According to a press release, TEAC is introducing the HD-1, a tabletop iPod dock/speaker system that incorporates HD Radio technology. The unit offers access to thousands of free HD Radio stations across the country and gives users the option of tagging songs they hear on HD Radio broadcasts. When users tag a song, the HD-1 uploads the song information to a docked iPod/iPhone. When the iPod or iPhone is synced to iTunes, the songs automatically appear as a “Tagged playlist,” providing users with a simple way to preview and purchase music. The HD-1 is now available at Costco for $99. Check out the release below for more information.
TEAC Unveils First HD Radio™ Receiver
In Costco Stores Today
Affordable HD-1 Tabletop Device Features iTunes® Tagging, iPhone®/iPod® Dock and Superior Sound
MONTEBELLO, Calif., – March 12, 2009 - TEAC America, Inc., the largest subsidiary of Tokyo-based TEAC Corporation, a billion-dollar global corporation and a world leader in audio technology, announces the introduction of its first HD Radio product: the TEAC HD-1. This table top iPod docking system, equipped with HD Radio technology, delivers a superior audio experience and compelling new content via HD Radio programming.
“With digital radio reaching critical mass across America, TEAC is excited to unveil the HD-1, our introductory HD Radio product. In keeping with our heritage of offering consumers high-quality, high-performance products and stylish design, the decision to include HD Radio technology’s advanced digital entertainment is a natural one,” said Randy Madey, National Sales Manager, TEAC America, Inc. “The affordable HD-1 will be sold at Costco and is a great value proposition for consumers in this economy. The HD Radio receiver will deliver premium sound with an iPod dock and a seamless music buying experience via iTunes Tagging.”
HD Radio technology enables the TEAC HD-1 to offer new FM channels, crystal-clear digital sound and on-screen artist/title information – all free. Across the country there are nearly 2,000 HD Radio stations currently on the air, plus more than 1,000 new FM HD2/HD3 channels. And, using iTunes Tagging, an innovative HD Radio feature, consumers can “tag,” songs they hear on FM HD Radio stations by simply pressing a button on the radio. Once connected to an iPod or iPhone, the HD-1 will automatically upload the song information. The next time the iPod is synced to iTunes, the tagged songs will automatically appear as a “Tagged playlist” of selected songs that can be previewed, purchased and downloaded. A list of HD Radio stations is available at www.hdradio.com.
The TEAC HD-1, with an MSRP of $129.99, plays and charges iPhones and all iPods, including the iPod touch. It is equipped with a remote control, dual alarm clock with a snooze button and five equalizer presets for improved audio fidelity. The HD-1 also comes with a headphone jack and video and audio outputs. The device’s rear-firing ports deliver a rich bass response, allowing for superior sound.
About TEAC America, Inc.
TEAC America, Inc., the largest subsidiary of the Japanese electronics maker TEAC, distributes high grade audio video electronics, consumer electronics, computer data recording and storage devices, computer peripherals and professional recording equipment as well as disc publishing and duplication products. Products are marketed by TEAC America under the brand names ESOTERIC, TEAC and TASCAM. TEAC America, Inc., was established in 1967.