Sony GigaJuke NAS-SC500PK
Sony is introducing two new GigaJuke music systems with built-in hard disk drives, the 160GB NAS-SC500PK and 80GB NAS-E300HD

Sony's keeping busy at the moment, with an entire new range of Bravia TVs, the just-announced PSP Go and now two new GigaJuke music systems making their debut.

The GigaJuke NAS-SC500PK (£850) has a 160GB hard drive, while the NAS-E300HD (£300) makes do with 80GB.

Sony claims the 160GB model can store up to 1300 hours of music at a bit-rate of 256kbps, or 40,000 standard MP3 tracks.

Both GigaJuke systems can record directly from CD, and can store music from various sources including CD, radio, PC and vinyl. 

The flagship NAS-SC500PK supports MP3, AAC, linear PCM, WMA and ATRAC music files, and can support up to five wireless client players in other rooms. The NAS-E300HD supports MP3, AAC and WMA.

More after the break

Wireless or wired music transferFiles can be transferred from a PC to the GigaJuke using the supplied Music Transfer software, either via a LAN cable that directly connects a PC to the GigaJuke, or wirelessly through a broadband router.

The built-in Gracenote database contains 350,000 album titles, and can be updated by connecting the system to the internet.

As for sound quality, the stereo speakers supplied have been upgraded, with a redesigned woofer and Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement (DSEE) technology.

Power delivery is a claimed 100W for the'SC500PK, and 60W for the junior model.

Additional features on the top model include a built-in Walkman WM-PORT, a USB port for connecting other portable devices and Sony's SensMe channels feature which categorises your music into 27 "mood channels".

Both new GigaJuke models will go on sale in the UK in mid June.




Nick Bursey's picture

Hard drive replacement

Hi Guys,

My HDD failed and I've replaced it myself with a NTFS formatted SSD. The gigajuke doesnt recognise the SSD however when its in sleep mode, the screensaver displays the list of songs I added to test. 

My question is, do Sony encrypt their HDD's (I'm assuming yes) and if so what do they use? I've found nothing online other than "Do not attempt to..." blah blah blah Smile

Any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers chaps!