|November 14, 2001|
The design and specifications of this model are just
TOKYO - Aiwa
Co., Ltd. has introduced the AM-HX400, a portable MD player that not only
starts playing back in just about 0.6 seconds*1 after pushing the button -
the fastest time in the world - but also features the world's longest
continuous playback of about 165 hours*2.
*1: Excluding inserting the disc.
*2: For all portable MD players as of November 1, 2001.
World's first - playback
starts in about 0.6 seconds.
Aiwa uses a new system that always reads then stores music data in the main unit's memory when an MD is inserted, irrespective of whether the power is on or off. This reduces the time from pushing the button to playback to 0.6 seconds, about one-sixth the conventional time,* by eliminating the data-reading time when playback starts. Users can enjoy the convenience of listening to their favorite music almost immediately. (*Comparison with Aiwa's AM-HX100 with disc in and power off.)
World's longest continuous
playback - about 165 hours.
The AM-HX400 is an excellent power-saving model thanks to Aiwa's efforts to ensure greater efficiency in reading digital signals, for more precise micro computer control, and in reexamining the power supply circuit. The unit can play back continuously for about 165 hours with both the supplied rechargeable battery and one AA alkaline [LR6] battery (with power save mode on and playing back in LP4 mode).
For a portable MD player, the AM-HX400 also offers a greater variety of features, such as MD Long Play (MDLP) mode and MD Group function; a battery charger stand for simple recharging by just placing the unit on it; clip-type headphone with remote control that users can operate near their ear to play back or stop playing an MD; new track name search function that reorders the track names in kana order, and allows users to select tracks while viewing these names on the LCD remote control unit; new sentence repeat function, which is convenient for playing back MDs for language study (auto/manual changeable); and 25-track program function that lets users listen to their favorite music in a preferred order. This function-filled unit targets teenagers and those in their 20s - the main users of portable MD players.
Suggested retail price: ¥26,500 (excluding tax)
Initial launch: December 1
Production volume: 7,000 units (initial monthly production)
||2 stereo/1 monaural|
||20-20,000Hz,±1dB (with 10 kohm
||Headphone jack (stereo mini)|
||3.8mW per channel (load impedance 32
||1.2VDC nickel-hydrogen rechargeable battery, 1.5VDC
AA alkaline [LR6] battery x 1 (uses supplied battery case),
household current 100VAC (uses supplied AC adapter, charger
|Battery life (approx.)
Playback in SP, LP2, LP4 modes, respectively
|With power save ON:|
Rechargeable battery: 34 hours, 46 hours, 60 hours
Alkaline battery: 56 hours, 80 hours, 100 hours
Rechargeable battery + alkaline battery: 90 hours, 129 hours, 165 hours
With power save OFF:
Rechargeable battery: 28 hours, 33 hours, 36 hours
Alkaline battery: 45 hours, 55 hours, 63 hours
Rechargeable battery + alkaline battery: 72 hours, 90 hours, 98 hours
|Full charging time
||Approx. 210 minutes|
||Approx. 77.9W x 73.4D x 13.8H (mm) (excluding
||Approx. 89g (including rechargeable
battery/excluding battery case)|
||Battery charger stand, AC adapter, nickel-hydrogen
rechargeable battery, LCD remote control unit, clip-type headphones,
battery case, rechargeable battery carrying case, carrying
|The design and
specifications of this model are just for|
Japanese market only
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