You know when you're in your boat, and you want to listen to MP3s without the ocean spray interfering with the electronics of your built-in, seafaring audio system?
What's that? You don't have a boat? Well, when you get one, the first thing that you'll want to install is Sony's CDX-HS70MW waterproof head unit. We know it's waterproof because we spent a good deal of time today at the 2006 SEMA show here in Las Vegas squirting water at the unit, courtesy of a demonstration exhibit at the Sony booth.
The CDX-HS70MW is the latest in Sony's oceangoing-stereo lineup, and it follows on the heels of the company's line of Marine head units, amps, and speakers. As well as being able to weather a tempest and remain unscathed, the unit supports MP3-encoded discs, is prewired for satellite radio inputs and iPods, has a 52Wx4 output, and is resistant to UV rays and salt exposure. Perfect for streaming audio, surfing channels, and docking an iPod--just watch out for pirate radio stations.
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