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Tech Industry: JVC Bongiovi KDS 100

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Tech Industry: JVC Bongiovi KDS 100

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At CES 2008, Wayne Cunningham takes a first look at the very hot, new Bongiovi KDS 100 CD receiver by JVC.

^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi I'm Wayne Cunningham, Senior Editor for CNET Car Tech. I'm here in the Car Tech testing lab at the 2008 CES show and what we have installed in the dashboard here is the Bon Jovi KDS 100 built by JVC. Now when I said Bon Jovi Acoustics you might have thought rocker Jon Bon Jovi but this actually means Tony Bon Jovi spelled B-o-n-g-i-o-v-i. He's an acoustics engineer who has had decades of experience in building studios and designing acoustics in a lot of different situations, and so he's blended his expertise to a single CD receiver that JVC has built. Now on the front of this this is a standard single CD receiver, it's got a USB port on the front, a CD player behind the panel, it's even got an SD card slot behind the panel and we've also added an iPod integration to it, a separate module. But what's really going on here the really interesting part, is this has a tower station digital technology. This is something that Tony Bongiovi designed to make any standard speaker set up in a factory car and in this Sonar [assumed spelling] Zion XD we have a simple 6-speaker set up, 2 tweeters in front, woofers in all the doors. This is designed to make that speaker system sound like a really much bigger system with sub-woofer and amplifiers. The idea is that anybody can put one of these in their factory car and get the sound equivalent of putting a much more expensive audio system in. We've got some music playing here. Right now it's playing just through the standard speaker set up but there's this Bongiovi acoustics button here on top of the faceplate; we push this and suddenly our sound has a lot more clarity, it broadens out and this is playing MP3 and it sort of re-masters the source material, it expands it and so suddenly you get a whole new audio experience in the car. So this is the Bongiovi Acoustics KDS 100 built by JVC. I'm Wayne Cunningham for CNET Car Tech at the CES 2008 show. ^M00:02:16 [ Music ] ^M00:02:18

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