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HIWAVE’S BMR SPEAKER DRIVERS ADOPTED BY BOSTON ACOUSTICS TO CREATE ITS M SERIES OF PREMIUM QUALITY PERFORMANCE LOUDSPEAKERS

-- High-end speaker series includes seven models priced to $2500 per pair --

Cambridge, UK, November 15, 2012: HiWave Technologies (LSE:HIW), a provider of innovative audio amplifier ICs, full frequency range speaker drivers and next generation haptic touch devices, has announced its Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) speaker drivers are being used by Boston Acoustics, a world-renowned manufacturer of innovative audio solutions and high performance loudspeakers, in its latest family of premium quality loudspeakers, the M Series.

Launched in September 2012, the Boston Acoustics M Series consists of seven units; three floorstanding speakers, a two-way bookshelf model, a centre channel speaker, a satellite speaker and a powerful subwoofer. One of the keys to the enhanced performance and wide sonic dispersion of the M Series is the innovative Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR), reported to be a favourite speaker technology of Ken Ishiwata, a brand ambassador for Boston Acoustics. Ishiwata is one of the most influential people in the high-end audio industry and a crucial figure in the development of the CD. The BMR is utilised in the MSurround and the MCenter products in the Boston M Series family.

Rainer Finck, head of Boston Acoustics’ European operations said: “The advantages of BMRs are twofold: they have much wider and regular dispersion characteristics; and they shift the crossover frequency all the way down to 400Hz so give a better voice quality. This is essential for modern soundtracks, which have more information on the surround tracks than was previously used.”

James Lewis, CEO of HiWave said: “HiWave’s range of BMRs are being adopted in a wide range of quality -audio systems and Boston is a testament to the audio quality delivered by these speaker drivers.”

HiWave’s balanced-mode radiators have an extended frequency response and wide directivity compared with conventional drive units. They combine the benefits of HiWave’s bending-wave technology and pistonic modes of operation and are ideally suited for compact audio applications that require a full-range, high performance acoustic solution.

 

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About HiWave
HiWave Technologies PLC develops and sells electronic components and devices with innovative audio and haptic touch technologies to add outstanding user appeal to consumer electronics.

HiWave’s audio amplifier chips and modules are as much as 20 times more efficient than other sound technologies and its loudspeaker drivers create extremely high quality sound using bending wave technology. HiWave’s patented haptic ‘touch’ technologies can transform a flat screen on a smartphone or tablet computer so that the user can feel the switch or click of a keypad but without any moving parts.

Founded in late 2010, in the rebirth of NXT, the company is headquartered in the UK and has offices in Hong Kong, California and Japan. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HIW).

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.


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