Voxx International (formerly known as Audiovox) has a habit of making a splash at CES, and this year has been no different. Today, the company's Acoustic Research subsidiary announced a pair of audio docks: the AirPlay Audio System (ARAP50) and the Bluetooth Wireless Audio System (ARS70). With the former, users will be able to wirelessly stream playlists from their iDevices simply by plugging the system into any old 12-volt outlet and linking it up to a wireless network. The Bluetooth variety, meanwhile, offers essentially the same capabilities for the rest of the smartphone universe, including owners of Bluetooth-equipped Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices. Details on specs remain frustratingly vague, but we'll probably find out more this Spring, when both systems are slated to hit the market. The AirPlay Audio System will retail for $200, while the Bluetooth Wireless Audio System will cost you $130. Head past the break to get the full PR treatment.
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Acoustic Research Launches AirPlay Audio System

Wireless portable speaker lets you stream and control music wirelessly through your WiFi Network from your Apple devices

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 9, 2012 – International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10404-10415 – Acoustic Research (AR) today unlocks the wireless potential built into virtually every iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod® touch, with their AirPlay Audio System. Now your iTunes® playlists can get high quality AR sound and stream your music wirelessly. Simply plug in the AR audio system to any 12-volt outlet, connect it to your WiFi network and instantly stream music wirelessly from any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch in your network. The AR system keeps control in the palm of your hand as you continue using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to control the music.

"Acoustic Research has a history of design, innovation and technology, and our new AirPlay audio system continues this tradition," stated David Geise, President of Audiovox Accessories Corporation. "AirPlay is a proprietary protocol suite developed by Apple and licensed to partners like us that allows wireless streaming of audio, video, and photos, together with related metadata between devices over a Wi-Fi network. In addition to adding AR quality sound, we‟ve designed a great looking, high style piece that is simple to set up."

The AirPlay Audio System by Acoustic Research is better than traditional docking and other wireless devices because you can control your music from your Apple iOS device, giving you freedom as a full-function User Interface (UI) remote. It also allows you to get music from multiple Apple devices. iTunes music libraries are capable of playing music away from the PC and it is simple to use (no pairing, always ready). You get high quality audio over Wi-Fi, with no use of dongles. You can also link up multiple audio speakers through your house and stream/control your audio files from any room in your home. The ARAP50 will be available in the spring of 2012, with a suggested retail price of $199.99.

"The AirPlay Audio System not only lets you hear your music libraries everywhere and anywhere in your home, it also delivers unsurpassed AR quality sound," said Geise. "This powerful AR audio system can turn any user into the „house‟ DJ."

The Acoustic Research brand is marketed by Audiovox Accessories Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ: VOXX).
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Acoustic Research Bluetooth Wireless Audio System Sets Your Smartphone's Music Library For Free

Stream and control music from your Smart device via Bluetooth

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 9, 2012 – International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10404-10415 – Acoustic Research (AR) today unveiled the next generation of audio product for the next generation of portable devices. Virtually every Smartphone sold today- whether Android®, Windows Mobile®, iPhone®, or BlackBerry® -has a wireless audio feature built into it...it's called Bluetooth®, and Acoustic Research brings that feature life. Our new Bluetooth Wireless Audio System, the ARS70, lets you stream music via Bluetooth from your Smartphone to a 20- watt, high quality AR stereo sound system. Control it in the palm of your hand with your Smartphone.

"There were an estimated 250 million personal electronics sold in 2011 that have an untapped universal wireless audio feature built into them thanks to Bluetooth. This new system unlocks that feature and lets the consumer use their communication „heart‟, the Smartphone, to control music not only on the go but also in their home...or office or anywhere," said David Geise, President of Audiovox Accessories Corporation.

The AR ARS70 Bluetooth wireless speaker system brings your favorite music to any part of your home inside or out. This system easily connects to any Bluetooth-enabled smart device. The ARS70 will be available in spring of 2012, with a suggested retail price of $129.99.

The Acoustic Research brand is marketed by Audiovox Accessories Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ: VOXX).

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Acoustic Research unleashes pair of audio docks in AirPlay and Bluetooth flavors