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Naxos of America and Emotiva Audio Corporation Launch a New Partnership with Instant Audiophile Sweepstakes

September 30, 2010

$4000 in High-End Audio Equipment and Music to be Given Away in Instant Audiophile Sweepstakes

Naxos of America, the number one independent classical music distributor in the U.S., and direct-to-consumer high-end audio equipment company Emotiva, have partnered to bring classical music recordings and performing arts DVD and Blu-ray to audiophiles and music collectors. The two companies, both based in Franklin, TN, will collaborate going forward by offering free music samplers of tracks from Naxos recordings and those of its distributed labels to all Emotiva customers.

Emotiva, Naxos of America, and the Naxos online retailer ClassicsOnline are celebrating this new venture of quality recordings and superb sound by announcing the Instant Audiophile Sweepstakes. Contestants only have to enter once for a chance to win one of three prizes valued at $500 including the ERC-1 Reference CD Player and a selection of hand-picked music CDs. One winner will be drawn on each of the following dates: October 5, November 5, and December 5, 2010. One Instant Audiophile Sweepstakes. grand prize winner will be drawn on January 5, 2011. The grand prize winner will receive a 2-channel home audio entertainment system and $500 worth of music CDs (total prize valued at over $2,300). Instant Audiophile Sweepstakes rules and entry form can be found at This promotion is open to music-lovers worldwide.

Naxos’ Director of Operations, Jonathan Eby, commented, “Naxos is both proud and excited to partner with such a pioneering company as Emotiva. Both companies have a track record of innovation, excellence and value—this partnership is a natural fit, and one that will benefit customers of both Naxos and Emotiva alike.”

Dan Laufman, President of Emotiva, noted, “Both Emotiva and Naxos share similar business philosophies and place a real emphasis on innovation, value, and customer service. We’re both focused on connecting our clients to the most important part of our respective businesses: the music and the performance.”

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotions, Naxos of America distributes nearly 20,000 SKUs to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 25,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and more than 100 distributed labels.

ClassicsOnline is rapidly establishing itself as the one-stop destination for classical music exploration and consumption. ClassicsOnline recently announced that music enthusiasts and audiophiles worldwide can now download from the universe’s largest classical music catalog (over 35,000 DRM-free albums) at 320 kbps compression. This high bitrate makes ClassicsOnline’s digital files indistinguishable from CDs for most listeners. ClassicsOnline also offers physical CD distribution, making many of its 35,000 recordings available for consumer-direct shipping. In September 2010, ClassicsOnline debuted a streaming subscription service, allowing customers to stream unlimited FM quality music for a great price.

Emotiva Audio Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high performance audio and video products that offer unprecedented value and quality. The company invests heavily in engineering and product development. This is reflected in every amplifier, pre-amplifier, AV processor, media , and loudspeaker system bearing the company’s name, assuring their clients an entertainment experience on a par with systems costing many times more. By selling direct to consumers, unnecessary retail mark ups are kept to a minimum, as are prices. Outstanding performance and impeccable customer service have helped build a strong, dedicated following among the most demanding music and movie lovers.


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