Yamaha recently introduced the TSX-140 Desktop Audio System designed to wake users in a way less invasive than an alarm clock.
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It represents the latest addition to Yamaha's TSX family of docks compatible with Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone (3G/3GS/4). Moreover, the Yamaha TSX-140 is capable of playing MP3 and WMA files stored on a USB stick, as well as FM/AM radio programming.
With its twin 3½-inch ported bass reflex speakers and Yamaha digital amplifiers, the TSX-140 delivers its performance through Concert Quality Sound, a proprietary Yamaha concept that the company claims eliminates unnecessary noise and distortion, and Extended Stereo, which allegedly creates a larger stereo sound field through Yamaha DSP.
The TSX-140's IntelliAlarm wakes you gently with the audio source of your choosing, first filtering out uncomfortable high frequencies, then gradually restoring the full audio spectrum before beeping to ensure you are awake.
The Yamaha TSX-140 carries an MSRP of $399.95.