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Get stylish with Lydstrom
The incredible benefits gained by using digital music are not limited to portable players. If you want to move the music inside, you can have a cabinet's worth of music at your fingertips in the space of a single stereo component. These players are stand-alone units that require little or no interaction with a computer.
Step 1: What is the Lydstrom?
The Lydstrom is a standalone component that allows you to store and play 7000 songs on one model and a whopping 18,000 on another. The intent is to transfer your huge CD collection to the Lydstrom.
Step 2: Does it play MP3 files?
No, the format is not MP3, but instead another compression method (Lucent's ePAC which is said to give superior audio quality to MP3). The compression is _ of real time, which means that 4 songs can fit in the space of 1 on a CD.
Step 3: What about the styling?
The coolness factor is really coming into play here. The people who designed the slick Danish Bang & Oluffsen stereo system were brought in to create a beautiful machine that gives you access to vast amounts of music. The Lydstrom fits that bill to a tee.
Step 4: Power and beauty-at a price
The Lydstrom player (the Song Bank SL version) is retailing for $799. They have not begun to ship yet, but if you are interested in a beautifully designed unit with the capacity to take your CD collection into the next millennium, then go to www.lydstrom.com and preorder your unit.