Yamaha TSX-140 iPod Speaker Dock Wakes You Gradually - HotHardware
Yamaha TSX-140 iPod Speaker Dock Wakes You Gradually

Yamaha TSX-140 iPod Speaker Dock Wakes You Gradually

There are quite simply too many iPod speaker dock options to count. Everywhere you look, another company is coming out of the woodwork in order to introduce an iPhone or iPod dock. Most everyone who would ever want one probably already owns one, but for those who are getting ready to get their first iPod this holiday season, Yamaha has a great option. It's stylish, powerful and should look good in just about any bedroom.

The TSX-140 desktop audio system also has a great feature for bedrooms: it can wake you gradually with the sound of your favorite music. It can fade in the music rather than simply blaring it out to jolt you awake. A nice touch! It's compatible with Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone (3G/3GS/4), and it is also capable of playing MP3 and WMA files stored on a USB stick, as well as FM/AM radio programming.

There are two 3.5" ported bass reflex speakers, Yamaha amplification and a USB mini-B connector that facilitates iPod/iPhone syncing to a computer while charging in the dock. You'll also get illuminated buttons on the top panel, three front panel controls give access to source, volume, radio presets, alarm clock and equalizer functions. Yamaha will ship the unit in three colors (black, brick and gray), with an MSRP of $399.95.

YAMAHA TSX-140 DESKTOP AUDIO SYSTEM WAKES YOU GRADUALLY, GENTLY TO YOUR PERSONAL SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY iPOD/iPHONE MUSIC

--Yamaha’s Proprietary IntelliAlarm provides soft fade in of music, early suppression of jolting high frequencies found in other, more traditional systems--

BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha Electronics Corporation today introduced the TSX-140 Desktop Audio System that wakes you gradually and gently, leaving you feeling more relaxed and refreshed than ever before.

With earth-inspired color choices, the TSX-140 is beautiful to the eye and ear, offering compact, elegant design. It represents the latest addition to Yamaha’s TSX family of docks compatible with Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone (3G/3GS/4). Moreover, the Yamaha TSX-140 is capable of playing MP3 and WMA files stored on a USB stick, as well as FM/AM radio programming.

With its twin 3½–inch ported bass reflex speakers and Yamaha digital amplifiers, the TSX-140 delivers its superlative performance through Concert Quality Sound, a proprietary Yamaha concept that virtually eliminates all unnecessary noise and distortion, and Extended Stereo, which creates a perceptually larger stereo sound field through Yamaha DSP.    

Unique to Yamaha, the TSX-140’s IntelliAlarm wakes you gently with the audio source of your choosing, first filtering out uncomfortable high frequencies, then gradually restoring the full audio spectrum before beeping to ensure you are awake. The IntelliAlarm provides a gentle, stress-free feeling that makes waking up a pleasure.

For added convenience, the TSX-140 offers a USB mini-B connector that facilitates iPod/iPhone syncing to a computer while charging in the dock. In addition to the illuminated buttons on the top panel, three front panel controls give access to source, volume, radio presets, alarm clock and equalizer functions. LED indicators show which function has been selected for simple, fast tuning. A brightness sensor automatically adjusts all display LEDs to suit the ambient light level.

“The Yamaha TSX-140 is designed for the consumer who wants a no-compromise sound experience, even on a nightstand,” said Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. “IntelliAlarm offers consumers a gentler, more natural way to get going in the morning, instead of being jolted out of a sound sleep.”

Inspired by natural colors and echoing ceramic art, the TSX-140 is available in three finishes: black, brick and gray.

The Yamaha TSX-140 carries an MSRP of $399.95.
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