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SOUND & VISION, July 2012 – Streaming in Style

Simple, modern, elegant—the PS1 from Cue Acoustics is definitely not your father's speaker. Think of it as a forward-looking system for discriminating listeners who crave a simple setup that's free of wires, hulking speakers, and an ugly stack of components. Promising big sound and a vivid soundstage, the PS1 system is extremely compact and provides everything you need to pump up the volume. Spec hounds will be impressed by the rated frequency response of 27Hz - 22 KHz and amplifier distortion that's less than a tenth of a percent. Download a PDF


Fast Company – The Top 10 Most Innovative Consumer Electronics Companies

For reviving made-in-America audio technology. This maker of simple, easy-to-use, and great sounding audio components follows in the Massachusetts tradition of such firms as Bose and Tivoli Audio. "No one was carrying this torch," says Sam Millen, founder and industrial designer. The company builds its products in Somerville, Massachusetts, sourcing parts domestically. Last year, it added wireless speakers to its tabletop radio products, all of which harken back to the golden age of audio entertainment but with a decidedly modern spin. Read the entire article


The Boston Globe – Made in Somerville (Michael Fitzgerald)

Millen wants to make Cue the latest in a long line of great sound companies to come out of the Boston area. Cue is made in the United States and sounds better than many of its rivals.

These speakers (PS1s) are wireless, but Cue says they outperform bigger standard models, a technological advance likely to impress high-end audiophiles tired of running speaker wire. They can connect to and play sound from smartphones, computers, and televisions. Read More


Boston Herald– Making music right on Cue (Jessica Van Sack)

Each Cue-manufactured product is made by hand, carefully assembled by one person who ushers each module through painstaking testing, a process that Millen calls “the secret sauce” that separates its products from competitors. 
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Boston Herald– Radio designer readies crisp, clear high-end speakers (Jessica Van Sack)

Audiophiles should eagerly await the release of Cue Acoustics' PS1 speaker system... Without the aid of a separate subwoofer, without wires and without an external amplifier or receiver, you could hear the lowest of the low-frequency octaves with sumptuous clarity. 
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Detroit Free Press – Cut the cord to send music wirelessly to home speakers (Mark W. Smith)

...incredibly beautiful and almost completely wireless. The only cord here is the power cord. The PS1 connects using DLNA, so music can be streamed to them from any device that supports that standard, such as an Android smartphone or tablet.

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The Wall Street Journal – 2012 A Wireless Hi-fi Odyssey (Michael Hsu)

The Cue Acoustics PS1s are among the sleekest looking yet serious sounding speakers out there. Their integrated stands, which elevate the cabinets a few inches, serve two purposes: to lighten the look considerably (the speakers appear suspended in air) and to create space for the down-firing subwoofers to pump out the lows. Cue Acoustics make getting the speakers onto your wireless network—an often inelegant process—quick and foolproof: Plug a USB dongle into your Wi-Fi-connected computer, and enter your network password. Software takes care of the rest.  Read More


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The New York Times – The Cue r1 Alarm Clock Is a Time Machine (Roy Furchgott)

...the Cue is thoroughly modern... you can have its 3-inch screen display what is playing on your iPod, which is useful if you are using a small-screen Nano. Setup is easy, even without using the owner's manual. You dial through menus to set anything from the brightness of the screen, to equalization settings for your music, to your preferred wake-up time. Read More


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Bloomberg Businessweek – Gift Ideas for Every Gadget-Head on Your List (Rich Jaroslovsky)

(The Perfect Gift for) The Audiophile: Cue Acoustics' Model R1 tabletop radio ($399) packs a lot of volume and beautiful sound into a handsome, compact box that also includes an integrated iPhone/iPod dock. If you can spend a little more, Cue's $99 S1 satellite speaker provides extra stereo separation. It's remarkably good — and even more remarkable, it's hand-built in Massachusetts. Read More