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MONSTER MUSIC ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EDITION DAFT PUNK TRON: Legacy SOUNDTRACK IN MONSTER HIGH DEFINITION HEADPHONE SURROUND™ - POWERED BY ASTOUNDSOUND®
-- Special Remix of TRON: Legacy Soundtrack Packed with New TRON Daft Punk Special Edition Headphones by Monster; First Recording Ever Encoded in
Monster High Definition Headphone Surround™ - Powered by AstoundSound® --
Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2011 - Monster Music® is proud to announce the inclusion of Grammy®-winning duo Daft Punk's acclaimed original motion picture soundtrack for TRON: Legacy in Monster High Definition Headphone Surround™ - Powered by AstoundSound® with every pair of Monster's new TRON Daft Punk Special Edition Premium Headphones. (SRP: $349.95). This special remix of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack is the first recording ever to be encoded in Monster High Definition Headphone Surround™ - Powered by AstoundSound®.
First Truly Accurate Surround Sound for Headphone Users
Monster High Definition Headphone Surround - Powered by AstoundSound® (HDHS) is the first truly accurate surround experience, specifically geared for headphone users and designed to reproduce music precisely as the artist intended it to be heard. The one-time collaboration between Noel Lee, Head Monster, Alan Meyerson, music scoring mixer for TRON: Legacy and Daft Punk, and Jerry Mahabub, CEO of GenAudio, offers Daft Punk and TRON: Legacy fans an amazing new experience of totally immersive personal surround sound. With the exclusive Monster High Definition Headphone Surround™ - Powered by AstoundSound®, the creativity and artistry of Daft Punk is more captivating than ever. Listeners will be able to enjoy inner detail, nuance and spatial qualities of the soundtrack in new and exciting ways.
Head Monster Noel Lee noted: "Thanks to Monster Music's breakthroughs in digital technology, what used to require extensive expertise, equipment, and fine tuning for the acoustics of a particular listening environment is now distilled into a surround experience that headphone users can literally take with them wherever they go. Notably, with its unique ability to place sounds at pinpoint locations not usually covered by traditional 5-speaker surround systems, HDHS creates a sound field much like a virtual sphere - with you at the center - for the ultimate in 360-degree listening. You'll hear drum and bass, voices, instrumentation and digital electronic effects that transport you into the expansive environment that Daft Punk envisioned for the headphone experiences of their music - an experience that is at once enveloping, engaging, and totally unique."
Daft Punk summed it up: "Monster delivers the ultimate sonic experience. Daft Punk + Monster = Passion for Sound."
About TRON Daft Punk Special Edition Headphones by Monster
Monster's flagship Over-Ear TRON: Legacy T1 headphones feature the company's advanced studio driver design for ultra-precision surround sound clarity and provide a "higher definition" gaming, music and home cinema experience. The first headphone to feature Monster's LED Light Drive System is used to recreate the TRON: Legacy animated lighting effects, and Monster's most advanced Noise Isolation Technology blocks external sound so users can remain immersed in the game they're playing or movie they're watching. Notably, the TRON: Legacy T1 headphones feature a removable boom microphone that can be placed on either side, giving gamers a useful edge while playing and conversing hands-free with opponents. TRON: Legacy T1 also features Monster ControlTalk™, which enables clear hands-free calling.
About TRON: Legacy Edition Premium Lifestyle Products from Monster
The TRON Daft Punk Special Edition headphones are among the products in an extended electronics line from a collaboration between Monster and Disney Consumer Products. Other products include the In-Ear T3 headphones (SRP: $59.95); the TRON: Legacy AUDIO DOCK by Monster (SRP: $249.95), featuring a special TRON-themed alarm clock and visualizer feature available for fans who have downloaded Disney Mobile's free TRON app; and the TRON PS3 Slim PowerStation™ by Monster Power (SRP: $79.95).
* The ControlTalk remote and mic are supported by iPod nano (4th and 5th generation), iPod classic (120GB), iPod touch (2nd generation), and iPhone 3GS and newer, but not all, Blackberry models. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires software version 1.0.3 for iPod nano (4th or 5th generation), 2.0.1 for iPod classic (120GB), and 2.2 or later for iPod touch (2nd generation). Support for Blackberry varies by model. Subject to change.
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™, 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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About the TRON: Legacy Soundtrack
The original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award-winning duo Daft Punk, was released by Walt Disney Records on December 7, 2010. The duo assembled a symphony of 85 world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain's premier scoring facility. The album features 22 score cues, including the focus track "Derezzed," and liner notes from TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. TRON: Legacy was the first score soundtrack in five years to debut in the Top 10 on The Billboard 200 album chart. The soundtrack topped iTunes' album chart in the United States and was Top 10 in 15 countries.
GenAudio's mission is to provide the entertainment industry with unique sound localization-based software for professional audio mixing/mastering. For the consumer electronics industry GenAudio provides software development kit (SDK) solutions for embedded level integration into every device that has stereo audio output capability (HDTVs, Blu-ray players, portable media player devices, headphones, computers, etc). GenAudio's product offerings are all software based. The technology creates a multi-dimensional audio experience with a minimum of any two speakers or headphones and requires no special hardware for playback. For more information about GenAudio and its 3D product offerings please visit www.astoundsurround.com.
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