-- Elegant and Refined Aesthetic Appeal, Powerful and Accurate Audio Performance;
New Floorstanding, Bookshelf, Center-Channel, Surround and Subwoofer Models --
New York, NY, November 15 2012 — Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of
innovative audio solutions and high performance loudspeakers, today defined a new
price/performance milestone in premium quality loudspeakers with the debut of its stunning
M Series. The seven new M Series high-performance speakers combine exceptional sound
quality with an elegant and refined aesthetic appeal. They offer ideal solutions for enjoying the
best possible listening experience, both with today’s advanced multi-channel home theater
systems as well as traditional high-fidelity 2-channel music systems.
The M Series lineup features three floorstanding
speakers, the flagship 3-way M350 (SRP:
$2,499/pr), with four 5 ¼” woofers and a 4”
midrange, the slightly smaller 3-way M340
(SRP: $1,999/pr) with four 4 ½” woofers and the
smaller yet 2 ½-way M250 (SRP:$1,499/pr) with
one 5 ¼” midrange/woofer combination and
dedicated 5 ¼” woofer. Also included in the
series is a 2-way bookshelf model M25 (SRP: $799/pr), with one 5 ¼” woofer, as well as the
compact center-channel MCenter (SRP: $599) with dual 4 ½ woofers , the satellite MSurround
(SRP: $748/pr), and the powerful MSubwoofer (SRP: $1,199)
Unmatched Combination of Style and Sound
Boston Acoustics M Series loudspeakers are distinguished visually by their elegant rounded
cabinet designs, high-gloss finish and premium quality, leatherette covered baffles. All speakers
are available in gloss black with black faux leather trim. The look of the M series brings together
classic and modern design cues, making them ideal for easy integration into any home décor. All
M Series models are designed to blend seamlessly with each other and to mix and match with
other Boston Acoustics speakers providing great results regardless of the system configuration
and speaker types. Notably, the four-woofer construction in the floorstanding Models M340 and
M350 makes it possible to keep the cabinets slim and elegant to fit in today’s living environment
– while still delivering serious deep bass performance.
Key Driver Innovations Create Powerful, Immersive Soundscape
The M Series was created to deliver exceptionally accurate and natural sound reproduction from
an aesthetically pleasing design, with each speaker specifically engineered to provide superior
acoustic results for the intended application. There are several key innovations that provide the
framework for their astoundingly accurate, powerful and immersive sound. The bookshelf and
floorstanding models utilize Boston’s innovative Extended Wide Bandwidth (EWB) tweeter in its
second generation. Engineered after an extensive research and development effort, the EWB
design combines a lightweight high tensile strength fabric diaphragm with a Coupled Dual
Concentric Diaphragm (CDCD) design, and an aerodynamically tuned central vent. Notably, the
EWB tweeter is different than most tweeters, with a large radiating surface that extends from the
center through the crease out to outside perimeter of the diaphragm (which doubles as the
surround). This unique design significantly lowers the moving mass of the tweeter diaphragm
which makes it better able to track subtle treble details. The result is more stable linear motion,
extended high-frequency response, lower distortion and improved clarity in the high registers.
One of the keys to the enhanced performance and wide sonic dispersion of the M Series
MCenter and MSurround is the innovative Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR). The BMR is a piston
radiator and a bending mode radiator, covering the range normally handled by both tweeter AND
a midrange, without a crossover.
Additionally, the polypropylene midrange drivers with mass loading (in Models M350 and M340)
provide smooth overall response with minimal coloration in the critical midrange frequencies,
which must reproduce the most important part of vocals or the fundamental frequencies and first
harmonics of acoustic instruments. For even improved accuracy, the midrange drivers live in their
own separate chamber. The polypropylene woofers in M Series speakers are lightweight and
rigid with large motor structures for maximum low frequency output and heat dissipation. Notably,
a specially engineered “Quad-Woofer Array” in the M350 and M340 loudspeakers further
enhances performance by creating multiple floor reflection points, which helps to smooth out the
bass response at the listening position, and allows the speakers to generate their powerful
soundfield with a significantly slimmer form factor.
Breakthrough Boston Lo-Q™ Cabinet Construction
M Series speakers also feature Boston Acoustics’ breakthrough Lo-Q™ cabinet construction for
pure sound reproduction and the absolute minimal interference from the cabinet. This specially
designed speaker enclosure (included in all models except the MSub and MSurround (where it is
not necessary) ensures the absolute minimum of potentially sound-degrading cabinet vibration.
Key to the effectiveness of the Lo-Q cabinet is a double layer of Medium Density Fiberboard
(MDF), joined with a layer of acoustic damping adhesive in the middle. This new construction
significantly outperforms conventional cabinet designs, with exceptionally low resonance and
ideal acoustic response.
MSubwoofer: Unprecedented Low-Frequency Power and Performance
The M Series MSub is a consummate expression of Boston Acoustics’ expertise in loudspeaker
design. It features an internal power amplifier rated at 500 watts (1,000 watts of peak output).
The amplifier is mated to a specially designed 10” woofer capable of handling this much power.
The woofer features high excursion capabilities, a heavy duty surround and a large voice coil.
There are also two 8” passive radiators – one on each side of the cabinet – that allow the
subwoofer to play the lowest notes and to reproduce the loudest peaks with low distortion in a
relatively small enclosure. Finally, the internal power supply includes a large toroidal transformer
to keep plenty of power on reserve so the subwoofer can handle even the most demanding
music or film soundtrack with absolute ease and authority.
Boston Acoustics Vice President and General Manager Mitch Nollman: “Last year’s Boston
Acoustics set a new standard in premium entry level loudspeakers with our A Series. Now, with
the M Series, we are about to establish a new standard in the mid-priced premium segment,
adding high-end luxury and sonic refinement for great 2-channel pure audio and large home
theater systems. With our new M Series, people who have held back on making an investment in
truly great sound, either for their home theater or ‘Hi-Fi’ system, now have a true high fidelity,
high style option that won’t break the bank.”
About Boston Acoustics
Founded over 30 years ago, Boston Acoustics is a world-renowned leader in high-performance
loudspeakers, tabletop products, and advanced car audio systems. The company’s commitment
to creating the best possible home entertainment experience is reflected in its advanced product
design and engineering, which allows customers to enjoy high-performance audio while
expressing their personal style and tastes. For more information on the company’s full range of
advanced products, please visit BostonAcoustics.com.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions
delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is
focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving
the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Allen & Heath,
Boston Acoustics ®, Calrec Audio, Denon ®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz ®,
Marantz Professional and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000
employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M
Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.
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