Strengthening its penetration in the automobile market by leveraging its dominance of DVD virtual audio enhancement, Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc today announced that Kenwood has incorporated Spatializer® 3-D Stereo into its new f-VD9 DVD/CD Receiver for the automobile market.
Kenwood will release the f-VD9 DVD video receiver with Spatializer® 3-D Stereo in mid October, initially in Japan. The f-VD9 plays DVD-video, video CD and music CD and when connected to a monitor or television, can deliver DVD theater in any car. Spatializer® 3-D Stereo immerses the listener in surround sound using the standard front and rear pairs of speakers. The f-VD9 comes with four 47W amplifiers and FM/AM stereo tuner in a compact 1 DIN size chassis. Other features include a 3-band parametric equalizer, ``3D Moving Picture display,'' joystick remote controller and speaker selector for optimum equalization of speakers.
``Providing outstanding audio enhancement solutions to the burgeoning mobile audio markets is a key focus of ours, so the adoption of Spatializer technology in Kenwood's new mobile auto theatre system is very exciting,'' said Henry R. Mandell, Chairman and CEO of Spatializer. ``Further, we are pleased to expand our relationship with Kenwood Corporation, which is certainly one of the premier world-wide marketers of car and home audio and video. We look forward to working closely with them to supply Kenwood with both astonishing and practical audio enhancement solutions in the future.''
``Our adoption of Spatializer technology adds a new dimension to the automobile audio experience,'' said Haruo Kasuya, General Manager, Car Electronics Division of Kenwood Corporation. ``We asked our design engineers to deliver the ultimate home theatre experience into the automobile. With the launch of the f-VD9, we think our customers will very much enjoy the results of our engineering efforts.''