The CS-545 offers a carefully considered balance of performance, price, and practicality. Thanks to its compact size, this versatile audio mini system can be set up virtually anywhere in the home. Driving the system is a combined CD-receiver that handles regular CDs as well as recordable CDs encoded with compressed audio files. And the playback options don’t stop there. A handy front-panel USB port accepts flash memory sticks, while a built-in iPhone/iPod dock lets you hook up and recharge your device. Naturally, given Onkyo’s enviable track record in home audio, the processing and amplification circuitry are second to none. Completing the system are two precision-crafted bookshelf speakers featuring Onkyo’s proprietary OMF diaphragms.