Denon announced the first two products in the world's first home entertainment system that integrates with Apple's iPod and other mp3 players. The Denon S-301 ($1,599) and the Denon S-101 ($999) provide simple connectivity and control of today's portable mp3 players. The S-301 has a front-panel USB port that allows owners to easily connect their players and USB flash devices.
"Both the Denon S-301 and S-101 systems provide optimum audio performance from Apple iPod portable digital music/photo players, as well as the industry's most convenient and complete on-screen operations menu control. Using the specially designed front-panel connector and the supplied plug-and-play "Connect iPod" cable, users enjoy full access to all features and functions of 3rd and 4th generation iPods, including the familiar iPod navigational menu displayed on their main home theater screen. The onscreen display mimics the iPod's own menu display, offering easy and familiar control capabilities."
Both units will be available in August.