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SONICblue Unveils Rio Advanced Digital Audio Center

New Rio Home Stereo Component Moves Digital Audio Off of the PC and Into the Living Room (December 17, 2001)
SONICblue unveiled its Rio Advanced Digital Audio Center -- a home stereo component that lets consumers instantly store, organize and access their entire personal CD and digital music collections. Integrating seamlessly into existing stereo systems, the Rio Audio Center delivers superb digital sound quality and functions as a music distribution center for downloading music to portable Rio players or playing music on companion Rio Receivers spread throughout the home.

"Designed as a core component for the ultimate home audio experience, the Rio Audio Center redefines home audio capabilities," said Andrew Wolfe, Ph.D., chief technology officer, SONICblue. "The Rio Audio Center delivers unmatched support for networking or downloading music to additional components and is one of the only solutions available with sound quality that meets the expectations of home audio enthusiasts."

Engineered to the highest standards, the Rio Audio Center is already making an impression on the consumer electronics industry -- being named today as an Innovations 2002 design honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(1). Both CEA and SONICblue will showcase the Rio Audio Center at the International CES show in Las Vegas, Jan. 8-12, 2002.

As simple to use as a CD player, but as smart as a PC, the Rio Audio Center stores more than 650 CDs in an easy-to-use stereo component. Find the songs you want instantly, create unlimited play lists and fill your home with high-quality digital sound. The Rio Audio Center will even write music to a CD, transfer music to Rio portables or play music on Rio Receivers spread throughout the home. Key features of the Rio Audio Center include:

- Powerful 40GB hard disk drive stores more than 650 CDs(2) -- placing your audio collection in a single location and freeing your home of bulky CD collections.

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