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IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: BOSTON ACOUSTICS DELIVERS GREAT HOME THEATER SURROUND SOUND WITH SUPER-COMPACT SOUNDWARE XS DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEM

-- Now Available at Best Buy; Bluetooth-Enabled System Delivers Powerful Audio Experience Right Out of the Box; Ultra-Compact Alternative to Soundbar --

New York, NY, November 15, 2012 — Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of innovative home entertainment solutions and high performance loudspeakers, is bringing the gift of great surround sound to holiday shoppers this year with its ultra-compact SoundWare XS Digital Cinema Surround Sound System (MSRP: $499.99). The latest addition to the company’s award-winning SoundWare speaker family, the system provides a powerful “right-outof- the-box” audio experience for movies, music, and games, featuring the critically acclaimed surround sound experience of the company's TVee soundbars, combined with the distinctive design of the SoundWare speakers. The SoundWare XS Digital Cinema is now available at Best Buy outlets across the country.

Perfect Solution for Holiday Gift Givers: An Alternative to Large System or Soundbar Boston Acoustics’ smallest and most compact surround system ever, the Digital Cinema is comprised of two ultra-compact 2 ½-inch SoundWare XS satellites, each measuring less than 4 inches, plus a compact 8” 100-watt (250-watt Peak) powered subwoofer. It’s an ideal alternative to a large system or soundbar, especially suited to consumers who want to do away with bulky “box type” speakers and enjoy immersive, room-filling cinema-like sound in a stylish, compact system.

Mitch Nollman, Boston Acoustics Vice President and General Manager, noted: “With our new Digital Cinema system, Boston Acoustics is giving holiday shoppers an opportunity to give the gift of truly immersive and expansive surround sound audio performance. While we recognize that a significant number of consumers elect to use the stand provided by their TV manufacturer to position their flat panel TV on top of their audio furniture. It can be difficult to place a soundbar in this scenario without partially obstructing a clear view of the screen from some angles. Our Digital Cinema solves this problem by giving you complete control over where you place the SoundWare XS satellites thereby avoiding any obstruction. Music fans will love the enhanced stereo imaging possibilities.”

Here’s a quick look at some of the features and technologies the new Digital Cinema shares with both Boston’s TVee Soundbar systems and the broad range of SoundWare speakers:


TVee features included in Digital Cinema:

  • Optical Digital and Analog Inputs
  • True Dolby Digital decoding and Boston’s Digitally Optimized (discrete) Virtual Surround processing for pinpoint, theater-like surround effects
  • Bluetooth enabled for music streaming
  • Dedicated Movie Mode, for TV, movies and gaming, and Music Mode for high-quality stereo music listening
  • Remote learning capability
  • Powered subwoofer features Boston’s Patented BassTrac® circuitry for clear undistorted bass at all listening levels

SoundWare features included in Digital Cinema:

  • Incredibly small speakers provide big, high performance sound
  • Distinct SoundWare polyhedron shape for virtually unlimited placement options
  • Included stealth articulating mounting brackets allow the speakers to be hung flush on a wall, or tucked away in a corner while allowing the speaker to be angled towards the main listening area
  • Authentic 2-way satellite system for true full range sound
  • Satellites feature dual wire channels for easy connections, with rear panel wire grooves for easier hook-up
  • Stunning high-gloss finish

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.

All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc., or its subsidiaries.


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