Join the MP3 revolution without abandoning your CD collection with the stylish and affordable Panasonic SL-SX450 personal CD player. Outfitted with a number of basic features and a few more advanced functions, the device is an ideal alternative to expensive Flash memory MP3 players, as it lets listeners enjoy downloaded MP3 files when burned onto a CD-R/RW disc. Listeners can employ such playback features as 20-track random-access programming; repeat and random play; and skip/search within both individual tracks and MP3 albums.
The device also includes a hold switch that locks the current settings so that users don't accidentally switch tracks while jogging or turn on the unit while traveling. Active listeners will welcome the anti-skip technology, which includes a 45-second CD memory reserve to help ensure a skip-free listening experience whether you're sitting on the sofa or jogging on the sidewalk. The memory reserve is even more generous (100 seconds) when listening to MP3s.
The CD player delivers on the audio front as well thanks to the multiple equalizer settings, which include a live setting that simulates the sound from a live concert hall and two S-XBS settings. The first S-XBS option boosts the bass to create a deeper, more powerful audio effect, while the second S-XBS enhances the overall sound (including the bass).
Adding to the CD player's value is Panasonic's PowerLast high-efficiency power system, which combines an efficient motor with low-load circuitry to create a playback time of 50 hours for CDs and 85 hours for MP3s on just two AA alkaline batteries. The device also includes a low battery indicator and carries a one-year warranty against defects.
What's in the Box
SL-SX450 CD player, stereo headphones, user's manual. Panasonic SL-SX 450 PanasonicSL-SX 450 SL-SX 450