Sharp intros Unbelievable slotMusic-friendly sound systems

Sharp is introducing two new micro-audio systems that deliver powerful sound and advanced features to meet the needs of today’s music enthusiasts. The 160-watt XL-DH258NH and 64-watt XL-DH228NH micro-audio systems combine advanced audio technology with the hip functionality of an iPod docking system, as well as a USB port for slotMusic, the newest format of digital music listening.

“As consumers’ listening habits evolve, we continue to provide stylish and quality systems that offer pristine music playback from all of the latest digital music devices,” said Bob Pleyer, senior product marketing manager, audio, Entertainment Products Division, Sharp. “Sharp’s new micro-audio systems offer a compact, flexible solution to suit virtually all music listening needs.”

The new XL-DH258NH and XL-DH228NH offer the ideal audio solution for virtually any environment. Equipped with a top-mounted iPod® dock, these new models allow for the playback and charging of all iPod generations. Additionally, these units add a USB port for easy connection to slotMusic, a versatile new physical music format that allows users to listen to their favorite music from any microSD™ enabled device. With slotMusic, listeners can store up to 1GB of music on a microSD card that easily connects to Sharp’s new audio systems. Users can also play MP3 and WMA files via a USB jump drive or a Slot Music USB drive. Both models also feature a stealth single-tray CD player that is compatible with multiple formats and music codes including CD-R/CD-RW, MP3 and WMA. An audio input on the front of the systems offers an additional convenient connection.

Available in glossy black, these compact systems pack a powerful punch. Amplifier power provides 80 watts per channel for the XL-DH258NH and 32 watts per channel for the XL-DH228NH. Bass boost is provided by the X-BASS (Extra Bass) System.

For added convenience, an AM/FM digital tuner offers 40-station random preset memory. The 6-mode Preprogrammed Electronic Equalizer enables users to tailor sound to their preferences, and a 32-track Automatic Programmable Music Selector allows listeners to customize the order of music playback, as well as CD random and repeat playback. Both models include clock and sleep timers and a full function remote control.

Pricing and Availability

The XL-DH258NH will be available in June for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $199.99.
The XL-DH228NH will be available in July for an MSRP of $179.99.


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