ASTRO Gaming to Launch the A40 Audio System in mid-November, 2007

San Francisco, CA -- August 20, 2007–The much anticipated A40 Audio System from ASTRO Gaming drops into the hands of the eagerly awaiting public in mid-November. Meticulously designed and engineered at ASTRO’s headquarters in San Francisco, the A40 Audio System combines a custom-built audiophile headset with a powerful audio mixer/amp that incorporates the latest Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone technologies. Complete systems retail for $249 and preorder deposits are now being accepted online at www.astrogaming.com

The A40 Headset unites iconic industrial design with audiophile components and hardcore gaming functionality. A removable noise-canceling boom mic provides crystal-clear voice communication, and the boom swaps to either the right or left side. State-of-the-art 41mm drivers boast an incredibly accurate range of high, medium, and low frequencies. The A40 Headset is compatible with both consoles or PCs– and any analog audio source. Standalone pricing for the A40 Headset will be $199.

The A40 Mixer/Amp provides the brains behind the A40 Audio System - combining Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone processing with a powerful amplifier and patent-pending mixing circuit. With a full array of inputs, the A40 Mixer/Amp works with any analog or digital signal to deliver Dolby Headphone surround sound, and combines game sound with voice communication such as Xbox Live. Standalone pricing for the A40 Mixer will be $99.

Initially conceived as a solution for quality team-chat solutions for professional team-based gaming tournaments, the A40 Audio System sets a new standard for private team communication. Through the patent-pending daisy chain connection, any number of A40 Mixer/Amps can be combined together to create a high quality, lag-free voice channel– the perfect solution for live multi-player team games.

At home, the A40 Audio System provides both PC and console gamers with enhanced functionality. Console gamers can now combine high quality voice-communication with game audio in one headset. PC gamers can connect the A40 Mixer/Amp directly to their PC’s digital output– providing them with the highest quality Dolby Digital processing without a complex soundcard upgrade. The A40 Mixer/Amp even has an additional audio input for a separate music player– enabling gamers to mix their own soundtrack to their games.

With over twelve months of heavy field-testing by professional gamers at dozens of tournaments and LAN parties around the country, we are certain that the A40 Audio System meets and exceeds even the most demanding gamer’s needs.

See -- and hear -- for yourself what all the noise is about at the Penny Arcade Expo during August 24 through 26. Visit us in the ASTRO Gaming booth (#538) on the Expo floor at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

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ASTRO Gaming LLC, San Francisco CA, produces professional video gaming equipment and is a spin-off of design powerhouse, ASTRO Studios, Inc.

For information: http://www.astrogaming.com or http://www.astrostudios.com.

For human contact: Josh LaTendresse -- josh@astrogaming.com or Jordan Reiss -- jordan@astrogaming.com.

Phone: 415-487-6787 or 1.888.astro77

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