Sony and Best Buy Join Forces on ATLUS Audio Line

Posted Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 07:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Promise multi-room audio freedom throughout the home.

After two years in the works, Sony and Best Buy are ready to debut their new ATLUS line of audio devices. "We're breaking new ground in the consumer electronics industry with this unique cooperation between manufacturer and retailer," states Mike Fasulo of Sony in an announcement yesterday.

Among the new products announced as part of this partnership were setups for wireless speaker and subwoofer setups for the iPod and iPhone, as well as add on speaker units for the system. Much like the Sonos multi-room music system, Sony is focused on using one source and multiple receivers able to select different streams from the source.

Perhaps most interestingly, a Blu-ray disc home theater system was announced in connection with the new ATLUS line. Sony’s BDV-E500W is a 5.1 Channel Blu-ray home theater setup that can act as a base for wireless audio streaming of up to 10 different sources.

While the new line will not be available until September from Best Buy, Sony Style offers them for preorder now.

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Tags: Atlus, Best Buy, Sony (all tags)