updated 12:15 pm EDT, Wed May 4, 2011
Hamran Kardon ships premium bookshelf system
Harman Kardon has just released its compact bookshelf system, the MAS 102. The system is designed to be extra-efficient with a receiver that houses both an amplifier and a CD player, along with two separate loudspeakers. An FM radio is built-in, as are two USB ports, but an optional Bridge II dock allows for connecting an iPod or iPhone as a source fully recognized by the main system.
A headphone output and an aux-in for 3.5mm sources are standard as well. The amplifier sends 65W to each enclosure, which houses a five-inch mid-bass driver and a one-inch MMD-dome tweeter. The slot-load CD drive will read MP3 and WMA files on burned CD-R and CD-RW discs. Dual alarms and a sleep timer are built into the system as well.
The Harman Kardon MAS 102 is priced at $999.