January 12, 2007
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MACWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2007 – Chestnut Hill Sound Inc., the manufacturer of the GEORGE digital audio system for the iPod, was honored with a Best of Show Award from the editors of Macworld during the Macworld Expo & Conference. GEORGE was the only product in the iPod audio system market honored with an award at the 2007 Expo.

The Macworld Best of Show Awards is presented each year at the Macworld Conference & Expo to the best products making their debut at the annual trade show. Macworld editors roam the Macworld Expo show floor, searching for the best hardware and software debuting at the annual Mac trade event. From a crowded field, the editors selected 11 products, unveiling Best of Show winners at a special presentation.

"We've found a way to share the very best products on display at Macworld Expo with Expo attendees," said Jason Snell, VP/Editorial Director of Macworld. "Our Featured Presentation allowed us to honor the Best of Show winners in public, demonstrating why our editors picked them as the best the Mac world has to offer."

The Macworld Video Podcast Video Podcast #5 features profiles of the winners and some highlights of the presentation, hosted by Editorial Director Jason Snell and News Director Jim Dalrymple.

“We are delighted to have our first product, GEORGE honored as Best of Show by the editors of Macworld,” said Steve Krampf, CEO of Chestnut Hill Sound. “The iPod has completely changed how you listen to music and GEORGE represents a better way to experience your iPod at home by giving you full control over your music from your place of comfort. CHS is committed to creating digital sound innovations that define next-generation home audio.”

GEORGE extends the famed iPod navigation with the industry’s only wireless remote that fully controls iPod functions. GEORGE includes a high quality AM/FM radio that features the market's only patent pending BANDLESS™ tuner and a multi-alarm clock system. GEORGE offers consumers the first digital audio system architected for field upgrades for future digital audio sources.

Chestnut Hill Sound developed GEORGE specifically to work with the iPod and it has been certified to meet Apple performance standards. GEORGE is available for purchase online at and available later this year at select retail stores for $549 and $599 MSRP with a remote charging stand.

About Mac Publishing, LLC:
Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world’s leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month Macworld, winner of the Folio 2005 and 2006 Gold Eddie award for best consumer technology/computing magazine and WPA’s 2006 Maggie award for best computer/consumer magazine, reaches 1.2 million Macintosh professionals and enthusiasts while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of over 3.5 million unique visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include:,, and

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About Chestnut Hill Sound
Based in Newton Massachusetts, Chestnut Hill Sound is defining digital audio for the home by providing breakthrough solutions for a new generation of listeners. The company has created the world’s first central platform for the playback of digital audio content. Its flagship product GEORGE is the only digital audio system that enables users to easily access, fully control and conveniently listen to their iPod music collections.

CHS was founded by audio and technology pioneers seasoned in developing and producing professional and consumer digital audio systems, computer software and building and managing early-stage technology companies. For more details visit:

For More Information:

Faith Goldshore
Chestnut Hill Sound
Phone: (617) 618-1800 x 210
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