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Creative intros Xdock Wireless iPod audio system

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Creative Technology has introduced the Xdock Wireless, a new iPod audio system that transmits music in the company’s “Xtreme Fidelity” format. The system consists of a main unit with a universal iPod dock, and up to several X-Fi Wireless Receivers in other rooms. Xdock Wireless comes with a remote and plays music up to 100 feet away. The system also connects directly to a powered speaker system or home theater system to play video, photos and music in DTS surround-sound.

“Creative’s award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity is produced with X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D technology,” explains the company. “The X-Fi Crystalizer makes MP3s sound better than CDs by analyzing and identifying which parts of the audio stream have been truncated or damaged during compression. It then intelligently and selectively restores the highs and lows from instruments and vocals that are damaged during the compression of MP3s. X-Fi CMSS-3D creates virtual surround sound through speakers or headphones. It expands audio for superior headphone listening so music completely surrounds the listener.”

The Creative Xdock Wireless will sell for $200. X-Fi Wireless Receivers will be available for $100 each. An Xdock Wireless with an X-Fi Wireless Receiver will be available for less than $300. The system is expected to be available this spring.

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Comments

1

I for one prefer systems that do not screw around with the audio signal in strange ways.

Posted by Bad Beaver on January 8, 2007 at 9:10 AM (PDT)

2

I dunno, Creative’s X-Fi technology is pretty amazing!

Posted by Galley on January 8, 2007 at 10:33 AM (PDT)

3

I for one welcome our new wireless overlords.

Posted by OnlyShawn on January 8, 2007 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

4

I, for one, oddly never get sick of that joke! smile

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 8, 2007 at 11:12 AM (PDT)

5

I for one prefer systems that do not screw around with the audio signal in strange ways.

You mean like compressing the datastream? Or digitizing the orginal analog source?

Posted by flatline response on January 8, 2007 at 4:51 PM (PDT)

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