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Category: Main -> Mk. One

 

empeg car Mk.1

The original empeg car was released in August 1999 and in total 350 players were shipped. The reason for the low volume was production yield - the product proved very expensive to manufacture. We decided to refine the design and add some new features as well, so a second batch of Mk.1 players was never produced.

Despite production delays and shortages the product was a great success, receiving critical acclaim from the industry and clients alike. At one time players were attracting EBay bids far in excess of the original retail price, and it seems likely that, with high volume shipping of the new model underway, the original empeg car player is set to become something of a collectors item.

Specifications

Processor

 

220MHz StrongARM S-1100-DA

Flash memory

 

1Mb

RAM

 

8Mb 60ns FPM

DSP

 

SAA7705H

DACs

 

16 bit sign-magnitude, fourfold oversampling digital filters, noise shaping

Display

 

128 x 32 dot matrix vacuum fluorescent display, 2 bits per pixel

IR

 

SIR IrDA I/O, Consumer IR input

Controls

 

4 pushbuttons

HDD ports

 

2 x ATA 2.5" HDD standard 2mm header

HDD physical

 

2 x ATA 2.5" HDD up to 12.5mm, corner mounting screws

Serial IO

 

9-pin PC serial port, data rate to 230Kbits/s

USB

 

12Mbit/s standard type B socket on head unit

Power input

 

+12V fused at 2A with inline fuseholder

Grounding

 

Negative earth only

Auxillary control output

 

+12V @ 1A maximum

Audio outputs

 

4V line level front & rear stereo RCA line jacks, 1V stereo RCA sockets on head unit

Audio inputs

 

1V line level stereo RCA line jacks

Other features

 

On board temperature sensor
FM fuzzy logic autotuning radio, full RDS, RBDS capability

Some Pictures


empeg car player main PCB


part assembled player, without disk cradle or docking loom


the original player featured unpretentious styling


rear panel connections


car docking sleeve


car docking connections

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