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Brilliance Audio DMP-206b Soul MP3-CD Audiobook Player

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  • Personal MP3/CD player designed specifically for audiobooks recorded in CEA/APA format
  • Intuitive audiobook navigation system skips forward and back by book, chapter, and page
  • Bookmark function recalls stopping point of last 12 CDs; re-read button replays last 15 seconds
  • Also plays traditional CDs, MP3s, and WMA files; 7 preset equalizer settings
  • Includes offer for 2 free Brilliance Audio MP3/CD audiobooks ($50 value)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Brilliance Audio
  • Model Number: DMP-206b
  • Supported Standards: MP3, WMA
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Component Type: CD Player, MP3 Player

Product Description

Product Description

This remarkable player is the first MP3-CD player made expecially for MP3-CD Audiobooks that are created in the CEA/APA "Audiobook Standard" Format! Currently, it is the only player able to use all of the "Table of Contents" features found on BrillianceAudio on MP3-CD audiobooks (and other compatible MP3-CD audiobooks), giving listeners full audiobook navigation. Of course, it also plays MP3-CD audiobooks that aren't formatted with the new Audiobook Standards and will play any CD, MP3-CD or a WMA-CD, no matter whether it contains music or audiobooks!

Get a leg up on the audiobook revolution with the Soul MP3/CD player, the first device designed specifically for the CEA/APA Audiobook Standard format adopted by Brilliance Audio. Unlike most MP3 players, which are light on audiobook-specific functions, the Soul player offers an easy and simple book navigation system, with forward and reverse skipping by title, chapter, and even page. This clever function not only makes it easier to get from point A to B, but also gives listeners greater flexibility when searching for a favorite passage. Meanwhile, users who like to listen to several books at once will delight in the bookmark function, which remembers the stopping place of your last 12 CDs. And easily distracted listeners will find plenty to like in the re-read button, which replays the previous 15 seconds of a book. And these are just a few of the functions that the Soul offers when playing CEA/APA-encoded audiobooks.

Of course, even the most dedicated user won't listen to audiobooks constantly, which is why the Soul also plays traditional CDs, MP3s, and WMAs, along with audiobooks that aren't coded in the CEA/APA format (such books don't offer the same navigation features, however). In addition, the Soul boasts seven preset equalizer settings that enhance the audio quality of its files, including normal, classical, rock, pop, jazz, ultra bass, and audiobook. And the user can keep on top of their MP3s thanks to the unit's ID3 tagging, which reads the title, artist, and album information of each MP3 file and displays it on the LCD screen.

Additional features include an electronic volume control, anti-shock protection (192 seconds for CDs, 480 seconds for MP3s), and dual play modes (A mode plays all the songs/files on a CD, whereas B mode creates a playlist of up to 200 songs/files). The Soul uses two AA batteries (included), which support up to 12 hours of MP3 audio or eight hours of CD audio.

What's in the Box
Soul MP3/CD player, earphones, two AA batteries, user's manual.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBrilliance Audio
Item Weight9.6 ounces
Product Dimensions10.6 x 7.6 x 2.2 inches
Item model numberDMP-206b
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Number of Items1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #107,849 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.6 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableMay 30, 2005
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Delah on July 31, 2005
This is a great item and worth the price. It is just what I was looking for. (...)

If you stop the audio CD and don't remove it from the player it will pick up exactly where it left off. For some reason it starts out very low in volume before returning to the volume you left it at. It is only a couple of seconds but to compensate (because I don't want to miss anything) I fast rewind a little bit. That helps anyway to remind me what was taking place when I stopped. Also, if you are not listening to an audio CD that was made using CEA/APA "Audiobook Standard" then not all the features such as 'navigation through chapters/page' will be available but as long as I can fast forward and fast rewind that works for me.

Another good feature is being able to take the CD out of the player (for whatever reason) and when inserted again it will remember where it left off. The bookmark feature will work on any type of CD whether it is in the CEA/APA format of not.

I highly recommend getting the optional accessories kit. It comes with a converter for playing the CD player through your car speakers if you have a tape player in the car (I know, weird but it works) as well as upgraded headphones and an AC adapter power cord. The accessories kit costs $49.99 at but they are currently having a 10% off sale (today's date is 7/31/05).

Another neat thing is you can plug it into the AUX plug on your home stereo system and with the right cables (which you can get at Radioshack if you don't have them) you can listen to the audio player through your home stereo speakers.

All in all a nice little gem to have for listening to audio CD books.

Oh, I take it to the gym and listen to it while on the treadmill. Have not had any trouble with skipping but then I only walk (fast) on the treadmill, I don't run. Don't know how it would do with running.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William H. Lambrukos on March 16, 2006
Suffice the say the unit works as advertized.

I did have a problem with the first audio CD I tried in it(a Stephen King CD), but all the other CD's and MP3's I tried worked wonderfully (including King's others). The problem with the King CD's, plural, was actually with three of a four CD audiobook. However, it is important to note that the problems I encountered with them I also encountered when trying them on a Sony CD player. Although both units played the audiobook CD's fine, neither CD player could forward them to the next chapter or "start again from where I left off", they all started at the beginning of the CD again. Clearly, the problem was the CD's.

The key thing was that before I realized it was the CD's and not the machine I called the 800 number provided with the unit, twice acutally! Both times I got service quickly, once immediately and once after a minute hold, and the lady I dealt with both times was wonderful. We were on the phone together for a lenghty period of time until I finally decided to run downstairs (two flights) and get other CD/MP3's to try. She waited patiently as I did so. Once I popped those in the unit it worked as advertized.

Time will tell if the machine contiues to work as advertized, I have no reason to think it won't. The instruction pamphlet for the unit, and for the accesories for the car and remote control, could certainly be better written as they are not always clear. On the other hand, I have nothing but praise for the customer service I received when I thought I had a problem.

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Baril on March 1, 2006
I bought a Soul DMP206b audiobook player on October 9th, 2005. It worked quite well for the first month then began to intermittently stop playing in the middle of a disk. When I would try to start it again, the display would indicate there was no disk (and of course there was.) This happened mostly when I was walking with it but then it began to happen when it was stable, on a table or bed and occurred with increasing frequency. Finally, on January 30th, I sent an email to the support address provided for the player asking about the problem and to date (March 1st) have received no reply at all. I have, for all practical purposes, not been able to use it for the last month and have resorted to an old cassette player. I am extremely disappointed. It was a $149.99 purchase, plus the additional a family member paid to get the adapter and earphones. Money poorly spent in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Enzinger on June 1, 2007
I also had problems with the machine, After a couple of months of using it when I walk, the player stopped recognizing that there was a disc in the player and if I can get the player to see a disc I get static on it. I am also very disapointed.
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I just love it. It remembers where you left of at in your audio book. And it knows which book you were listening to. It also has a button to reread or you can skip ahead to the next chapters. also you can put speakers on and take it outside to listern to your favorite book while you do your gardening. The SOUL can run on batteries or it has a external dc power supply:4.5V. I just love it , wish I could buy a new SOUL 2. Delores Hussey
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