JVC is expanding its selection of dual-docking tabletop audio systems and bringing iPod docking to its fabled Kaboom Box as part of a six-SKU audio launch.
Last year, JVC launched its first dual-docking iPod speaker system, the one-piece NX-PN7 with AM/FM tuner, clock/timer and remote. This year, reflecting the growth of two-iPod households, the company is extending the dual-dock concept for the first time to two three-piece shelf systems. One shelf system, the NX-D2, is due in January at a national advertised value of $399. It features three-way speakers, AM/FM/CD, 230-watt output, and USB Host.
The dual-docking UX-F3 shelf system, due in March at a price to be determined, features two-way speakers, AM/FM/CD, video output, and USB Host. Neither shelf system is certified as Works With iPhone, but iPhones will dock, charge and play in the systems.
One new audio device that is certified as Works With iPhone is the $59.95 RA-P1 AC/DC clock radio, due in March with single top-mounted dock, FM tuner, dual alarms, and audio input.
A fourth tabletop docking system is the RD-N1 tabletop CD-radio, a one-piece unit with single dock, CD player, FM tuner, and 2x3-watt output. It docks with iPhones, which must be placed in airplane mode to play music.
For indoor/outdoor use, JVC upgraded its tube-shaped Kaboom Box with woofers at both ends, an iPod dock, and USB Host port. The RV-NB50 Kaboom Box, shipping in January at $299.95, features FM tuner, WMA/MP3 CD player, 40-watt output, dock that's shielded by a protective door, remote, and shoulder strap.