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[December 05, 2012]

Hear Holiday Music the Way it was Meant to Sound with Audio Xciter™ App

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Listening to Christmas music on your mobile device just got better. Hear Bing Crosby and Eartha Kitt the way they were meant to sound with the Audio Xciter™ app - free to demo and now only 99¢ for unlimited play. Aphex, a leader in audio enhancement technology for more than 35 years, today released Audio Xciter app for Android (News - Alert) devices (previously only available for iOS). Audio Xciter is the only music player app that dynamically improves the sonic quality of music, audio books and podcasts on mobile devices through its patented Aphex DSP.

Since 1975, legendary musicians from Paul McCartney to Led Zeppelin as well as today's top artists including Flo Rida, Bruno Mrs and Rihanna have relied on the technology behind Audio Xciter for audio mastering. This technology now allows music lovers to experience the detail and richness of an artist's original sound created in-studio on their mobile devices.

The patented Aphex technology behind Audio Xciter restores missing harmonics to music and voice. Unlike EQ apps, which typically add gain and distortion, Audio Xciter is gain-neutral, resulting in increased brightness, clarity, spaciousness and presence.

"In this era of HD video and 4G download speeds, I'm amazed that smart phones and tablets still deliver compressed audio that sounds flat and boring. The quality of music downloads and streams have not improved in more than a decade. Consumers have been fooled into buying music that's only good enough, not great," said David Wiener, CEO of Aphex and founder of DWV Entertainment, Aphex's parent company. "Audio Xciter turns compressed audio into a new listening experience by exposing the 'quality gap' - now vocals are clear and airy, the bass hits harder and you'll hear instruments and voices appear that were previously buried in the mix."

A free demo of Audio Xciter is available through iTunes for iOS and Google (News - Alert) Play and Amazon for Android devices. An upgrade provides unlimited use (only 99¢ through the end of the year, $2.99 thereafter) and the professional-grade Audio Xciter Studio ($4.99, regularly $7.99) allows users to fine-tune the Xciter DSP settings for a truly custom experience.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Audio Xciter goes to Respect the Music, Aphex's nonprofit foundation supporting musical education in schools.

Additional information including demo videos and screenshots are available at

About Aphex

Founded in 1975, Aphex is an innovator of audio enhancement technology, and a leading manufacturer of high-quality dynamics and signal processing products for the professional audio, broadcast, fixed installation, musical instrument, touring-sound and home-recording markets. Aphex is omnipresent at major live broadcast events where sound control is crucial - the Oscars, Grammy's, and CMA's, to name a few. Aphex is a DWV Entertainment company. For more information, visit

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