Alba CD Radio Boombox513/5451

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A simple, functional boombox from Alba which gives you access to the FM airwaves. You can also throw on your favourite CD from your collection, or one you made yourself. Can be powered through the mains or with batteries.

  • CD rewritable compatible.
  • FM tuner.
  • Stereo speakers.
  • 2 watts.

General information

  • Size H10.8, W21.5, D24cm.
  • Mains operated.
  • Batteries required 6 x C (not included).

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4 / 5
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Good for kids to start with

This was bought for my grandson he is 6yrs old and wanted a boom box good for him as it's not to expensive and there for easily replaceable

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5 / 5
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my 3 boys love it in their room

Great for the money and made my kids happy which is the main thing

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4 / 5
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Good value for money

This is at the "cheap and cheerful" end of the market, so one cannot expect Bose type sound. I bought it to play German lessons on CDs and it does the job very well. The radio aerial is just a piece of wire which you have to tie on to something, and there is no wavelength display, so that side of things is pretty elementary. But, for straightforward playing of CDs, it's a good buy.

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There is no headphone socket Re Dawns question

Headphones do not work on aux in socket. There is definitely no headphone socket. Should there be a digital display when on as I do not have that either

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I just bought this at my local store, and, despite what the description says, there is NO headphone socket, which makes the item pretty useless for my purpose. There is a AUX IN socket (why?!), but there is definitely no AUX OUT, which is what is needed for headphones. I will be returning this item.

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Hi,
Yes I have had the same issue.Taking product back after much disappointment. This was a gift for my 90 year old grandmother. Not happy at all. Argos in reply to your answer the product manual is not of any help at all.

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Thank you for your question.

After looking into your query, we would recommend referring to your instruction manual. If you are still experiencing the same issue then please contact our customer service number: 0845 640 2020.

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Does this play ordinary (bought) CDs as well as MP3 CDs?

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Hi Daisy,

This device will play the following CD formats.
CD, CD-RW and CD-R.
It will also play MP3 CD's.

This is unable to play MP3s from an external device

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Bought KW -80C yesterday. The only way to turn it off is to use AUX switch on off switch (no 17) has no effect .

Does this mean the batteries are still connected as I bought the player for out door use and do not want the hassle of disconnecting the batteries every time I use it? Reply ASAP would be really appreciated Many thanks

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Hi, thank you for your question.

Having looked into your query, I can advise in order to turn the Argos Value Range Portable CD Player – Silver off you need to move the function switch to the middle off position. The function switch is located on the left hand side of the player if you are looking directly it from the front. If you are still unable to turn the Argos Value Range Portable CD Player – Silver off then the item may be faulty, please contact Argos customer services to resolve your issue.

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