VideoLogic DRX-601E in John Lewis Department Stores Now

VideoLogic Systems - a division of Imagination Technologies - has announced that its revolutionary DRX-601E digital radio tuner is now available via the John Lewis chain of stores. The John Lewis Partnership is Britain's leading department store group. 19 John Lewis stores across the country are now stocking the DRX-601E.

The VideoLogic DRX-601E breaks the price barrier that has kept digital radio from achieving mass-market adoption with a RRP of just £299 - several hundred pounds less than typical DAB receivers currently available. Already the DRX-601E has been awarded a Five Star review in What Hi Fi magazine (Dec '00) and a Hi Fi Choice Best Buy award (Feb '01).

Says Kevin Dale, president, VideoLogic: "Advances in digital radio technology and the high level of integration now available allows our DRX-601E tuner to be priced for a mainstream audience without sacrificing great looks and audio quality. This is the receiver radio fans have been waiting for and marks a watershed in the development of DAB. We are delighted that this excellent product is now backed by the great service and store locations of the John Lewis Partnership."

As well as crystal-clear reception and high-detail digital-quality sound, DRX-601E can provide additional information including station identification, track listings, traffic and news data or other text, which is displayed on the integral LCD screen. DRX-601E has a high quality slim-line aluminium fascia with a very easy to use interface. The stylish design is intended to complement a separates system, either as an additional input source to an amplifier or as a replacement for an existing radio tuner. The system is accompanied by a fully featured infrared remote control for the easy selection of main channel or secondary service broadcasts.

DRX-601E has high performance 24-bit / 96 kHz delta sigma digital to analogue converters for high-quality stereo digital audio, a low noise toroidal transformer power supply, fast auto-tune and service selection as well as nine station presets operated from the remote control. DRX-601E includes a full suite of input and output features for maximum connectivity including: S/P-DIF digital output (48Khz) via Toslink and phono connectors for direct digital recording to MiniDisc or DAT, loop through circuit for external FM/AM tuner, RF connector for DAB antenna connection. An RDI (Receiver Data Interface) optical port is also fitted for future expansion and connectivity.