SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

September 13, 2010 04:00 ET

New Sony Speaker Dock for iPod/iPhone Refines Design, Focuses on Sound

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -

  • Rich bass and Hi-Fi audio quality from new 20W + 20W digital amplifier and advanced speaker system
  • Wireless remote with full menu control for iPod/iPhone
  • Compact, minimalist design fits in with any décor, any room

The iPod speaker dock is the latest addition to the growing range of Sony speaker docks for the Apple iPod and iPhone. It resembles the existing RDP-XF100iP and RDP-X80iP models, but the design focus is on delivering the best possible audio quality at a price with the widest appeal.

The heart of the RDP-X50iP is a specially designed digital amplifier and long-stroke driver units capable of delivering 20W + 20W RMS -- in other words, real room-filling power.

The long-stroke speakers, a super-long duct and twin reflex ports give the iPod speaker dock its distinctively rich and powerful bass. This underpins clear midrange and crisp high frequency reproduction precision-enhanced by digital signal processing (DSP).

Using the RDP-X50iP is simplicity itself: just slip in your iPod or iPhone for a charge and enjoy your favourite music at the same time. The omnidirectional infra-red remote gives you full iPod/iPhone menu control of music functions, so everything works just the way you would expect.*

Rather than relying on various pre-set modes for different styles of music, the iPod speaker dock is optimised for general use and will reward the listener with its sound whatever is playing. It looks as good as it sounds, with a restrained, minimalist design that is hugely versatile and will harmonise with virtually any interior.

With the launch of the RDP-X50iP, Sony has made an important extension to its already well-received range of speaker dock products. Music lovers who want the best audio quality in a streamlined and attractively-priced system now have just what they have been asking for.

The RDP-X50iP is compatible with iPhone 3GS and current iPod models.

*Full menu control for iPod touch & iPhone when device already in video or music mode.

RDP-X50iP key specifications:

iPod/iPhone functions Dock/charge; music/video playback; FFWD/REW
Output power Stereo digital amplifier 20W + 20W RMS
Speaker system 2x 76mm loudspeakers with twin port system and super-long duct
Weight & dimensions (approx.) Approx. 1.8 kg
356 × 158.1 × 151.9 mm (W x H x D)
Connections Dock for iPod/iPhone, audio in
Additional features Charge iPod/iPhone
Supplied accessories Wireless remote control; audio in cable ; adaptors for iPhone/iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS
Colour Black

iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

About Sony:
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, "a" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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