Creative Nomad Jukebox 3

Keep your entire music collection on one player
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Was £299.95, now £249.95 (save £50!)

Time for a quick head sum. 333 hours of cd-quality music. If we say that the average song is roughly four minutes long, that lets us squash around 5000 songs into those 333 hours. In fact the manufacturers claim you can get up to 8000 tracks, using the best audio compression. That is an astonishing amount of music, but frankly, this is an astonishing music player.

Don’t even think that this is ‘just’ an MP3 player. Even the best of those only hold a couple of hours of CD-quality tunes. The Nomad Jukebox 3 has a huge 20GB hard drive, which can hold well over 300 CDs worth of song with enough space left over for a hearty handful of KaZaa/eDonkey downloads. But the player isn’t limited to the MP3 format, as the firmware – like software, but better – can be upgraded, allowing future digital music formats to be stored. So by the time that abbreviations like AAC, WAV or MPEG4 actually mean something to most of us, the Nomad Jukebox 3 will already be able to handle them.

Included in the package is an infrared remote control unit and a pair of wraparound headphones - although if you're an audiophile you may want to upgrade to a more professional set of "cans". The software provided makes the transfer of tunes from CD to Jukebox via your PC a total breeze (and ultra fast if you are FireWire enabled), but you can record straight from CD via a line-in connector if you want. There are also two outputs that allow the Jukebox 3 to be hooked up to your speakers.

The Nomad Jukebox's predecessor (The similar-looking but functionally inferior Creative Labs DAP Jukebox) was on show in the Design Museum as technological thing of beauty, and quite right, too, but everything ‘internal’ also smacks of class – the cataloguing method, menu navigation, the very user-friendly software. Naturally, the sound quality is top notch.

Future proof and able to store your entire record collection – it actually doesn’t get much better than that.
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    Description

    Was £299.95, now £249.95 (save £50!)

    Time for a quick head sum. 333 hours of cd-quality music. If we say that the average song is roughly four minutes long, that lets us squash around 5000 songs into those 333 hours. In fact the manufacturers claim you can get up to 8000 tracks, using the best audio compression. That is an astonishing amount of music, but frankly, this is an astonishing music player.

    Don’t even think that this is ‘just’ an MP3 player. Even the best of those only hold a couple of hours of CD-quality tunes. The Nomad Jukebox 3 has a huge 20GB hard drive, which can hold well over 300 CDs worth of song with enough space left over for a hearty handful of KaZaa/eDonkey downloads. But the player isn’t limited to the MP3 format, as the firmware – like software, but better – can be upgraded, allowing future digital music formats to be stored. So by the time that abbreviations like AAC, WAV or MPEG4 actually mean something to most of us, the Nomad Jukebox 3 will already be able to handle them.

    Included in the package is an infrared remote control unit and a pair of wraparound headphones - although if you're an audiophile you may want to upgrade to a more professional set of "cans". The software provided makes the transfer of tunes from CD to Jukebox via your PC a total breeze (and ultra fast if you are FireWire enabled), but you can record straight from CD via a line-in connector if you want. There are also two outputs that allow the Jukebox 3 to be hooked up to your speakers.

    The Nomad Jukebox's predecessor (The similar-looking but functionally inferior Creative Labs DAP Jukebox) was on show in the Design Museum as technological thing of beauty, and quite right, too, but everything ‘internal’ also smacks of class – the cataloguing method, menu navigation, the very user-friendly software. Naturally, the sound quality is top notch.

    Future proof and able to store your entire record collection – it actually doesn’t get much better than that.

     

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    Includes 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty covering parts and labour.

    Product Features:

    Line-Outs / Headphone Out
    Two sets of stereo line out for normal stereo or 4 channel listening. One standard 1/8" stereo headphone out

    Line-In
    Supports both analogue and optical connections.

    Line-In recording (WAV and MP3 format)
    Record directly in both MP3 and WAV format. When the WAV format is used, quality can surpass that of a MiniDisc (MD) and as good as DAT.

    MP3 direct encoding
    User selectable encoding rates of 64*/96/128/160/192/256/320kbps. To do so, simply connect an external source (CD, MD, DAT, Phono, etc) to the Line-In connector on the Creative® Jukebox 3.

    WAV recording
    User selectable sampling frequencies of 11.025/22.05/44.1/48kHz.

    Optical Line-In
    Connecting a digital audio source (such as Minidisc or DAT players) to this connector on the Creative® Jukebox 3 allows you to make digital recordings, eliminating unwanted 'noise' associated with analog recordings. However, this Line in also accepts an analog line in (1/8 inch minijack) for non-digital recording.

    Simple User Interface and Navigation Scroller
    The Scroller lets you scroll up and down a list of items and click to select the item. It is used to browse/select items, and also lets you perform text input when naming tracks or using the search feature.

    Find Function
    Activated by the right-most button with a magnifying glass logo under the player LCD, this function lets you find the track that you desire quickly.

    Playlist
    A playlist allows you to compile your favourite songs from various albums, artist and genre into a customized collection e.g. "My Favourite Pop Songs".

    Lightning Fast Transfer Speeds - SB1394™ (10x Faster than USB)
    SB1394™ is Creative's IEEE-1394 implementation for high speed digital data transfer. Like other 1394 connectivity, SB1394™ is ideal for transferring massive MP3 collections, digital video, and other data files.

    Bundled Software:

    Creative® File Manager
    Store any kind of data file such as your photos, text, video and images on the Creative® Jukebox 3 with Creative® File Manager. With simple drag-and-drop of files between your PC and player, managing data files in your Creative® Jukebox 3 has never been easier.

    Creative® PlayCenter 3
    With PlayCenter, you can listen to digital music, enhance it with EAX®, and rip audio CDs. Designed to integrate seamlessly with the Creative® Jukebox 3, PlayCenter is the best way to organize and transfer your music library to your Creative® Jukebox 3.

    AudioSync
    Audiosync synchronizes your entire PC Music library, or only tracks from user specified genre, artist or playlists, to your Creative® Jukebox 3.

    Technical Specification:
    Size WxHxD: 4.84" x 5.12" x 1.38" (123 mm x 130 m x 35 mm)
    Weight: 10.36 oz (293.8gms) without batteries
    Memory: 16MB DRAM
    Capacity: 20GB hard drive (8,000 Songs @ 80kbps WMA / 5,000 Songs @ 128kbps MP3)
    Battery Life: Up to 11 hours of continuous playtime with 1 LiON battery (Up to 22 hours with 2nd Optional Battery)
    Interface: IR, USB, 1394, SB1394™*, Creativelink
    Playback Formats: MP3, WMA, WAV
    Direct Record Formats: Wav, Real Time MP3 Encoding
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 98db ( Line Out ) / 96 db ( Headphones )
    Channel Separation: 96dB (Line-Out)/75dB (Headphones)
    Frequency Response: 20Hz~20kHz
    Harmonic Distortion: < 0.1%
    Operating System: Reprogrammable Firmware**
    Line Input: 1 x 1/8" analogue/optical digital
    Line Outputs: 2 x 1/8" stereo minijack for front and rear speakers
    Headphone Out: 1 x 1/8" stereo minijack, 100mW
    LCD Display: Large 132 x 64 pixel EL-backlit display (Blue/ Green)
    Data Connector: USB, SB1394™* and CreativeLink
    Audio Codec Support: MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media™ Audio (WMA) and WAV
    EAX™: Smart Volume Management, Environmental Effects, Advanced EQ, Headphone Spatialization, 4-channel effects
    Time Scaling: Up to 1.5x faster or slower for audio playback

    * IEEE 1394 compatible
    ** OS/Firmware support and updates will be available via www.nomadworld.com

    PC Minimum System Requirements:

    • Windows® 98SE/2000/Me/XP
    • Intel® Pentium 233 MHz or AMD K6-2 200MHz (Pentium III 350MHz or higher recommended)
    • SVGA graphics adapter (256 colors, 800x600)
    • 64MB RAM (128MB recommended)
    • USB or SB1394™ port (found on Sound Blaster® Audigy™ series of audio cards)
    • 30MB free HD space (more for audio content storage)
    • Sound Blaster® Audigy™ or Live!™ For EAX® enhanced MP3 encoding
    • CD-ROM drive with digital audio extraction support
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