Archive for September, 2010

Triton™ Two Tower Loudspeaker

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Press Contact: Sandy Gross

410-998-9134                                              sandy@goldenear.com

Triton Two Tower Loudspeaker

The Triton Two Tower is a high-performance loudspeaker with a built-in powered subwoofer. It is designed for superb performance in both high quality two channel stereo systems as well as in multi-channel home theater and music systems. Their sleek, elegantly curved and tapered design is important from both a styling as well as a performance perspective. The gorgeous piano black finish and compelling cutting-edge styling speaks for itself. However, additionally, the very narrow front baffle contributes significantly to Triton’s exceptional 3D imaging capability, which is especially important when used in 3D home theaters.

The built-in powered subwoofer section incorporates a GoldenEar designed 1200 watt DSP controlled digital amp to drive two front-mounted quadratic 5”x9” long-throw subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to two side-mounted quadratic 7”x10” planar infrasonic radiators. The amp has a PLD (Programmable Logic Device)  based state machine with a 278nS update time to manage a myriad of functions including soft-clipping, DC offset  control, output-stage anti-saturation protection and discrete multi-band limiting. Intrinsic THD is extremely low so very little negative feedback is required thus ensuring optimum transient performance.

There are two 4.5” GoldenEar-designed cast-basket high-definition bass/midrange drivers which are arrayed in a D’Appolito configuration around the tweeter. The drivers incorporate a unique Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP) as well as a proprietary computer optimized cone topology that helps them to achieve smooth linear response extending beyond 20 kHz. Even though they are crossed over at 3.5 kHz, the extended bandwidth and smooth resonant-free response well beyond their crossover point helps them to achieve near ideal performance in the range in which they are utilized.

The high frequency driver is a proprietary High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) design. The tweeter diaphragm is a high temperature film, which is folded like an accordion and positioned within an intense neodymium magnetic field. Unlike more conventional dome or ribbon tweeters which push the air, the HVFR develops higher pressure and velocity by squeezing the air out between the pleats of the diaphragm. The result is better impedance matching to the air in the room with greater control, smoother more extended response and dramatically improved dynamic range.

Dimensions:                      48” tall x 5.25” wide (at the front), 7.5” wide (at the back) x 15” deep (cabinet)

Rec. amplifier power:      20-500 watts per channel

Frequency response:       16 Hz – 35 kHz.

Retail price (USD):           $1,249.99/ea.

GoldenEar Theater:          Matching center channel speaker SuperSat 50 C

Matching rear/side surround speakers SuperSat 3

Copyright © 2010 GoldenEar Technology.  All rights reserved.  Reproduction in whole or in part without our express permission is prohibited.

GoldenEar Technology Debuts First Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Press Contact: Sandy Gross

410-998-9134 

sandy@goldenear.com

GoldenEar Technology Debuts First Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2010

CEDIA Expo 2010 in Atlanta will mark the official debut for GoldenEar Technology and will also be the venue for the first showing of its inaugural product offerings. GoldenEar will be showing at CEDIA in Sound Room 15 (SR15).

GoldenEar is the new speaker company started by Sandy Gross, one of the founders of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, and Don Givogue, also a co-founder of Definitive.  GoldenEar is focused on creating innovative loudspeakers embodying ultra-high-performance, elegant styling and extraordinary value tailor-made for sale by high-quality specialty retailers.

The line portfolio consists of five basic speakers that can be combined into three systems. The five models are the Triton™ Two Tower ($1249 ea.), SuperSat™ 50 ($499 ea.), SuperSat 3 ($249 ea.), ForceField™ 3 Subwoofer ($499 ea.) and ForceField 4 Subwoofer ($699 ea.). The three systems are the TritonCinema Two ($3499), SuperCinema™ 50 ($2699) and SuperCinema 3 ($1749). All the speakers and systems are engineered from the ground up by GoldenEar to deliver equally superb performance with both music and movies as sources. (more…)

PHC to Unveil DSP Programmable Amp at CEDIA

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (September 08, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema (PHC) will unveil the production models of its new PMA-Series Programmable Modular Amplifiers at CEDIA EXPO, redefining the roll of the power amplifier in high performance audio systems.

Each PMA amplifier utilizes a four-channel mainframe driven by a proprietary dealer programmable DSP engine. The DSP front end includes digital crossover filters for all PHC loudspeaker models and easy to use system set-up and calibration abilities. Energy efficient Class-D amplification is provided via ICEpower®, supplying up to 4000 watts in a single 2-RU chassis weighing a mere 20 pounds.

The PMA-Series are the first products to introduce ultra-high resolution wide-band FIR (Finite Impulse Response) digital equalization to loudspeaker processing for the home environment. This cutting edge technology results in final loudspeaker acoustic response an order of magnitude beyond that currently achievable through conventional passive or active methods.

As easy to operate as to install, each PMA amplifier is programmed via a custom Windows® Utility and GUI, providing a user-friendly interface to the installer. System programming and calibration is performed via a series of intuitive drop down menus offering correction for speaker placement behind screens and fabrics, placement near multiple room boundaries, and individual channel gain. An LCD display mounted in the front panel provides real time feedback for each channel during system setup; including power module identification, DSP programming, and EQ and gain settings. Signal present, and clip indicators are provided on the rear panel. A diagnostic noise generator and looping outputs are also included.

PHC’s uncompromising approach to product engineering has produced a full range of loudspeaker systems capable of reproducing commercial cinema output levels with unrestricted dynamics, and a sophisticated line of DSP driven amplifiers boasting the power levels needed to provide true-to-life performance for music and film. The result is dynamic and articulate sound that simply cannot be achieved with conventional consumer audio systems.

The PMA-Series will begin shipping in quantity in the first quarter of 2011.
Visit PHC at CEDIA Expo / Sound Room #16.

All rights reserved. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. ICEpower is a registered trademark of Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s. All brands and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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ABOUT PHC / PRO Audio Technology
PHC / PRO was founded upon a simple principle: to combine the preeminent engineering technology from consumer and professional audio fields to produce the most accurate, robust and aurally-exciting audio products available for installed residential systems.

For further information please visit www.professionalhomecinema.com and www.proaudiotechnology.com.

High Resolution Images are available at the website: select product / gallery.

PHC / PRO Audio Technology
Company Contact: Larry Reagan, Vice President / Sales & Marketing
800-272-6085 / Ext. 1 • email: larry@professionalhomecinema.com

Media Contact: Roberta Lewis, Roberta Lewis & Assoc. Public Relations • 713-665-8758 • email: rlewis@robertalewis.com

Procella Audio and Epic Home Cinema to Build THX Certified Screening Room on CEDIA Expo Floor

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Procella Audio, Epic Home Cinema and THX Combine Forces to Present the First Ever Full-blown THX Certified Screening Room on a Tradeshow Floor

- THX® Certified Screening Room* is located at the Procella Audio booth 4172 on the CEDIA Expo floor

- Designed and constructed to THX specifications by Epic Home Cinema

- Procella’s flagship THX Approved speaker system makes its CEDIA debut in the THX Certified Screening Room

- Epic Home Cinema to showcase their unique advanced acoustical and aesthetic design and build services

- Room features THX Certified and THX Approved products from Runco, Integra, QSC Audio, Meridian and Stewart Filmscreen

Venice, Calif. and Atlanta, Georgia – September 8, 2010 – Procella Audio, manufacturer of high-performance high-output speaker systems for home and professional cinema and music applications, announced today that the Procella Audio booth at the upcoming CEDIA Expo will feature a THX Certified Screening Room* designed and constructed by Epic Home Cinema. Exclusive presentations for attending media are scheduled for 10 AM and 2 PM on Thursday, September 23.

The THX Certified Screening Room, showcasing Procella Audio’s flagship speaker system, is  designed to the same exacting standards as professional facilities. Initial construction began offsite by Epic Home Cinema of Marietta, Georgia. Before the show, the room will be dismantled, moved to the CEDIA Expo floor, and rebuilt by the Epic team. Once complete, the room will be tested by THX to earn the highly coveted THX certification for residential Screening Rooms.

In order to earn THX certification, residential screening rooms must closely mirror the acoustic performance of a full-blown commercial theater or professional studio. The room itself must meet THX standards for room design and construction, including room dimensions, acoustical environment, sound isolation and viewer sight lines. Additionally, all audio and video components must have either THX Approval or THX certification, and the completed room must pass a final evaluation. THX participates in the entire process, from initial design through the  construction phase, and ultimately verifies system performance through a battery of measurements performed onsite by THX engineers.

All audio and video components used in the CEDIA Expo room are either THX Certified for home use or THX Approved for professional studios and cinemas. In addition to Procella, the room will feature products from Stewart Filmscreen, Runco, QSC Audio Products, Meridian and Integra.

The Procella models used in the theater include three active P815s for screen channels, six passive P8 speakers for the surround channels, and two P18 active subwoofers in the baffle wall. Three additional P10 active subwoofers are located in the side and back walls and used as balancing subwoofers. The P815, P8 and P18 have all earned THX Approval for integration into professional facilities, including THX Approved Screening rooms and pm3 rooms (Professional Multichannel Mixing and Monitoring).

“As a manufacturer introducing loudspeakers to the CEDIA audience at Expo, a THX Certified screening room is a dream environment,” said Procella director Chuck Back.  Demonstrating speakers at a trade show, whether in a booth, a so-called sound room or a hotel suite, invariably results in frustration due to poor acoustics and high ambient sound levels. Having a properly designed and built room means that attendees and potential customers will be able to accurately evaluate and fully appreciate the performance of Procella speakers. Having previously worked with Epic Home Cinema and THX, I can say their quality of work is unsurpassed.”

”THX Certification ensures that a screening room reproduces exactly what the director intended. Since we have built a THX-certified home theater, we know the amount of time and effort it takes to accomplish this.  With the stringent standards and specifications of THX, every aspect of a screening room is inspected and evaluated.  Starting with the components, which is exemplified by the incredible performance of Procella Audio and finishing with the optimized acoustical room design, build and calibration, the director’s vision is brought to life.  Many home theater companies may promise a high end theater, but THX Certification is the only way to be sure that the final product meets the quality initially promised to the homeowner. The chance to produce this at the CEDIA Expo, and the opportunity to share this with all the attendees is quite an honor,” stated Epic Home Cinema’s Greg Dawkins.

”We applaud Epic Home Cinema and Procella Audio for taking on the challenge of designing a THX Certified Screening Room at CEDIA Expo,” said Andrew Poulain, of the THX Studio and Cinema team. “Meeting the THX standards for acoustic performance and sound isolation is next to impossible on a tradeshow floor. The result of this collaboration is testament to the design talent of Epic and the performance capabilities of Procella Audio and all of the other THX partners involved.”

Editors and writers unable to attend the media presentations are encouraged to contact Procella to set up private appointments during show hours.

*THX certification pending final testing by THX.

About Epic Home Cinema

Based in Metro Atlanta, but drawing its home cinema clients from the length and breadth of the United States and the world, Epic Home Cinema is guided by a firm belief that all superior home theaters begin with the room itself. Word of mouth about this “little home theater company that gets big results” has crisscrossed the country, propelling Epic along a steady growth path for the past fifteen years. Our mission is to deliver a high-end cinema solution to discriminating home theater enthusiasts around the world who demand superior audio and video performance coupled with breathtaking design.  Please visit www.epichomecinema.com.

About Procella Audio

Distributed globally, with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney and Stockholm, Procella Audio was launched in 2006 by two former Directors of DTS Europe, who created the first Procella speaker system for a 32 seat preview theater at the DTS Europe headquarters outside London. Procella loudspeakers deliver a powerful and dynamic cinema audio experience for the world’s finest home theaters, professional studios and screening rooms. For more information, please visit www.procella-audio.com.

About THX Ltd.

Founded by George Lucas and recognized by audiences around the globe, THX is synonymous with the design and certification of world-class cinemas, premium audio systems, HDTVs, and blockbuster movies and games. Products featuring THX defy convention and define quality in their class, whether in the cinema, home or on the road. For more information, visit www.thx.com. Become a THX Facebook Fan and get THX Tech Tips, Fan Videos and more. Go to Facebook and search “THX Ltd.”

THX and the THX Logo are trademarks of THX Ltd., which are registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.

CEDIA 2010 MEDIA ALERT: Pakedge to Feature New, Patented Wireless Connectivity Solutions and Other Innovative Products at CEDIA 2010

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

At CEDIA 2010, Pakedge will be featuring a host of useful new products designed to make the lives of custom-installation, systems integration and security system professionals easier.

Pakedge has just been awarded the industry’s first-ever patent for an in-ceiling wireless access point design. The new WAP-C3G and WAP-C3N in-ceiling wireless access points are the first products to include this innovation, providing increased wireless range and reliability along with expanded installation and connectivity options.

The new WAP-W5N and CTL-W5N access point/system controllers finally solve the roaming issue that can cause problems with all touchpanels. No other company offers this type of high-power, virtual cell, a/b/g/n wireless connectivity solution.

The WAP-W3G and WAP-W3N wireless access points provide a host of benefits, including high data throughput, flexible mounting options, VLAN capability, multiple SSID support and more.

Pakedge will be exhibiting a wide variety of gigabit Ethernet switches and Power-over- Ethernet switches with up to 24-port capacity for each, and versatile features specifically designed to meet the needs of custom home theater, multiroom audio/video, home networking, security and other critical applications.

WHERE: Booth 4345, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

WHEN: Please visit during show hours: Thursday, September 23 – Sunday, September 26, 2010. You may also schedule an appointment to visit the room.

WHO: Victor Pak, president and CEO of Pakedge, Dusan Jankov, executive vice president and other key people will be on hand to give you the news about the innovative Pakedge solutions on exhibit.

CONTACT: Frank Doris / Public Relations
631.645.5668
frankdoris@optonline.net

At the show, Pakedge will be offering a special dealer promotion – buy any access point, switch or router and receive a free SW5-GW 5-port gigabit Ethernet switch.
Pakedge is also offering product training on Friday 9/24 at 2:00 pm in Room A308A.

GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer Makes Volume Levels Consistent Using Dolby Volume Technology

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer is now shipping. This device solves one of the most common complaints heard from consumers when watching television: a noticeable rise in volume levels during commercials. This solution eliminates that problem, keeping the volume the same throughout TV programs and commercials. It will also level the volume on different CDs and audio mixes. Everything is heard at a consistent level, improving the listening experience.

The GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer uses Dolby Volume technology that works with most audio/video and multimedia systems. A full-range audio experience is sustained, with low frequencies boosted and high frequencies adjusted to optimal levels the user sets.

Three inputs/outputs are provided for both analog (L/R) and digital (optical; coax) audio devices. All three inputs are switchable and live; users select which audio source will be adjusted. There is also a bypass feature allowing audio to pass through without adjustment.

The Auto Volume Stabilizer installs easily, and sits between the audio/video source and the A/V receiver or HDTV display. Users select their connected source, set the volume, and the Auto Volume Stabilizer maintains consistency throughout the experience.

When not in use, the Auto Volume Stabilizer moves to standby mode, which makes it a “green” product.

PHC REBRANDS AS PRO – Pro Audio Technology

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (September 1, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema (PHC) has announced a change in product branding to Pro Audio Technology. Widely recognized as a premium provider of advanced DSP-driven loudspeaker and amplifier systems for high performance home cinema installations, Professional Home Cinema is applying its professional based engineering expertise to a broader range of residential audio installation applications.

Larry Reagan, vice president of PRO says, “The Pro Audio Technology name conveys a more powerful message to the market—that we’re committed to bringing professional technologies and performance standards not only to the theater, but to distributed audio and other installation applications as well. The stronger, more encompassing name will support our sales reps, international distributors, and dealers as they present PRO products to their customers.”

The company’s unique approach to product engineering has produced a full range of systems boasting commercial cinema output levels, unrestricted dynamics, and amplifier power levels capable of providing true-to-life performance. Pro Audio Technology employs sophisticated digital signal processing to achieve high level frequency response shaping, steep 8th-order crossover slopes, time alignment, and advanced boundary effect correction.

All Pro Audio Technology speakers use high-sensitivity horn loaded compression drivers and professional grade woofers. Amplifiers employ high powered class-D technology to bi-amp (or even quad-amp) each loudspeaker with system power ranging from 2500 to as much as 25,000 watts. The result is dynamic and articulate sound that simply cannot be achieved with conventional consumer loudspeakers and amplifiers.

“The brand name Pro Audio Technology accurately reflects the company’s pledge to deliver professional standards in the areas of product performance, reliability, and ease of installation and operation to all aspects of the home environment” said Paul Hales, President of Professional Home Cinema.

A new PRO logo, website (www.proaudiotechnology.com) and online support materials will feature the new name. The old website will redirect to the new one as soon as it is up and running.
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ABOUT PHC / PRO Audio Technology
PHC / PRO was founded upon a simple principle: to combine the preeminent engineering technology from consumer and professional audio fields to produce the most accurate, robust and aurally-exciting audio products available for installed residential systems.

For further information please visit www.professionalhomecinema.com and www.proaudiotechnology.com.

High Resolution Images are available at the website: select product / gallery.

PHC / PRO Audio Technology
Company Contact:
Larry Reagan,
Vice President / Sales & Marketing
800-272-6085 / Ext. 1 • email: larry@professionalhomecinema.com

Media Contact:
Roberta Lewis, Roberta Lewis & Assoc. Public Relations
713-665-8758 • email: rlewis@robertalewis.com

SENSIO(R) Teams With Trident Microsystems to Offer Premium-Quality 3D Viewing Experience in the Home

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

MONTREAL — Aug. 26, 2010 — SENSIO(R) Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) today announced a new collaboration with Trident Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), a leading provider of 3D-capable set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions. Trident’s system-on-chip (SoC) and discrete semiconductor solutions target the digital home entertainment environment, and the company will be integrating SENSIO(R) 3D technology into its products to reflect industry demand for a high-end 3D viewing experience in the home. First among the Trident products to feature SENSIO technology is the TV550 3D TV SoC, which will be followed by the release of new 3D chips, featuring SENSIO 3D, for 3D TVs.

“Trident is the leader in 3D-TV technology. The upgrade of our FRC coprocessors and a front-end SoC with SENSIO 3D will equip these products to support the highest quality in 3D broadcast and streaming video,” said Christos Lagomichos, president of Trident Microsystems. “Our goal is to deliver an immersive visual 3D experience with cost-effective implementations, and by supporting SENSIO’s 3D technology, we can enable our customers to deliver an exceptional multimedia experience in the home.”

SENSIO 3D is a unique, proprietary frame-compatible format for high-quality stereoscopic signal processing, easily integrated into TV products. Developed by SENSIO more than ten years ago and deployed in the field for seven years, this mature technology has been used in all commercial live 3D events produced around the world, and is the only proprietary format recognized by the live 3D industry.

“Our vision is that 3D TV will one day be in every home, and the expansion of our network of OEM partners is bringing that day closer,” said Nicholas Routhier, president at SENSIO. “Industry leaders such as Trident want the best 3D technology for their consumer products, and their choice of SENSIO 3D is speeding the format’s spread across the consumer market.”

More information about SENSIO, its products, and its technologies is available at www.sensio.tv.

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About Trident Microsystems Inc. Trident Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID) is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering innovative semiconductor solutions for digital televisions and set-top boxes — at the heart of today’s digital home. A pioneer in the consumer electronics and television markets for the past 20 years, Trident understands the rapidly evolving consumer space and has taken bold moves to deepen its technology portfolio and expand its addressable market. In February of 2010, Trident completed its acquisition of NXP Semiconductor’s television and set-top box lines, creating a leader in the digital home entertainment market with industry-leading positions in each of the digital television and set-top box markets.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trident maintains a substantial engineering presence in Asia, complemented by technology centers of excellence in Europe and North America. This global infrastructure enables Trident to deliver both the innovation and cost-competitiveness needed to win in today’s high-growth digital home entertainment market. More information is available at www.tridentmicro.com.

About SENSIO(R) Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) SENSIO(R) Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: SIO) – With its significant expertise in the field of 3D video, SENSIO develops and markets stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display-formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, games developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas, allowing customers to generate substantial additional value-added revenue streams.

SENSIO’s flagship technology, SENSIO 3D, enables the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D broadcast channel networks (cable, satellite, and/or IPTV) and playback on any 3D display device, including plasma TVs, LED/LCD HDTVs, PCs, and glass-free 3D displays, as well as home theater and digital cinema projectors. A true multiplatform format, SENSIO 3D is compatible with standard DVD and Blu-ray players, as well as game consoles including Xbox(R) and PlayStation(R) 3, and is the format of choice for the creation of high-profile 3D gaming experiences. SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. More information is available at http://www.sensio.tv. We.Deliver.3D.Today.”

SENSIO(R) is a registered trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc. Xbox(R) is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Playstation(R) 3 is a registered trademark of SONY Corporation. We.Deliver.3D.Today. is a trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

ENDS

Pakedge Is Awarded the First-Ever Patent for An In-Ceiling Wireless Access Point

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Contact: Nick Phillips, 877-274-6100 x116, nick@pakedge.com
Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668, frankdoris@optonline.net

Foster City, CA – Pakedge Device & Software today announced it has been awarded a U.S. patent on its in-ceiling wireless access point design. Pakedge is the first company ever to be awarded a patent on an in-ceiling wireless access point (WAP), a device that expands the wireless connectivity of a home network, custom-installation audio/video system, security system or enterprise-class network.

Mounting a wireless access point in a ceiling can provide significant benefits. Wireless range can be increased and transmission/reception reliability improved by mounting a wireless access point in a ceiling, because of reduced interference from building and construction materials. In addition, an in-ceiling wireless access point offers increased installation options and convenience.

Pakedge U.S. patent number 7763797 covers the intellectual property relating to the mounting technology necessary to install wireless access points in a ceiling. It also describes the benefits of greater Wi-Fi range and better connection stability provided by an antenna array that is placed at an elevated location. Pakedge was the first company to develop an in-ceiling access point and subsequent patent in 2003.

A Pakedge in-ceiling WAP can be mounted in a variety of ways as either a retrofit or in new construction, in a ceiling as well as in a drywall installation. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is used to eliminate the need for a dedicated power supply at the WAP location. As part of the patent design, a supplied wing bracket facilitates installation, and the cover of the Pakedge in-ceiling access point provides a clean, finished appearance. As an industry leader in developing wireless technology, Pakedge has used this intellectual property to develop its newest in-ceiling access point designs, which will make their debut this month.

Victor Pak, President and CEO of Pakedge, noted: “We are honored to receive the industry’s first-ever U.S. patent for an in-ceiling wireless access point. The patent reflects Pakedge’s commitment to offering innovative, problem-solving products that make life easier for custom installers and system integrators.”

COMPANY PROFILE:

Pakedge Device & Software creates innovative networking products for people who demand performance, features, and reliability. Our products use the most advanced wireless and networking technology. They are designed for professionals to install and consumers to enjoy. For more information and system specifications, visit www.pakedge.com.

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Bring your stereo and computer audiophile to life with new Trends Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010


Dear Music Lover,

For immediate release:

Date: September 1, 2010

Contact: ITOK Media Limited

David Ho

Tel: (852) 2152 2988

Email: sales@TrendsAudio.com

Bring your stereo and computer audiophile to life with new Trends Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System!

Hong Kong, September 1, 2010 – ITOK Media Limited, renowned Hong Kong manufacturer of high

end but not high priced audio products, has launched its Hi-Fi products and the computer

Integration – Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System. Bypass the sound card and use Trends UD-10.1

Lite USB Audio Converter plugs into the PC or Mac’s USB port. It allows the audiophile or music

lover to hook up to Trends TA-10.2P Class-T Power Amplifier and Trends Tube Headphone/Pre Amplifier

to play computer music through this Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi system.

“Thanks to the excellent power supply handling, the high accuracy clock and the sophisticated

digital output circuit, Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System makes your PC/Mac to behave as a high-end

CD transport to work with an external DAC. Yet, the Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System and PC/Mac

combination provides better sound quality, larger storage capacity and a more user-friendly

interface than most standard CD players. ” says David Ho, the marketing director of Trends Audio

“Sound quality this good is now available in a size and price that you can afford, and is no longer

the exclusive domain of larger “audiophile” systems”.


Meanwhile, one AC power supply unit of Trends PW-10 PSU concurrently support THREE audio

appliances: (TA-10.2P, PA-10, UD-10), making Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System perfect for

integrating your Desktop PC, iPhone/iPod/iPad or Smartphone into your audio system and

achieves the sound quality of high-end Hi-Fi but in a very affordable price.

The Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi system includes the following components:

- Trends UD-10.1 Lite USB Audio Converter(Body)

- Trends PA-10 Tube Headphone/Pre Amplifier(Body) -incl. Tube

- Trends TA-10.2P Class-T Power Amplifier (body)

- Trends PW-10 PSU 220V or 110V

- Trends CQ-553 USB Cable A to B

- 3.5mm to RCA Audiophile cable

- Trends QB-773 Audiophile Audio Cable

- Power Cord

- Cables x 3 (Red, Yellow and White)

Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System delivers accurate performance – with dramatically reduced

distortion from the computer for incredibly realistic sound and provides:

- all functions of Audiophile USB Transport, USB DAC, headphone amplifier, pre-amplifier and power amplifier.

- Compact design (mini-size & light weight), easy portable and setup for Hi-Fi room, living room, sleeping room or even right beside your laptop computer.

- High-end Burr Brown PCM2704 IC for USB audio conversion.

- Separated digital/analog ground. The digital GND (network) and the analog GND (solid) is totally separated except connected via a ferrite bread in a single point. It effectively reduces interference between digital signals and analog signals.

- Applied RS422 driving IC to concurrently drive 2 groups of digital outputs. Audiophiles can compare the differences between these digital outputs instantly or play for the Bi-DACs.

- Proprietary impedance matching circuits for Coaxial(75ohm) digital outputs.

- Applied the specially designed pulse transformers for Coaxial outputs to further isolated interference from UD-10.1 Lite to the external DAC. The most pure, accurate, standard digital signal is then regenerated with minimum interference and jitter.

- Plug-and-play without driver installation for most PC/Mac operating systems, e.g. Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac OS X or above.

- Specific circuit design and components of Trends PW-10 PSU applied for different power usage characteristics, which perfect match the different applications in high-frequency, high-current, digital and/or analog circuits for Trends Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System.

- High quality EMI noise filter in Trends PW-10 PSU is added to filter out those high frequency noise inducted from the global electricity network from Trends Combo Desktop Hi-Fi System.

- Innovative circuit design of low voltage hybrid (tube/transistor) & pure class-A circuit pre-amplifier to provide the best sound performance and easy/safe DIYer accessibility.

- The pre-amplifier supports both 6DJ8/6922 series and 12AU7 series tubes by simply switching the jumpers. DIYers can easily change their both series tubes to enjoy the fun.

- ONE bi-triode 6DJ8/6922 or 12AU7 tube as voltage amplification and TWO MOSFETs as output driver the pre-amplifier perform the warm, comfortable tube sound and in addition, guarantee the high fidelity & sufficient driving power to the next power amplifier stage.

- Provide TWO sets of switchable audio inputs in the pre-amplifier including CD input and PC/iPod input(with higher gain is provided for small output PC/Mac/iPod/iPad).

Trends Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System is now available and the suggested retail prices are only US$730(Chinese 6N11 Tube), US$770(Russian 6H23n Tube) and US$770(USA 12AU7 Tube). For more information or interested to become their resellers, you can contact their dealers near you or visit their web site at http://www.TrendsAudio.com or by email at sales@TrendsAudio.com.

About Trends Audio.

Trends Audio is a Hong Kong based company working in audio/video and

multimedia production. Since the release of Trends TA-10 Class-T Stereo

Audio Amplifier in 2006, Trends TA-10 Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier

has won the most award-winning product in its category. Trends Audio’s

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