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100 Years of Denon

Denon Electronics announced that it is officially kicking off its 100th Anniversary today with global celebrations at its facilities around the world.

According to the statement, as part of the celebration, Denon recently announced the debut of its special-edition Anniversary Product Collection (A100), including the PMA-A100 Integrated Amplifier ($2,499), DCD-A100 CD/SACD Player ($2,499), DP-A100 Direct-Drive Turntable ($2,499), DL-A100 Cartridge ($499), AVR-A100 9.2 Channel A/V Receiver ($2,499), DBP-A100 Universal Blu-ray Player ($2,499) and AH-A100 Over-Ear Headphones ($499).

For more information visit: www.denon100.com


Unedited press release follows:

Denon® Officially Kicks off Its 100th Anniversary Today with Global Celebrations, New Limited-Edition Products and More

– Centennial Activities Include Launch of Special-Edition Anniversary Product Collection, New “Legacy of Firsts” Microsite, “100 Days of Denon” and Other Initiatives –

MAHWAH, N.J.–Denon Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, is officially kicking off its 100th Anniversary today with global celebrations at its facilities around the world, commemorating its unique “Legacy of Firsts.” As part of the celebration, Denon® recently announced the debut of its special-edition Anniversary Product Collection (A100), seven home entertainment components that reflect the company’s century-old legacy of innovation and craftsmanship, including the PMA-A100 Integrated Amplifier (SRP: $2,499); DCD-A100 CD/SACD Player (SRP: $2,499); DP-A100 Direct-Drive Turntable (SRP: $2,499); DL-A100 Cartridge (SRP: $499); AVR-A100 9.2 Channel A/V Receiver (SRP: $2,499); DBP-A100 Universal Blu-ray Player (SRP: $2,499); and AH-A100 Over-Ear Headphones (SRP: $499). All A100 products will be available around the world beginning in November 2010. Consumers in North America may purchase their products from select Special Anniversary Denon Dealers, who can be found at www.denon100.com/dealerlocator.

Social Media Initiative to Engage Denon Enthusiasts and Reach New Fans
Denon is launching a multi-tiered online campaign to engage Denon enthusiasts and reach out to potential new fans. As part of this outreach, the company will launch a “100 Days of Denon“ social media initiative that will feature a redesigned Facebook Welcome page with specially created areas for featured products and 100th Anniversary promotions. A “100 Days of Denon Giveaways“ area will include a headphones giveaway to a new Denon Facebook Fan each day. The Facebook page will also include a Dealer Locator and a special “Denon Screening Room“ where visitors can view the latest Denon product videos, as well as enjoy interviews and conversations with DJs, artists and enthusiasts who are passionate about sound.

Denon has also launched an informative “Legacy of Firsts” microsite (www.denon100.com), providing a window on the company’s storied past and a visionary glimpse into the future. Most prominent is a visual recap of Denon’s first 100 years, offered in a colorful and graphically-engaging “timeline” scenario. Visitors can learn about such groundbreaking “Denon Firsts” as the 1939 introduction of the first professional use disc recorder, the first PCM recorder (the basis of today’s CD format) in 1970 and the first consumer-use CD player in 1982, as well as the first dual CD player for DJs with seamless looping and onboard sampler in 1993 and the first Universal DVD/CD player in 2009.

Celebration at Denon U.S. Headquarters in New Jersey
The official anniversary kick-off celebration on October 1st in Mahwah will include a ceremonial cake cutting featuring a special creation from Carlo’s Bakery – the home of TLC’s “The Cake Boss.” The anniversary cake, featuring a Denon turntable confection, will be delivered by Chef Mauro and other members of “The Cake Boss” family.

Phil Cohn, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Denon Electronics, “The legions of Denon owners and fans, as well as all our employees, whether here in the U.S. or at one of our many overseas facilities, have a right to be proud today as we celebrate our centennial anniversary. For the past 100 years, Denon has been the catalyst and architect of pivotal technological revolutions, establishing new styles and increasingly higher levels of quality in professional audio/video systems and consumer home entertainment products. We have a commitment to absolute faithfulness and to delivering the reproduction of the artist’s vision with purity and detail, and we look forward to continuing with this commitment for at least another 100 years!”

About Denon Electronics
Denon celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary in 2010, carrying on its tradition of excellence with a renewed commitment to 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 Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience.

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