Port Washington, N.Y. - Heathrow, Fla. -
launched its first motorized stereo head unit certified by Apple for use with connected iPhones, not just with connected iPods.
The new unit joins stereo head units from Dual with motorized faceplate and iPod-only certification, a spokeswoman said.
The single-DIN, single-CD XDMA 7650 at a suggested $199 features direct USB control and charging of iPods and iPhones as well as a 3.5mm front-panel minijack to play music from other portable devices. The head unit features LCD display and control buttons on the front of the faceplate, which slides down and angles up for easy viewing and use. When the faceplate slides down, a second larger LCD screen comes into view.
The unit's CD player is compatible with MP3/WMA/CD-R/RW discs.
Other features include three RCA preamp outputs, wireless remote and compatibility with a separately sold PAC SWI-PS adapter that lets users seek through radio stations and control volume from the steering wheel.
The company offers multimedia A/V receivers and in-dash navigation units with motorized faceplates and USB ports, but those ports aren't iPhone/iPod-certified, the spokeswoman said.