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Monster Offers Simplay Verified HDMI Cables

Monster announced that its new line of HDMI cables feature longer lengths (up to 75-feet) and higher speed ratings (up to 17.8 Gbps), which are verified by Simplay Labs.

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– Monster’s HDMI Cables Offer the Widest Selection of Performance, at the Widest Range of Prices ($39.95 – $499.95), So Users Have the Widest Selection of HDMI Cables to Choose from, for Now and into the Future –

Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2010 – Monster®, the world’s leading manufacturer of HDMI cables, AV accessories, and power conditioning products, is proud to announce that its new line of HDMI cables now features higher speed, longer length cables (up to 75-feet), and offers the industry’s highest speed ratings, including three high performance levels at 14.3 Gbps (Monster Advanced™ High Speed), 15.8 Gbps (Monster Ultra High Speed™) and 17.8 Gbps (Ultimate High Speed™). Monster’s longer-length, increased-performance HDMI cables provide custom installation professionals with the advanced connectivity solutions they need to ensure customers that their cables will deliver maximum picture and sound quality when used with any of today’s and tomorrow’s advanced high definition home entertainment components. Importantly, Simplay™ Labs has speed verified the data rates of Monster’s Speed Rated Cables for HDMI.

Noel Lee, the Head Monster, noted: “The current HDMI specification recognizes 3D technology, wider color palettes and higher pixel density 4K displays, all advancements that will greatly impact data rate and cable bandwidth requirements. Today’s new Monster Advanced cables for HDMI cables have the bandwidth to deliver the capabilities of these new technologies simultaneously. So when future components demand an even larger ‘data pipe’ they will be ready if they have a Monster HDMI cable. It’s not a matter of if there will be higher data rates, but when. To meet higher bandwidth needs, Monster has increased the performance of our speed-rated HDMI cables, removing the fear of obsolescence. Simplay speed verification for our speed-rated HDMI cables is yet another indication of Monster’s leading edge technological prowess and our commitment to providing our customers with unmatched connectivity solutions, now and in the future.”

New Cable Verification Regimen
The collaboration of Monster with Simplay Labs™ for speed verification of cables is breaking new ground. “The performance and data rates which Monster is achieving with its cables are unprecedented and truly impressive,” commented Joseph Lias, president of Simplay Labs. “We have tested and verified Monster’s HDMI Cables confirming that they deliver the rated bandwidth.”

Monster is Ensuring Current and Future HDMI Performance
In addition to Simplay Speed verification, to provide the ultimate in consumer confidence, all Monster Cables for HDMI at the 1000 level and higher carry the company’s “Cable for Life” performance guarantee. Cable for Life ensures that if the components customers purchase in the future ever surpass the bandwidth capabilities of the cables Monster will upgrade their cable.

The Widest Range Of Products To Choose From
Monster offers the World’s widest and most comprehensive selection of HDMI cables for consumers to chose from with the widest range of prices and performance from its non-speed-rated Monster Basic™ for HDMI™ to its Ultimate High Speed rated products. All of Monster’s latest HDMI cables meet or exceed the latest HDMI specification, are rated for in-wall installation and deliver all functionality such as Audio Return Channel (ARC) and HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC).

Here is a listing, with suggested retail prices, of the company’s HDMI cables:

• Monster Basic for HDMI, MSRP: $39.95 – $69.95 (1m – 4m)

• 500HD 10.2 Gbps Monster, High Speed HDMI Cables, MSRP: $59.95 – $139.95 (1m – 6m)

• 700HD 14.3 Gbps Monster Advanced™ High Speed HDMI Cables, MSRP: $69.95 – $279.95 (0.5m – 50 ft)

• 800HD 15.8 Gbps Monster Ultra High Speed™ HDMI Cables, MSRP: $89.95 – $199.95 (1m – 6m)

• 1000HD 17.8 Gbps Monster Ultimate High Speed™ HDMI Cables, MSRP: $99.95 – $499.95 (0.5m – 75 ft)

Monster was founded by Head Monster Noel Lee with a commitment to creating products under the Monster Cable® brand to literally “make music sound better.” Today, Monster has grown and diversified to become the world’s leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for high-performance audio, video, car audio, computer, console and computer gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of iPod® and iPhone™ accessories and professional audio and sound reinforcement. As part of its commitment to improving the music listening experience, Monster worked with Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine to create the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ headphone line, including the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones. The company is also continuing to innovate with its own line of Monster brand headphones, including “Turbine Pro™ In-Ear Speakers™,” the first in-ear headphones geared for use by music professionals and audiophiles. Additionally, under its Monster Power® brand, the company is the leading manufacturer of high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems.