Friday, July 08, 2005

Denon HT system with iPod portable audio connectivity

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Denon has announced two home theater systems that feature connectivity to portable audio players. Obviously special consideration is made for Apple iPod. Both devices will come in a package with pair of loudspeakers and a subwoofer.

Notable facts:

  • DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD along with DVD-Video
  • HDMI output at 480p/720p/1080i
  • Faroudja FLI2310 DCDi chipset
  • Dual Analog Devices ADV-7310 12-bit/216MHz video D/A converters
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converters
  • Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound decoding
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker technology
  • Dolby Headphone signal processing
  • USB port
  • Recharges iPod while connected
  • OSD mimics iPods
Pricing kinda hurts - MSRP for S-301 is $1499 and $999 for S-101. Millions of students and teenagers will be left out of this plug-n-play pleasure.

For those who are interested Denon has [we]blogs for S Series, although they currently are not being updated. Keep an eye for them. Here are the feeds:
RSS: http://blog.denon.com/s301_101/index.xml
ATOM: http://blog.denon.com/s301_101/atom.xml
Source: Denon USA

Posted by Mike at 11:19 PM
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