– For Best User Experience, Cocoon Models Offer Powerful Audio, Broad Content Access and More Feature Sets –
Mahwah, NJ, August 1, 2012 – Denon Electronics, a premier manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, has raised the bar in iPod dock systems with the launch of its breakthrough Cocoon Home (SRP: $599), a stylish new solution that makes enjoying and sharing high-quality music from your iPhone or iPod as well as virtually any content source easier than ever. Cocoon Home features Apple’s Airplay, allowing users to stream their iTunes music, whether from a Mac or PC, as well as directly from their iPhone, iPad or iTouch.* Available this summer in black or white, Cocoon Home will be joined by its compact yet powerful on-the-go counterpart, the Cocoon Portable audio dock, available in black for a suggested retail price of $499.
Jim Ludoviconi, D+M Group Product Manager, North American Region, noted: We’re excited about the debut of the Cocoon truly a product designed for consumers to grow into. Both Cocoon audio docks feature the ability to stream directly from an iPhone, iPod, networked hard drive or USB thumb drives, delivering groundbreaking performance and flexibility in an iPod docking solution at any price. A suite of robust Internet Radio capabilities, including three on-board presets, rounds out the impressive feature set. Cocoon is engineered to work seamlessly, providing users with easy access to all of today’s popular music sources in a simple all-in-one system that is sure to change the way people think about their music.”
Cocoon: A Major Step Forward in Music Dock Evolution
With its modern styling, wireless music access and streaming capabilities, Cocoon offers a simple and seamless solution for maximizing the benefits of today’s content-rich music environment. With Cocoon, users enjoy access to a myriad of popular internet-borne content. And thanks to its AirPlay capability, Cocoon allows users to stream their iTunes music, whether from Mac or PC, as well as directly from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Ahead-of-the Curve Design Meets Powerful Audio Performance
The design of Cocoon immediately sets it apart visually from all other audio dock systems on the market. To give it a super glossy appearance with a contemporary twist, the clear plastic enclosure is painted from the inside. Additionally, for a seamless appearance, all connections are housed in a solid metal base. Cocoon is a powerful all-in-one audio dock system, delivering 100 watts of total power (25-watt per driver, bi-amped); more than enough to fill virtually any room with rich, immersive audio. Cocoon features a ported enclosure and a built-in, 2-way speaker system with dual-layer woofers for resounding low frequency response. Finally, Cocoon includes an advanced DSP engine and 9-band digital equalization (EQ) to insure precision sound reproduction.
Powerful On-the-Go Music Maker: Cocoon Portable
Like the full-sized Cocoon, Denon’s Cocoon Portable – which is twenty-five percent smaller – offers full networking capabilities, including AirPlay, DLNA and Internet Radio**. Its built-in battery provides 5 hours*** of operation, and the robust, water resistant construction makes it ideal for trips to the park, the beach, or anywhere you want to enjoy the powerful, full access Cocoon music experience. The portable sound system delivers 50 watts of power, with 2 full-range drivers specially tuned for outdoor usage. Cocoon Portable features oversized rubberized buttons, a special rubberized back panel cover for protection against sand, dust and water, as well as an integrated carry handle and a retractable slot for the remote control.
* AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later. A home Wi-Fi network is required.
** Some services may require a subscription
***Battery time will vary depending on how product is used.
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About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Allen & Heath, Boston Acoustics®, Calrec Audio, Denon®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz®, Marantz Professional, McIntosh® Laboratory and Premium Sound Solutions. Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey, D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.
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