Introducing the new Audiovox Xpress EZ, and Xpress Replay
Tags: 2, XM
Introducing the new Audiovox Xpress EZ and Xpress Replay XM Satellite Radio receivers. I've heard whispers about these two new plug-and-play receivers since CES, but until recently I've never had any photos of them. Well, here's the full (unofficial) deets...
The 2 additions to Audiovox's Xpress line allows for different price points for customers with of course various levels of features. Note that as I understand it, the Audiovox Xpress is unchanged, these are two new receivers that are rounding out Audiovox's offering.
First, let's take a look at the entry-level version, the Xpress EZ:
The Audiovox Xpress EZ (XMCK5) rocks a big, easy to read, three-line display. It also sports a simplified interface, with a single knob to navigate through the Xpress EZ's menus, and three buttons for additional functionality. You also get 10 user presets for your favorite XM channels.
The Xpress EZ includes an external antenna, docking cradle with DC adapter and mounting bracket (though no remote control). Expect to see the XpressEZ to go for an MSRP of only $69.99.
Then there's the top-of-the-line Xpress, the XpressR (aka the Xpress Replay):
The killer feature for the Audiovox XpressR (XMCK20) is the display. It's the first satellite radio ever to feature a splitscreen display - so (finally) you'll be able to view both the XM channel you're currently listening to, plus five other channels - all at once. The XpressR also has an automatic backlight dimmer that adjusts for day/night conditions, oh and... it has a 6-line display. Oh yeah.
The Audiovox Xpress Replay - as you can guess from the name - also features replay functionality allowing you to pause/rewind live content within a 30-minute buffer. The XpressR also has a five-way tuner knob, numbered keys for direct channel entry and 30 presets for your channel favs.
It includes a magnetic antenna, docking cradle with DC adapter, cassette adapter, mounting brackets and remote control. Look for the Xpress Replay to MSRP at $129.99.
Both XpressEZ and the XpressR will be available in June.