CES: Two new "Sound Systems" debut from XM - Orbitcast

CES: Two new "Sound Systems" debut from XM

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XM Sound System

XM has taken the wraps off of two new universal systems - the XM Sound System and XM Compact Sound System - at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show.

Distributed by Audiovox, the XM Sound System and XM Compact Sound System will work with a variety of XM radios, including: RoadyXT, SKYFi3, XpressEZ, Xpress, XpressR and XpressRC, as well as the Inno and Helix with an optional adapter (sold separately).

The XM Sound System (pictured above) features two woofers, two tweeters, bass boost, and a 10 watts RMS amplifier to produce quality sound. The system also includes an Audio In jack for playing an iPod/MP3 or CD player. A foldable handle, internally stored XM antenna, and more than 18 hours of battery life allow listeners the option to take their XM Radio from the home or office to the patio or picnic table.

The XM Sound System (model # XMBB1) will be available for the suggested retail price of $99.99.

The XM Compact Sound System (pictured below) is a sleek, tabletop unit with an aluminum surface and black grille cloth design that fits smaller spaces like a night table, kitchen counter, or desk. The system features four full-range speakers, a four-channel enhanced digital audio processor, bass boost, and a 16 watts RMS amplifier to deliver dynamic sound. And, like the XM Sound System, it includes an Audio In jack for playing an iPod/MP3 or CD player.

The XM Compact Sound System (model # XMAS100) will be available for the suggested retail price of $149.99.

XM Compact Sound System

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I have followed the CES for years but I can see already that your coverage Ryan will be the best yet. Thank you, it is very nice to be able to pull up Orbitcast and see the latest from CES with pictures and descriptions ...all up to the minute! Thanks!

Play $20 on Black...:)

I have followed the CES for years but I can see already that your coverage Ryan will be the best yet. Thank you, it is very nice to be able to pull up Orbitcast and see the latest from CES with pictures and descriptions ...all up to the minute! Thanks!

Play $20 on Black...:)

Sorry for the multiple post...just seems like it drops the comment...so I post it again...

Watch for a big price drop on the current Delphi Premium Sound - these new units look at lot better and are cheaper to boot.

High time.

Ryan, Do you know if Sirius plans on announcing any systems?

Hoo Hoo, Ryan,

Throw us a bone over here. Doesn't Sirius have anything to offer?????????

How am I going get my raise if this keeps up?

Hoo Hoo

God Dammit, Hoo Hoo!

No raise for you.

I told you this a hundred times. We're just going to steal all of this technology from XM after the merger.

You @#$% $500,000,000 liability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan, please be on the look-out for XM Passport-based systems. This is a really cool technology that only XM has, but hasn't done a good job of exploiting, IMHO.

Ryan,

Kick ass coverage as always. It is cool to bring OrbitCast up and see what is new like we are there! I am willing to bet theis week is the most emailed and linked to posts yet.

FINALLY! A sat rad speaker system that doesn't look like a rejected prop from the "Buck Rogers" TV show, circa 1982. Of the two systems pictured here, I'm partial to the compact version, but both are a significant improvement.


Ditto on the "XM Passport-based systems" comment -- is that obsolete? It's a bit annoying they sold the concept (and the passport), but not the devices that use it...

Ditto twiki's comments- what a tacky joke the Belkin unit was. If you got your XM Signal today, they're available for preorder already.

Smart move (finally) introduce them, and ship them while they're hot. Hopefully we'll have a review of these products soon.

Is my old-school Pioneer AirWare compatible with these units? The docking ports on the bottom of the xm2go models appear to be identical to those on newer portables.