JVC Expands Home Theater in a Box Line-up

If you missed seeing JVC at CES you probably weren’t alone. That’s because the company typically does their own thing off the show floor. So every year they invite the press out to see their offerings during the company’s annual dealer showcase. Among the products that might have been lost in the mix in Vegas were their new sleek home audio products, which now feature connectivity for the iPod, as well as XM Satellite Radio readiness.

The line up includes the soon to be released UX-EP100 ($149.95), an ultra compact two-channel desktop music system with CD/MP3/WMA playback and the MX-KC58 ($199.95), a 400-watt mini system that is XM-ready. Both systems include an iPod connection for control and charger of the player, and both will be out in April. But the showcase at the event was the UX-EP300 (pictured), which will debut this fall for $249.95. This 2.1 channel DVD theater system features 3D phonic front sound technology to convincingly simulate surround sound. It features a USB host, allowing playback of files directly from a flash audio player or flash memory drive, with WMA, MP3 and WAV files. Finally a feature that people might actually use.