Sangean Improves Upon Current HD Radio Tuner
Sangean America is releasing an updated version of its current HD Radio tuner, the HDT-1. Based on customer feedback, Sangean created the HDT-1X with new features such as a Sony/Phillips Digital Interface Format optical output, Split-Audio Mode, and an Analog Mode. These additions give listeners the ability to listen to digital audio and analog audio simultaneously (allowing them to hear the difference between the two), lock-in an analog signal in fringe coverage areas, and 100 percent, practically lossless signal transmission. It is expected to be shipped later this month with a suggested retail price of $249.99.
“Many of the customers who purchased the HDT-1 have told us how much they like the unit, but feel it could be even better with some new additions,” Sangean’s Sales and Marketing Manger Clayton Scott said in a statement. “We listened to their feedback and have incorporated their suggestions into the new HDT-1X model.”
HD Radio is broadcast in the same manner as analog radio but has superior sound quality, can display text and graphics, and deliver real-time traffic updates. There are more than 1,300 AM and FM, HD Radio stations broadcasting over 80 percent of the United States.