An upscale portable stereo at the time, the presents feather-touch full-logic controls in a layout as streamlined as that of industrial equipment. Playback and recording controls can be stowed out of the way as desired. What marked a first here was an LCD panel for digital tuning and a clock/timer, as well as a Dolby NR system. The styling was truly innovative. The punched woofers and linear tweeter grills were clearly different from the prominent speakers of conventional models.