Going on a road trip? Tired of changing CDs after a dozen songs or so? Genica’s GN803 Tavarua portable MP3-CD player lets you convert your CD audio files to MP3 format and store up to 170 MP3-formatted songs on a single CD.
The Tavarua plays MP3 files and CD audio files from CD and CD-R media. It does not read CD-RW discs, as its design requires sampling at 44.1 KHz, the standard rate for CDs.
The GN803 supports ISO 9660 file formatted directories and also accommodates long file names. Bit rates between 32 and 196 Kbps are also supported, but variable bit rates are not. Be aware that this player lacks a built-in flash memory, meaning you need to transfer your MP3 files to CDs before playing them.
Playback modes are limited. They include random/shuffle and repeat play, while the LCD displays only track number and elapsed time. The 50-second antiskip buffer is great for portable use, virtually eliminating irritating skips.
The GN803’s dynamic bass boost pumps up the bass and balances tone, offering a fairly full audio experience. It also comes with a rapid track advance that speeds through the directory to access the track you want.
Headphone, microphone, and AC adapter inputs are included. The GN803 comes with an AC adapter and can run on two AA alkaline or ni-cad batteries (not supplied). A set of earphones is also supplied.
Genica backs the GN803 Tavarua with a one-year parts and labor warranty.Plays standard CDs and CD-R discs holding up to 170 MP3-formatted music files
Random, shuffle, and repeat playback modes
50-second antiskip protection
Microphone and headphone jacks
Includes earphones and AC adapter