Boston Acoustics Launches E -Series - New Premier Speaker Line

Decorator- and Installer-Friendly Speakers Combine Powerful Home Theater and AV-System Audio with Innovation, Versatility and The Boston Sound™

CES '06, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2006 - Boston Acoustics, Inc., a premier manufacturer of high -performance audio solutions for use in home music and audio/video systems, aftermarket and OEM automotive systems, and custom built -in audio systems, introduces the E -Series High Performance Loudspeakers at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.


Representing Boston's new premier line of speakers for Home Theater, stereo and multi -channel listening applications, the E -Series is an innovative departure from typical wood boxed speakers. Boson Acoustics worked hard and successfully with its Industrial Design team to develop a new solution that perfectly complements plasma and LCD televisions and monitors, DLP rear -projection consoles, and traditional screens.

Quietly impressive with gracefully rounded corners and the look and feel of fine furniture, the E -Series speakers have also been designed to complement contemporary interiors. Their aura of restrained elegance, carefully crafted through the use of dark gray grills neatly contained within a thin aluminum frame, is enhanced by fine -grain side panels that add the warmth of polished wood. As a result, the speakers are pleasing to look, yet easily blend into almost any type of room.

But E -Series Speakers are much more than eye candy. Uniquely constructed, they deliver powerful, accurate audio in decorator -friendly chassis designed with multiple mounting options and installer -friendly features. The handsome side panels are removable, allowing each speaker to be customized to match any décor the client wishes. The cabinets are constructed using the finest materials - real wood, cast aluminum, 5 mm -thick extruded aluminum, and a sturdy front baffle made of an MDF and aluminum composite cut from a solid piece using a computer -controlled process known as CNC milling.

E -Series cabinets also include Boston's StabiliTek™, an innovative aluminum construction that includes internal ribbing to enhance the speakers' superb structural integrity, and eliminate the spurious resonances and vibrations that degrade the sound of ordinary speakers.

The series includes five models - the E40 and E60 Bookshelf Speakers, the E50 and E70 LCR (Left, Center, Right) Speakers, ideal for use on bookshelves and floor stands for front, center and/or right - and left -channel sound; and the flagship E100 High Performance Speaker. The E40 Bookshelf Speaker features a mew 4 -1⁄2 -inch woofer designed specifically for the E -Series by Boston's transducer engineers, and a 1 -inch VR® aluminum -dome tweeter, designed by Boston engineers to produce an extremely smooth, flat response well beyond the audible range. The E50 LCR (Left, Center, Right) Speaker features two 4 -1⁄2 -inch woofers with a 1 -inch VR aluminum -dome tweeter in the middle.

The E50 Bookshelf Speaker features a 4 -1/2 -inch woofer and Boston's 1 -inch anodized aluminum dome VRH.O.™ tweeter. Ideal for extended high frequencies and high -power handling, the VRH.O. is a High Output version of the acclaimed VR tweeter. It features Boston's exclusive, patented Amplitude Modification Device (AMD™), a significantly larger motor structure than the VR, and a larger neodymium magnet for better high -frequency dispersion.

The E70 features two 5 -1/4 -inch woofers with a one 1 -inch VRH.O. tweeter in the middle. Each E50 and E70 model is designed to be used as a left -, center, or right -channel speaker. The woofers for all the models feature a cast aluminum basket and a neodymium magnet structure with 1.5 -inch voice coils.

The flagship E100 Speaker, standing an impressive five feet tall, features six 5 -1/4 -inch woofers, one 5 -1/4 -inch midrange/woofer, one 3 -1/4 -inch midrange driver, and one 1 -inch VRH.O. tweeter.

Of course, all E -Series Speakers powerfully present The Boston Sound™, an acclaimed feature of Boston Acoustics speaker systems that reproduces music and movie sound with exceptional accuracy. The Boston Sound recreates music and sound effects as artists intend with a pure neutral tonal consistency that remains the same for all Boston Acoustics speakers, including E -Series models, no matter how many are employed, or how variously they are mounted.

All E -Series Speakers cabinets are designed to be both decorator - and installer -friendly. Removable side panels allow each speaker to be customized to match any décor the client wishes. The cabinets are constructed using the finest materials - real wood, cast aluminum and 5 mm -thick extruded aluminum, and a sturdy front baffle made of a unique MDF -aluminum composite. Internal ribbing further enhances the speakers' superb structural integrity, which eliminates the spurious resonances that degrade the sound of ordinary speakers.

All E -Series Speakers also feature MagnaGuard® magnetic shielding, ensuring the speakers' magnetic fields will never interfere with any television's picture, allowing their placement directly next to a TV or monitor in a Home Theater system.

Multiple mounting options are available for all the speakers. All, including the flagship E100, can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The Bookshelf and LCR Speakers can be mounted on the wall, on a shelf, or on attractive accessory stands. Reversible cast end caps on the Bookshelf and LCR models can double as an unobtrusive vertical support. When used as a center channel, a horizontal support allows the LCR speakers to tilt from five degrees downward to 10 degrees upward.

Wall -mounting brackets are supplied with each speaker, and tunnel recesses in the back panels help 'dress the wire' and serve as concealments for extra speaker wire. The output terminals are bi -wired and include a loss -proof hex key tucked into each unit. The aluminum grille on each speaker comes off easily and goes back on just as easily.

E -Series Speakers will be available early in 2006 for the U.S. only, at prices to be determined, from authorized Boston Acoustics dealers. They can be seen with Boston Acoustics' other outstanding products in Booth 21926, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, during the show.

About Boston Acoustics
Founded in 1979, Boston Acoustics, Inc. 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.

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and owns the Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell Acoustics, D&M Professional, ReplayTV and Escient brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long -standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high -performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound,™ is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award -winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at www.dm -holdings.com.

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