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Infinity Kappa 100.3se Subwoofer. SRP $169.95. Shipping January 2001. Selling points: Designed for use in small sealed and vented enclosures and is rated to handle 275 watts RMS and 1100 watts peak, the new Kappa 100.3se 10-inch subwoofer features Infinity's Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (C.M.M.D.) transducer-diaphragm technology to reduce distortion. The 100.3se also features dual stacked magnets with bump-backplate to provide clearance for long excursion making this sub an ideal choice for high-output applications. Call (800) 553-3332 or visit www.infinity.com.
Alpine CHA-S634. SRP $330. Shipping in March 2002. Selling points: Alpine's new six-disc CD changer features the ability to play MP3s. But what really makes it unique is its backwards-compatibility with previous Alpine head units—the convenience of MP3-encoded discs can now be played through older model head units with CD changer controls (Ai-NET or M-Bus ready). Included is a wireless remote for those using FM modulators. Call (800) ALPINE1 or visit www.alpine1.com.
Sony MEX-1HD. SRP $1,499. shipping in May 2002 to authorized dealers. A motorized tray mechanism mimics a laptop CD-Rom drive to rip CDs and store the music on an internal hard drive while you listen. The hard drive stores 100 hours worth of music. A Memory Stick slot allows you to transfer music to and from the hard drive. The MEX-1HD continues to download a CD into the hard drive after you stop driving. Also features a USB port for transferring files and an internal high-powered amplifier. Call (800) 222-SONY or visit www.xplodsony.com.