Audyssey’s new Audio Dock for the iPhone

Want some solid boom from your very versitile and stylish phone/music player a.k.a. iPhone? The guys from Audyssey has launched a new Audio Dock that packs the punch that you need from that small device we love to abuse. Power comes from the two 4-inch drivers and two 3/4-inch tweeters placed at the sides of this sleek black box. Audio input can be from either your trusty iPhone, or streaming via Bluetooth, or even via a micro USB device. In addition, it also includes built-in dual microphones perfect for your internet telephony needs. Press release with pricing information after the break.

Press Release
The Audyssey Audio Dock: South of Market Edition Leverages the Company’s Audio Expertise for an Unparalleled Sound Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA – (Marketwire – September 15, 2010) – Audyssey, a leader in audio technology for the home, automotive and theater markets, today introduced the Audyssey Audio Dock: South of Market Edition. The dock represents a breakthrough in the design of audio products by using Audyssey’s expertise in combining digital signal processing and electro-acoustic design for a truly innovative listening experience.

“We have a passion for great sound and innovation—it is our foundation,” said Neal Osterhaus, Audyssey’s COO. “The Audyssey Audio Dock: South of Market Edition looks amazing, complements today’s mobile lifestyle and sets the bar for audio performance. This showcase of our technologies is a great thing for us, the consumer and our partners.”

Undock

The Audyssey Audio Dock: South of Market Edition offers Bluetooth connectivity, enabling audio streaming not just from the iPhone, but from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Microphones mounted in the front and back turn any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone into a high-quality speakerphone. Audyssey’s expertise in software-based audio correction ensures strikingly clear, noise-free phone calls. With the included remote control, calls can be answered from across the room with just the push of a button.

Live + Work

One look at the audio dock sparks a conversation. At just five inches wide and nine inches deep, the dock fits next to any laptop or desktop computer in the office or on any small table in the home. This flexibility of placement is important, as many other docks in the market are best suited for bookshelf use. This slender dock gives users the option of placing the unit virtually anywhere in the home or office. It connects to any Mac or PC to stream audio, sync to iTunes, charge the iPhone or iPod and make VoIP calls.

Listen Up

Audyssey’s new audio dock is small in size but delivers amazing sound as a result of the company’s innovative audio technology. Nestled behind the grills are a pair of four-inch woofers and a pair of ¾-inch tweeters. The system is bi-amplified like a professional studio monitor and the sound quality is delivered by five of Audyssey’s proprietary technologies: Audyssey Dynamic Voice, Audyssey EQ, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey BassXT and Audyssey Dynamic Volume. Audyssey’s technologies work in concert to produce great-sounding music and crystal-clear phone calls by overcoming the problems found in many desktop devices.

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 Audio Dock: South of Market Edition will begin shipping in the fourth quarter of this year and will have a street price of $399.
About Audyssey Laboratories™
Established in 2002, Audyssey Laboratories is the industry leader in research-based sound equalization solutions for the professional and consumer audio marketplace. For more information, visit www.audyssey.com.

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