ASA Electronics cranks up Jensen heavy-duty stereos

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ASA Electronics has introduced two new Jensen Heavy Duty stereos to the commercial vehicle and heavy truck markets: the Jensen JHD1510 AM/FM/WB iPod and Sirius Ready Stereo, and the Jensen JHD3510 AM/FM/CD/WB iPod and Sirius Ready Stereo. Both the JHD1510 and JHD3510 are built to deliver high-quality audio without sacrificing feature content, all while withstanding the conditions commonly encountered in heavy-duty environments.

The company says the 180-watt Jensen JHD1510 and JHD3510 stereos have US/Euro AM/FM tuners with RBDS, full iPod control via rear input, Sirius Satellite Radio capability, front panel mini Aux-In jacks for iPod and MP3 player use, station/channel lock, and full 7-channel NOAA Weatherband tuners with Weather Alert feature. Weather Alert is an audible warning tone that alerts users and automatically switches the stereo to the appropriate NOAA weather channel when inclement weather is on the horizon.

Due to the iPod control feature, both stereos can control an iPod from the face of the unit when used with an optional Jensen JIPDCBL12 iPod interface cable connected to the dedicated rear input; this cable/input combination serves a second benefit by charging the iPod while it’s playing, according to ASA. While the two stereos share most features, the JHD3510 does differentiate from the JHD1510 by offering a CD player with 40-second Electronic Skip Protection.

Although many stereo models offer Sirius capability, ASA says these two Jensen models are unique in that they utilize Sirius GEN3 technology, which allows a Sirius Dock and Play unit to act as the satellite radio receiver and eliminates the need for a separate tuner box; simply put the Dock and Play unit into the docking station, and control and listen to Sirius radio through either stereo’s head units. The Dock and Play unit also is completely portable, as it can be used in an additional vehicle or at home via a separate docking station, all under one subscription, according to ASA.

Both the Jensen JHD1510 and JHD3510 are available through Kingston Mobile. For more information, go to www.kingstonmobile.com.