Harman Kardon has created a dock that can connect your iPhone/iPod (except for the shuffle) with their home entertainment system. The Bridge has a single connection, can be controlled from the remote of an HK receiver, and shows on-screen or front-panel messages. Compatible with the Kardon AVR 40, 45 or 47 Series, or AVR 146, the dock also recharges your gadget while it works. Contact Harman Karman for price and availability.
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Let’s suppose your Aunt Linda died and left you a large part of her estate. You decide that you want to invest in a new home entertainment system but don’t have the room for it. Witness the SE2 Labs ICT One, an all-in-one system. In this small package is an Xbox 360, an HD PVR, an AMX Netlinx control system, a Bryston Digital Surround Processor, ICEpower D-Class amps, a 42-inch touchscreen, an iPod video dock, and a SE2 RF remote control to run the thing.
Take a deep breath and note that it also features a quiet cooling system with transparent cable power conditioning, an anti-noise and vibration system, and an easy connect rear panel. Take one more gasp as you thank your deceased relative for the $19,900.00 gift.
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Denmark’s BlueTinum has released its ultimate Internet Home Entertainment System. It features an FM tuner, DAB Radio, MP3 and DVD playability, iPod cradle, and PC streaming. It also comes with a remote, an SD/MMC cardreader, and USB connectivity. There are optional speakers available for those who want their music beyond the 2 x 15W level. The company offers differing models depending on features desired. Look for the BT-H1505 and the in the upcoming months with an MSRP starting at €69,00 (~$97.00.)
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Put the name Ferrari on something and you can either assume it is of quality or expensive, or both. Their latest endeavor is their teaming up with Meridian to create the F80 Home Entertainment System, which looks neavou riche but is basically a glorified boombox. The gadget, which comes in red, yellow, silver, black, or white, features an FM/AM/DAB tuner and DVD player. Its 3 amplifiers feed two drivers in front and one rear-firing sub. Hook it up to your TV and you have something that will really fly.
Be prepared for a price tag of ~$3500 for the Limited Edition or ~$2900 if you just want to stick to basics. You can then let your NASCAR buds in on the action. Check with Meridian for details about its release date.
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