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Sony Launches Two New Giga Juke HDD Hi-Fi Systems in Europe
If you own a large CD collection and are allergic to PCs, these Sony Giga Juke HDD systems could be one of the best ways to store all your music in one place.
The two models available, the NAS-SC500PK (100W and 160GB HDD) and the NAS-E300HD (60W and 80GB HDD), could be the most elegant and user friendly way to rip all your CD without having to call your kid each time you want to save a CD… Please stop calling your kids for that, they hate it… really (Mom, this news is for you).
Now that you have all your music in one place maybe it’s time to use the friendly NAS audio feature to stream your tunes all over your home via a private network.
• Load all your favourite tracks onto a hard disk drive to create your own jukebox.
• The music server feature allows easy access to your album collection from a wireless player in a different room (NAS-SC500PK).
• Release your music with superior sound quality.
• Recording made simple.
If you listen to music wherever you go, chances are it’s scattered around on different hardware, in different formats and different places. Why not store your tunes that are on your PC, MP3 player, mobile phone, USB sticks, CD and even vinyl all on Sony’s new GIGA JUKE. It’s a hard disk drive home audio system – like a jukebox, but a special one that can be loaded with your music library.
GIGA JUKE NAS-SC500PK
The 160GB hard disk drive on the NAS-SC500PK gives you ample space, it can store up to 1,300 hours at a high bit rate of 256 kbps or 40,000 tracks of MP3 music.
The GIGA JUKE is a special jukebox that has a multi-room feature. It’s a complete package of a music server with a wireless player. You can add client players, and the system delivers music wirelessly to up to five. Wherever you are in your home, you can access the main server from the wireless players to listen to songs in each of the five zones. When you’re having a party, just press the “PARTY” button, and every room with a wireless player will play the same music at the same time.
Transferring music files from your PC is straight forward with the supplied “Music Transfer” software. File import to the NAS-SC500PK is done via a LAN cable that directly connects your PC and the system. Or if you prefer, you can also do it wirelessly through a broadband router and the system’s router. Updating your latest music collection is quick too, since the system recognizes and adds only new titles.
The GIGA JUKE NAS-SC500PK has the flexibility of a wide range of supported formats: MP3, AAC, Linear PCM, WMA and ATRAC. This compatibility means the system can store music from various sources, whether it’s from a CD, radio, home PC or vinyl. The built-in database of approximately 350,000 albums allows automatic title labeling. And further data can be pulled in by connecting the system directly to the Internet. Other easy features include alphabet search of your favorite artists and access to Internet radio from the wireless player.
Once the GIGA JUKE is loaded with all your music, it’s time to rediscover your collection with the great sound quality and features of the system. Compared to previous models, the main unit speakers have been upgraded in several areas, which include a redesigned woofer featuring twin magnet technology. The improvements deliver superior sound clarity and bass frequency response. It also incorporates Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) technology. High frequencies are often lost during file compression, but DSEE recreates them to restore original sound quality. In addition, the main system has 100W of award winning S‑MASTER digital amplification.
With the “SensMe™ channel” feature, the NAS-SC500PK analyzes and categories your music library into 27 different channels so that you can play music that suits your mood. From waking up in the morning to chilling out in the evening, the system intelligently compiles tracks of similar types for you to simply select the channel according to what you feel like listening to at the moment.
For added convenience, the new GIGA JUKE has a WM-PORT, a built-in Walkman® port. Dock your Walkman®, and you can playback, import, and transfer music, plus charge its battery. This feature works perfectly (of course) with the Walkman® X-series, Sony’s latest video MP3 player with OLED touch screen. And with many portable music devices available, there’s always a solution. You can connect your MP3 player via the USB port or add a DMPORT adaptor for iPod®.
GIGA JUKE NAS-E300HD
Compatible with MP3, AAC and WMA formats, the NAS-E300HD has an 80GB hard disk drive with 60W of amplification. It also has a built-in WM-PORT, the same large database for automatic title labeling and an artist search function. Recording music to the system directly from a CD couldn’t be easier. Once you insert a CD, it’s done in one step with just one button to press.
So make the GIGA JUKE your own jukebox and music center by storing your entire music library and releasing your favorite tunes from past and present. The GIGA JUKE NAS-SC500PK and NAS-E300HD will be available in stores across Europe in mid June.