-- Four New Flagship Speaker Models Exquisitely Merge Art and Science for the Ultimate
in Listening, Enjoyment and Sophisticated Design --
Peabody, MA, September 23, 2008
-- Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned
manufacturer of highperformance loudspeakers, is debuting a “new Vision in great
Sound” with the launch of its flagship “VS Series
,” loudspeakers. The four
new VS Series models, including the VS 336
3-Way Triple 6-1/2” Floorstanding
Loudspeaker (MAP: $1,699.99), VS 325C
3-Way Dual 5-1/4” Center Channel (MAP:
$899.99), VS 240
2-Way 4-1/4” Bookshelf (MAP: $399.99), and VPS 210
10" Class-D 500-watt High-Powered Subwoofer (MAP: $1,699.99), bring together superior
sonic reproduction capabilities with exciting new dimensions in loudspeaker elegance
and aesthetics. In addition to the initial four models, which recently began shipping
to retailers nationwide, two additional VS Series loudspeakers, the VS 224
2-Way Dual 4 ½” LCR and VS 260
2-Way 6 ½” Bookshelf, are scheduled for market
introduction later this fall, both with MAPs of $699.99 each.
Superior Sound, Sophisticated Design
Boston Acoustics brought all of its expertise, engineering, and design skill to
bear in creating its new VS loudspeakers, which feature the highest quality build
materials, innovative acoustic and transducer technologies, and meticulous craftsmanship.
Listeners enjoy a stunningly realistic, richly detailed audio performance that is
complemented in every way by visually striking, furniture-grade cabinetry and beautiful
Dispelling all notions of the typical loudspeaker “rectangular box,” VS loudspeakers
feature elegant black piano lacquer finish cabinets and high-gloss furniture-grade
end panels, in a choice of high-gloss layered cherry or matching black lacquer.
And further reflecting the seamless merging of art and science that defines the
series, the structural elements of the cabinets are made of high-frequency-molded
MDF with “wave like” curved surfaces that reduce internal standing waves and significantly
reduce any panel or cabinet resonances. To further the goal of inertness, the cabinets
also incorporate substantial internal bracing, providing an ideal environment for
high performance, resonant free sound reproduction. Of course, all VS speakers are
voiced to allow for the use of various models in any configuration or combination.
Boston Acoustics Sr. Vice President & General Manager Eli Harary, noted: “In creating
our flagship VS range, we literally went back to the drawing board to re-imagine
the potential of a true premium-quality loudspeaker, both in terms of extraordinary
audio performance and visual elegance. Without question, the resulting products
are our best performing and best looking ever. These four models offer our discriminating
customers an opportunity to enjoy the very best in audio quality, whether for music
or home theater, while adding sophistication and style to the décor of any room
in their home.”
Key Audio Innovations…
In the VS Series, a variety of sophisticated and innovative sonic technologies work
together to ensure outstanding audio reproduction”.
Key audio innovations include:
• Exclusive New Super Wide Bandwidth (SWB) Tweeters featuring a Coupled Dual Concentric
– At high frequencies (i.e. above 10-12 kHz) the center
of a traditional dome-shaped diaphragm gradually decouples, moving out of phase
with the remaining structure and causing cancellation of higher frequencies and
a loss of radiating surface area. By terminating the center of the diaphragm to
a brass plug, the CDCD continues to work more like a piston –significantly lowering
the ”noise floor.” The result is greater transparency and micro dynamics with a
low frequency resonance point that allows for lower crossover points resulting in
a more full-bodied sound character at high output levels.
• New Organic Composite Cone Material (OCCM) for Mid-Range & Woofers
OCCM cones featured in all Vista woofers and midrange drivers, were developed for
the purpose of maintaining rigidity with minimal sacrifice to sensitivity. This
new composite cone uses a mix of select natural fibers to reduce resonance and improve
Rear-firing acoustically tuned ports in VS loudspeaker models provide improved bass
extension and output with virtually no distortion. The OCCM Passive Radiator used
on the VPS-210 Subwoofer further enhances low frequency extension in a compact enclosure
and eliminates port turbulence. And to ensure purity of signal transfer in all speaker
connections, all models feature five-way gold-plated binding posts.
These new acoustical innovations, in conjunction with VS “resonant free” enclosures,
provide incredibly pure sonic performance.
About Boston Acoustics
Founded more than 25 years ago, Boston Acoustics is a world-renowned leader in high-performance
loudspeakers, tabletop radios and advanced car audio systems. Today, the company’s
“Play Smart™” attitude is reflected in its hip-smart approach to product design,
which allows customers to enjoy high-performance audio while expressing their personal
style and tastes with an element of fun. For more information on the company’s full
range of advanced products, please visit www.BostonAcoustics.com
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and
distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional
audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston
Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient®, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M
Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality
of any audio and visual experience. All product and brand names with a trademark
symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries.
For more information visit www.dm-holdings.com.
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