Popular boombox offers educators and students even more flexibility for use in the classroom.
Califone has upgraded its versatile Performer Plus Multimedia Player/Recorder (2455AV-03), now offering educators and students even more features that support classroom instruction and learning.
As educators become increasingly comfortable with creating user-generated audio materials, it is vital they have classroom equipment that supports their instructional goals. In response to this trend, Califone has enhanced the Performer Plus Multimedia Player/Recorder to play MP3-CD formatted discs, enabling it to play CDs burned from personal computers. For example, dance instructors can tailor music assembled onto a single CD to match their group’s choreography, and play it back on the upgraded boombox.
In addition, the Performer Plus Multimedia Player/Recorder allows educators to alter the playback speed of material, increasing or decreasing the speed by 15 percent. This feature gives educators the flexibility to match lessons to the individual learning styles of their students. For example, educators can slow down the music to help beginners learn dance steps, orchestral members practice difficult instrumental sections or language learners pick up nuances in tone and diction.
The Performer Plus Multimedia Player/Recorder also enables users to read and display track information, including artist and title, on its LCD screen by pressing the Play Time/ID3 button. Additional programming is possible with its Album Preset buttons. Also, it can support up to 99 folders, 999 files and file names up to 64 characters long. The upgraded boombox has an MP3 bit range of 32k to 320k, and is compatible with MPEG Audio 1, 2 and 2.5.
Supporting both small and large group learning activities, the Performer Plus Multimedia Player/Recorder has six built-in headphone jacks, as well as the necessary power to project audio to audiences of more than 100 people. This durable boombox also can be used during emergency response situations and for making announcements by connecting a microphone to its built-in 1/4” microphone jack. Ideal for use by reading coaches, language teachers and dance instructors, the boombox offers the flexibility of having both a dual cassette and CD player.
“The upgraded Performer Plus boombox offers educators across all disciplines the flexibility they need to play user-generated content,” said Tim Ridgway, VP of Marketing for Califone. “Promoting a variety of lesson plans and activities, the upgraded technology encourages both teachers and students to develop content that improves understanding and academic achievement.”
The Album Preset (shown top right corner of the left hand image) and the Play Time / ID3 (shown in the right image) features are new.
Fans of the Performer Plus appreciate its built-in group learning center capabilities with 6 built-in headphone jacks, while also having the necessary power to project music out to audiences of 100+ people. It can also be used for emergency response situations and making announcements by connecting a microphone into its built-in 1/4″ mic jack.