Panasonic today announced four new D-snap Audio digital audio players and two micro stereo systems that use SD Memory Cards.
The new SD stereo systems are the first CD and FM/AM radio players featuring a hard disk drive (HDD) with an SD Memory Card slot. Without using a computer, users can load up to 40,000 songs on the HDD and copy tunes on SD Memory Cards instantly and enjoy them with the D-snap Audio player.
All the new SD audio products will be released to the Japanese market on November 19.
The new D-snap Audio players, the SV-SD750V, SV-SD700, SV-SD350V and SV-SD300, feature Panasonic's
D.sound Engine LSI that incorporates digital amplifier, re-master and personal surround sound functions as well as four equalizers on a single chip. The SD750V and SD700 come with double-drive in-ear earphones that employ two separate drivers for low-range and mid- and high-range frequencies to deliver balanced, high-quality sound.
The SD750V and SD700 audio players measure 86 (h) x 46 (w) x 9.9 (d) mm and weigh only 53 g including the rechargeable battery. The players are claimed to offer 45 hours of music play back on a single charge. When using the rechargeable battery and one AA dry cell together, the SD750V will play continuously for 105 hours. The battery is charged to full capacity in just two hours.
Equipped with an FM global tuner, they can receive, record and playback FM radio broadcasts worldwide. Additionally, the SD750V and SD350V have voice recording capabilities.
The new SD stereo systems are available in two storage capacities, 80 GB (SC-SX800) and 40 GB (SC-SX400).It is also a space saver, storing the equivalent of 2,640 60-minute CDs in the compact
185 (w) x 150 (h) x 268 (d) mm main unit.
The two models offer high-speed copying, up to 8X high speed from the CD to HDD and up to 12X speed from the HDD to SD Memory Card - a 60-minute CD can be transferred to the HDD in eight minutes and to the SD Memory Card in five minutes.
An LCD indicates seven lines of music titles and menus in QVGA (320 ? 240 pixels) quality.