Some confusion exists regarding the speed of the Recorder’s USB port. However, even in these circumstances, the load voltage of alkaline batteries will soon drop below NiMh’s relatively constant 1. This project became Rockbox. In Normal play mode, after playing the selected song in a folder, the Archos continues through the folder in alphabetical order, stopping at the last song in the folder. Of these, the Grado is best suited for portables and also sounded best with this unit. NiMH batteries are capable of delivering relatively constant voltage under high load conditions. This page was last edited on 10 September , at

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Songs on the Nomad can only be organized by the Album, Artist, and Genre tags, unless you use playlists; jkkebox I often had to resort to kludges like changing the Genre tags on a set of songs I wanted to group together. Remote Control Coming Soon. Dual stereo line out. The only difference was the 5 GB 2.

Archos Jukebox 6000

Playlist Support — Playlists are a bit more primitive on the Archos aechos on the Nomad; instead of being a globally accessible list, Aarchos playlists are simply files stored in the folder hierarchy, that you browse to as you would a song file. I never found one at retail, even in computer superstores like CompUSA and Micro Center, and eventually I had to order some from an online store.

No problem If you’re among the admittedly select few mourning the passing of Apple’s little MP3 players, fear not: This cycling continues for the duration that the player is used, but the cycling is jhkebox noticeable unless the user is looking for it and does not impact listening at all. We do hope, however, that Archos will see fit to incorporate Ogg Vorbis decoding in a future firmware update especially in light that Fraunhofer IIS-A has declared its intention to start charging for development of its MP3 patents.


They are in-ear cans that wrap around the back of the head. Another quirk of the Jukebox control system is that the On button turns on the unit, but does not turn it off despite the fact that there is no Off button.

Windows 98 SE or higher. It also sounded much better than with the included pair of headphones which were tinny and had a pronounced lack of bass.

It weighs g. Emulating archis hard disk also lets the Archos work better as an MP3 peripheral for your Mac. Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, While USB2 is just now appearing, many computers are already equipped with the interfaces.

With a text editor capable of working with DOS text files, like BBEdit, you can cut-and-paste to make your own playlists out of songs from different folders. Despite these concerns, I prefer being able to treat the Archos as a normal hard disk to using the Nomad via MP3 player plug-ins.

Archos 6 GB Jukebox 6000 Mp3 Player/hard Drive

The only way to reset the unit was to remove a battery, which is a difficult feat in itself. Remote Control Coming Soon Upgradeable: Sony’s Android-powered high-res audio player sounds great, but it’ll cost ya Sony’s Android-powered high-res archod player sounds great, but it’ll cost ya by Ty Pendlebury.


NiMH batteries are capable of delivering relatively constant voltage under high load conditions. Maximum volume is adequate. Another model, jukegox Archos Jukeboxwas also released. The batteries in the Jukebox recharge automatically when the device is attached to the included AC adaptor. This model is sometimes referred to as the Recorder v1 to differentiate it from the later v2 version which looks quite different.

VHJ — The Archos Jukebox

The “lineout” jack worked well with a set of Altec Lansing powered speakers. Those problems are mostly annoying, and at worst, confusing for novice users. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit. These silent interruptions occur in the middle of songs with a frequency of about once an hour or so, but does not seem to follow a pattern.

Archos Jukebox Challenges Nomad Jukebox – TidBITS

The Archos Jukebox was one of Archos’ very first players. It is backlit well and legible, but the two lines of text are limited to 16 characters. The four corners of the metallic silver unit are heavily protected with dark blue, dense, shock absorbing foam padding.

Internally, the two models were the same.

The Archos comes with one A-to-A cable, I wanted to leave extra cables plugged in at home and work.