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Soundcast Systems USA Announces New President

CES, Las Vegas, NV (January 08, 2012) – Soundcast Systems, developer of high-performance wireless audio systems and products since 2004, announces Mike Weaver as the company’s new President effective February 1, 2012.

During the past eight years Weaver has served as President and co-founder of Qsonix, a CE manufacturer of high-performance luxury music management and storage systems. Having resigned the leadership position at Qsonix, Weaver is relocating to the San Diego, California area where Soundcast Systems is based.

This appointment follows the hiring of the well-regarded CE consulting firm, The OAC Group in 2010. Over its history, OAC has assisted the fast-tracking and success of over 100 companies in the CE, Custom Integration and music industry channels.

Oscar Ciornei, Senior Partner of The OAC Group said, ””We are excited to move forward to our next plateau of dominance in the wireless audio market under the leadership and guidance of Mike Weaver. His entrepreneurial-spirited, hands-on management approach will escalate Soundcast Systems commitment to be the ‘go to’ brand name for high tech, cutting-edge, robust wireless products which meet and exceed the customers’ demands.”

Weaver succeeds Mal Hollombe, who is stepping down after five years to pursue other interests and will be fondly remembered at Soundcast for his ability to lead with enthusiasm, his dedication, and his numerous contributions and successes. Hollombe will remain an expert resource throughout the transition and a friend of the company.

Weaver said, “I am honored and delighted to be chosen as the new President of Soundcast Systems. This wonderful and innovative company is positioned perfectly to be a very significant electronics player in the connected-world marketplace that is becoming more wireless than ever.”

Visit Soundcast Systems at International CES at the Las Vegas Hotel, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton in Suite 2310 and meet Mike Weaver and the Soundcast Systems team.

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ABOUT SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS
Located in Chula Vista, California, Soundcast is a market innovator and leader in wireless audio systems for consumer residential and commercial development applications. Soundcast uses the renowned high-tech frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) bulletproof technology that continually searches for open channels and connects instantly to avoid interference from other products. Soundcast wireless products perfectly deliver a far-reaching broadcast range of pure, clean and crisp audio transmission through walls, doors, floors, ceilings and even outdoors. With Soundcast Systems, don’t let the music stop where the wires end.

For additional information about Soundcast and its innovative products, please visit www.soundcastsystems.com

Soundcast Contact: Mike Weaver • 1 (619) 671-0110 ext. 3034 • mweaver@soundcastsystems.com
Press Contact: Roberta Lewis & Assoc. Public Relations
Tel. 713/665-8758 • rlewis@robertalewis.com

HARMAN’s Studer Appoints Ingo Hahn as Product Manager

REGENSDORF, Switzerland — HARMAN’s Studer has appointed Ingo Hahn to the position of Product Manager. In his new position, Hahn will be responsible for the planning and development of new Studer products and enhancements to the existing Studer product line, while also providing support to Studer’s customer base.

Hahn joins Studer from DAVID Systems GmbH, where he worked for almost 10 years and most recently held the title of Product & Solution Manager, serving the company’s customers in the radio and television markets.

“I am proud and happy to join Studer in my role as Product Manager,” Hahn said. “Studer is renowned globally for its high-quality broadcast products used worldwide. I am looking forward to this new challenge and I am very happy to join this great team with its high level of broadcast expertise and knowledge.

“Ingo brings a wealth of experience from his time at DAVID Systems that will directly translate to his new position at Studer. We have many new products and technologies in development progress here currently and I am confident Ingo’s experience will benefit the Studer brand,” said Andrew Hills, Director Product Strategy, Studer, HARMAN Mixer Group. “He is going to be a great asset and addition to the expanding Studer team!”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

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BenQ Launches its First Full-HD 3D Home Cinema Projector

New W7000 Features 2,000 ANSI Lumen Brightness, 50,000:1 Ultra-High Contrast Ratio, Frame Interpolation, and Native Rec. 709 Color Gamut

IRVINE, Calif. — Jan. 9, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today introduced the company’s first full-HD 3D home cinema projector, the W7000. Providing consumers with the ultimate in 3D home entertainment, the W7000 is the first projector in the world to be accredited with Full HD 3D Certification by TÜV Rheinland, one of the most trusted certification institutes in Europe. more

Jack Morton Worldwide Uses Prelite to Previsualize Lighting Design for Dreamforce and VMworld Conferences

Dream Force

Dream Force

The Jack Morton Worldwide-produced general sessions at Dreamforce 2011 and VMworld 2011 reaped the benefits of using Prelite Studios, LLC to previsualize their extensive lighting design needs. In addition, Prelite helped make the transition to the lighting rigs for each conference’s gala concert – Metallica headlining Dreamforce and The Killers at VMworld – smooth and efficient.

Dreamforce 2011, the ninth annual conference held by salesforce.com, is now the world’s largest enterprise software conference. Salesforce.com is an enterprise cloud computing company whose cloud platform and apps, including its flagship CRM solution, helps employees collaborate easily and connect with customers like never before. Dreamforce registered 45,000 live attendees this year with another approximately 35,000 joining online.

Lighting designer Paul Efron utilized Prelite onsite at San Francisco’s Moscone Center during the load in; Prelite cofounder Tom Thompson acted as Prelite host and Efron’s assistant lighting designer.

“I use Prelite any time I can, especially when there’s a compressed load-in because there are so many advantages,” says Efron. “Prelite enables us to previsualize so much in advance – we save time we don’t have onsite, can adapt more easily to unforeseen changes and integrate better with the gala act.”

The big scope of Dreamforce and the short load-in period – less than three days for the entire show and approximately 850 lights – made Prelite an essential first step for Efron, he recalls. “We were lighting the entire South Hall of the Moscone Center, including all the architectural aspects. Prelite allowed us to rough in a lot ahead of time, previs the scenery and get the focuses in place.”

“It took quite a bit of programming to create a show of that magnitude,” says Prelite’s Tom Thompson. “The South Hall is often divided into three, but Paul lit the entire hall and its walls and arches, mostly with moving lights, plus the stage.”

Prelite came in especially handy when it was decided to move part of the stage more than 20 feet upstage after everyone arrived onsite. “The stage size and position changed dramatically,” Efron reports. “But Prelite gave us the flexibility to adapt onsite, which was huge. No matter how well you prepare, things still happen onsite and it’s better to see them in Prelite than when you’re up in the air.”

Efron deployed VARI*LITE VL3500 spots shuttered to the walls and scenery, VL3500 washes to zoom out wide and shoot far, and VL100 spots for the far side walls. Martin MAC 301s off the center rig were used for effects play-ons with LED PARs inside the truss. “The salesforce.com CEO likes to walk out in the house so we used followspots to catch him, and we washed the audience with broadcast support lighting, which we also preprogrammed,” he adds.

After the first day’s general session there were about six hours to ready the stage for the gala concert by Metallica. “Metallica had their own rig – similar to what they use for a stadium tour in Europe – from lighting designer John Broderick,” says Efron. “Because of the short turnaround Tom modeled their lighting in our system in advance: John gave us his files and Tom gave him back a file to work with. It would have been very difficult to do without Prelite.”

To save time, Metallica’s rig was hung as part of the Efron’s general session rig. “We got it to fit with ours and stay out of the sight lines of the main projection screen,” Efron notes. “It was great to be able to take a look in Prelite and make sure our sight lines were clear.”

Following the concert the lighting changed back for another general session the next day.

The general session programmers were Phil Shearer and Rob Smith; the Metallica programmers were Rob Koenig and Troy Eckerman.

VMworld, the convention for the latest virtualization technologies and strategies, which can help organizations realize their visions for a cloud computing approach to IT, was held at The Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Lighting designer Norm Schwab teamed with Prelite host Mike Robertson to program the general session onsite during the load-in for the event, which featured massive projection surfaces – a main screen about 100 feet wide flanked by 200-foot surfaces – plus a cyclorama almost 70 feet wide. Some 12,000 people attended three general sessions in the room with The Killers concert sandwiched in between.

“We worked closely with Jack Morton creative director Don Richards who did a lot of the media content for the screens,” says Schwab. “We lit the cyc to match the videos in color, texture or pattern using custom gobos to coordinate with the projections’ triangle and cloud motifs. There was little time to program anything live – we would have had no chance without Prelite.”

The most challenging aspect of the conference for Schwab was a SMPTE-synchronous event – a tour of the history of computing and virtualization without narration – that ran during the opening module. “It was a stunning widescreen, stylized computer animation – feature-film quality,” he recalls. “The lighting had to complement it and spread over 400 feet of the room. We covered the cyc in the middle with lighting effects and lit the audience with color, pattern, sweeps and other movements to enhance the media.”

To accomplish that, Schwab ran SMPTE time code through two grandMA lighting consoles, one of which programmed the stage effects and the other the house effects. “We could see the lighting and the media in Prelite, synchronize them and see what everything would look like before the show,” he explains. “We only had about eight hours with the actual rig before the event, so working with Prelite was a real benefit.”

Approximately 1.5 miles of trussing was installed for the general sessions. A complement of 500 moving lights, including Martin MAC 3s, 301s and 2000s and Clay Paky Alpha Beams, was supplied by Christie Lights.

“There were no major surprises onsite,” says Schwab. “Setting up for The Killers concert after the first day’s session was the most complex activity.” To transition to the festival-style event hundreds of trees were brought in along with tipis, food stations and alternate stages. The space was changed back for another general session the next day.

Seth Rappaport and Jason Mack were the programmers for the general sessions with Rick Voigt producer and Chuck Knuth technical director.

About Prelite

Prelite was founded in San Francisco February 2000 by Tom Thompson and Norm Schwab as a place for lighting designers and programmers to use technologies to previsualize lighting projects. Its success led to the launch of Prelite NY in June 2001 by Kim Grethen and Rodd McLaughlin. The bicoastal company provides studios where previsualization and creativity take center stage away from the distractions and interruptions of a chaotic work environment and where clients save time and money and minimize stress. Prelite also offers on-site previsualization services for those who prefer the convenience of working at the venue. For more information, visit www.prelite.com or contact Thomas Thompson at 415-883-7727.

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Listen Technologies Announces Change In EMEAI Distribution Structure

Listen Technologies Corporation announced today that all sales distribution will now be managed out of Listen Technologies headquarters in Bluffdale, Utah; a change to the current distribution structure for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

In the second quarter of 2011 Listen Technologies expanded its Wireless Listening and ListenPoint® business units’ worldwide sales, marketing and product life cycle capabilities with the hiring of two new product group leaders. Tracy Bathurst assumed leadership for the ListenPoint Product Group and Craig Paller as the Product Group Leader for Wireless Listening.

Bathurst and Paller will work closely with Cory Schaeffer, VP of Worldwide Sales to execute the sales and marketing plans for ListenPoint and Wireless Listening worldwide. With this new leadership in place all distribution decisions will now come from Listen Technologies headquarters beginning on January 1, 2012.

“Listen Technologies has had a long favorable relationship with Jan Wintersberg and Christian Schiele who ran Listen GmbH over the past several years.” Cory Schaeffer, Listen VP of Sales Worldwide said. “We are pleased that their partnership in Prodytel in Stein Germany will allow them to concentrate on their core competencies of their distribution company. Their knowledge will be invaluable to assisting Listen Technologies during this transition. Also, Prodytel will be the German distributor for Listen products.”

All EMEAI inquiries regarding Listen Technologies solutions should be directed to +1.801.233.8992 or via email to info@listentech.com.

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Hitachi Introduces BZ-1 Interactive Projector for Corporate Environments

CHULA VISTA, California, January 9, 2012 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today introduced the BZ-1 Interactive Projector, designed specifically for corporate environments. The BZ-1 Interactive Projector has all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware. The BZ-1 raises the standard for performance by combining interactive whiteboard functionality with Hitachi’s industry-leading projector technology.

The new BZ-1 is ideal for business applications, offering easy setup even in rooms where space is limited, with an ultra-short-throw lens that enables it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter’s eyes. The BZ-1 also comes with a stand to project the image onto a tabletop surface.

The BZ-1 Interactive Projector features a simple menu system that provides easy access to many functions. Business users will find a wealth of graphics tools, templates, colors and resources for creating compelling presentations, and PowerPoint, Word, PDF, JPEG and other formats can be imported directly into the BZ-1, which also offers a variety of video and audio inputs and high-quality optics for clear and sharp images. Users can write, draw, and manipulate and resize projected images by using Hitachi’s pen-sized Interactive Control. Users can also save, print and email projected images right from the interactive menu bar.

The BZ-1 offers 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness, WXGA resolution and a throw distance of 56 cm (1.8 feet) for an 80-inch (16:10) diagonal image. The BZ-1 also has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), providing the ability to network, control and maintain the projector from a remote location. A built-in speaker and 10-watt amplifier eliminate the need to connect external speakers.

The BZ-1 contains a variety of convenience features. Its Input Source Naming feature, a Hitachi exclusive, lets the user customize the names of input sources if desired. In addition, Hitachi’s exclusive Perfect Fit image adjustment system enables easier installation, by allowing the user to adjust the four corners and sides of the image one by one to achieve optimum picture quality. The projector’s remote offers My Memory, My Screen and My Buttons options for fast access to frequently used functions and sources. The BZ-1 is designed for easy maintenance, with a hybrid air/fan filter that allows less frequent cleaning, and an easy access lamp compartment.

“We recognize that simple, intuitive operation is a key to success in the corporate market,” said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group. “The BZ-1 is not only easy to use, but it also extremely easy to set up and provides a variety of functions at an affordable price point.”

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

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ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEMs.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

InfoComm International to host Future Trends Summit at ISE 2013

Eve-of-show gathering returns to provide actionable intelligence on markets, technologies and customer needs

For the third year in a row, InfoComm International will host a one-day Future Trends Summit the day before the Integrated Systems Europe 2013 tradeshow.

Running from 11.00am to 5.30pm on Monday 28 January, the Summit programme will be moderated by Clive Couldwell, Editor of AV Magazine.

In a departure from tradition, the day will be divided into three fresh and distinct segments. Part 1, Future Customer Needs, will comprise an end-user panel including AV users from a number of market sectors including corporate, education and healthcare. Part 2, Future of the AV Business and Market, will offer a glimpse into how the world of systems integration will look in 2015 and beyond. And Part 3, Future of AV Technologies, will provide an overview of the cutting-edge developments likely to impact on integration businesses in theyears to come.

Scott Wills, CTS-D, CTS-I, InfoComm’s Director of International Education and Member Services, says the Summit holds a unique place within the conference and education programme at ISE.

“While other events deep-dive into a particular aspect of technology or a particular application, Future Trends takes a comprehensive look at our industry from a number of different viewpoints – consultant, integrator, end customer and more. We discuss market opportunities, disruptive technologies and outside threats, offering a complete picture of the future of AV to today’s business leaders.”

Aimed as in previous years at C-Level owners and managers, Future Trends promises not just industry insight, but actionable intelligence for delegates to take away from the day.

The programme will be driven by InfoComm’s 2012 Global Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS).

“If you are keen to get some input on how to position yourself or your company over the next three to five years, the Future Trends Summit is for you,” adds Wills.

“We will hear from end users in growing vertical markets about what their specific requirements will be in coming years; from some of the hottest industry experts about which markets will shrink and which will grow; from innovators positioned at the cutting edge of technology.”

Visitors are encouraged to register early. Pricing and more details about speakers can be found at: www.iseurope.org/futuretrends/

SIM2 Introduces M.150—The Convergence of Light, Beauty and Technology

Las Vegas, Nevada—January 9, 2012—SIM2, the Italian manufacturer whose high performance home theater projectors are known worldwide for their pristine video resolution and stunning aesthetic design, takes the visual experience to the next level at the 2012 CES, with the introduction of the M.150, the convergence of light, beauty and technology. This system is the result of years of intense research and passion offering a new concept of integrating entertainment with interior design.

The concept is simple—inspire creativity and add vitality to the home by painting with light and images. Whether it’s personal photographs, art, mood lighting, or movies, this system delivers stunning visual pleasure, to ignite the senses. As the world’s first 3D active LED video interior design system, this is a one-of-kind solution for discerning customers who desire a unique way to enhance the beauty of their home with a window of light created with cutting-edge projection technology.

“When quality is combined with unparalleled technology and design, it harmoniously creates a visual experience that can be described only as fine art,” said Alberto Fabiano, Executive Vice President of SIM2 USA. “This system is a defining direction for the New Year. SIM2 is offering a product that transcends traditional home cinema, and provides a unique visual solution to ‘video furnish’ one’s home with light.”

The M.150’s advanced DLP imaging technology allows customers to indulge their creative side. Whether it’s painting their homes with light and color, creating their own personal digital art gallery or enjoying their favorite movies or sports, each becomes a rich, fulfilling emotional experience at the touch of a button. With its generous palette of vivid color and light, the M.150 can add subtle visual ambiance, or create a bright, colorful reproduction of your choice of digital imagery.

Fabiano concludes, “With this introduction, SIM2 is once again first to market a system that is not only technologically superior, but a true lifestyle enhancement for its owner.”

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

For more information visit www.sim2usa.com.

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Toronto’s Prestigious National Club Modernizes Sound System with Renkus-Heinz

Toronto, CN – January 2012…   Hidden in plain view amongst the towering skyscrapers of Toronto’s downtown financial district, The National Club is one of the city’s most prestigious landmarks. The non-political members-only organization serves as private retreat for its clientele, including many of Canada’s current and future leaders.

Since its founding in 1874, The National Club has hosted a who’s who of important Canadian and foreign dignitaries. Today it serves as an esteemed venue for private meetings and dinners, weddings, presentations and club-hosted events.

The brick-and-plaster building has endured several renovations since being constructed in 1906. Most recently, the club’s Board of Directors voted to replace the Main Dining Room’s existing audio  system, with an eye toward better addressing the club’s requirements for high voice intelligibility and imrproved sound distribution.

The two-story, 1950 square foot Main Dining Room comfortably seats 200 people, with antique chandeliers hanging from its impressive 19-foot ceiling. A balcony is located to one side of the room, creating two alcoves directly underneath it.

According to Brock McGinnis of Westbury National Show Systems, Ltd., who designed and installed the new audio system, the building’s historic nature and 14″ thick brick-and-plaster walls presented some specific challenges during the installation.

“The room is a very reverberant two-story space, and the dinner guests create a great deal of noise,” McGinnis explains. “It’s very much like having dinner in the middle of a cathedral. The walls and ceiling are made of very hard surfaces, so in addition to the reverb problem we weren’t able to run any cable through the walls.”

McGinnis opted for an Iconyx digitally steerable array loudspeaker system by Renkus-Heinz. A pair of IC8-R columns are mounted on either side of the room’s motorized video screen. The high performance system provides superior sound pattern distribution technology combined with outstanding musicality and voice intelligibility.

“Renkus-Heinz was our first choice for The National Club,” says McGinnis. “We’ve used Iconyx loudspeakers on many other projects and find them to be extremely effective at steering the sound precisely where it’s needed, and away from areas where it isn’t. The quality of sound we get is excellent, even with all the hard surfaces in the room.”

Preserving the character and appearance of the club’s architecture was also paramount. The Iconyx loudspeakers fit very discreetly into the wall, rendering them barely visible.

“The National Club is so pleased with the Iconyx system’s sound quality and distribution technology that they want to install more Iconyx loudspeakers in other parts of the building,” McGinnis reports.

Aaudio Imports Introduces Reference-Level Air-Powered Turntable and Tonearm by Bergmann of Denmark

Sleipner Airbearing Turntable with Airbearing Tonearm

Precision Sleipner Airbearing Turntable with Airbearing Tonearm Delivers Superb Musical Reproduction with Silent, Friction-Free Technology

INTERNATIONAL CES 2012, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world class high-end audio products, introduces at CES 2012 the remarkable Sleipner Airbearing Turntable with Airbearing Tonearm by Bergmann Audio of Denmark, a leading specialist in airbearing turntables and tonearms.

The Sleipner is a reference-level turntable powered by airbearing technology. It includes a linear tracking airbearing tonearm, a digital motor-controlled air supply, and a vacuum clamp to stabilize records. In Danish, “Sleipner” means smooth or gliding, and refers to what is sometimes called the best of all horses, the eight-legged flying stallion ridden by Odin, chief among the mythological Nordic gods. In English, Sleipner stands for a supreme achievement in turntable technology.

The Sleipner is built with a simple, timeless design, in keeping with Bergmann’s “Less is more” philosophy, and in keeping with Bergmann’s airbearing technology, which offers a number of advantages. The airbearing process is frictionless, for example, minimizing bearing noise and yielding exceptional stability. The airbearing tonearm glides friction-free and only makes contact with a record through the stylus tip and tonearm wire. The result is an emotionally engaging musical reproduction with an unexpectedly effective bass response that transmits nuances and details as natural elements of a vivid and transparent acoustic image.

The Sleipner’s plinth, or base, is a six-layer sandwich of different materials for optimal resonance control. The sandwich consists of three boards of powdered granite/epoxy binding material, two layers of aluminum, and one layer of bitumen, all covered in a 12-mm thick coat of hand-painted and polished polyvinyl. The plinth stabilizes the tonearm, and rests on a set of sturdy, adjustable Ceraball feet, which house vibration-controlling ceramic ball-bearings inside aluminum housings.

A 20.2-pound aluminum platter rests atop the plinth, and atop a 21-mm record mat made of two layers of polycarbonate and one layer of acrylic. The Sleipner’s air supply both supports and centers the platter and provides a thin, dry film of smoothly flowing air, creating a silent, friction-free movement.
The linear-tracking airbearing tonearm
 consists of a tubular carbon arm and headshell molded in one piece for optimal stiffness. The hollow arm is damped on the inside and houses connecting wires of pure silver. A highly precise, digitally controlled DC motor with an oversized power supply regulates record speeds, including settings for 33 and 45 rpm.

The Sleipner Airbearing Turntable with Airbearing Tonearm is available now from authorized dealers at a suggested price of $48,100 to $54,400 (U.S. MSRP), depending on finish and connectors.

About Audio Imports
Based in Parker, Colorado, Aaudio Imports is a leading supplier of truly world-class high-end audio products to top quality dealers. Its high-end manufacturers, selected from companies around the world, also stand out from the crowd, and include Acapella in Germany, Audiotop in Switzerland, Bergmann Audio in Denmark, Einstein Audio Components in Germany, Isoclean Power in Hong Kong, Lindemann and Millennium Audio in Germany, Stage III concepts in the U.S., Lansche Audio in Germany, Weizhi Precision in Taiwan, and Ypsilon Electronics in Greece. Aaudio Imports dealers are true music lovers, selected for their product knowledge, listening skills, and desire to seek out only the best for their customers. For further technical information, visit Aaudio Imports’ website at www.aaudioimports.com.

About Bergmann Audio
Bergmann Audio is a Danish manufacturer specializing in airbearing turntables and linear tracking airbearing tonearms. Every part is handcrafted in Denmark to optimize the airbearing principle, and achieve the exceptional sound and timeless designs for which Bergmann is known. For further technical information, visit www.bergmannaudio.com

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