Archive for the ‘Amplifiers’ Category

Velodyne Upgrades SC-600D Amplifier

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Velodyne, the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, has introduced the SC-600D amplifier, an improved version of the SC-600. The SC-600D features a Class D amplifier the original SC-600 featured a Class A/B design – which improves efficiency, reduces its weight to 17lbs and reduces “wasted” energy by turning AC power into usable output.
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Audioengine Introduces N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

DENVER, CO – October 22, 2010 – Audioengine today announced the release of the Audioengine N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier. The N22 is a compact integrated stereo power amplifier and high-quality headphone amp. Connect your iPod, computer, and speakers or headphones for a great-sounding personal stereo system.

Versatile
Pair the N22 amp with the Audioengine P4 passives or your favorite speakers for a high-end mini desktop hi-fi music system. Connect a subwoofer via the variable line output and charge your iPod via the USB power port. Two audio inputs are standard so you can plug in your computer, iPod or stereo directly.

Upstanding design
The vertical design of the N22 with its integrated stand allows the 22 watt/per channel stereo class A/B amplifiers to run cool through passive convection without a fan or bulky heatsink. The N22 fits easily on your desk and doesn’t take up much space.

Headphone amplifier
For headphone enthusiasts the N22 includes a high-performance, low-noise discrete Burr-Brown/TI amplifier, which works well with all types of headphones and earphones.

Features

- Cool-running 22 watts RMS power per channel
- 2 inputs for iPod, iPhone, computer, etc.
- High-performance headphone output
- Variable preamp output
- USB charge/power port
- Gold-plated speaker connectors
- High-quality analog volume control
- Detachable power cord
- Power-saving idle mode
- Hand-finished MDF wood cabinet with integrated stand
- All cables included

- Recommended speakers: Audioengine P4

Pricing and Availability
The Audioengine N22 Premium Desktop Amplifier retails for US$199 and the companion P4 Passive Speakers start at US$249 per pair. Both are available from an authorized Audioengine reseller or online direct from www.audioengineusa.com

About Audioengine

Audioengine designs and builds innovative audio products with all your music in mind. Great sound, simple setup, and useful features at affordable prices is what Audioengine is all about. Check out our reviews and awards at: www.audioengineusa.com

Aperion Audio Sets Home Theater Surround Speakers Free with a Wireless Plug and Play System

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The Aperion Zona™ Wireless Surround Speaker System Lets Enthusiasts and Installers Put Surround Sound Wherever They Want It

Portland, OR, September 23, 2010 – Aperion Audio, a direct-to-consumer maker of award-winning home theater speaker systems, ushers in the Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System at CEDIA Expo 2010. Aperion’s Zona brings reliable audiophile-grade surround sound to speaker locations where running wires is unsightly, difficult or impossible. The Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System overcomes these challenges using proven digital wireless technology that connects automatically when turned on. Home theater enthusiasts and custom installers can simply place the speakers where they want, plug them into a power outlet and instantly play high-fidelity sound.

Although surround sound for home theaters debuted years ago, homeowners often leave the surround or rear speakers unconnected to eliminate wires snaking around the room. But home theater buffs know they’re missing out on the full surround sound experience. “About one out of every four people we consult with asks if we make wireless surround speakers,” says Jason Hicks, Home Theater Guru at Aperion Audio. “Until now, we didn’t have a solution. We would’ve happily recommended other existing products, but they typically suffer from poor fidelity, unreliable connections or complexity, and that wouldn’t be acceptable for our customers. I’m excited that our product team has come up with a self-contained, high-end wireless system that lets home theater enthusiasts add surround sound wherever they want—no matter who manufactured their speaker system.”

Aperion designed the Zona speakers to work aesthetically and sonically with all home theater speaker systems. In addition, the Aperion Zona speakers can double as a wireless solution for music stored on personal computers or laptops. Plugging the Aperion Zona transmitter into the PC’s USB port automatically sends sound to Zona speakers located up to 150 feet away.

The Aperion Zona Speaker System consists of a compact wireless transmitter and two two-way powered speakers with tuned port and built-in wireless receivers. The transmitter connects to the Surround Pre-Out jacks of an AVR and the speakers link automatically when plugged in. Once connected, the system produces uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz CD-quality audio.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty:
The Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System (two speakers, one transmitter) is priced at $499. Pre-orders are now being accepted, and the system is expected to ship on October 25, 2010. The One (1)-year limited warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.

NuForce, Inc. takes pride in announcing the release of its Reference-18 Mono Power Amplifier

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

NuForce, Inc. takes pride in announcing the release of its Reference-18 Mono Power Amplifier. Building upon the unique technologies embodied in its award-wining Reference-9 Series, the Ref-18 represents an unprecedented level of performance and quality. The company’s new flagship amp employs a 17-inch-wide chassis enclosing, among other refinements, a proprietary Cross-Matrix Array (CMA) capacitor board and input stage optimized for minimal signal routing.

In addition to the Ref 18’s performance gains, the new amp features a touch-sensitive front panel, WBT binding posts and a 12-volt On-Off Trigger permitting it to operate as the cornerstone of premium-quality systems, be they two-channel, home theater, and other domestic or commercial application.

NuForce’s CEO Jason Lim: “Being a leader at audio’s high end is a difficult role to maintain. Nevertheless, our commitment to offer the most advanced technologies and performance at reasonable price-points remains firmly in place. Our Ref-18 is yet another step in that upward direction. We’re confident that the marketplace will continue to celebrate our efforts.

Pricing and Availability

The suggested retail price of the Reference-18 mono amplifier, which will be shipping on September 27, is $3,800 US per unit.

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.

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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.

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

products have become legendary for their compact design, performance

and reliability in high end audio market.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to have an interview

with us or request a FREE trial of Combo 10 Desktop Hi-Fi System.

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Atlona(R) at CEDIA EXPO 2010. Booth 4722

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Atlona(R) at CEDIA EXPO 2010. Booth 4722:
For its third appearance at the prestigious CEDIA EXPO, Atlona(R) Technologies has been gearing up with such innovations as its 3-D compatible switchers, extenders, amplifiers, and converters. The company’s award-winning HDAiR USB-to-HDMI adapter will also be on display, in addition to the DIS7HD 7-inch HD testing monitor, the PROHD82M 8×2 HD video scaler with two matrix outputs, and much more.
Newest Atlona(R) Products in Action at CEDIA EXPO 2010:

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NuForce Delivers High-End 24bit/96kHz Modular Audio Systems For the Mass-Consumer Market

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

NuForce Delivers High-End 24bit/96kHz Modular Audio Systems For the Mass-Consumer Market

Milpitas, California, August 3, 2010. NuForce, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of consumer audio products, announces the release of its Icon-2 and uDAC-2 desktop audio components.  Together with the recently released high-end Icon HDP and Icon Amp, this series completes a Modular Systems approach for bringing high-end audio to the mass-consumer market.  Built on the highly successful Icon platform, the full NuForce line of 24bit/96kHz audio components offers heretofore unattainable performance levels for desktop or other computer-based music environments.

As a headphone amp, preamp, USB (24bit/96kHz) and S/PDIF (24bit/192kHz) DAC, NuForce’s Icon HDP leads the way with unprecedented accuracy and resolution.  The 24Wx2 Icon Amp serves as a companion piece to the Icon HDP. The USB-powered and portable uDAC-2 offers a high quality USB DAC and headphone amp for those seeking high-performance audio from their computer music source. As a step beyond the successful uDAC, the uDAC-2 boasts a highly linear TOCOS volume control for improved channel tracking at low listening levels, in addition to 24bit/96kHz USB DAC and an improved headphone amp. Building upon the award-winning Icon integrated amplifier, the Icon-2 offers 24Wx2 power, 24bit/96kHz DAC, an improved headphone amp and preamp circuit.

With the addition of the uDAC-2, Icon-2, Icon HDP and Icon Amp to its existing product line, NuForce has positioned itself to offer the most comprehensive combination of high-performing 24bit/96kHz desktop and mobile audio solutions to be found anywhere in the marketplace.  Jason Lim, NuForce’s CEO: “As a leader in the high-end audiophile market, we want to take the lead in offering high performance audio for portable and desktop market. And we will make it affordable!”

Pricing and Availability
The NuForce Icon uDAC-2 is available worldwide for a suggested retail price of US $129. Icon-2 will be shipping August 16 at a suggested retail price of $349. Icon HDP and Icon Amp have been available for US $449 and $189 respectively.

About NuForce
NuForce is a California-based company devoted to the development of exceptionally fine yet reasonably priced consumer-electronic products. NuForce launched its brand in 2005 with audiophile-quality switching amplifiers based on patented, proprietary technology, thereby promptly becoming a leader in audio’s high-end marketplace. NuForce has won Power Amplifier of the Year awards both in the United States and Japan and has since expanded into other aspects of consumer electronics. In addition to its celebrated two-channel and mono amps, the NuForce line now includes headphones, loudspeakers, a music server, CD player, preamp, multi-channel amplifier, and cables.

Press Contact:
Anna Zhao
NuForce, Inc
Phone: +1-408-890-6840
info@NuForce.com

PHC APPOINTS MK MARKETING AS SALES REPRESENTATIVES FOR PACIFIC SOUTHWEST

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (March 27, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema, a leader in professional grade cinema and sound products for the home, announced today the appointment of MK Marketing as its exclusive sales representative for the Pacific Southwest region covering Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

Based in Irvine California, MK Marketing was founded in 1992 by principal Mike Kavanaugh.  The firm has been honored with numerous manufacturer awards for excellence and is highly regarded among AV dealerships and integrators throughout the territory.  “The association with MK Marketing affirms our dedication to growing with premium accounts in the region,” states Larry Reagan of PHC. “MK Marketing has a distinguished history of servicing high-end theater specialists and the technical expertise to promote our professional style cinema systems.  Undoubtedly, they will be a significant asset to PHC and its dealers in the territory” Reagan added. (more…)

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