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Diamond Rio 500 Portable MP3 Player

"The Rio PMP500 is Diamond's second-generation portable MP3 player (after the PMP300)."

Music is undergoing a revolution. A new format known as the MP3 is taking the Internet by storm, and there is no end in sight. An MP3 is a special compressed version of a normal WAV file, in which there is at most a 25:1 file size reduction at little to no loss of quality. This means that a normal 4-minute song (40MB) ripped from a CD would be compressed to approx. 3.8MB (128 kbps). That incredibly small file size makes the MP3 excellent for distribution over the Internet. This is where the Diamond Rio 500 steps in.

The Rio PMP500 is Diamond's second-generation portable MP3 player (after the PMP300). While most companies are just now releasing their first generation MP3 players, Diamond is already on their second, giving them a definite advantage. Coming in either metallic color, transparent blue or purple and in addition to that it includes USB support, a backlit LCD screen, bookmark feature, and 64MB of flash memory the Rio 500 is certainly no slouch when it comes to features.

What do I get?

  • 64MB onboard memory, expandable to 96MB
  • Supports Windows and Mac
  • USB port for blazing fast downloads
  • Skip free design - no moving parts
  • Access to www.rioport.com
  • Automatic book marking features for listening to spoken audio
  • Rio software for encoding, managing MP3 files
  • AudioManager software for spoken audio content
  • MetaTrust security enabled
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Uses a single AA battery for up to 13 hours of continuous play
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