August 20, 2007 09:00 ET

iLive Introduces Its Studio Series A 'Made-for-iPod' Reference-Product Line

Reference-Build Quality and Fidelity, State-of-the-Art Design Characterize New Business Segment for Portable Electronics in the High-End Home

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - iLive, the creator and supplier of innovative, highly featured, and trend setting "Made for iPod®" products and a brand division of Digital Products International (DPI, Inc.), today formally announced the formation of its Studio Series business segment. Designed to fill the higher-end niche in the iPod accessory and peripheral marketplace, the Studio Series segment features products with enhanced audio and video performance and elegant and functional industrial design, all fine-tuned with advanced manufacturing and testing processes. Studio Series products are intended for the home electronics customer who wants improved performance from what was originally intended as a simple portable music or video solution.

"With the introduction of the Studio Series, we are helping to raise the bar and expand the experience in the iPod arena," said Bill Fetter, CEO for DPI, Inc. "End-users are now expecting to be able to get more quality applications from their iPod devices at home, and that is what our Studio Series products are designed to do."

The Studio Series products offer dynamic features while still managing an affordable price point in order to appeal to the typical iPod user who is younger with less consumer electronic investment budget. In addition to these more desirable performance-based feature sets, the Studio Series is strategically designed to replace some home entertainment components thus eliminating the expense of duplication. For instance, the first two Studio Series speaker bar models for flat panel TVs are quality, high-end pieces with all the precision sound delivery needed for any living room, bedroom, or dorm room. The flagship unit even completes a home theater solution with a HDMI DVD player beautifully built-in.

The feature sets from the Studio Series' debut products read and perform like the best A/V solutions in the industry, and are all built to suit the hardest-to-please electronics aficionados. The operation, sound, remote controls, on-board connections, and even form and design are tested to the highest standards of professional acoustic dispersion and integrated home electronics style.

The Studio Series product offering from the new line include the ultimate home entertainment unit the iHT8817DT DVD Home Theater System with 5.1 surround sound, an on-board slot-loading HDMI DVD player and a motorized iPod docking drawer. This fully self-contained home theater system will be available in October and features the first ever SRS HD4 for home theater and plays audio with True 3D sound enhancement and SRS TruBass. The Home Theater Solution includes AM/FM radio, powered iPod dock and audio/video inputs. The speaker was designed as the perfect partner for flat panel TVs to create an elegant, simple, complete home theater system.

The Studio Series iHT3817DT Flat Panel Bar Speaker, with a completely motorized iPod docking drawer and AM/FM Radio, is already shipping and consists of two self-contained high-performance, high-power speaker enclosures featuring True 3D sound, SRS™ acoustical enhancement and 2.1 speaker systems with a built-in subwoofer. The system has audio and video switching and is designed to sit on a counter or, for maximum style impact, mounted underneath a flat panel TV on the wall (wall mounting bracket included)!

The iHT3807DT from the Studio Series is an innovative and upscale home speaker system with a retractable iPod-certified connection, and an AM/FM radio with preset functionality. The beautiful unit also available now, is built for sound and consists of two, self-contained, high-performance, high-power speaker enclosures and a ported subwoofer featuring Enhanced 3D audio, SRS™ TruBass enhancement. The unit also features high-power amplification, a stereo auxiliary input, AV outputs for connecting to an external AV system, and a USB connection for iTunes sync.

Also, available now from the Studio Series is the world's most accessorized clock radio model ICR6807DT. Again designed to eliminate the need for multiple products but with quality, style and value, the modern arch-shaped unit with its iPod dock located on top, has digital tune AM/FM radio with 10 presets. Four built-in and acoustically calibrated stereo speakers provide high-performance True 3D sound reproduction with 4 EQ presets while the dual alarm feature allows wake or gradual wake settings to iPod, radio or buzzer. With video output, the unit plays back videos and photos from the iPod on any TV with a composite input. The unit includes automatic time setting and 7-Channel Weather Band Radio.

The line will continue to grow with new additions coming later in the year. The Studio Series is also adding an iPhone speaker solution with state-of-the-art speaker drivers, electronics and design. Again, the new iPhone Studio Series products are for those customers looking for a partner-product with higher-end sonic purity and design simplicity.

"With the reception and feedback we have received so far, we will be expanding the offering of our sound bar speaker line, in particular, to continue to give customers an elegant design solution with great performance for the growing number of home flat panel TV installations," added Fetter. "Our goal is to have a complete solution from $99 to $499. We continue to work on other portable solutions that can easily integrate into the home environment with the same focus on design, performance, and features."

About iLive and DPI, Inc.

iLive is a brand division of the Digital Products International (DPI, Inc.) family of consumer electronic products. iLive designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of "Made for iPod®" products. The company's in-house team of industrial designers and electronics engineers combines the most innovative and performance-driven feature sets with trendy and unique designs focusing on today's style and performance. iLive delivers maximum audio/video performance with visual impact. iLive products are found at regional and national retail outlets. For more information on iLive and its products and services, visit

DPI, Inc.'s corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri houses its engineering, logistics and design groups as well as 190,000 square feet of domestic warehouse space. DPI, Inc. also has offices in Asia that provide engineering, design, logistics, quality control, and global product management services. Currently, DPI, Inc. is the corporate umbrella for the brands iLive, GPX, WeatherX, Crayola, and GoVideo For more information on DPI, Inc. and its products and services, visit

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