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McIntosh debuts HD Radio module

Posted in HD Radio by Nino Marchetti on July 14th, 2008

McIntosh TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Module

McIntosh Laboratory is introducing a new AM/FM HD Radio Tuner module for its recently unveiled MA6600 Integrated Amplifier. The new McIntosh TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Module will price at around $800.

The McIntosh TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Module, like similar HD Radio products, lets you listen to “CD-quality FM” as well as displaying song artist and title information. It is designed to essential plug into the MA6600 or similar products to add radio functions.

CES 2008

Sony launches new HD tuner and tabletop radios

Posted in CES 2008,HD Radio,Sony by Darrin Olson on January 14th, 2008

Sony XDR-F1HD Tuner and XDR-S10HDiP HD RadioSony pushed out a couple of new HD radios last week at the annual CES event for those audiophiles wanting some high fidelity sound without the subscription costs of satellite radio. The XDR-S10HDiP HD Radio (pictured bottom) is a tabletop type player that comes ready to go with speakers and an iPod dock on top. The XDR-F1HD Tuner (pictured top) is component HD tuner that can connect and bring HD radio to your existing home theater system.

Both systems will pick up over 1,500 nationwide HD radio stations and will also bring in regular FM and AM signals. The XDR-S10HDiP is the first of this type of HD radio from Sony and features the ability to dock and charge an iPod when connected. While listening to HD radio the iPod owners can also use the iTunes Tagging which lets you mark songs you like playing on the radio and save the titles in your iPod. The next time you sync your iPod with iTunes, it will find those songs and prompt you with the option to buy them. The tabletop player also comes with a wireless remote that not only controls the radio but also controls the iPod when docked.

Volvo adds HD Radio to in-car entertainment

Posted in Automotive,HD Radio,Volvo by Nino Marchetti on November 27th, 2007

volvo-hd.jpgHD Radio is looking more and more like it’s here to stay as consumer companies slowly develop products which pick up the radio industry’s answer to satellite radio. The latest of these, and apparently also the first auto manufacturer putting out cars in the United States with this technology, is Volvo.

Volvo said today it will begin offering HD Radio on almost all of its models in fall of 2008. Volvo Cars of North America will specifically be offering factory installed HD Radio receivers as standard and optional equipment in a variety of models, including the S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, XC70 and XC90.

JVC selling first plug-and-play HD Radio receiver

Posted in Automotive,HD Radio,JVC by Nino Marchetti on September 27th, 2007

JVC KT-HDP1JVC today unveiled what it is calling the industry’s first plug-and-play HD Radio receiver. The JVC KT-HDP1, priced at around $130, should be available now.

The JVC KT-HDP1 makes use of three kits for installation in home and car locations. HD Radio data is displayed on the device’s full dot matrix LCD display. Other features, according to JVC, include white backlight and blue key illumination, 5-way navigation keys, 18 FM and 6 AM preset channels, HD Radio station scan and seek and 3.5 mini plug audio out.

Polk Audio unveils new iPod, HD Radio device

Posted in HD Radio,iPod Accessories,Polk Audio,Radio by Nino Marchetti on September 7th, 2007

Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2Polk Audio yesterday unveiled a new version of its I-Sonic tabletop radio. The new I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 (ES2) is priced at around $500 and should be available next month.

The I-Sonic ES2 combines iPod and HD Radio playback in much the same way the original I-Sonic did HD Radio and DVD playback. The ES2 has a top-mounted dock which works with all iPods with dock connectors. One feature which is particularly interesting is iTunes Tagging. This new universal technology lets you buy songs heard on HD Radio broadcasts by “tagging” those songs into the ES2′s memory. When you dock an iPod the tags are transferred to the music player as a playlist, which can later be previewed through iTunes on a computer for purchase and download.

Sony HD Radio XDR-S3HD

Posted in HD Radio,Sony by Darrin Olson on June 6th, 2007

Sony HD radio XDR-S3HDWith the increase in HD radio stations around the country and lower costs in making HD radios, Sony has jumped on board and will be offering their version of an HD radio in July of this year.

Sony’s XDR-S3HD will retail for around $200 as a tabletop AM/FM/HD receiver. There are over 1,300 HD radio stations currently nationwide and the number is expected to grow. The HD radio offers free, clear digital sound and has the ability to send along the name of the song and artist to the device while playing. Options such as satellite radio offers comparable clarity in their radio signal but requires subscription fees to pick up the signal.

Sony has offered products in the past for satellite radio but this is their first run at the HD radio market with the XDR-S3HD and the XT-100HD Mobile HD radio tuner offering HD …

Visteon HD Jump Portable HD Radio

Posted in HD Radio,Visteon by Darrin Olson on April 23rd, 2007

Visteon HD Jump Portable HD RadioVisteon has introduces an HD radio solution that adds in a feature not found in most, if any other HD radio device currently – it’s portable. The Visteon HD Jump radio can be used at home or on the go in the car. Place it in it’s cradle in your home and play it through your home stereo, or drive it around in a separate optional cradle in your car to bring HD radio with you on the go.

The system works much like a portable satellite radio would by being a portable receiver of a high quality radio signal that you can dock in different stereos. One significant difference between the two however is that HD radio comes without a subscription fee.

The Visteon HD Jump has a large display that shows the current artist and song title playing and has 6 …

Affordable HD Radio – HD100

Posted in HD Radio by Darrin Olson on April 15th, 2007

HD100 HD Radio from RadiosophyDirectly from North Sioux City, South Dakota, almost the exact same place that Gateway computers started out, comes a new affordable HD radio from a company called Radiosophy.

The HD100 HD radio has all the basic features you would find in most HD radio packages, but without any frills, and does it with a very reasonable price at $119.95. The company is even offering the HD100 for just under $100 until the end of June.

The 12 inch wide radio can pick up AM and FM stations, and of course can pick up all the HD AM and HD FM stations within range as well. It has a scan function that can scroll through the numbers and pick up signals for all radio stations in your listening area or set it to identify just HD stations in its search.

The HD100 can function as …