July 2001 Issue

Who Needs CDs?

An electronic jukebox holds 125 of ‘em on a mini hard drive. We think it’s an impressive—if expensive–performer.

[IMGCAP(1)] The ugly side of having an aircraft sound system is lugging around all those CDs and, worse, shuffling them around the cockpit along with charts, plates, flashlights and all the rest of the cockpit blather.

One intriguing alternative to this being hawked at Sun ‘n Fun by Gulfcoast Avionics is a clever product called a Personal Jukebox, a high-capacity CD/MP3 storage device.

The PJ is little more than a miniature hard drive with an audio section but at 6GB, it has the astonishing ability to store the equivalent of 125 CDs or about 100 hours of music. Each CD or track can be accessed and played via a menu system, in order, by CD or randomly, by song.

To load the music, yo...

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