Sony To Release Two HD Radio Devices
May 29, 2007 at 5:33 AM (PT)
SONY is set to expand into the HD radio market, unveiling two products, a table-top radio and an in-car audio adapter, both scheduled to be released in JULY.
"SONY is one of the first leading consumer electronics companies to offer quality HD Radio-enabled devices," said SONY SVP/Marketing for the Digital Imaging and Audio Division STEVE HABER. "We're adding it to a long list of technologies that support digital music trends."
The table-top radio is the XDR-S3HD model, priced at $200. It will provide AM/FM/HD support (separate bass and treble controls included), a built-in clock with sleep timer and alarm, a wireless remote control and an auxiliary input jack. Users will be able to store 40 radio stations, 20 AM and 20 FM ones.
The mobile HD Radio tuner connects through the SONY head unit's bus interface. Its display features range from artist names and song titles to radio station names and genres, if available. The new tuner will retail for around $100.