|Mambo X Portable MP3 CD-Player
|Tagram System Corp. Debuts Revolutionary MAMBO-X MP3 Portable CD Player
Costa Mesa, California (October 22, 1999)
Tagram System Corporation, an award winning multimedia PC manufacturer, introduces a revolutionary MAMBO-X portable MP3 CD player. This exciting new device is the first and only portable CD player, which is able to play compact discs in multi-formats; from original music record labels to trendy MP3 files, it requires no computer or Internet connection. Users can enjoy their favorite tune any place, any time.
|One key feature at the core of MAMBO-X is the Durable Laser Reader (DLR) decoder. This breakthrough technology allows MAMBO-X to read from a CDRW disc. The DLR decoder also supports Sub-Directory Readable (SDR) technology which accepts MP3 music in sub-directory and long file name. Users now have the luxury and convenience of storing, erasing, and editing their favorite music on Re-Writable CDs.
Since one compact disc can store approximately 177 songs, having a remote control become crucial for all sophisticated users. MAMBO-X equips the precision-engineered infrared remote control with the advance Index and Search functions for accuracy and greater operating convenience. Especially utilized in combination with the car kit (available December 1999), this infrared remote control will make every driving trip easy and filled with pleasure.
"MAMBO-X is the next generation MP3 player. Its unique features and breakthrough technology lead all MP3 users to the new millennium." Said Jason Moh, Director of Product Marketing for Tagram System Corp.
With the Electronic Shock Absorption (ESA) System, the MAMBO-X spins discs faster than normal speed, while a digital memory buffer stores the extra audio data generated. When a sudden shock causes a tracking error, the system plays back music from memory (up to 45 seconds) until correct tracking resumes. The ESA system plays the longest time among other Anti-Shock devices in its class. So you can use it while walking, jogging, cycling, or driving.
MAMBO-X MP3 CD players provide crisp, heart-pounding sound with 1-bit Digital-to-Analog converter. It provides a level of playability among the highest obtainable, with full error correction, interpolation, data concealment capability, 256 times over-sampling and one bit DAC, this unit produces an exceptionally pure audio signal.
For enthusiastic bass response, 3-stage Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB) system boosts bass response as much as 8 decibels (nearly 3 times more than normal). DBB yields full, rich tonal quality at all volume levels in three dramatic increments. The DBB-compatible Stereo High Output headphones included.
MAMBO-X's slim, lightweight and compact design makes them unobtrusive during sporting activities. Operating buttons are laid out so they're easy to find by touch. The large Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) readout display alerts users to the status of all important functions, such as playback mode, track number and elapsed time of the track or disc, at a glance. Users can program disc playback options before their activities, then just let the music roll. Or, they can choose Random Play, Repeat Play (track, preset program or disc); and Resume Play for preference.
New technology reduces the amount of power consumed while the all features are being used. With two type AA batteries, you can enjoy approximately 14 hours of playing time. In addition to type AA battery operation, MAMBO-X equips built-in battery charger which is able to accept rechargeable batteries, or function with an included 90-240V Auto Switch AC adapter.
For sophisticated audio system enthusiastic, home stereo version MAMBO-X soon will be available in mid December 1999. It is the perfect companion with all state-of-arts home audio equipment. Users can enjoy their very own MP3 music collection via all types of high-tech sound output.
California-based Tagram System Corporation provides the highest quality, top performance systems and outstanding services to its customers. In the past years Tagram has received numerous awards from various industry publications for its excellent achievements, such as "MVP Finalist" Awards and "A-List" Award from PC Computing, the "Top 20" Award from PC World, and the most prestige "Editor's Choice" Award from PC Magazine. Tagram continues to excel in offering the best in cutting edge technology and service to customers. Today, Tagram is at the leading edge of the technology revolution, and is introducing products that advance people's live style as we enter the next millennium.
For Evaluation and Information, please check on the web site:
Tagram System Corporation
3170 Pullman Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Availability: November 1999
Suggest Retail Price: $179 US
1. This unit is designed to reduce or eliminate skipping under normal jogging conditions.
2. Battery-operated playing time may be shorter depending on conditions of use.
3. The unit should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods
- MP3 /CDDA/M3U Multi-Format Portable CD Player
- Long File Name / Sub-Directory Readable (SDR)
- Durable Laser Reader (DLR) decoder, Re-Writable Disc Compatible
- Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
- Infra-Red Remote Control
- 45 seconds Electronic Shock Absorption (ESA)
- Slim Compact Design
- Stereo Headphone and Carrying Case Included
- 90-240V Auto Switch Power Adapter
- Play Format: MP-X, CDDA, M3U
- Frequency Response: 20-20000Hz, +0/-2dB
- Inputs: DC-In 4.5V
- Outputs: Line Out, Headphone (stereo mini jack)
- Power requirements: DC 2.4V, "AA" x 2 batteries (optional)
- Battery Life (Approx.): 8 hours
- Color: Metallic Silver
- Function Key: Play/Pause, Stop/Power Off, Forward/Backward Search, DBB, EQ/Bass/Treble
- LCD Display: Play/Pause, EQ/Bass/Treble, Repeat, Play Mode, Volume, Anti-Shock.
- Infra-Red Remote Control
- 6watt Stereo Headphones
- Carrying Case
- 90-240 Auto Switch AC Adapter
9.3oz (265g) with batteries
0.9oz (26g) Remote Control Unit with battery
Player: 5 3/8" L x 1" H x 5" W
Remote Control: 4 3/4" L x 3/16" H x 2 1/8" W