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Jan 7, 2008

Blaupunkt Debuts High Performance Car Audio Receiver With SD/MMC, USB, FM/AM, And AUX, But No CD Player

Blaupunkt Brisbane SD48
Blaupunkt has introduced the Brisbane SD48, a new car radio that replaces the traditional CD drive mechanism with a full array of up-to-date digital music technologies. For personal music playback, the radio accommodates a wide range of contemporary digital audio storage media, including SD/MMC cards, portable MP3 players and cellphones, thumb-drives, and external hard drives. It also features a Blaupunkt's exclusive Variocolour display with 4,096 colors that can be adjusted to match the lighting of nearly any car interior.

"For many of today's digital-savvy consumers, compact discs are considered obsolete," comments Blaupunkt USA General Manager, Andy Oswick…

Jan 7, 2008

Blaupunkt Shows World's First Portable Speaker System That Doubles As A Powered Car Subwoofer

Blaupunkt Velocity 2Go
Blaupunkt will show its unique Velocity 2Go systems at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here today. These newly introduced products are the world's first headphone-jack portable stereo speaker systems that can also be quickly converted into car audio subwoofers. Ideal for active music lovers, Velocity 2Go powered speakers generate room-filling full-range sound when connected to any device with headphone output jacks. When used in a car, it delivers deep, clean bass to add weight to the sound of a basic four-speaker car stereo system…
Jan 7, 2008

Blaupunkt Slashes Installation Time With Plug And Play Car Audio Amplifier Line

Blaupunkt THA 555
Blaupunkt will display its full line of Plug and Play (PnP) amplifiers and vehicle-specific wiring harnesses at the 2008 CES here today. The company's exclusive PnP technology allows consumers and installers to add aftermarket amplification to nearly any vehicle in under fifteen minutes with no cutting, crimping, stripping, or soldering whatsoever. The PnP line consists of four amplifier models, and a selection of 40 car wiring harnesses that accommodate over 2000 US market car models.

"These amplifiers are redefining the installation, and sales, of upgrade audio systems," comments Blaupunkt USA's General Manager, Andy Oswick…

Jan 7, 2008

Blaupunkt Debuts New Car Radios, Amplifiers, And More At CES 2008

Blaupunkt Daytona MP28
Blaupunkt will introduce a broad line of aftermarket car audio products at CES 2008. These will include five new in-dash car audio receivers, two new power amplifiers, and new line of colorful antennas, with most items delivering to dealers in the first quarter of 2008.

This new line of car audio receivers consists of four CD AM/FM receivers and one SD AM/FM receiver with a front-panel SD card slot in lieu of a CD mechanism. They offer exceptional music playback capabilities from variety of music sources including MP3 CD-R/RW players, high-performance AM/FM tuners, auxiliary inputs for the connection of portable devices, and some models with USB inputs and Bluetooth capabilities…

Jan 7, 2008

Kenwood Rolls Out Wide-Ranging Line Of CD Receivers

Kenwood Corporation is introducing an expansive line of CD receivers that emphasize connectivity and user-friendly features like 3 and 4-lines of text, Interactive Illumination Effect, and 1-Wire Direct Connection to iPods.

All 2008 Kenwood receivers (including entry-level models) include Aux inputs for easy plug and play of portable music devices. The KDC-MP438U and higher include USB Direct Control that allows control of USB portable music players like iPods directly from the receiver. Models with USB also offer 1-Wire Direct Connection so users can plug in their iPod with the USB cable supplied in the iPod box…

Jan 6, 2008

The Road To The Ultimate In-car Experience Leads To 2 New In-dash Multi-media Systems From Pioneer

Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD

Consumers in search of great entertainment and connectivity on the road will find the AVH-P4000DVD and AVH-P5000DVD from Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. the ideal in-car solution. A welcome sight for any dashboard, the two new systems offer choices in 6.1- or 7-inch video screens plus unprecedented audio and video qualities and versatile connectivity to iPod® players, portable audio devices and Bluetooth® cell phones…

Jan 6, 2008

Pioneer's New Line Of Shallow Subwoofers Are Slim On Size But Big On Sound Quality And Performance

Pioneer TS-SW251

Pioneer Electronics Inc., today introduced a new line of shallow subwoofers that generate more bass in less space. The TS-SW301 (12-inch) and TS-SW251 (10-inch) shallow subwoofers are less than 3.5-inches deep and require an extremely small enclosure making them the ideal subwoofers for consumers who want the added benefits of bass in their cars but are not fond of the inconvenience associated with large subwoofer enclosures…

Jan 6, 2008

Pioneer Gm-series Mono Amplifiers Go Digital

Pioneer GM-D7400M

Pioneer Electronics Inc. today launched two mono Class-D amplifiers to join its family of GM-series car stereo amplifiers. These new amplifiers are designed to combine high power output and high efficiency while simultaneously producing the high-fidelity audio Pioneer is known for. The GM-D7400M and GM-D8400M digital mono amplifiers, intended for powering large subwoofers, use digital technology that make them 80-95 percent more efficient than conventional class A/B amplifiers. Due to the increased efficiency, the physical size of the new amplifiers was also reduced by 45 percent, making them more compact and easier to install…

Jan 6, 2008

Pioneer Ts-d Series Speakers Sound "Rock-solid" With Cones Made Of Basalt

Pioneer TS-D902P

Pioneer Electronics Inc. today launched its next generation TS-D series speakers which boasts a newly developed speaker cone made with basalt, a type of volcanic rock, to increase its rigidity and strength. A total of thirteen speakers in both the Pioneer and Pioneer Premier brands incorporate the newly developed Dual Layer IMX Aramid / Basalt fiber composite cone to deliver accurately detailed sound reproduction.

“Our speaker engineers are extremely passionate in their quest to build speakers that reproduce the highest sound quality possible…

Jan 6, 2008

Pioneer Car Stereos Keep Drivers On The Go With Enhanced Bluetooth Functionality, Ipod And USB Connectivitiy And Superior Sound Quality

Pioneer FH-P8000BT

Pioneer Electronics Inc. today introduced twelve new single CD players that meet the growing consumers demand for on-the-go connectivity, fluid design and excellence in sound quality. The new line of Pioneer and Premier branded single CD players includes a mix of models with enhanced connectivity options as well as a revamped look and feel. The majority of players also boast Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR), a patented technology that restores musical detail lost when compressed music files (MP3, WMA and AAC) are created. The result is a fuller, richer and more enjoyable listening experience during playback…