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Mad Catz Announces the New Tritton ARK Series Gaming Headsets

July 11, 2016 12:32 pm

SAN DIEGO, June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ), a global provider of innovative entertainment products, today announced initial details of its new additions to the Tritton audio range: the ARK series.

The new ARK series headsets represent the culmination of extensive research and development by the design team behind the award-winning Tritton gaming headset line. Headsets in the ARK series are designed to provide maximum comfort and exceptional audio quality, along with full customization for optimum performance. The ARK series is built on three key innovations:

Audionomics – The ARK series features a unique, dynamic mono-curve design that unifies audio fidelity and ergonomics to achieve the ultimate experience in sound and comfort;

R:Drive – In a world first for gaming headsets, ARK series headsets feature multiple frequency-specific speakers in each earcup (just like hi-fi speakers, where each driver handles specific frequency ranges), delivering a powerful, compromise-free immersive sound experience; and

Kameleon – Motion-dynamic RGB backlighting, which allows users to customize the illumination of each ARK headset with ease.

These innovations are the hallmark of the new ARK series range of headsets, starting with the ARK 100 Wired Stereo headset, which will be available in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions at launch. A PC version of the ARK 100 also will be available as a wired, 7.1 Surround Sound headset, reaffirming Tritton’s long-standing commitment to PC gaming audio.

The range will also include the ARK 300 Wireless 7.1 Headset, available in Xbox One and PS4 versions. A wireless DTS Headphone:X surround sound headset utilizing full 7.1 uncompressed audio via an HDMI pass-through base station, the ARK 300 comes equipped with a patent-pending Audionomics dial that adjusts the clamping force and acoustic pressure of the headset, allowing for truly personalized comfort and overall audio fidelity.

“Tritton has a long-standing reputation for quality, innovative gaming audio products,” said Andrew Young, Chief Technology Officer at Mad Catz. “Extensive anthropometric studies and intensive engineering collaboration allows us to bring innovative features and a new level of performance benefits to the gaming consumer. The Audionomics and R:Drive features provide gamers with superior audio performance and comfort, while Kameleon elevates the trend of customization and lighting in gaming peripherals in a way that is fun and engaging.”

“In designing this new series of headsets, our team was challenged with developing a range of products that surpassed anything our competition have produced and even our own prior endeavors. With the ARK series, the team has shown it is up to the challenge and has demonstrated clearly that true consumer-focused design and true innovation are still alive in gaming audio.”

Mad Catz expects that the new ARK series headsets will be shipping in time for the 2016 holiday season.

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