Sangean introduced an upgraded version of its HD Radio component tuner, with enhancements it says were driven largely by customer feedback.
CBS affiliate stations are among those that will be retailing the product.
The HDT-1X tuner will complement, not replace, the current HDT-1 model, the manufacturer said.
Some of the new features are a Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format (S/PDIF) optical output and an Analog mode, allowing listeners to “lock in” an analog signal in fringe coverage areas. Also new is a Split-Audio Mode, airing digital audio in one channel, analog audio in the other to allow users to hear the difference between analog and digital signals.
Sangean is taking advance orders and expects units to ship shortly; retail price is $249.99. The HDT-1X will be available through CBS-affiliate radio stations, custom audio providers and online and through select national retailers.
Rack-mount adapters will be offered for $12.99.