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Audyssey Laboratories Widens Its Tabletop Audio Selection

7/05/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern

LOS ANGELES – Audyssey Laboratories
is expanding its portfolio of tabletop
audio products with its first pair of active
speakers, which contain a variety of
the company’s post-processing audio
technologies.

The company is expanding its consumer-
product portfolio to help raise
consumer awareness of its technologies,
which are incorporated in otherbrand
A/V receivers and TVs.

The active speaker pair is the
$199-suggested Lower East Side Edition
Media Speakers, a two-way 2.0
system with optical digital input and
3.55mm analog line input to connect to
PCs, Apple TV devices, game consoles
and the like. It also features headphone
output, volume knob and automatic
standby mode.

The speakers incorporate a variety
of Audyssey post-processing technologies,
including Bass XT for bass extension
and DynamicEQ, which changes
bass output and tonal balance as volume
changes to maintain balanced
sound.

The speaker is also the company’s
first with Audyssey Smart Speaker
technology, which uses adaptive signal
processing algorithms to optimize
speaker response.

Each speaker in the pair features
a 3.5-inch woofer and 0.75-inch silkdome
tweeter. Each speaker cabinet is
9.3 inches by 5 inches by 6 inches.

The speakers are named after the
New York City district now known for its
music scene.

Later this year, the company plans
to launch another new consumer audio
product to join the media speakers
and the $399 South of Market Edition
tabletop iPod-docking speaker system,
which has been available since late last
year. That model doubles as a Bluetooth
hands-free speaker phone for iPhones
and other cellphones. It also streams
stereo music from Bluetooth-connected
mobile devices.

The South of Market Edition also
comes with USB to sync a docked iPod
with a connected computer’s iTunes
software. Via USB and an embedded
microphone, it also doubles as VoIP
speakerphone. And via its 3.5 mm line
input, it doubles as a computer speaker.

The only other consumer products
that the company markets under its own
name are two home audio components.
One is the Sound EQ room-correction
system, available in $2,499 and $4,999
versions. The $7,990 SubEQ is a roomcorrection
component for use with subwoofers.

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