Sonance Introduces First In -Wall iPod Interface For Whole -Home Audio Systems

In-wall Sonance plug-and-play installation lets you hear your favorite music anywhere in the home without CDs.

INDIANAPOLIS, September 9, 2004 - - Combining the hottest portable audio product in the world with extensive experience in custom installation products, Sonance, the leader in architectural audio today introduced the Sonance iPort™, an in -wall docking station for the Apple® iPod that integrates it seamlessly into any multi -room audio system as a source component. Compatible with Sonance's full lineup of IR control systems, amplifiers and accessories, the iPort turns any room into an iPod concert hall.


"The iPod is an icon in the consumer electronics industry today, and the iPort is the first product that integrates it effortlessly into a distributed audio system," said Mitch Witten, Sonance Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "It's a great solution for existing multi -room systems as well as for new installations. In one room, or in every room in the house, just walk over to the iPort, drop in your iPod and your entire music library is now part of your home audio system."

The iPort, which will begin shipping before the end of the year, will come in two versions: one that can be installed in any wall location and connected locally or to the main audio system, and a rack -mountable version to integrate the iPod within an audio equipment rack. Additionally, the company has said the iPort will include parts to accommodate all Apple iPod models, as well as connections for power, control and audio output.

Pricing for the docking station and accessories are to be announced.


Company Information
Founded in 1984, Sonance of San Clemente, Calif., is a pioneer and leading developer and manufacturer of high -fidelity, whole -home architectural audio products, including in -wall and in -ceiling speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, whole -house multi -source control systems, cables and other products for distributed audio and home theater applications.

The company is among the leaders in home audio sales, and offers three brands to serve all segments of the market. Through its Sonance brand, the company is a leader among designers and custom installers of home electronics systems. It also manufactures HomeTechâ by Sonance and HiFi Worksâ, with both brands being sold through retail channels.

Sonance credits its success to listening to their customers to provide solutions to their custom install needs and delivering superior value and exceptional support. Further information can be obtained by contacting the company at 212 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente, CA 92672 by calling 1 - 800 -582 -0771, or by visiting www.sonance.com.


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