Panasonic has added a new digital audio player to its lineup, the SV-MP710. This compact matchbox sized MP3 players weighs only 23.5g (without battery) and features a battery life of 10 hours.
It has 256MB memory and plays MP3, WMA and DRM protected songs and features FM radio as well.
It also features Panasonic's High Quality sound technologies. The digital-mastering technology automatically compensates for the high-frequency sound data that is lost when data is compressed as part of the recording process, resulting in full-bodied, high quality sound. Whilst conventional analogue systems amplify the noise that is generated when digital signals are converted to analogue, D.SOUND's digital amplifier, built right into a Super one-chip LSI, does not. Instead, signals are digitally processed in their original form, nearly all the way to the output stage, therefore no noise is generated. The result: clear, faithful reproduction of music.
Other features include: 6 mode preset equalizer, 2-way battery charging, FM tuner with recording function, voice recorder, D.Sound system, 4-line LCD display, USB 2.0 support and Audio output M3, 4.5mW + 4.5mW (16 ohms).
The player measures 70 x 22.2 x 14mm. Price or availability is unknown.