Yenra : Radio : HD Radio : Boston Acoustics Recepter produces enhanced audio quality, fidelity, reception, and iBiquity digital broadcast information features

HD Radio

Boston Acoustics introduced the groundbreaking Recepter Radio HD with HD Radio technology at the NAB Radio Show 2004.

The Recepter Radio HD is one of the first HD home radios to become available. A high-performance digital AM/FM table model, it delivers high-fidelity sound comparable to the finest radios ever made. It broadens Boston Acoustics' enormously popular Recepter Radio family, and features the dynamic HD Radio technology developed by iBiquity Digital Corporation. It also brings The Boston Sound, long acclaimed for its accuracy, to a new audience of consumers.

"The introduction of this leading-edge, technology-driven, integrated audio solution reflects Boston's history of engineering excellence, and signifies its continuing and future innovation," said Moses Gabbay, Boston Acoustics President and CEO. "The Recepter Radio HD also reflects our concerted efforts to pursue new market and technology driven opportunities, ensuring our product leadership as the preferred audio solutions for the Custom Installation, Integrated Systems, Aftermarket Car, Home and OEM markets."

Robert Struble, iBiquity Digital's president and CEO, concurs on the significance of the new Recepter's introduction. "With Boston Acoustics' new Recepter, consumers will have their first opportunity to experience the many benefits of HD Radio technology in the home and at work," said Mr. Struble. "Consumers with HD Radio receivers will be able to hear many of their favorite AM and FM stations in digital quality sound, and gain instant access to information, such as song and artist info, weather forecasts, school closings, local traffic conditions, and more."

The Recepter Radio HD embodies the bright promise of HD Radio technology, which radically upgrades sound quality while providing new wireless data services by allowing digital broadcasts to be transmitted over existing AM/FM radio bands. HD Radio technology benefits listeners by generating audio quality similar to that of Compact Discs; enhancing sound fidelity and reception; delivering new features and information services, like song, sports and weather data; and by eliminating static, hiss, pops and fades. A seamless conversion process lets broadcasters maintain the current dial positions of existing stations.

Listeners also benefit by the growing support of the nation's major AM and FM broadcasters, which have recently reinforced their commitment to digital broadcasting. Building on the base of stations already broadcasting with HD Radio technology, many radio groups have aggressive plans to convert most major market stations over the next few years. As a result, consumers with HD Radio receivers will be able to hear many of their favorite AM and FM stations in unparalleled digital clarity.

Purchasers of Boston Acoustics' Recepter Radio HD will be among the first to enjoy radio's next-generation sound. In addition to iBiquity's HD Radio technology, the new Recepter Radio HD employs patented BassTrac circuitry to deliver bass performance out of proportion to its remarkably compact size. The Recepter is backward compatible with traditional AM/FM broadcasts, and maintains the same compact size, portability and overall appearance of the original Recepter Radio.

It also boasts a high performance tuner found only in advanced component receivers with an exceptional ability to pull in weak FM stations. The tuner's high selectivity allows it to separate closely spaced stations clearly, while Phase Lock Loop (PLL) circuitry precisely locks in stations, eliminating drift as it delivers the full sonic capabilities of the FM signal.

The Recepter Radio HD includes memory tuning for up to 20 AM/FM presets in any order desired, and incorporates two independent clock alarms that can be set for waking up to music, a buzzer, or both. Snooze and Sleep functions are also provided, as is a battery backup that retains presets and time settings, even during a power outage.

Of course, Recepter HD listeners also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy The Boston Sound, an acclaimed feature of all Boston Acoustics speaker systems that reproduces music and movie sound with exceptional accuracy. The Boston Sound delivers the music and sound effects that artists intend with a pure neutral tonal consistency that remains the same for all Boston Acoustics speakers, including the Recepter Radio HD.

Available in handsome platinum, charcoal and polar white finishes, the Recepter Radio HD will be available in Spring 2005 from authorized Boston Acoustics dealers.

HD Radio represents the radio industry's biggest leap forward since the introduction of FM more than fifty years ago and will usher in radio's digital era with unsurpassed sound quality -- FM delivering CD-level performance and AM matching today's FM stereo standard -- plus new data features, such as integrated datacasting that displays information as text directly on the face of the radio.

HD Radio's digital technology also paves the way for the introduction of a number of new services designed to transform the radio broadcasting industry for the digital era. These new services include interactive features supporting the on-demand delivery of audio and data programming at the press of a button, automated store-and-recall capabilities that bring television's PVR-based functionality to radio, and NPR's "Tomorrow Radio" project, a Supplemental Audio Programming (SAP) service that will allow network affiliates to simultaneously broadcast two separate programs on the same channel. Unlike HDTV, which requires that broadcasters move to new spectrum space, the already FCC-approved HD Radio technology is designed to seamlessly integrate with the existing broadcasting infrastructure so that broadcasters simply add a new digital exciter to their existing transmissions with consumers transitioning to the new format through the use of new HD Radio receivers -- similar to the way that black-and-white television gave way to living color.

Boston Acoustics designs, manufactures, and markets high performance audio systems for use in home music and audio-video systems, after-market and OEM automotive systems, and custom built-in audio systems.

iBiquity is now part of DTS.