MacNN | Scosche shipping multi-input ControlFreq car audio receiver
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Scosche shipping multi-input ControlFreq car audio receiver
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 3:32am

Audio accessory manufacturer Scosche is now shipping its latest addition to the ControlFreq line, a multi-input car audio receiver also known as the SCDBTA60. The receiver works with a wide array of input types for music and audio, can handle calls with a built-in mic, reads a variety of standard audio formats and features a remote control app for iOS or Android that lets users switch inputs, control sound quality, send and receive phone calls via Bluetooth or switch to 30 pre-set favorite FM or AM stations with RDS to display song information.



The aftermarket audio unit also features three external outputs for amplifiers, but its main selling feature is the combination of possible audio inputs as well as its smartphone control. For those who want to use the device wirelessly, it supports A2DP streaming via Bluetooth for both audio and phone calls, iPod direct control, and features a built-in microphone for responding to calls. Built-in options include a CD player with CD-R/RW and MP3 disc support and SD card slot that supports MP3 files. Wired options include a front-mounted Aux port and a USB port, allowing nearly any modern device with or without Bluetooth the ability to play music through the receiver. The frontplate of the device includes integrated EQ presets, bass/treble control and balance/fader options. The smartphone app gives users full remote control, and can be used up to 33 feet away from the unit thanks to its Bluetooth compatibility. For phones or other devices that don't have Bluetooth, the USB port allows the full functionality of the app as well through adapters, or users can simply plug their devices in using the Aux port for direct audio input. The ControlFreq car stereo is now available at Scosche's website and car audio retailers, and sells for $140. The ControlFreq app is a free download from either the Apple App Store or Google's Play store.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Production of new iPads, 5.5-inch iPhone yet to begin, rumor claims - 11:15 AM EST
  • Friday Deals: 4TB Hard drive, Surface RT, OTA TV streamer, more! - 10:43 AM EST
  • Swiss Apple Store expansion may require first 'open-air' temp shop - 9:46 AM EST
  • ComiXology starts offering DRM-free backups of digital comics - 6:16 AM EST
  • OS X Yosemite public beta includes iTunes 12 beta access - 1:24 AM EST
  • Briefly: Gmail for iOS update, EverWeb for Mac 1.5 - 12:56 AM EST
  • Review: Razer Taipan mouse - 12:45 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • LG reportedly testing user removal of pre-installed "bloatware" - 10:31 AM EST
  • Briefly: Google Glass webcam support, Google Play offline games - 8:31 AM EST
  • Presidential executive order over drone usage reportedly on the way - 7:34 AM EST
  • Report: Google signs deal to purchase game-streaming platform Twitch - 9:35 PM EST
  • Briefly: Origin's EVO15-S laptop, Adata's DDR3 overclocking memory - 8:20 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.