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Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array introduces new Redline, Kobra, Python and KMT Series at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas – June 14, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] announces several new product lines from its distributed brand K-array. Manufactured and designed in Italy, K-array loudspeaker solutions are quickly becoming top choices of integrators and contractors for their space-saving designs and remarkable sound and performance. K-array’s newest additions to its portfolio of professional, high-quality loudspeakers include the Python and KMT Series for professional and install applications, the KB1R portable speaker solution, and new Redline and Kobra Series models.

New additions to K-array’s Redline Series of portable, self-powered speaker systems
The new Redline Series models — KR102, KR202 and KR402 – feature exciting updates to both the mid-hi line-array elements and powered subwoofers. The system now offers variable beam functionality and improved hardware and accessories. Each system features two channels of class D amplification housed in the subwoofer. The rear panel provides input for a balanced line signal, balanced microphone signal with phantom power and digital signals in AES/EBU protocol. An integrated touch screen provides intuitive managing and editing of powerful DSP controlling. Each system includes the following:

KR102 ($7,999.95) – Includes a pair of KMT12 (12”) subs each with 2 channels of 1,000 W matched to a KK 102 with (16) 2” neodymium speaker elements.

KR202 ($11,499.95) – Includes a pair of KMT18 (18”) subs each with 2 channels of 1,000 W matched to two KK102 mid-high arrays. A coupling assembly allows the speakers to be mounted side-by-side for narrow to wide coverage. (Shipping fall 2012)

KR402 ($15,499.95)- Includes a pair of KMT21 (21”) subs each with 2 channels of 2,000 W matched to two KP102 mid-high arrays. A coupling assembly allows the speakers to be mounted side-by-side for narrow to wide coverage.

KK52 and KK102 added to K-array’s Kobra Series of compact, powerful, passive speakers
The new K-array Kobra Series now offer variable beam functionality with 2-inch drivers housed in an elegant and sturdy stainless steel chassis. The 50-cm. KK52 ($1,249.95) and 100-cm. KK102 ($2,229.95) are compatible with a variety of rigging accessories for vertical and horizontal line-array configurations to satisfy many different venue requirements during temporary and permanent installations. Integrating one of the Redline series powered subwoofers (KMT12, KMT18, KMT21), or KA series amplifiers, with specific presets for the KK52 or KK102, ensures excellent coverage of the entire musical frequency range. Both systems are available in black or white.

Introducing the K-array Python Series: powerful and ultra-compact passive speaker solutions

The all new K-array Python Series features 3-inch drivers with variable beam functionality housed in an elegant and sturdy stainless steel chassis. The 50-cm. KP52 ($1,499.95) and 100-cm. KP102 ($2,599.95) provide excellent vocal intelligibility and response down to 150 Hz. Both are compatible with K-array KA series installed amplifiers and KMT series subwoofers. They are available in black or white and are ideal for theaters, clubs, houses of worship and more.

Announcing the K-array KMT multi-task subwoofer series
The new KMT multi-task subwoofer series features class D amplifiers, with a dedicated amplifying channel that supports varying speaker configurations, including single mid-high modules (K-array Kobra and Python series), multiple line arrays, or the passive version of an additional bass module. The rear panel provides input for a balanced line signal, a balanced microphone signal with phantom power, digital signals in AES/EBU protocol and on an XLR for ease of cabling. An integrated touch screen provides intuitive managing and editing of powerful DSP controlling. The line comprises the following:

KMT12 ($2,399.95)- Redline series “multi-task” powered 12” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version in fall 2012, $1,299.95)

KMT18($2,699.95) – Redline series “multi-task” powered 18” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version, $1,599.95, both expected to ship fall 2012)

KMT21($4,199.95) – Redline series “multi-task” powered 21” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version in fall 2012, $2,449.95)

During InfoComm, K-array will also preview its upcoming additions to the KMT subwoofer series. It will also show the KB1R powered speaker, ideal as an extension to the KB1 portable speaker system. These new products are expected to ship this fall. K-array will be demoing these and other products during exhibit hours at InfoComm in Audio Demo Room N119 (Sennheiser).

Delta Sound Lines the Thames with HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant

NORTHRIDGE, California – The 1,000-boat Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant along the River Thames in London, witnessed by millions of television viewers around the world on June 3, saw Delta Sound line the route from Putney Bridge to Tower Bridge and on down to Greenwich, with hangs of HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays.

The event-a tribute to Britain’s maritime history-had the Queen’s royal barge as the centerpiece of the pageant. The flotilla was divided into 10 sections that were separated by musical herald barges playing contemporary and classical music, with around 20,000 people taking part. It was led by a hand-built, 88-foot row-barge called Glorianam, while the new royal barge appeared in the third section from the front.

Receiving satellite downlinks, the JBL loudspeakers relayed program feeds, BBC commentary (and other background) for the approximately one million spectators who gathered on the north and south banks of the Thames over the 7-mile route.

Delta Sound has a wide range of experience working both with the Royal Family-having provided relays for the 2011 Royal Wedding-and supporting high-profile events on the Thames. Delta Sound fielded a crew of 33 technicians, working under joint project managers Mark Sawyer and Ben Milton.

The sound design company set up 27 separate areas along the route, involving 45 individual hangs (with control position at each hang). Of these, 35 featured JBL and included a total of 156 VTX V25 line array elements and an additional 54 JBL VERTEC(r) line array loudspeakers-spread 70 meters apart and mounted on Type 1 and Type 2 masts, with six elements per hang.

The JBL enclosures were supplied by Belgium-based dry hire company, AED Rent.

Explained Delta Sound managing director, Paul Keating, “Due to an extremely busy summer schedule, AED offered a welcome solution in providing the 210 boxes needed in total for the pageant.”

But first the VTX’s needed to be evaluated. Lee Dennison, director of Sound by Design, Delta Sound’s sister company, reported that, “AED held two open days at their HQ to introduce VTX. We decided to take the lead and send our two project managers to confirm their suitability for our needs.”

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(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). 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 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

PSX Worldwide Audio Visual Brings Life To Historic New Orleans’ Joy Theater With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC(r) Line Arrays

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – To revitalize the historic, 65-year-old Joy Theater in New Orleans, PSX Worldwide Audio Visual recently installed a brand-new audio system featuring HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC(r) line arrays.

The Joy Theater, located on popular Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, has been through it all. The theater was closed for a brief time in 1978 and closed permanently in 2003. After Hurricane Katrina, the owners of the building wanted to completely renovate it back to its original state. The Joy Theater now marks part of a theatrical renaissance on Canal Street, bringing hope during the rebuilding of the community.

For the main PA system, PSX flew a total of 18 VT4887ADP-DA compact powered line array loudspeakers, nine per side, along with two VT4881ADP-DA powered subwoofers on each side and a VT4882DP-DA powered subwoofer.

Four AM7212/95 loudspeakers are used for upper balcony fill, along with 12 VP7212MDP powered floor monitors, four SRX728S ground-stacked subwoofers and two VP7215/95DPDA powered loudspeakers for side fill. An additional 25 Control 26CT ceiling speakers were also installed to cover the restrooms and lobbies.

PSX installed Crown IT 5000HD amplifiers to power the ceiling speakers and SRX subs and the system also features BSS audio processing.

When deciding on a new system for the Joy Theater, PSX wanted to provide as much flexibility as possible to accommodate a variety of world-class performers. “HARMAN and JBL are widely accepted across the country and we were confident that it would be a perfect fit for the venue. Anyone would be thrilled to play in this historic theater,” stated Jeff Borne, President at PSX.

“The biggest challenge of the whole project was time,” Borne continued. “The renovation process was designed to return the building back to its original design.” Construction started in November 2011, with the first show scheduled for December, so there was no time to spare and PSX had to work within the framework of the design.

The reliable performance of the VERTEC line arrays allowed PSX to focus on the task at hand, rather than worrying about glitches. “There was limited space for racks, so having the powered VERTEC line arrays was a great fix. The whole system fit together perfectly with the BSS processing and overall everyone was extremely satisfied with the results,” Borne stated.

“The support of HARMAN is always great, they make our job easier and we always come away with a great outcome,” Borne summed up. “The first show, which featured Irma Thomas just before the New Year, went off without a hitch. It was a great experience for all of us and it’s great to see the theater back up and running.”

For more information on PSX Worldwide Audio Visual, please visit: www.psx-inc.com

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(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). 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 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

Wildwood Baptist Church Deploys HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1(tm) To Attract Top Christian Artists

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – When searching for a new digital console for the Acworth, Georgia-based Wildwood Baptist Church, Dennis Pope, Technical Coordinator at the church, chose HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1, knowing it would attract top artists in the Christian music community and allow for flexibility and expandability.

Pope, who has been a sound engineer for over 10 years now, has been the FOH engineer at Wildwood for the past five years. “I definitely did my homework when it came to finding a new board,” he said. “We wanted something that would not only be attractive to bring in entertainment, but allow us plenty of options and inputs for additional events. Once I sat in front of the console it just felt right, I was sold!”

The Wildwood Baptist Church, which caters to about 1,300 members, holds worship services twice on Sundays with rehearsal and band practice taking place on Wednesdays. “With the same band every weekend, it’s great to save my settings with the snapshot option,” Pope explained. “I simply boot up the board and run a quick sound check and I’m ready to go, it’s an amazing time saver. I make different pages for each song and even if I need to tweak a setting it’s straight forward.”

Pope hopes the Vi1 will help draw top Christian artists to perform at Wildwood. “Whenever we tell someone what console we are using they are instantly impressed. We’ve had musicians come in and simply plug in their flash drive or USB and be able to have their settings right there.”

Recently, the Church has brought in artists such as young Contemporary Christian music star Jamie Grace, Christian/Latin group The Katina’s and The Annie Moses Band. “These groups have helped to bring exposure to the community here, and we are pleased to share the music and experience with our members,” Pope said. “Having a state-of-the-art board makes it easy to promote.”

One feature of the Vi1 which stands out to Pope is the built-in Lexicon engine. “The board has endless settings and functions, it’s great to have all the effects built in and I don’t need to bother with third-party software. You get so much bang for your buck,” he stated.

Dennis also went on to praise the layout and Widescreen Vistonics(tm) user interface, saying, “The knobs and touchscreen are very easy to manipulate. I’m always impressed how easy it is to find what I’m looking for, I can maneuver through the touch screen without any hassle which is normally where I find myself getting lost with other brands and consoles.”

Since deploying the board, the Church has received nothing but positive feedback, even from the Minister. “After the first Sunday using the console, the Minister asked what settings I was using to make him sound better,” Pope said jokingly. “Another member of our congregation mentioned that it sounds like HD surround sound.”

“We are all so pleased with how everything has turned out and I look forward to learning even more about the console every day,” Pope summed up.

For more information on the Wildwood Baptist Church, please visit: http://www.wildwoodbaptist.org/

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(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). 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 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

Clear-Com Features Tempest2400 MasterBelt at InfoComm 2012

All the Capabilities of the Tempest2400 BaseStation in a Compact and Portable Package

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 14, 2012 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems will feature the Tempest®2400 MasterBelt digital wireless intercom at InfoComm 2012 (Booth C10345). Ideal for smaller, more mobile applications, such as live outdoor productions or tour-guide setups, the Tempest2400 MasterBelt offers all the advanced features, reliability and robustness of the Tempest2400 rack-mount BaseStation, including the new version 3.0 features, in a compact, portable and easy-to-deploy package that can be conveniently worn on the hip.

The Tempest2400 MasterBelt provides users the ability to coordinate and communicate hands-free within the form of a Tempest2400 BeltStation. It can be paired with any standard Tempest2400 CP-222 two-channel BeltStation to create a full-featured two-channel system in the 2.4-GHz band. The MasterBelt itself also functions as a BeltStation, allowing communications between up to six full-duplex wireless users.

Designed to be comfortable, rugged and robust, the MasterBelt Station and all Tempest BeltStations can operate in harsh weather conditions and are protected by a durable, weather-resistant ABS co-polymer blend with a high-performance polyurethane overmold. The MasterBelt includes a rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery capable of up to eight hours of operation, or can be powered by three standard AA alkaline batteries as a backup, providing four hours of operations.

“The Tempest2400 system has proven itself as the ‘go-to’ communications solution for live productions, operating interference-free even when other wireless devices are in the same vicinity,” says Clear-Com Wireless Product Manager Craig Frederickson. “The MasterBelt is the latest development in the Tempest2400 line, giving users an even more flexible alternative for smaller mobile applications where a stationary BaseStation is not desirable, feasible or optimal, such as live outdoor theater productions, concerts or even as a tour-guide system.”

Tempest2400 operates in 80MHz of spectrum in the 2.4-GHz ISM frequency band. Tempest wireless systems do not interfere with traditional wireless microphone or in-ear monitor systems that operate in the UHF band. Because of its Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology, the Tempest system does not compete with signals from other 2.4-GHz wireless devices, minimizing frequency coordination and enabling flawless performance. Further, with state-of-the-art Redundant Data Transmit (2xTX), which sends each packet of audio data twice on different frequencies, the system ensures uninterrupted audio communications.

Similar to all Tempest systems, the Tempest MasterBelt offers three modes of operations: normal, shared and split. Because the MasterBelt can also function as a BeltStation, up to six full-duplex wireless users can be in communication in normal mode. In shared mode, an unlimited number of wireless users can listen while five have PTT capability. In split mode, four wireless users can employ full-duplex talk while an unlimited number may listen. The “fifth user slot” is an unlimited single channel shared between the users with momentary-talk buttons only.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HME
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

FSR Powers Up for InfoComm 2012 With New PoE/USB Charger for iPad

InfoComm Booth N651

SMALL AND CONVENIENT OPTION WORKS HAND IN HAND WITH NEW IPAD WALL MOUNT UNIT

Las Vegas, NV – FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, is introducing its new IT-CHRG-P2U PoE to USB charger, a power option for the company’s new WE-IPAD2-SLV iPad® enclosure, at InfoComm 2012 in booth N 651. This new charger, an addition to the Company’s IntelliTools accessory line, offers AV professionals relying on iPads for any number of display applications, a simple, yet reliable power solution.

Deriving ample power from a standard PoE network connection, the new PoE/USB Charger, when used alongside the FSR iPad enclosure, offers easy and convenient single-cable Installation. The rear of the iPad enclosure, where the PoE charger sits, offers a symmetrical hole pattern for rapid mounting to a standard 2-gang box, with no electrical drop needed.

“We are excited to introduce both the iPad enclosure and PoE USB Charger,” says Jan Sandri, president, FSR. “With more and more display options being designed around Apple®’s iPad, we are proud to be able to offer our customers these attractive and powerful options. These new cube and wall plate styles, which are debuting at this year’s InfoComm, derive ample power from a standard PoE network connection and do not require PoE+. They can easily be used as an accessory for any iPad version.”

With the PoE/USB charger, AV professionals can power up their iPads from a PoE-Ethernet drop without the need for AC line power. The small cube can easily be mounted in a 2-gang wall box behind the FSR iPad wall mount and the PoE/USB charger will operate and charge the iPad supporting Apple’s charging standard. In addition, the PoE/USB charger will also notify the iPad that it is connected to a charger avoiding annoying pop-ups. The charging side is rated at 5VDC, 2 amps/ 10watts.

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

HARMAN’s JBL Professional Control 25AV-LS Loudspeaker Receives EN 54 Part 24 Certification

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced that its popular Control 25AV-LS loudspeaker has been approved for EN 54 part 24 certification as part of HARMAN Professional’s ongoing program to ensure its products are compliant with European EN 54 standards.

The product test and certification program was undertaken in England by the world-renowned British Standards Institute (BSi). JBL’s Northridge, California facility has been awarded BSI’s prestigious “Kitemark” accreditation as part of the qualification process.

The EN 54 directive establishes standards of intelligibility and environmental longevity for products used in life safety applications such as voice alarm systems within the European Union.

JBL’s Control 25AV-LS is already widely used for life safety applications in the US and around the world. The EN 54 certification is in addition to UL1480-UUMW life safety certification.

Rick Kamlet, JBL Senior Marketing Manager for Commercial Installed Sound, commented: “Our Control(r) Contractor series speakers have long been established as some of the most robust products available. Adding EN 54 part 24 to the long list of safety certifications on this range will allow us to continue bringing HARMAN’s high-quality standards to our European customers.”

By investing in EN 54 certification, HARMAN Professional once again shows its commitment to support its customers’ needs and continue to be the number one choice in audio for stadiums, airports and other public venues worldwide.

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(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). 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 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

DPA Features Complete Range of d:fine™ Headset Mics at InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 13, 2012 – DPA Microphones, the manufacturer of high-level reference and headset microphones, is showcasing its complete range of d:fine™ headset microphones at InfoComm 2012 (Booth C9850). The range features a choice of single- or dual-ear mount models, allowing artists, presenters, actors and worship leaders to select the optimum version for their performance.

Available as omnidirectional and directional mics, the d:fine series includes a long and short mic boom mounted on either a single- or a dual-ear mount. Audio engineers will find great benefit in d:fine’s clear, high-SPL and distortion-free sound as well as ease of switching between the right and left sides, which can be accomplished by twisting the boom.

The dual-ear d:fine is ideal for more active situations, where extra secure mounting is required, as it sits snugly on the neck and is virtually invisible. The single-ear d:fine lends itself to more stationary productions or presentations that require a low-profile mic. The new short boom d:fine headset allows a user to optimize the placement of the microphone to achieve the perfect fit and invisibility. The dual-ear mount is also available as an accessory to convert single- to dual-ear versions.

“d:fine has garnered an impressive fan base since its 2011 launch,” says DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “Along with the addition of a dual-ear headset and movable boom, we have improved the sound quality and created an aesthetic product with a fantastic fit, giving the user optimal comfort. We are sure the new versions will be adopted for the most demanding applications when it comes to aesthetics, sound and freedom of movement.”

All d:fine headset mics offer consistent audio performance at all SPLs, impressive gain before feedback and stable construction. A small capsule providing a discreet performance, each d:fine headset mic gives the performer the freedom to focus on his performance. The earpieces are made from sprung tension material, which is extremely comfortable to wear and automatically adjusts the headset to each wearer, ensuring it stays in place by applying consistent pressure regardless of ear size. The headset can easily be taken on and off by the wearer, returning to its original shape each time. Repairs no longer require taking a microphone out of

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

FSR Presents New iPad2 Enclosure at InfoComm 2012

InfoComm Booth N651
ENCLOSURE ADDRESSES DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS WITH STYLE AND EASE

Las Vegas, NV – FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, is presenting its new easy-to-install WE-IPAD2-SLV iPad® enclosure at InfoComm 2012 in booth N 651 to provide a graceful housing for digital signage applications.

Designed for strength, practicality and elegance, the enclosure fits both the iPad2 and the New iPad providing a secure, yet accessible tamper resistant housing with no visible hardware. Convenient single cable Installation is a breeze using the optional IT-CHRG-P2U PoE to USB charger that derives ample power from a standard PoE network connection. The rear of the casing includes three position horizontal and vertical adjustment holes for mounting in either orientation, as well as a symmetrical hole pattern for rapid mounting to a standard 2-gang box, with no electrical drop needed.

A full view camera port, home button, and speaker port for clear audio are all recessed into a sturdy .090” aluminum case for a sleek look with no visible hardware. Plain face models are also available.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

HARMAN’s Revel Finalizes Its Performa3 Loudspeakers Lineup, Sets Ship Date

NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN’s Revel today announced that it has finalized the models, specs and availability of its upcoming Performa3 loudspeakers. The Revel Performa3 Series is a complete range of home theater and music loudspeakers that incorporates significant engineering and aesthetic enhancements to the original Performa Series to deliver extraordinary music and movie soundtrack reproduction.

The nine models in the Performa3 line include the following:

* F208 3-way floorstanding tower (1-inch tweeter, 5.25-inch midrange, dual 8-inch woofers; SRP: $5,000/pr)
* F206 3-way floorstanding tower (1-inch tweeter, 5.25-inch midrange, dual 6.5-inch woofers; SRP: $3,500/pr)
* M106 2-way bookshelf monitor (1-inch tweeter, 6.5-inch woofer; SRP: $2,000/pr)
* M105 2-way bookshelf monitor (1-inch tweeter, 5.25-inch woofer; SRP: $1,500/pr)
* C208 3-way center channel (1-inch tweeter, 4-inch midrange, dual 8-inch woofers; SRP: $2,000/ea)
* C205 2-way center channel (1-inch tweeter, dual 5.25-inch woofers; SRP: $1,000/ea)
* S206 2-way surround speaker (dual 1-inch tweeters, dual 6.5-inch woofers; SRP: 1,800/pr)
* B112 powered subwoofer (12-inch woofer, built-in 1000-watt amplifier; SRP: $3,000/ea)
* B110 powered subwoofer (10-inch woofer, built-in 400-watt amplifier; SRP: $2,000/ea)

Complementing their industry-leading value and performance, Revel Performa3 loudspeakers are stunning in appearance, with a choice of high-gloss walnut or piano black finishes that are overseen by master Italian craftsmen for unparalleled quality. Models F206, M105 and C205 are also available in high-gloss piano white. Model S206 is only available in matte black. All Performa3 passive loudspeakers will be available in December 2012, with both subwoofers available in early 2013.

“Our Revel Performa loudspeakers have earned rave reviews from audiophiles since their initial introduction,” said Jim Garrett, Director, Marketing and Product Management for HARMAN Luxury Audio and Loudspeakers. “We have made a number of advancements in loudspeaker materials and manufacturing technologies that we are now able to incorporate into the upgraded Performa3 models. We are confident that listeners will be thrilled with the improvements in sonic performance and musical accuracy.”

To achieve their superior sound quality, Revel Performa3 loudspeakers deploy proprietary drivers throughout. The 1-inch aluminum-dome tweeters deliver airy, extended high-frequency response to beyond 20 kHz, with superlative detail and clarity. The tweeters operate into an exclusive patent-pending Acoustic Lens Waveguide that is precisely shaped using an entirely-new mathematical approach. These new waveguides result in an utterly seamless transition from the midrange to tweeter; greatly enhancing the sense of reality and musicality.

The midrange and low-frequency drivers employ aluminum cones and sophisticated motor systems for extraordinary resolution with low distortion. The cones have integral ribs that add strength and rigidity without added mass, resulting in very low distortion for more natural vocal and instrumental reproduction. The drivers incorporate additional refinements including cast-aluminum frames and efficiently vented, high-power motor structures, to deliver the same superb sonic character over an extraordinarily wide dynamic range.

The F208 and C208 also feature a tweeter level control that allows the speakers’ high-frequency balance to be fine-tuned, and a boundary control, which enables the speakers to be tailored to individual room acoustics and placement positions.

The enclosures are built to the highest standards, with bracing at critical locations and curved side
panels that minimize cabinet-induced coloration. The three-way models feature individual sub-enclosures for the midrange drivers for maximum midrange clarity and definition.

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(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). 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 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

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