Press Release



QSound's QSurround 5.1 Technology Featured in
Apogee's DDX-8001 Controller



QSurround Provides Affordable Superior Audio to OEMs via Apogee’s



CALGARY, CANADA - November 20, 2003: QSound Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSND), a prominent supplier of audio software solutions, today announced that Apogee Technology, Inc. (AMEX: ATA), a leading provider of digital audio amplification solutions, has incorporated QSound’s QSurround™ 5.1 as a pre-set feature in their new DDX-8001 amplifier controller. OEMs can simply pre-select this setting with Apogee’s new Automode™ programmability feature and affordably add rich, high quality multi-channel audio features to their compact home theater systems, powered speakers or automotive multimedia systems. A pure digital controller, the DDX-8001 also offers QSound access to new opportunities outside of traditional MPEG decoder relationships.

“After researching a number of technologies for multi-channel reproduction, we chose QSound's QSurround 5.1 for our new DDX 8001 release,” said John Gitelman, Director of Marketing and Product Development, “QSound presents an audibly superior sound quality, regardless of the source, and is able to deliver a natural sounding 5.1 channel experience.”

“Apogee’s new digital DDX 8001 controller is a perfect venue for QSound’s multi-channel surround technology,” said David Gallagher, President and CEO, QSound Labs. “This new product will not only open new markets for us, it will give manufacturers the opportunity to inexpensively add high-quality multi-channel audio features previously found only in high-end offerings.”

At the heart of the QSurround 5.1 technology is QSound's Multi-channel Surround Synthesis technology (QMSS), a stereo or mono to surround synthesis algorithm that creates stunning surround effects with distinctly different outputs for 4 and 5.1 full-range speakers, including a discrete subwoofer channel.

About Apogee Technology, Inc.
Apogee Technology, Inc., designs, develops and markets integrated circuits that incorporate the company’s patented Direct Digital Amplification (DDX®) technology. This all-digital, high efficiency audio amplifier technology has significant commercial benefits including enhanced sound quality, expanded functionality, reduced product size and lower manufacturing costs compared to traditional analog amplifier solutions. The company markets and sells its DDX ICs to leading digital consumer electronic corporations worldwide. For more information please visit our web site at:


About QSound Labs, Inc.
Since its inception in 1988, QSound Labs, Inc. has evolved into one of the world's leading audio technology companies and an e-commerce solution provider. The Company has developed proprietary audio solutions that include virtual surround sound, positional audio and stereo enhancement for the consumer electronics, PC/multimedia, Internet and healthcare markets. The Company's cutting-edge audio technologies create rich 3D audio environments allowing consumers to enjoy stereo surround sound from two, four or 5.1 speaker systems. To hear 3D audio demos and learn more about QSound, visit our web site at

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 concerning, among other things, introduction of new Apogee products that offer QSound technology. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, which could cause actual results, performance or achievements of QSound, or industry results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with OEM acceptance of QSound technology offered in Apogee products, dependence on intellectual property, rapid technological change, competition, general economic and business conditions, and other risks detailed from time to time in QSound's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, projections and opinions of QSound's management, and QSound undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to such forward-looking statements which may be made, for example to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.





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