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Ultimate Ears Introduces UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors for Emerging Artists

 

IRVINE, Calif. — May 18, 2009 — For more than a decade, Ultimate Ears has consistently changed the way music is performed by the biggest names in the industry. Now, when your band starts to get more gigs, you’re ready to move up to UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors. Handcrafted for your ears with a custom in-ear fit, the newest monitors from Ultimate Ears feature a dual-armature design that offers superior audio engineering – at a price you and the band can afford. Whether you’re an emerging artist or just love your music so much that you have to have the best sound reproduction, the UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors are designed for you.

Ultimate Ears, a business unit of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), pioneered the use of custom in-ear monitors with some of the biggest names in music. Today, 75 percent of the world’s top touring professional artists – including bands such as Sugar Ray, The Killers and SwitchFoot – use Ultimate Ears custom in-ear monitors. Acclaimed for their ability to address the problems of deafening band noise, screaming fans and wedge-monitor inflexibility, Ultimate Ears custom in-ear monitors make playing, performing, and enjoying music fun.

“I've got to hear myself,” said Mark McGrath, the lead singer of Sugar Ray, "Using in-ear monitors has been a revolution for me. They have helped me take my show to the next level. Having these Ultimate Ears – it’s been like night and day. They are a godsend.”

Designed for emerging artists, UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors are handcrafted to be as unique as your fingerprint. To obtain a pair of new Ultimate Ears custom monitors, first schedule an appointment with a qualified audiologist who will take impressions your ears and ear canals. Then, those impressions are sent to Ultimate Ears, where a pair of custom monitors is created based on an exact replica of your ears. As a result, the UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors can fit better than even your favorite pair of jeans.

 “When you invest in a set of custom earphones from Ultimate Ears, you know that you’re getting a sophisticated professional monitor,” said Philippe Depallens, Logitech vice president and general manager of the Ultimate Ears product unit. “Built just for you, the UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors are handcrafted to fit your ears. As a result, you get more detail and accuracy than with wedge monitors, without breaking your budget. And UE 4 Pro monitors are designed to withstand the rigors of on-stage music performances for artists of all musical genres.”

Unlike ear plugs, an in-ear monitor doesn’t just reduce the roar of your live performances. Hooked up to your wireless pack and your sound board, UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors help you create just the right mix for your ears and let you enjoy best-in-class sound, fit, and comfort while reducing ambient noise 26 to 28 decibels. The UE 4 Pro monitors are also available with the optional ambient feature to allow for stage bleed while controlling the isolation effect.

But Ultimate Ears are much more than just a way to hear yourself as you perform. Adding to the award-winning custom product line by Ultimate Ears, the UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors feature a proprietary dual-armature, patented dual-bore design with passive crossover. Unlike wedge monitors, you can get reference-quality, evenly balanced frequency response piped directly into your ears – without breaking your budget.

“I couldn't think of a better way to invest $399,” said Andy Ebert, professional sound engineer. “The UE 4 Pro monitors are custom molded, sound amazing and reduce ambient noise. With this model, Ultimate Ears has continued their tradition of developing impeccable personal monitors for live and studio musicians. Plus, Ultimate Ears delivers sound, comfort, reliability and customer service no other company can compete with.”

The newest in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears are also highly durable. Built to withstand the wear and tear from performing on stage and moving your gear from gig to gig, the UE 4 Pro monitors are constructed from rugged, high-quality materials. Plus, each new pair of the new custom monitors comes with a protective carrying case that is personalized with your name.

Pricing and Availability
The UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors are available worldwide for a suggested retail price of $399 (U.S). (The price of the UE 4 Pro Custom Monitors does not include the initial cost to have a qualified audiologist create your ear impressions.) The optional ambient feature can be added to your custom monitors for an additional $50 (U.S.). For more information or to find an audiologist near you, visit www.ultimateears.com.

About Ultimate Ears
Ultimate Ears makes listening devices that let people enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard. A product unit of Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), Ultimate Ears is the leading supplier of custom in-ear monitors for professional musicians and an emerging provider of premium earphones and headsets for the consumer market.

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