The Most Famous Name In Jukeboxes Revived For Home Action 03/02/05
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While the name Wurlitzer can conjure up images of bubbles, colored light tubes and '50s diners, the new Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox is in a different category altogether, featuring a sleek, contemporary design and cutting-edge functionality that makes it , according to makers Gibson Audio (yep, the guitar people), the most comprehensive digital music solution to date.
While the cutting-edge functionality of the Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox will certainly appeal to technophiles and early adopters, the product was developed specifically for the non-technical consumer. Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp had this to say on the subject, "We believe that there is a significant untapped market of folks who are aware of the power of digital music, or have a techie friend who swears by it but who continue to use physical CDs because they have yet to be offered a user-friendly digital music solution. The Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox is just what they've been waiting for."
What The Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox Does...
Allows the user to store a huge CD collection in digital format (up to 1000 CDs), then control that music collection from a wireless touch-screen remote that features a simple user interface. One of the great advantages of the Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox is its ability to instantly digitally organize a CD collection. When a CD is inserted, the jukebox automatically captures and stores the relevant digital information including Artist Name, CD and Song Title, Genre, and most uniquely, Cover Art. Users can then sort and access music in any way they want from the wireless touch-screen remote. Perhaps best of all, they can take those hundreds of CDs that are cluttering their living room and box them up in the garage.
Provides direct access to the Wurlitzer Music Service, a digital music service that offers 100 channels of digital radio plus a full download store where the user can purchase and download over 750,000 songs directly to the jukebox.
Allows the user to take any of this music and build personalized playlists or create mix CDs.
Provides top quality audio with a custom-designed speaker and amplifier system from Klipsch Audio Technologies.
Features high-end audio quality. CDs can be stored in various compression levels (160, 256, 320 kbps) as well as uncompressed digital format for the most discriminating audiophile.
Is available in two models. The flagship model of the Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox line is a floorstanding, all-in-one design that evokes the historical Wurlitzer look, but with a modern flair. It stores up to 1000 CDs, comes with a wireless touch-screen remote, and features a Klipsch speaker and amplification system with floorstanding loudspeakers and a subwoofer built into the base of the jukebox unit. For consumers who already have significant investments in stereo equipment, there is a component version, the Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox 'CP' that is functionally identical to the floorstanding device, but without speakers and in a 'stereo rack' form factor designed to fit comfortably in existing home entertainment systems.