when the power is turned up. So for the most part, they hardly move since I play at low volumes. Mine didn’t have RCA inputs in the back. The manufacture date on the box showed Jan. 2015. On the Innovative Technology website, they had versions that include a separate record player. I wonder if it connects to rear RCA inputs.
    The front aux input level is low. I had to crank up the volume on my MP3 player.
    At first the Bluetooth wouldn’t work even though it connected to my Samsung Galaxy phone. After giving up, I tried one more time a few hours later and it worked and has been ever since. The CD tray will open only if CD is selected on the function button.
    The sound quality isn’t that good but I think if I ever switch out the speakers, the sound would be improved. But for around $100 I wouldn’t expect high quality speakers. If it had a lighted analog tuner it would be even better because I like retro stereos.
    The brushed “metal” faceplate looks like plastic with metal looking paint so I’ll have to be careful not to scratch it. The over all casing is metal.
    It’s too bad I can’t change out the FM antenna. It is just a thin wire. The FM (no AM available) signal doesn’t come in strong.
    I tried homemade CDs and it wouldn’t play CD-R or CD-RW. Don’t try to stack full length cassette decks or turntables on top because the size of the unit is smaller.
    The VU meters are not as pretty as the vintage 1970’s type and when off the meters have a white background unlike the vintage stereo’s metal background. They light up blue when turned on. I wish the lights were green or soft white like the old stereos. The red needles look cheap and the over all meters look cheap too. The ONLY reason I bought this is because of the VU meters. I couldn’t find modern stereos except the very expensive McIntosh brand that has analog VU meters and they glow blue too.

    Update: I successfully connected my line level output record player (turntable) to the front AUX connection. I used a 3.5 jack to RCA jack adapter. The volume level was good unlike my MP3 player. The sound was rich and pleasant. If you use a record player, you need to use one that outputs line level and not phono level. Otherwise, you will need a line level phono pre-amp. I wish the stereo I bought had rear RCA jacks as others said theirs had.

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