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CNETs Steve Guttenberg Blogs Usher Audio!


Even at $14,400 a pair Usher’s Be-10 speakers are a steal.”
–Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac in his new CNET Blog

Dallas, TX, September 18th, 2007 • Usher Audio Technology, manufacturers of high value, high performance speaker systems and electronics, is the focus of a new CNET blog by well-known New York audio critic Steve Guttenberg.

Steve wrote the headline in his new blog on CNET, CNET Blog,The Audiophiliac. In this episode he recounts his review of the Usher Audio beryllium-dome–and midrange–Be-10 floorstanders in Robb Report’s Home Entertainment. (Find link to full review in Steve’s blog!)

Steve, a man known for his many passions writes: “Audiophiles with a hankering for plus-size beauties will probably get a little weak in the knees at their first encounter with the curvaceously shapely Be-10. … It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it sounds so good you don’t even have to be an audiophile to appreciate it. … I had pegged the Be-10 at double its retail price before I knew of its $14,400 MSRP. … Prices start at $400 a pair for the S-520 bookshelf speakers.”

Visit Steve regularly as he blogs the audiophile life on CNET.

The Be-10s are a “10”!
Usher Audio speakers and electronics are built for the experienced listener who won’t compromise on sound quality even at moderate prices. The exquisite Be-10 features a 5-inch beryllium inverted-dome midrange driver in addition to their unparalleled Be 1.25-inch beryllium dome tweeter. A single 11-inch Eton Kevlar woofer powers the bass, while extensively-braced time-aligned cabinets ensure any high-quality tubed or solid-state amplifier sounds its best.

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Dr. Joseph D’Appolito is Usher’s technical consultant and provides guidance for all things crossover, resulting in suave, powerful, transparent and engaging sound from beautifully crafted and lustrously finished cabinets made with leading-edge components at surprisingly real-world prices!

MSRP: $14,400
Available now in Pioneer Birch and Dancer Walnut

Amazing Sound, Surprising Value!

Be-10 Specs

System Type 3-Way
Tweeter 1.25-inch Be Beryllium (9980-20BeK)
Midrange 5-inch Inverted-Dome Be Beryllium (0541A)
Woofer 11-inch Kevlar Eton (11-584)
Sensitivity 89 dB @ 1 watt / 1m
Nominal impedance 8 ohms
Frequency response (-3 dB) 25 Hz ~ 30 kHz
Power handling 200 watts RMS
Crossover frequencies 550 kHz and 3.46kHz
Weight 204lbs each including base
Dimensions (w x d x h) 14.4″ x 28.1″ x 47.8″
Shipping box (w x d x h) 21.7″ x 29.5″ x 55.1″
Shipping weight 229 lbs

But Wait, There’s More! The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
Experience Usher’s Global Design Project beryllium-domed Be-718s in the Lupine Room in the main lobby of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 12th to the 14th in Denver, Colorado. These captivating stand-mounted monitor speakers are engineered with the finest hand-picked components sourced from around the world. We always look for the absolute best price/performance ratio from our suppliers wherever they are, creating true value for you.

The Be-718s feature beautifully-crafted and lustrously-finished cabinets plus advanced beryllium oxide tweeters for smoothly extended highs. A new mid-woofer controls and articulates the bass, providing a solid foundation for an open and inviting midrange. The integration, extension, solidity, speed and clarity of the Be-718s uncover low-level detail usually lost in the noise floor of less resolving speakers. The result is suave, elegantly powerful, transparent sound at very affordable real-world prices. Learn more about the Be-718s here and here! MSRP: $2,795 without stands, available in Piano Black with Pioneer Birch side panels. Available Soon: More colors and matching stands!

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Music Matters!
MusikMatters distributes and markets high end audio brands dedicated to superior products at reasonable prices. Founder/CEO Atul Kanagat explains “We at MusikMatters believe that the considerable achievements of the High End should be captured in new, affordable designs and marketed to a broader, music loving audience. We are dedicated to the goal of understanding the factors driving consumer behavior in today’s crowded marketplace and to craft offerings that help bring new customers to the industry.” Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MusikMatters works through and wholly supports traditional dealer distribution channels, adding value with optimal distribution of specific audio product lines, unsurpassed support, easy and reliable ordering, and joint marketing efforts.

MusikMatters is the exclusive US distributor for Usher and now represents JPS Labs line of cables.

MusikMatters • 1303 Motor Street Dallas, Texas 75207 •
214.638.3500 phone • 214.704.6082 phone • 214.722.0325 fax 214.722.6082 cell

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Scull Communications • 212.807.0519

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