September 08, 2005

Compact 2.1-Channel Systems, Now Available, Are World’s First-Ever  2.1 Home Entertainment Systems to Offer Dedicated Connectivity with Apple? iPod?; Company Launches Dedicated S-Series Website

Pine Brook, NJ. (September 9, 2005) - DENON ELECTRONICS, AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY, WILL EXHIBIT ITS NEW S-SERIES HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS (S-101 AND S-301) IN THE DENON “HOUSE” AT THE COMPANY’S CEDIA BOOTH (#380). To showcase its flexibility and its unique value as the ideal home theater solution for a secondary or tertiary system, the S-301 system will be installed and controlled via a Crestron remote control system, utilizing its RS-232C control port. At CEDIA, Denon also announced the launch of a dedicated website for its S-Series products (, which will provide visitors with specific information and news about the Series, as well as the location of their nearest authorized Denon retailer carrying the products.

Jeff Talmadge, Marketing Manager for Denon USA, noted: “CEDIA gives us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to our valued base of custom installer customers how our new S-Series systems provide flexible, convenient solutions for expanding and enhancing the home entertainment experience. In addition to providing complete ‘out-of-the-box’ home theater surround sound solutions, these systems are designed for easy integration into multi-zone systems or in a bedroom or den, and allow users to easily connect and control their iPods and other portable music players.”

The two Denon 2.1-channel surround sound DVD home theater systems, Models S-301 (SRP: $1,599) and S-101 (SRP: $999) are the world’s first home entertainment products to provide simple, convenient connectivity and control of today’s portable digital music devices, including the popular Apple iPod series of portable players. In addition, the S-301 includes a front-panel USB port that lets users easily connect with other popular portable MP3 players, as well as USB Flash memory devices; both units also provide an analog input to accommodate all makes of portable devices. Designed as total high-performance home theater entertainment solutions, the new S-Series systems are complete and compact, featuring integrated DVD/receiver units with a stylish remote, dual satellite speakers and high-performance subwoofers.

Denon S-301: No-Compromise Audio and Video Performance
In addition to its unprecedented capabilities in connecting digital portable digital music players, the Denon S-301 system is designed for total no-compromise audio and video, featuring state-of-the-art sound and image-enhancing technologies. Here are just a few of the technologies included in the S-Series.

· Universal DVD Player – Plays not only standard CDs and DVDs but also DVD-Audio and SACD discs.
· Dual discrete Analog Devices ADV-7310 12-bit/216MHz video D/A converters—one for the progressive scan video circuit and one for the interlaced circuit.
· Dolby Virtual Speaker for a full 5.1 surround sound performance from 2 satellite speakers and sub
· 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converters
· An advanced Faroudja FLI2310 DCDi chipset
· HDMI digital video output with scaling (480p/720p/1080i), to HD resolution video.

Simplicity and Connectivity
Below are a few features that are included in the S-Series for ease-of-use and that allow connectivity with digital music players:
· Connection to Apple iPod that allows for control from Denon remote including iPod Photo units.
· Digital USB port for other digital music players or even USB Flash Drives. (S-301 only)
· Users can access all features and functions of the systems via the remote, the front panel controls or the intuitively designed onscreen interface.
· An easy onscreen ‘Help Menu’ gives users an alternative, yet simple way of interacting with the system.
· Only 5 wires needed to set-up the system and most have color coding for simplicity
· RS-232C port for third-party controllers (S-301 only, demonstrated in the CEDIA House)

The Denon S-101 and the S-301 are both currently available at suggested retail prices of $999 and $1,599, respectively.

About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and first commercialization of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and owns the Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell, D&M Professional, ReplayTVâ, Rioâ and Escientâ brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature Boston Sound,™ is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV, Rio and Escient brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at

About Apple
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories creates technologies that intensify and enhance the entertainment experience. For nearly four decades, Dolby has been instrumental in defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the privately held company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit

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