and HARMAN team with Dell to deliver studio-quality sound to new
TN, October 22, 2010 — Waves Audio and HARMAN International
Industries, Incorporated, announced today that they have teamed
with Dell to offer world-class audio in the new XPS laptops by
combining the latest Waves MaxxAudio 3 algorithms with certified
JBL® speakers. The new Dell models also include a dedicated
Waves button on the computer keyboard, giving users instant access
to MaxxAudio features and presets.
Audio is the world's leading developer of professional audio digital
signal processing technologies, heard on hit records, major motion
pictures and popular video games the world over. Waves professional
audio tools are endorsed by many of the biggest names in show
business, including 12-time GRAMMY® award-winner Kanye West,
Comedy Central’s South Park and 50+ million-selling rockers
Linkin Park, to name but a few.
well over half a century, audio engineers and aficionados alike
have turned to the JBL brand for state-of-the-art speaker systems.
Now part of the HARMAN family of audio products, it continues
to pioneer new and innovative methods of improving the art and
science of sound reproduction.
is pleased that Dell is bringing our state-of-the-art recording
studio technologies to their new laptops,” says Tomer Elbaz,
general manager of Waves Semiconductor and Licensing Division.
“Our pro audio experience, expertise, and innovation are
helping revolutionize the world of laptop sound.”
is pleased to announce one of the best-sounding laptop sound systems
ever built,” said Brendon Stead, category general manager
for HARMAN Branded Audio. “The combination of JBL Odyssey™
transducers and an innovative three-channel, high-voltage amplification
scheme provides a dynamic musical experience that will exceed
expectations for laptop sound performance.”
laptops are designed to be the loudest, clearest, and cleanest-sounding
laptops on the planet,” said Sam Burd, vice president of
Dell Consumer, Small and Medium Business Product Group. “Combining
the heritage and expertise of JBL engineering and the studio quality
of Waves MaxxAudio plus Dell engineering has resulted in an audio
solution that will fill a room with an immersive sound experience.”
more information, please visit www.dell.com/xps,
www.jbl.com and www.maxx.com.
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Photo Caption 1: Dell’s new XPS laptops, which combine the
latest Waves MaxxAudio 3 algorithms with certified JBL® speakers.
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Photo Caption 2: The dedicated Waves button on the new Dell XPS
laptop keyboard, which gives users instant access to Waves MaxxAudio
features and presets. The laptops feature the latest Waves MaxxAudio
3 algorithms with certified JBL® speakers.
Waves is a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional,
broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Waves has over
15 years of expertise in the development of psycho-acoustic signal
processing algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception
of hearing to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’
award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality
in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and popular
video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software solutions
as well as hardware plus software solutions for the professional
and broadcast markets. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor
and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications.
Waves’ Maxx technologies dramatically enhance audio performance
and are used by industry leaders such as Sony, Sanyo, JVC, Toshiba,
and many others. For more information, visit the Waves Web site
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs,
manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment
solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets
– supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, harman
kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company
is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports
leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform.
More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped
with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce
of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and
reported sales of $3.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended
June 30, 2010. The company’s shares are traded on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
and Odyssey are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries,
Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries.
GRAMMY is a registered trademark of the National Academy of Recording
Arts & Sciences. Features, specifications and appearance are
subject to change without notice.
North America Offices:
Waves, Inc., 2800 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912;
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