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Home In Media Gadget News New Gadgets: Harman Kardon announces MS 150 high-performance stereo for iPhone/iPod (video)

New Gadgets: Harman Kardon announces MS 150 high-performance stereo for iPhone/iPod (video)

 

 

The Harman Kardon MS 150 is equipped with a CD player, Alarm Clock, FM tuner with RDS and a docking station for iPod and iPhone

Harman Kardon has introduced a sleek desktop accessory, the MS 150 — a high-performance stereo system that includes an iPhone/iPod dock, slot-loaded CD player and FM radio tuner.

Designed for flexibility, the MS 150 includes three auxiliary audio inputs to plug in a portable music player or an Android™ smartphone, as well as front-and-back 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks for private listening.

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Additionally, the MS 150 stereo is decorated in the traditional production of the Harman Kardon style.  The black lacquered box is a futuristic oval-shaped and has a minimum number of buttons on it.  The beveled front panel is a three-row LCD display with adjustable backlight.

As mentioned, the 150 is also equipped with a CD player, Alarm Clock, FM tuner with RDS, docking station for iPod and iPhone, and it has a two-lane-column base-reflex inverted speaker system and 2 x 30 Watts of power.  Bottom line, it bangs!  The wide range of digital and analog interfaces enable connectivity of the various audio sources.  To display a picture from the phone or on a large display, an S-Video and composite outputs also reside on the [amazon_link id=”B005EZ10QO” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Harman MS 150[/amazon_link].

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The Harman Kardon MS 150 has a suggested retail price of $689.95, and is available at [amazon_link id=”B005EZ10QO” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Amazon[/amazon_link] for [amazon_link id=”B005EZ10QO” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]$599.95[/amazon_link].

Check out the full press release and video below…

 

Striking Harman Kardon® High-Performance Stereo Delivers Dynamic Sound from Multiple Sources

Whether you’re an Apple or Android™ fanatic, a video-game buff or radio enthusiast, the Harman Kardon MS 150 is built to please music lovers seeking desktop convenience

STAMFORD, Conn. – In the latest gadget news, HARMAN International Industries today announced availability of the Harman Kardon® MS 150, a high-performance stereo system that includes an iPhone/iPod dock, slot-loaded CD player and FM radio tuner. Designed for the music lover who wants the convenience of a beautiful stereo system to place on a shelf or desk, the Harman Kardon MS 150 features two fully integrated 30-watt bass-reflex loudspeakers to produce crisp, room-filling sound in a living room, home office or bedroom.

The sleek, black Harman Kardon MS 150 was designed for flexibility. In addition to the CD player and iPhone/iPod dock, it includes three auxiliary audio inputs to plug in a portable music player or an Android™ smartphone as well as front-and-back 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks for private listening. A front-panel audio input can be used with video-game consoles to take advantage of the sophisticated audio tracks embedded in games. The FM radio tuner includes RDS technology to display text from radio stations, including song and artist information.

“Our customers have high expectations when it comes to audio gear, and the Harman Kardon MS 150 is sure to delight the most discriminating listener,” said Sachin Lawande, EVP and co-president of HARMAN’s Lifestyle and Infotainment divisions. “It’s a powerful, exquisite system that is a complete, high-performance stereo. It looks beautiful in any room, but more important, brings vitality to sound from a CD, iPhone, or Android smartphone.”

Audiophiles new gadgets lovers will also appreciate the MS 150’s subwoofer output for direct connection to a powered subwoofer to deliver a more dynamic bass impact. Additional connections include composite and S-Video outputs for photo-and-video sharing using an appropriate iPod model. A remote control with IR sensor ships with the MS 150. The music player includes an alarm, sleep timer and dimmer to reduce screen brightness in the evening. It adheres to European energy standards and consumes less than 1 watt of power in standby mode.

 

Pricing and Availability

The Harman Kardon MS 150 has a suggested retail price of $689.95. For additional information or to purchase, visit HarmanAudio.com.


About HARMAN

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, 2011. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.

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