has introduced new home and portable audio systems designed to integrate easily with Apple’s iPods, including a compact desktop system and two portable units.
The NX-PS1 is the desktop system, and it includes two satellite speakers and a subwoofer. It sports an iPod dock connector that charges the iPod’s batteries and enables you to control playback through the system. It also features “USB Host,” which lets you play back audio files from flash audio players. The system can connect directly to a Mac or PC using USB and can play back music files stored on those computers. The system’s power output is 10 watts per channel with 30 watts amplified to the subwoofer. It also sports an auxiliary input, clock/timer, electronic bass and treble controls, headphone jack and four preset EQ settings. Look for it this month for $249.95.
The UX-EP25 is a low-profile CD player with two speakers that also touts an iPod dock connector, USB Host and USB Audio capabilities. It’s outfitted in a white and black aluminum finish with matching speakers. It includes an AM/FM tuner and auxiliary input, headphone jack, clock, sleep timer and remote control. It’ll also be available in September for $199.95.
The RA-P10 is billed as a replacement for a clock radio — it sports an FM tuner, stereo speakers with a four-watts-per-channel amp and runs off AC power or six AA batteries, along with an iPod dock, alarm clock, blue backlit display, room thermometer and other capabilities, and is coming in October for $129.95.
JVC’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new systems as
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