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November 17, 2010 09:00 ET

The Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock Wins Popular Science's Best of What's New Award

Audyssey's New Dock Leverages the Company's Audio Expertise for an Unparalleled Listening Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - Audyssey, a leader in audio technology for the home, automotive and theater markets, today announced that Popular Science named the South of Market Audio Dock a winner of a Best of What's New award in the Home Entertainment category. Popular Science established the Best of What's New competition in 1987 to formally recognize the most innovative and inventive products of the year.

"For 23 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us -- those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what's possible in the future," said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners -- chosen from among thousands of entrants -- represent the highest level of achievement in their fields."

Audyssey's South of Market Audio Dock -- the company's first branded consumer product -- is the result of years of R&D and leverages five of the company's proprietary audio technologies. Chief among them is Audyssey BassXT, which generates surprisingly rich bass by safely maximizing driver output. This enables the Audio Dock to reproduce lower frequencies than competitors' products. This, along with other Audyssey technologies, results in rich audio output with bass that enhances the overall sound at every volume.

"For a company just entering the consumer product market, the recognition from Popular Science with a Best of What's New Award is a tremendous honor and a proof of concept," said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey's co-founder and CTO. "Our heritage is based in audio R&D and that expertise went into this first product -- this acknowledgement really shows we might be on to something here."

The Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock features:

  • Five of Audyssey's proprietary technologies, including Audyssey Dynamic Voice, Audyssey EQAudyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey BassXT and Audyssey Dynamic Volume
  • A2DP Bluetooth connectivity that not only lets users stream audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device, but also lets them use the audio dock as a high-quality speakerphone
  • A slim footprint of just five inches wide by nine inches deep, giving users the flexibility to place the device virtually anywhere
  • USB connectivity to sync to iTunes, charge iPhone/iPod and make VoIP speakerphone calls
  • Bi-amplified pairs of four-inch drivers and ¾-inch tweeters for a rich and enveloping listening experience

Delivering Superior Sound through Software
Audyssey takes a software-based approach to improving sound. Based on a deep understanding of psychoacoustics and years of research, Audyssey's proprietary software solves a wide range of audio problems to deliver listening experiences that are virtually identical to the mastered original. This software-based approach is something that sets Audyssey apart from others in the audio space.

What's in a Name?
The Audio Dock's namesake is the South of Market area of San Francisco. South of Market (SoMa) is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, nightclubs, start-ups and artist lofts. The neighborhood has a culture and a vibe all its own and it's evolved as a result of the people who live and work in SoMa. The neighborhood is a great source of inspiration for our new Audio Dock.

Pricing and Availability
The Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock is currently available for a street price of $399 US and EU.

About Audyssey Laboratories™
Established in 2002, Audyssey Laboratories is the industry leader in research-based sound technologies for the professional and consumer audio marketplace. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook.

About Popular Science
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 7.1 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science delivers "The Future Now," reporting on the intersection of science and everyday life with an eye toward what's new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by the Bonnier Corporation.

About Best of What's New
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners -- the Best of What's New -- are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Technology, Home Entertainment, Security, Home Technology, Health and Recreation.

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