Announcing the CS-255: Onkyo's New Mini System


Onkyo Unveils CS-255 CD Hi-Fi Mini System

Adding connectivity for iPhone® 5 to a diverse selection of media input options, the new CS-255 CD Hi-Fi Mini System from Onkyo targets listeners seeking an authentic stereo experience.

This compact and stylish CD receiver includes certified charging connections for new and legacy iPhone/iPod models, as well as audio playback from compatible smartphones/tablets via USB, and an FM/AM radio with a total of 60 memory presets.


With interest in hi-fi audio surging around the world, the CS-255 is ideally placed to offer a more satisfying stereo experience than similarly priced all-in-one designs can offer, while ensuring faster access to a wide selection of media.

The receiver features an efficient digital amplifier that drives a pair of robust two-way speakers. The cabinets include a large cone driver, balanced-dome tweeter, and non-parallel construction with rolled edges to prevent internal standing waves. Even at higher volumes, these compact speakers maintain excellent composure, with an airy, pleasant mid-range and punchy bass response-perfect for listeners with eclectic musical tastes.

Connectivity begins with a Lightning charging dock for iPhone 5, iPod touch® (5G), and iPod nano® (7G) in the receiver’s top panel, which enables simple navigation to albums and playlists using the system remote controller. Owners of legacy iPhone/iPod devices can connect, charge and play online and offline content via the front-panel USB port.

Playback of MP3 files from other compatible smartphones, tablets, and flash memory drives is also enabled via USB. A 3.5 mm stereo analog input is included to connect devices that don’t feature the appropriate USB connection.


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Whether enjoying music through the system via iPhone audio app, or playing local MP3/AAC files, track selection is simplified by the playlist jump function and album/track repeat buttons on the remote controller. A selectable two-mode Super Bass function, meanwhile, helps get a firmer grip on kick drums and bass guitar without the muffled boominess sometimes associated with affordable mini systems.

Radio listeners are catered to with an FM/AM tuner with 30 memory presets for each band (60 in total). These allow users to program in their favorite stations, making channel selection quick and easy. A sturdy front-loading CD player rounds the package.

As with all Onkyo products, fit and finish is exemplary, with audio-grade components used throughout and a clean, uncluttered exterior style in classic hi-fi black.

From its Pure Audio reference-level components through to the more affordable entry-level offerings on release, Onkyo‘s goal is to turn casual listening into a high-fidelity experience, while making it easier to locate, load, and listen to a wide selection of audio entertainment from the latest mobile devices.

The Onkyo CS-255 will be available this August at a suggested retail price of $299.

logo_onkyoAbout Onkyo:
Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on.

Onkyo is a trailblazing force in the home entertainment industry, anticipating market trends with intelligent, user-focused products. This new release joins a stable of acclaimed audio and A/V components, and will introduce more music lovers to the iconic Onkyo sound.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Heyliger
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Pavla Mikula
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