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CEA AND QUALITYSOUNDMATTERS.COM CELEBRATE 55TH GRAMMY AWARDS® WITH AUDIO PRODUCTS CONTEST

Music fans can win prizes to improve their audio experience

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® wants music lovers to hear music as their favorite artists intended. In celebration of the 55th GRAMMY Awards®, which will take place Sunday, February 10, CEA today announces an online contest to award consumers with leading audio equipment. From February 4-10, visitors to CEA’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CEAfeed) can enter to win one of three top prize packages to enhance their home entertainment experience.

The first place winner will receive a NuVo P200 and NuVo Gateway wireless sound system with Triad Speakers, a $1,600 prize package that allows the streaming of high quality music from wireless content providers such as Pandora® through best-in-class speakers. Other superior audio equipment up for grabs in the contest includes a set of Clarity HD™ speakers from Monster® (MSRP $750), engineered to maximize the audio quality of today's digital music, with a clear focus on articulation, intelligibility, accuracy, dynamics and realistic sound-staging, as well as audiophile-grade Polk Audio UF8000 sound cancelling headphones (MSRP $350), an ultra-high performance audio product that delivers focused details, full fidelity and the deep bass of live performances. Winners will be selected at random.

This promotion will highlight the ongoing partnership between CEA and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing. Together they created QualitySoundMatters.com, which offers information and insight about how to find and enjoy quality music recordings on superior audio products. The website’s articles on products, technologies, recording artists and music producers who are leading the way in the quality audio revolution are composed specifically to help consumers better understand the industry and the media they enjoy most. While a recent research study conducted by CEA finds that nine in ten audio enthusiasts say sound quality is the most important component of an audio experience, there are other factors of product comparison and sales that QualitySoundMatters.com can help consumers clarify.

For more information on resources dedicated to learning about and discovering quality audio or to enter the contest, please visit the QualitySoundMatters.com portal on the official website for the 55th GRAMMY Awards®. Participants also are invited to follow the CEA Facebook page for additional news and promotions about the consumer electronics industry at Facebook.com/CEAfeed.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.orgwww.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, Google +InstagramPinterestTumblr, and YouTube.

Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Economic Retreat
    March 8-10, 2013, Snowmass, CO
  • CES on the Hill
    April 16, 2013, Washington, DC
  • Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 20-24, 2013, Denver, CO
  • CE Week
    June 24-28, 2013, New York, NY
  • 2013 CEA Industry Forum
    October 20-23, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

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