By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Sharp Australia has this morning announced the release of a new iPod and USB micro audio system. According to the supplier this new model has an environmentally conscious design.

The XL-DH350NH micro system with USB and iPod terminals includes a top style dock for direct iPod connection. There is also a video-out option for streaming video and photo files from all iPods with video capability. 

 “Featuring CD-R/RW playing options, the system’s USB host also allows for connection and streaming of MP3 and WMA files from USB storage devices. The front audio input offers instant and simple connection to other audio equipment. Other terminals include headphones, FM antenna and speakers,” said a Sharp spokesperson.

“The credit for XL-DH350NH’s high performance sound is due to a powerful 80 watt per channel digital amplifier, combined with a six-mode pre-programmed equalizer and the enhanced bass function of the inbuilt X-BASS system. The two-way speakers deliver clear and good quality audio. The unit is also environmentally friendly with only 0.4 watt power consumption in stand-by mode.

The unit includes an AM/FM tuner with 40 station preset memory and 32 track APMS (Automatic Programmable Music Selector) for CD. For convenience of use, there is a full function remote control and an inbuilt clock, timer and sleep function.”

Sharp reported that the player is 165mm (wide) x 220mm (high) x 235mm (deep).

The XL-DH350NH is available now for RRP $349.