Pioneering Next-Generation Tabletop Delivers Spectacular HD Audio, Fidelity and Reception, Plus New Features, Information Services - and The Boston Sound™
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Boston Acoustics Presents Breakthrough Recepter Radio" HD with Digital HD Radio™ Technology
Pioneering Next -Generation Tabletop Delivers Spectacular HD Audio, Fidelity and Reception, Plus New Features, Information Services - and The Boston Sound™
CES 2005, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2005 - Boston Acoustics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOSA), a premier manufacturer of high performance audio solutions for use in home music and audio -video systems, after -market and OEM automotive systems, and custom built -in audio systems, showcases the groundbreaking Recepter Radio" HD with HD Radio™ technology by iBiquity Digital at the International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning today in Las Vegas.
The Recepter Radio HD is one of the first HD home radios to become available. A high -performance digital AM/FM table model, it delivers high -fidelity sound comparable to the finest radios ever made. It broadens Boston Acoustics' enormously popular Recepter Radio family, and features the dynamic HD Radio technology developed by iBiquity Digital Corporation. It also brings The Boston Sound™, long acclaimed for its accuracy, to a new audience of consumers.
"The Recepter Radio HD represents the leading -edge, technology -driven, integrated audio solution typified by Boston's long history of engineering excellence and innovation," said Moses Gabbay, Boston Acoustics President and CEO. "It also reflects our continuing commitment to develop opportunities, driven by new markets and technologies, that ensure our product leadership in providing preferred audio solutions for the Custom Installation, Integrated Systems, Aftermarket Car, Home and OEM markets."
The HD Radio Promise
The Recepter Radio HD embodies the bright promise of HD Radio technology, which radically upgrades sound quality while providing station and song information by allowing digital broadcasts to be transmitted over existing AM/FM radio bands. HD Radio technology benefits listeners by generating audio quality similar to that of Compact Discs for FM, and FM quality for AM; enhancing sound fidelity and reception; delivering new features and information services, like song, sports and weather data; and by eliminating static, hiss, pops and fades. A seamless conversion process lets broadcasters maintain the current dial positions of existing stations.
Listeners also benefit by the growing support of the nation's major AM and FM broadcasters, which have recently reinforced their commitment to digital broadcasting. Building on the base of stations already broadcasting with HD Radio technology, many radio groups have aggressive plans to convert most major market stations over the next few years. As a result, consumers with HD Radio receivers will be able to hear many of their favorite AM and FM stations in unparalleled digital clarity.
The Recepter Radio HD Advantage
Purchasers of Boston Acoustics' Recepter Radio HD will be among the first to enjoy radio's next -generation sound. In addition to iBiquity's HD Radio technology, the new Recepter Radio HD employs patented BassTrac® circuitry to deliver bass performance out of proportion to its remarkably compact size. The Recepter is backward compatible with traditional AM/FM broadcasts, and maintains the same compact size, portability and overall appearance of the original Recepter Radio.
The Recepter Radio HD includes memory tuning for up to 20 AM/FM presets in any order desired, and incorporates two independent clock alarms that can be set for waking up to music, a buzzer, or both. Snooze and Sleep functions are also provided, as is a backup system that retains presets and time settings, even during a power outage.
Of course, Recepter HD listeners also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy The Boston Sound™, an acclaimed feature of all Boston Acoustics speaker systems that reproduces music and movie sound with exceptional accuracy. The Boston Sound delivers the music and sound effects that artists intend with a pure neutral tonal consistency that remains the same for all Boston Acoustics speakers, including the Recepter Radio HD.
Available in handsome platinum and white finishes, the Recepter Radio HD will be available in Spring 2005 from authorized Boston Acoustics dealers at a suggested price of $299. It can be seen with Boston Acoustics' other outstanding products at The Boston Sound™ Experience, North Plaza, near the North Hall parking lot, and at Booth 1427, Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, during CES.
About Boston Acoustics
Founded in 1979, Boston Acoustics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOSA) designs, manufactures, and markets high performance audio systems for use in home music and audio -video systems, after -market and OEM automotive systems, and custom built -in audio systems. Highly regarded for creating The Boston Sound™, the company is renowned for delivering superior, competitively priced products emphasizing performance, consistency and value. For further information, visit the company's Web site at www.bostonacoustics.com.
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