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Pro Audio Technology Broadens Presence In CI Market With Affordable Options For Distributed Audio And Media Rooms

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Huntington Beach, CA (January 28, 2011) – Building on the success of its initial high-output in-wall loudspeakers, Pro Audio Technology (PRO) has expanded its offering of designer-friendly products to include new in-wall, in-ceiling and subwoofer models. Featuring professional components and DSP optimization, the new models bring PRO’s unique high-output performance to a lower price point than previously available.

The SCRS-5iw in-wall loudspeaker joins a ¾-inch compression driver to a PRO-designed elliptical horn for broad dispersion of high frequency energy. Its 5-inch woofer employs a powerful ferrite magnet with an oversized voice-coil, resulting in a high-sensitivity design capable of output levels of 110dB and a dynamic range typically associated with larger floor standing loudspeakers. Measuring only 3 7/8-inch deep, the SCRS-5iw installs easily in a standard 2 x 4 stud bay.

The SCRS-25iw ceiling loudspeaker integrates the drivers of the SCRS-5iw in a dual woofer configuration providing greater sensitivity and higher maximum output level of approximately 115dB. Functionality is enhanced by an angled baffle design – ideal for applications where directing sound toward a specific listening position is desirable. The all-metal construction provides robust build-quality commensurate with the product’s bulletproof performance and includes a back-box that easily fits between 12-inch on-center joists.

To compliment their full-range speakers, PRO is introducing two new subwoofers. The LFC-12im features a highly specialized 12-inch woofer in a shallow enclosure engineered for easy retrofit installation in a traditional 2 x 4 stud bay. A powerful neodymium motor and huge 5-inch voice-coil deliver deep, tuneful bass at output levels belying the LFC-12im’s unobtrusive size (115dB max output). For more demanding applications, PRO’s new LFC-14sm high-impact floor-standing subwoofer employs a proprietary long throw 15-inch driver housed in a compact enclosure. A black textured paint finish is standard. Wood veneer is available at an up-charge.
Each product is engineered for simple retrofit installation, requiring only minutes to install and all in-wall and in-ceiling models come with a bezel-less, paintable metal grille. Like other PRO products, the new loudspeaker models are designed for bi-amp operation using the company’s DSP-driven digital amplifier technology to maximize performance. Passive (single amp) operation will also be available.

Pricing is available through authorized PRO dealers.

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ABOUT Pro Audio Technology
PRO was founded upon a simple principle: Combine 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. Pro Audio Technology, formerly known as PHC (Professional Home Cinema) was renamed in 2010.

For further information please visit www.proaudiotechnology.com.

Pro Audio Technology / PHC
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

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.

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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.

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

PHC Appoints Rich Jackson for Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii – Professional Home Cinema Continues Sales Expansion

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (June 23, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema (PHC), a leader in DSP-driven loudspeaker and amplifier systems, announced the appointment of Rich Jackson to represent its line for Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii.

PHC continues its U.S. sales expansion with the addition of Rich Jackson. “Rich’s longstanding relationships with the key dealers in the territory, and the high level of respect they have for his professionalism make him the right choice for us” said Larry Reagan of PHC. “I was especially impressed with Rich’s understanding of the technology we employ and his consensus that professional audio technology is essential to achieving a first class listening experience.”

An ultra high-performance audio company, PHC has carefully expanded its representation by hand selecting premium sales firms in strategic territories throughout its domestic market. “Our goal is to always strive for excellence; be that in product design and performance or in our dealer and rep relationships,” said Reagan.

Rich Jackson is the premier consumer electronics residential systems sales firm in the Northern California territory providing technical expertise and two decades of proven service in the high-performance custom integration market.
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DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES ALL NEW BIPOLAR SUPERTOWERS® WITH MATCHING CENTER AND SURROUND MODELS

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Nine new products are complete ground-up redesigns, introduced to dealers at CEProLive! virtual trade show

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2010 – Definitive Technology today announced for fall delivery four new models of Bipolar Series SuperTower® floor-standing wood-enclosure loudspeakers with built-in subwoofers; three new matching center speakers, two of which feature built-in powered woofers; and two new matching bipolar surround speakers. The nine new models replace 11 older SKUs. Every part of every new model has been redesigned and improved for dramatic upgrades in appearance, functionality and performance. The new BP product line will be available initially only in the United States, Canada and most Latin American markets; versions for Europe and Asia will follow in 2011.

Definitive launched its business 20 years ago with a single model of bipolar loudspeaker with speakers on the front and rear panels of the enclosure to radiate sound in an omnidirectional pattern for more life-like imaging. In 1995 Definitive pioneered the concept of “powered towers” by incorporating powered subwoofers into Bipolar series floor-standing speakers dubbed “SuperTowers.” The new models represent the third generation of SuperTowers and make use of Definitive’s most advanced technologies, including a new patent-pending approach to bipolar speaker design called Forward Focused Bipolar Array, which combines the huge, life-like imaging benefits of bipolar designs with the pinpoint localization of soloists of traditional forward radiating speakers. All four floor-standing models utilize all new midrange and woofer drivers, tweeters, amplifiers and enclosure construction for a total makeover in appearance and performance. (more…)

PHC Strengthens U.S. Sales Force—Hires Leader in Rocky Mountain Region — The Momentum Group Expands Reach of Professional Home Cinema

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (May 05, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema (PHC) announces its alliance with The Momentum Group—CEDIA 2009 Sales Rep Of The Year.  Based in Englewood, Colorado, The Momentum Group provides PHC with a solid foothold in the Rocky Mountain territory for sales of its professional grade audio systems for the home.

PHC offers a broad range of DSP-driven loudspeaker and amplifier systems. Each system employs professional-grade loudspeaker components, combining genuine commercial cinema output levels and unrestricted dynamics with the amplifier power levels essential to provide true-to-life performance. (more…)

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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