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Announcing Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini Small Sounds Beautiful

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Compact iPod™ Music System Builds on Success and Features of the Original

N. Reading, MA—September 2009—Two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic Zeppelin redefined what could be expected from a one-piece iPod™ speaker system. The British firm’s sculpturally tapered, beautifully finished active-loudspeaker iPod music solution proved that playback from Apple’s globally ubiquitous personal music player can indeed deliver gloriously musical in-room sound for all to enjoy. The original Zeppelin design demonstrated conclusively that amazing sound and striking visual beauty could coexist and indeed cohabit, in a confidently individualistic award-winning design that emphasized the premium quality and brand values of Bowers & Wilkins while enhancing those of the Apple iPod or iPhone™ docked to it. more

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Classé Unveils New Reference Custom Installation Components

Atlanta, Georgia, USA—September 2009— Fresh from the success of last year’s SSP-800 launch, Canadian high-end electronics manufacturer Classé Audio is returning to CEDIA to launch a revolutionary new range of electronics – The Custom Theater (CT) series. The CT series consists of four completely new amplifiers and a surround sound preamp/processor.

“I really cannot overstate the significance of the new CT series? says David Nauber, Executive VP – Brand Development. “It means that anyone seeking the ultimate movie or music experience can find it with Classé.? more

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Bowers & Wilkins premieres two complete new architectural speaker series at CEDIA 2009

Most important custom product launches in the company’s history

North Reading, MA—September 2009— We maintain a singular ambition-to offer the best residential loudspeakers available, dollar for dollar, in every significant category,? notes Doug Henderson, B&W’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “We’ve enjoyed great success in the custom speaker category for many years, but we’ve set our sights even higher with these two new ranges. Simply put, we’ve focused our considerable resources to create a market-leading standard for performance, ease of installation and appearance quality at their respective price levels.

Through our network of the top dealers around the globe, B&W has sold more high-end loudspeakers than any other brand in the history of the industry, year in and year out, because the value offered is unambiguous. Now, we are thrilled to introduce you to two new custom series which have the potential to super-charge architectural speaker sales more

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Bowers & Wilkins Launches New Media Division October 1, 2009

Jan McNair appointed to head up new division, and follow up on success of Zeppelin Hifi Dock.

Bowers & Wilkins announces New Media Division. Offers consumers a high-quality audio experience. Jan McNair appointed to head up new division. Exciting range of New Media products to debut in next six months.

Bowers & Wilkins is pleased to announce the establishment of its New Media Division. Created to build on the success of Zeppelin, the New Media Division is headed up by Jan McNair, ex Netcom/Jabra, who will oversee the rollout of an exciting collection of new products over the next six months.

With the launch of the zeppelin two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins goal was to use its engineering and design competence to deliver best in class audio products to the new digital consumer. The creation of the New Media division will more

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Audio specialist Sennheiser focuses on long-term consumer understanding

September 2009 – Zurich’s Technopark is home to Sennheiser Innovation (Schweiz) AG, which provides the audio specialist with important information about the customers of the future and trends that in five to 15 years’ time will affect people all around the world. “Today it is more important than ever to sow the seeds of innovation as early as possible,? explained Volker Bartels, speaker for the Sennheiser Executive Team and president of manufacturing and logistics. “We want to identify key developments in consumer thinking as early as possible in order to move our company, together with its products, its services and its philosophy, in that direction.?

Since August 27, 2008, Sennheiser Innovation (Schweiz) AG has been working on the basic principles of consumer understanding and giving the audio specialist more approaches to the whole subject of innovation. “With this department Sennheiser has created a unique tool for a medium-sized company,? more

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Bowers & Wilkins Introduces New Subwoofer to the CM Series

August 2009— B&W Loudspeakers, the British manufacturer recognized internationally as one of the world’s leading sources of loudspeaker technology, has added a new subwoofer, the ASW12-CM, to the wildly successful CM Series.

“Our CM series has proven to be a global winner,” says Doug Henderson, VP of Sales and Marketing. “It has been difficult keeping up with demand, especially with the gloss black finish, but we are catching up and now adding the ASW12-CM to complete the formidable line up.?

With the arrival of the new ASW 12 CM from Bowers & Wilkins, the CM series is complete. Comprised of two bookshelf speakers, two floor standing models, two center channels, and two subwoofers, the CM series delivers a wide range of system options and easily the best performance/value speaker propositions in the market. Further, its elegant styling, and beautifully finished wood veneers, blend seamlessly into almost any more

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Sennheiser expands its line of portable HD headphones

August 2009 – Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home.

“Many headphones are either optimized for use with portable players or are designed to be used with home stereo systems,? said Eric Palonen, product manager for consumer electronics and telecommunications products at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “But many music lovers want headphones that can do both, and ones that can always be relied upon to offer superb sound – no matter the audio source.?

The top-of-the-range HD 448 model offers a lifelike sound experience with precise detail. The HD more

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The HD 800 is ‘European Headphone 2009-2010′

OLD LYME, Conn. – August 2009 – The new HD 800 premium headphones from Sennheiser have won the coveted EISA Award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association. In the category ‘European Audio Awards,’ the HD 800 impressed the international jury with its innovative transducer principle. From now on, it can officially bear the title of ‘European Headphone 2009-2010′.

The EISA jury, which is made up of representatives from 50 European special interest magazines, justified its verdict: “Here is a new top-of-the-range model from one of the world’s most renowned headphone manufacturers. The challenge was to create a large diaphragm, essential for powerful bass reproduction, while avoiding unwanted resonances which result in distortion. The solution? Instead of the usual circular shape, the diaphragm is designed as a ring, which provides a large surface area, yet minimizes distortion. The sound is just true to the original, at every more

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PC 300 gaming headset Gaming to go: Sennheiser Communications introduces its portable

Sennheiser Communications announces the release of the PC 300 G4ME headset. The tiny, portable headset is designed for people who love gaming, chatting, listening to music and watching movies on their laptops and portable media players.

Traveling light
Every gamer has a favorite headset for LAN events and conventions, but these can be bulky and heavy. The PC 300 G4ME is ultra-lightweight, yet delivers Sennheiser’s premium audio performance and quality, in a package not much larger than a matchbox.

Great sound
The PC 300 G4ME utilizes capsules from Sennheiser’s famed CX 300-II ear-canal phones, which are praised in the consumer electronics industry for their rich sound and excellent suppression of ambient noise. And as Sennheiser is also a legendary microphone manufacturer, the PC 300 G4ME includes a high-quality Sennheiser microphone, which offers clear speech intelligibility. The headset also includes an in-line volume control and three sizes of more

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Tributaries’® New HDMI Extender Over CAT6 Goes the Distance

V1.3 System: smaller, more affordable now available with optional repeater

Orlando, Florida—July 31, 2009—Tributaries®, the acknowledged leader in value-high-end connectivity for home and professional A/V systems and custom installations continues to mark its territory in the accessories category as well. The HXC6 HDMI over CAT6 Extender is another handy problem solver for today’s modern home theater systems.

The HXC6 provides a simple solution for sending an HDMI signal over distances of up to 45 meters (147 feet) virtually loss-free. Providing pure digital signal transmission and receiving, the new model is half the price and roughly a quarter the size of its predecessor, the HXC5. The HXC6’s small footprint allows it to fit easily behind flat panels or inside single-gang mudrings, offering flexible installation options so critical in custom designs. The HXC6 requires a double run of standard CAT5E or CAT6 network cabling. CAT5E will provide more

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