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Sony Adds Car Radios

8/18/2009 04:10:03 PM Eastern

San Diego
- Sony will ship four new head units this
September, all with RDS, that start at $80.

The new CD/receivers that start at $80 suggested retail price, offer RDS readouts of artist and
song information when users tune to compatible FM radio stations.

The top unit, model
CDX-GT640UI at $160 a suggested retail price, has front USB and auxiliary inputs for an
easy connection to iPods and other devices. It is satellite and HD Radio ready
and has three preamp subwoofer outputs and a flip-down display.  The step-down CDX-GT540UI offers similar
features without the flip-down display, and it has two preamp subwoofer outputs
at a suggested retail price of $140.  Also available
are a CDX-GT340 ($100) and CDX-GT240 ($80) without USB inputs.