Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monster Redefines the High Performance Loudspeaker for the Digital Age with “ClarityHD™ Model One High Definition Multi-Media Speaker Monitor”

Monster Redefines the High Performance Loudspeaker for the Digital Age with “ClarityHD™ Model One High Definition Multi-Media Speaker Monitor”

-- “Listen in High Definition!” Built-In Digital Amplification and iPod® Dock; Unprecedented Audio Quality for Bookshelf Speaker; Available in Four High Gloss Colors --

NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 22 2011 — Monster, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance headphones, connectivity solutions and A/V accessories, is redefining the loudspeaker for the digital age with the debut of its ClarityHD™ Model One High Definition Multi-Media Speaker Monitor (SRP: $749.95/pair). Featuring a built-in high-powered digital amplifier and iPod® dock, the all-in-one speaker system delivers an unprecedented level of higher-definition “big sound” for a bookshelf sized speaker, with all the advanced connectivity options to satisfy the needs of today’s most ahead-of-the-curve audio consumer. The ClarityHD Model One is being launched worldwide at CES and will begin shipping in January 2011.

The Monster® ClarityHD Model One can be set up easily in just seconds and provide room-filling sound right out of the box. It will be available in four designer colors, including gloss yellow, gloss black, pearl white, and gloss red, to complement any décor, and is ideal for use in the living room, den, bedroom or kitchen as well as for professional music studio or in-home studio use.

Say Goodbye to the Stack of Gear in the Middle of Your Room…
Head Monster Noel Lee noted: “We named our new ClarityHD speaker system the Model ‘One’ for the simple reason that it’s the first of its kind to combine such powerful audiophile-grade performance with total user simplicity and all the connectivity features demanded by today’s consumer – not yesterday’s. The way we listen to music has changed. We no longer build our family rooms around a stack of gear in the center of the room, and we don't want the intrusion of huge speakers and other components. And thanks to portable, digital music players like the iPod®, we now keep vast music collections in our pockets. The Model One delivers the kind of big sound you wouldn't expect from a bookshelf speaker, and with the iPod as heart of the system, you can listen all your favorite music, from virtually every source, in higher definition. Best of all, it’s an all-in-one, high-powered system that lets you finally get rid of that stack of gear in the middle of your room!”

Specifically Designed for High Resolution Playback in the Digital Realm
The Monster ClarityHD Model One is engineered and meticulously voiced to maximize the audio quality of today’s digital music, with a clear focus on articulation, intelligibility, accuracy, dynamics, inner detail and realistic soundstaging. Its breakthrough audio performance is made possible thanks to the inclusion of advanced 6.5-inch bass drivers with 4-layer voice coils for deep extended low end response and proprietary soft-dome tweeters for smooth articulate highs with superior inner detail.

Full Complement of Inputs for Virtually Every Source
Notably, the ClarityHD™ Model One is designed to offer unprecedented flexibility and listening options while satisfying the growing need for better sounding music in today’s digital universe. The speaker’s full complement of inputs accommodates virtually any type of source from consumer audio and video gear to professional recording and DJ gear as well. In addition to the iPod dock, a full complement of versatile inputs are included for total user flexibility and “future readiness,” including: a mini-jack input for smart phones, MP3 players and computers; a balanced 1/4–inch TRS input for home studio and DJ applications; RCA inputs for any audio or video device; and a StreamCast™ Port for future wireless technologies.

The High Performance Loudspeaker Re-Defined

With its on board high-powered digital amplification and iPod dock built in, the ClarityHD Model One is a true audiophile-grade system. Among its outstanding features are:

· Bi-amp design for effortless reproduction of demanding music;
· Proprietary soft-dome tweeters for smooth articulate highs with superior inner detail
· Crossed-over in the digital domain for rich detailed soundstaging and reduced signal degradation
· Crystal clear dynamic highs, balanced mid-range, and deep bass

The audiophile grade ClarityHD Model One Speaker joins the new family of high-performance Monster products under the company’s growing sub-brand “ClarityHD.” The trend-setting lineup includes two ultra-compact listening solutions, the black ClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker (SRP: $119.95), geared for use with Blackberry devices, smartphones and notebook PCs, and the silver iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker (SRP: $119.95), geared for use with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPad,™ as well as the high-performance ClarityHD

In-Ear Headphones (SRP: $199.95).

Monster was founded by Head Monster Noel Lee with a commitment to creating products under the Monster Cable® brand to literally “make music sound better.” Today, Monster has grown and diversified to become the world's leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for high-performance audio, video, car audio, computer, console and computer gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of iPod®, iPhone™ and iPad™ accessories and professional audio and sound reinforcement. As part of its commitment to improving the music listening experience, Monster worked with Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine to create the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ headphone line, including the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones. The company is also continuing to innovate with its own line of Monster brand headphones, including “Turbine Pro™ In-Ear Speakers™,” the first in-ear headphones geared for use by music professionals and audiophiles. Additionally, under its Monster Power® brand, the company is the leading manufacturer of high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems.

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