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September, 2010
Sonos IPAD Controller
September 29, 2010

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Sonos, Inc., the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home, today announced that the Sonos Controller for iPad is now available as a free app in the iTunes App Store.

Building upon the success of the highly rated and very popular Sonos Controller for iPhone, the Sonos Controller for iPad is a new, dedicated music controller that is optimized for the iPad’s large touch screen. From the comfort of your couch, you and your friends can view your rooms, your music and what songs are playing – all at once—in landscape or portrait mode. Quickly search for your favorite artists by typing on the virtual keyboard and browse through albums by pointing and flicking. The Sonos Controller for iPad allows everyone in the home to play DJ You can browse, search and drag and drop to create the perfect playlist. Get a complete view of what’s playing in every zone, complete with full-color album art, elapsed time of a song, and more. Group your zones together or play different songs in different rooms – without interrupting music playback.

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Sonos Wireless Dock
September 23, 2010

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Sonos, the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home, today introduced the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100), an accessory to the award-winning Sonos Multi-Room Music System. With the Sonos Wireless Dock you can now play all of the music from an iPod or iPhone in every room of the house. The Sonos Wireless Dock will be available for $119 beginning by the end of October.

"The Sonos Wireless Dock is the perfect accessory for our music loving customers who own an iPod or iPhone and want to enjoy the music stored on them in any or every room of the home," said Phil Abram, President, Sonos, Inc. "This new dock reinforces our mission to provide our customers with access to all of the music on the planet, including everything available on an iPod and iPhone in the home."

The Sonos Wireless Dock accesses all of the music stored or playing on an iPhone or iPod and sends it wirelessly to Sonos ZonePlayers all throughout your home – before converting the music to analog – guaranteeing the best possible audio quality.

The Sonos Wireless Dock is compatible with the following devices: iPod touch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

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Velodyne Introduces DD+
September 23, 2010

post image The Digital Drive PLUS Series subwoofers from Velodyne Acoustics, the world's leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, sets new standards in low frequency bass technology with fully automated set-up and integration, huge output, real-time bass performance feedback and elegant cabinetry. The Digital Drive PLUS subs will be available in October.

DD+ offers multiple ways to manage bass performance with real-time feedback using Velodyne's proprietary room management software. DD+ features Auto-EQPLUS. Using the included software and microphone, just one touch of a button on the remote or front panel completely automates the seamless blend of subwoofer, system and room within minutes. To manually set-up or fine tune your system, simply connect a laptop to the sub's USB port and your laptop will display the frequency response, phase, crossover point and slope. Eight fully parametric equalizers can be manipulated for smooth, even bass output. Crossovers, slopes, subsonic filters and phase can be adjusted for the primary settings as well as for the five presets while getting feedback in real-time. A third option to calibrate and fine-tune the subwoofer's response is to connect the DD+ to a TV screen. The sub even offers set up controls on the front panel including volume, crossover and Auto-EQPLUS with instantaneous feedback shown on a front panel LED display.

Digital Drive PLUS embodies all of Velodyne's leading knowledge and experience to produce the industry's lowest distortion bass. The DD+ Series utilizes newly engineered drivers with twice the extension of their predecessors. Using Velodyne's patented digital high-gain servo technology and a Class D, patented Energy Recovery System (ERS) amplifier, delivering over 3000 watts of dynamic power, the DD+ produces the industry's lowest distortion bass, under ½%, with a 4.5 to 6 dB upgrade in output from the previous Digital Drive Series

All four models in the Digital Drive PLUS Series (DD-10+, DD-12+, DD-15+ and DD-18+) incorporate massive magnet structures, starting at 35 lbs, fiberglass and Rohacell sandwich cones and six-layer, custom wound voice coils for more output and better heat dissipation. All the DD+'s technology is wrapped in a stunning contoured cabinet with a choice of gloss ebony featuring an elegant cathedral grain, satin cherry or walnut finish.

"We introduced the original Digital Drive Series in 2003 and it quickly became the universally acknowledged reference standard in bass reproduction," said Bruce Hall, president of Velodyne. "We are excited to once again raise the bar, with more low-distortion output, more automated setup, amazing styling, and other new features. The new DD+ Series really is the culmination of all we have learned in our 27 years of designing subwoofers."

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