Yamaha Adds AM/FM/CD iPod-Audio System

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Buena Park, Calif. -


is adding to its line of single-chassis iPod/iPhone-docking desktop audio systems with the first model in the series to incorporate CD player.

The series, whose models are priced from a suggested $169 to $449, adds the $399 TSX-140, which features AM/FM tuner, USB port to play back MP3 and WMA files stored on a USB stick, two 3.5-inch ported bass-reflex speakers, and alarm clock functions. It's available in black, brick and gray.

Other features include proprietary Extended Stereo DSP to widen the sound stage, USB mini-B connector to sync a docked device with a PC, and a brightness sensor to automatically adjust all display LEDs to the room's ambient light level.

The unit's IntelliAlarm function is said to wake users gently to the sounds of an audio source by initially filtering out uncomfortable high frequencies, then gradually restoring the full audio response before starting to beep.

The unit comes with illuminated buttons on the top panel and three front panel controls for source, volume, radio presets, alarm clock and equalizer functions.


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