Denon intros Cocoon Home and Portable AirPlay docks, will transform songs into musical butterflies

Brian Heater
B. Heater|08.02.12

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Brian Heater
August 2, 2012 12:37 PM
Denon intros Cocoon Home and Portable AirPlay docks, will transform songs into musical butterflies

Denon's got a snazzy new pair of iPhone speaker docks to show the world -- the Cocoon Home and Cocoon Portable. The Home features AirPlay streaming from iPhones, iPods, Mac and PCs through 100 watts of total power. Its 25-percent smaller sibling has 50 watts of power and battery life of up to five hours. Both docks will be hitting this summer for $599 and $499, respectively. We're crossing our fingers for a Steve Guttenberg spokesman deal. Full press details after the break.

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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.

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