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.
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!