STRIKING DESIGN MEETS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE:
JVC DEBUTS INNOVATIVE SOPHISTI NETWORK MEDIA SYSTEMS
New Line Features A Network Media Player For Access To Computer’s Digital Files
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2007 — Among high-performance entertainment systems, JVC’s new Sophisti line stands apart, offering a compelling combination of beautiful design, unmatched ease of use, network media player connectivity and superlative sound quality.
JVC’s Sophisti line includes two models, the DD-8 and the DD-3. Each are completely new types of living-room entertainment, featuring a Network Media Player that serves as the nerve center of the home entertainment set up, allowing consumers to retrieve music files, movies, digital images and other digital files stored on their computer. In keeping with the systems’ ease-of-use concept, both feature JVC front surround technology, so there’s no need for rear speakers and the placement problems they often create. Both systems are designed to complement the latest generation of flat panel TVs, with a sleek, low-profile main unit and slim, elegantly designed speakers, all in black and silver
“The launch of Sophisti marks the introduction of an entirely new home entertainment design concept from JVC. It is stunning and distinctive in appearance, and its ultra-slim integrated Network Media Player enable it to be installed virtually anywhere,” noted Steve Howcott, General Manager, Consumer Audio, JVC Company of America. He continued, “Complementing its unique design, the DD-8 and DD-3 models provide outstanding sound quality along with user-friendly integrated operation. It’s the ideal solution for anyone seeking advanced entertainment.”
Both systems use the same JVC Network Media Player, which, in addition to playback of digital files stored on a computer, offers USB Host, allowing a wide range of digital devices to be connected directly to the system, including flash audio players, USB drives, digital cameras and card readers. The player is also DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified, which means that files can be accessed from other DLNA-compliant devices. The main unit also includes a DVD player, and built-in decoding of Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II soundtracks. An HDMI interface ensures that the best possible signal is sent to the connected display. Operation of all functions is convenient and easy using the Sophisti remote control and user-friendly on-screen interface. Total system power, including the powered subwoofer, is 220 watts.
JVC Sophisti systems feature JVC’s front surround technology that delivers surround sound without the need for rear speakers. The key is JVC’s Direct Drive speaker technology which boasts an exceptionally wide soundfield, in this case incorporated into new twin Direct Drive center speakers. A sleek, horizontal cylindrical center speaker houses two JVC Direct Drive systems designed using computer simulations and analyses. These accurately deliver clear center channel dialog plus Surround Left and Surround Right information to create virtual surround sound.
The DD-3’s left and right main speakers are tabletop Direct Drive speakers — slim black and silver cylinders that stand barely 15 inches tall. They can be used with the included stands, or removed from the stands and wall mounted. Also included is a 6.5-inch powered subwoofer.
The DD-8’s left and right main speakers are floor-standing systems, sensually curved in the back for a unique and elegant look while also serving to prevent standing waves within the cabinet and so deliver better performance. The twin drivers each use JVC’s oblique cone design, with an asymmetrically mounted voice coil, a configuration that eliminates interference caused by standing waves within the cone and dampens high- and mid-frequency resonance. The system also includes a magnetically shielded subwoofer.
Availability and pricing for JVC’s line of Sophisti products:
Model Available Approximate Retail Price
DD-8 TBA $1999.95
DD-3 April $999.95
About JVC Company of America
JVC Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North, Central, and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, DVD players and recorders, satellite systems, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.
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