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HD Radio Hits Home At $119

4/23/2007 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Radiosophy expanded its home HD Radio selection with the lowest-priced tabletop HD Radio to date, the $119 HD100 due in May.

For a limited time, Radiosophy will sell the HD100 at an introductory price of $99.95 on orders placed by June 30 on the company's Web site, www.radiosophy.com, or at its toll-free number, (877) 4HD-RADIO.

Tabletop HD Radios generally retail at prices starting at $299, though RadioShack offers an Accurian-branded tabletop radio at $199.

The multicast-capable 2x4-watt (RMS) HD100 comes with "scan HD" feature that enables scanning only of HD Radio stations in the area.

Other functions include alarm, snooze and sleep clock-radio functions. The text display scrolls to show HD Radio station data and analog-FM RDS Radio Data System (RDS) data.

The company's first HD Radio product, the multi-stream HD transportable tuner with home speaker-base dock, began shipping in February after a delay of more than a year at a combined price of $269. It's available direct from Radiosophy and through Amazon.com.

The transportable tuner can be shuttled from the 2x8-watt RMS speaker dock to a home component audio systems or HTiB, where it connects via analog or digital outputs. The tuner can also be connected to a car audio system via RCA outputs or mini-jack, optional FM transmitter, or optional cassette adapter.