Monster LEADS THE WAY TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF WIRELESS SOUND
WITH DEBUT OF CLARITYHD™ KATANA™ WIRELESS DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM
-- Bluetooth® Capable Katana™ Plays Louder and Lower Than Anything in its Class; Add Wireless Streaming with StreamCast™HD Transmitter and Receiver Kit --
Anaheim, CA, January 24, 2013 – Monster, the world leader in personal audio, is dramatically raising the bar for better sound in wireless audio with its sleek ClarityHD™ Katana™ Wireless Digital Music System (SRP: $699.95). There has never been a speaker system like Katana™. The result of years of innovation and unique technology, Katana™ represents a true breakthrough in wireless digital music systems. Thanks to its advanced Bluetooth wireless capability featuring AAC and apt-X, users experience a new level wireless audio performance, with the option to stream music throughout the home from tablets, laptops, or MP3 players. The Katana™ system uses proprietary technologies to deliver leading-edge Pure Monster Sound™, the next level of sound reproduction, offering music lovers the full experience and sheer volume of live music. Articulate, tight, and ultimately revealing, Katana®’s audio performance has been described as being so close to the live music experience it’s as if you were on stage with the musicians. The ClarityHD™ Katana™ Wireless Digital Music System will be available this month in both black and white versions.
Head Monster Noel Lee noted: “As the digital devices we use to listen to music become more and more sophisticated, people are looking for ways to get the very best audio performance from them. Because Monster has always been committed to finding ways to provide better quality audio, we’re now able to bring our expertise and advanced proprietary technologies to bear in creating a new type of wireless speaker system, one that delivers a truly mind-blowing listening experience. Katana™ will open people’s ears to the possibility of truly room filling, great sounding music from a very small footprint. And that’s exactly how most people feel when they hear Katana™ for the first time – it just doesn’t seem possible that such powerful sounding music, with such deep rich bass could come from such an inconspicuous source!”
Plays Louder and Lower Than Anything in its Class
Legendary craftsmanship meets the science of sound in Katana™, which stands apart from other wireless speakers on the market today for its uncanny ability to play louder and lower than anything in its class. The key to Katana™’s rich, immersive bass even at lower volumes is Monster’s Dynamic Presence Enhancement which perfects the listening experience at every level. It automatically adjusts balance of your music to match the current listening level. It’s a dynamic processor that maintains the most desirable balance of your music in real time especially at lower listening levels. In addition, thanks to its innovative 3-way, tri-amped speaker design, Katana™ delivers effortless dynamics for every genre of music. All drivers, electronics and the speaker cabinets have been engineered by Monster from the ground up, with each element carefully selected and tuned for true-to-life music reproduction.
The system’s advanced audio and digital signal processing technologies ensure clean, higher definition wireless sound. Music lovers can finally hear everything their favorite artists intended for them to hear in all their favorite music, from the attack of the strings, horns and percussion instruments, to the emotion in the vocals – all with deep, powerful, yet not overpowering bass, and crystal clear high frequencies.
Easily Add Multi-Room Streaming Capabilities
Katana™ marks yet another milestone in the wireless universe. Users can upgrade Katana™’s wireless capabilities with Monster’s optional StreamCast™HD Transmitter and Receiver Kit. The StreamCast™ device connects to a computer and Katana™’s StreamCast™ port and lets users wirelessly stream high-definition music throughout the home. With Monster’s proprietary StreamCast™HD system, users can simultaneously enjoy up to four streams of wireless uncompressed high definition music in up to 12 different zones in their home at a distance of up to 100 feet. No WIFI network or Ethernet is required. And thanks to a new Monster App for handheld devices users can enjoy complete control of their system from virtually any tablet, smartphone or digital media player. The StreamCast™HD bridge module allows handheld devices to connect to the system via Bluetooth and become an additional stream on the StreamCast™HD network.
Sets Up in Seconds, Room-Filling Sound Right Out of the Box
Katana™ can be set up easily in just seconds and provides room-filling sound right out of the box. Users enjoy simple and straightforward access to the power button and volume controls.
It’s ideal for use in the living room, den, bedroom or kitchen. In addition to its wireless capabilities, there is a 3.5 MM input and a Toslink (digital optical) input that is ideal for users who want to plug in a TV or other high performance audio device that has optical digital output.
Monster was founded over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was recently honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre® headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster Sound™. Monster is also the world's leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high- performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.
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