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DMC Xclef 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and value for money. The usability and storage are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the portability.

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DMC-Xclef 500 40GB Digital Audio Player Review

 

Reasonable pricing, Functions as USB storage device, Great sound quality, Ability to update firmware and hardware , Reasonable pricing, Functions as USB storage device, Great sound quality, Ability to update firmware and hardware 

Bulky, Start up time too long, Charging requires you to turn the unit on, Does not automatically turn off after charging, Bulky, Start up time too long, Charging requires you to turn the unit on, Does not automatically turn off after charging

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Digital Mind Corporation's DMC-Xclef 500

 

WHAT'S HOT Because the intention of this device isn't to act as an iPOD-like replacement, I will limit my comparison of the two (and other digital

A great value ; Expansive device control menu ; Line-in encode ; High quality audio recording ; Battery life ; HDD upgrades possible

Horizontal lines on screen ; Backlight doesn't illuminate buttons ; Buttons are awkward ; Ten-second startup time ; FM reception is mediocre ; Plastic case is embarrassing

I was especially harsh on the review of this device, probably because I compared it to my idea of a perfect digital audio player. The clear intent of Digital Mind was to create a high capacity storage device WITH added...

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Product Specifications

It's sleek, it's sophisticated, and it's one of the most feature-packed digital music players on the market today. With a massive 100 GB hard drive, the DMC Xclef 500 can store up to 3, 500 hours of music, and still come back for more. Its internal battery provides over 20 of hours of play on a single charge, and its USB 2.0 interface allows for data transfers of any kind at lightning-fast speeds. The DMC Xclef 500 also features an FM Tuner with encoding (so you can record as you listen), a voice recorder with built-in mic, and a 1/8" line-in jack so you can record from any audio source at up to 320 kb/s. In addition, the DMC Xclef 500 offers astonishing sound volume and quality, with 10 mW/channel of clean RMS power, very low harmonic distortion, and a host of sound contouring options, making it the perfect addition to your home or car stereo system. Finally, this player is both PC and Mac compatible, and needs no software of any kind - just plug it in to your computer and it shows up as a regular hard drive.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):22hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:100GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:100GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.2in
Height:0.8in
Weight:9oz
Width:5in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Digital Mind
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:DMC Xclef 500

Radio

Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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