Sharp Corporation of Australia has announced the release of two new micro sound systems that combine style and sound quality with the versatility of enjoying high fidelity music reproduction via either iPod or USB connection for MP3.

The Sharp XL-DK227NH micro system with iPod terminal features an opening pocket style dock for direct iPod connection to play and charge most iPods including new generation models. It also boasts Video-out for streaming movies and pictures from an iPod with Video capability.

The Sharp XL-UH2080H micro system features a discreetly covered USB terminal for connecting a USB storage device e.g. MP3 player.

Both models feature a CD player with MP3, CD-R/RW and WMA compatibility along with a front audio input for easy connection to other sound equipment. Spectacular sound reproduction regardless of the chosen source is possible thanks to the powerful 32 watt per channel amplifier, combined with the six-mode pre-programmed equalizer, two-way speakers and X-bass system.

The Sharp XL-DK227NH and XL-UH2080H also feature an AM/FM tuner with 40 station preset memory, 32 track APMS (automatic programmable music selector) for CD and a full function remote control for added convenience. Extra connectivity options are available through headphones, portable audio-in and subwoofer pre-out terminals.

Offering a discreet music source option for living and entertainment areas, these compact micro sound systems are equally at home in the bedroom with the added benefit of the inbuilt clock/alarm/timer/sleep function.

Available in a stylish piano black finish both systems are designed to blend in with any décor, with the multi-colour fluorescent central display providing excellent visibility even in the dimmest lighting conditions.

Price and availability

Sharp XL-UH2080H micro system with USB terminal is available now priced at RRP $259. The Sharp XL-DK227NH micro system with iPod terminal will be available starting from July 2008 from all leading electrical retailers priced at RRP $289.

Source: Sharp Corporation