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Yamaha enters iPod market with four new audio products

New audio range compatible with range of iPods and iPhones

| Macworld UK

Yamaha, the manufacture of pro audio gear: mixers, processors, power amplifiers, and speakers has introduced a range of new audio accessories for the iPod.

Top-end sound quality and instant wireless remote control were singled out as customer priorities says Yamaha when the company set up a dedicated R&D department in 2006.

The first fruits of this development are a range of four new iPod specific audio products. The PDX50 heads up the range, the first product to feature what Yamaha calls a unique 'Air-Wired' technology that, unlike other wireless iPod audio systems, promises to deliver lossless uncompressed data.

No pairing is necessary with the 'dock less' PDX50 explains Yamaha; you just activate your iPod to establish a wireless connection. A remote control is provided via a small wireless transmitter that attaches to the iPod.

Billed as a compact and lightweight speaker system, the PDX50 is powered by a newly designed digital amplifier and comes with a wooden cabinet that allows the sound to vibrate more efficiently says Yamaha.

The PDX30 meanwhile features an iPod dock atop the unit, both the PDX50 and PDX30 comes in a variety of colours including black, blue, gray and for the adventurous pink.

The PDX50 is priced at £199, while the PDX30 costs £129.

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