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OSD Audio Introduces A Revolutionary Line of IR Repeater Products

Brea, Calif., OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, has added an innovative line of IR Repeater Systems that revolutionizes conventional IR technology. A first for the industry and a true technological breakthrough, the IRP Repeater Kits allow users to add IR control of A/V equipment, CATV, IPTV, CCTV, DVR Set Top Boxes and more without the need of a hub or connection block.

In addition to the IRP Repeater Kits, the line includes high quality emitters, blasters, extension cables, and adapters to connect virtually any type of consumer electronics product. “Our new IR line is a game-changer,” notes Tim Leahy, product manager for OSD Audio. “IR repeater systems have been using the same connection technology for decades. Our line gives consumers and installers a plug and play solution that’s easier, more reliable, and more affordable than traditional systems.”

According to Leahy, the line vastly simplifies the installation process and is ideal for A/V, security and home automaton installers who spend hours hiding and installing connection blocks for IR systems. “Existing systems are bulky and sometimes double the price,” says Leahy. “Without a connection block, install time is literally cut in half.”

Elimination of the connection hub is just one of many features OSD Audio is promoting. The unique color and shape of the eye shells allow the IR signal to pass through easier and help deflect sunlight, as well as interference from plasma TVs, that can disrupt operation. In addition, all cables in the line have a durable but flexible outer jacket and are CL-rated for in-wall installation. IRP kits are available with single, dual, and triple emitters that can be easily expanded to control multiple electronics, and emitter extension cables can be added for longer runs without any degradation in the signal. The plug and play IRP Kits and accessories are available now at outdoorspeakerdepot.com.

OSD Audio Adds Patio Speakers to Expanding Wireless Lineup

Brea, Calif., July 16, 2012—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the availability of their much anticipated OSD-WPA650 2-way wireless patio speakers. Priced under $250 and available in black or white, the new model is part of the company’s expanding line of wireless speakers that includes rock, planter, and decorative garden speakers. Leveraging their experience in 2.4 GHz wireless technologies with their extremely successful line of hard-wired patio speakers, the company claims the OSD-WPA-650s offer full range audio quality and a very reliable signal transmission.

“We’ve been producing wireless outdoor speakers for a long time and have learned what works and what doesn’t,” states Tim Leahy, General Manager for OSD Audio. “We’re also a leader in wired outdoor speakers so the WPA650s combine the best technologies of our most successful brands.” Leahy references OSD’s widely popular WR800 wireless rock speakers as well as their AP Series of wired patio speakers. Like the wired models, the WPA650s install easily under patio eaves and mounting hardware is included. An 8-channel transmitter then sends the audio signal to the wireless receiver built into the main patio speaker. Users simply connect their iPods/Android mobile device, AV receiver, or laptop via the included audio cables. The 2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz frequency is less likely to experience interference from other wireless devices like cordless phones, and range is steady up to 300 feet unobstructed.

Inside each all-weather enclosure is a 6.5” polypropylene woofer, 1” aluminum soft dome aluminum tweeter and a complex crossover system that produces remarkably full sound. “When we tested early prototypes, we knew we had another hit because the sound quality just blew us away, especially the low end,” concludes Leahy.

The WPA-650 includes a main speaker, pairing speaker, transmitter, all necessary audio cables, AC power cable and remote control. List price is $249.95 with free shipping. OSD Audio Wireless patio speakers are available now at www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com

About OSD Audio
Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufactures whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service. www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com

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OSD Audio Expands Line of Affordable Flat Panel Mounts

Brea, Calif., July 13, 2012—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the expansion of their flat panel TV mounts designed specifically for LCD, LED and plasma screens. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, the expanded line includes fixed mounts, tilt mounts and full motion mounts that can accommodate panels ranging in size from 13 to 70 inches. Rounding out the line will be an innovative line of full motion desktop mounts that can hold multiple LCD screens.

“We expanded our line because we want installers and do-it-yourselfers to come to us for every mount they need for the home or office,” notes Tim Leahy, General Manager for OSD Audio. “There are a lot more options for displaying large and small screens and a lot more places these mounts can go, under cabinets, above a fireplace, a desk corner, anywhere there is a secured surface that can hold the weight.”

Built with the highest quality materials and thoroughly load tested, OSD Audio’s lightweight, low profile TV mounts range from extremely sturdy fixed mount units to more complex articulating units with tilt and swivel capability. Easy to install with all the hardware included, OSD Audio’s new line will support the vast majority of flat panel TVs with some models capable of holding up to 200 pounds. New desktop mounts include full motion units that can accommodate multiple screens in one mount, making these units the ultimate multi-tasking tool for busy employees.

New bookshelf mounts for game consoles and AV gear will also be added to the line. “We carry TV mounts for just about any installation scenario you can think of,” concludes Leahy. “Customers will find that just like other OSD products, the build quality is excellent and our prices are about half of what competitors charge.”

For more information, go to outdoorspeakerdepot.com

About OSD Audio
Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufactures whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service. www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com

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OSD Audio Announces Trimless In-ceiling Speaker with Innovative Dual Voice Coil Design

Brea, Calif., May 31, 2012—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of the ACEMK690TT Trimless, 6.5” Dual Voice Coil Summed mono stereo in-ceiling speaker. The dual voice coil design gives installers and homeowners new options for adding great sound in small spaces such as bathrooms, narrow hallways or even a walk-in closets. Once both voice coils are connected, the stereo signal is summed into a single mono stereo full range output.

“This is a perfect in-ceiling speaker for tight spaces but there’s a lot more to the ACE690TT,” notes Tim Leahy, General Manager and Product Specialist at OSD Audio. “Dual tweeters double the dispersion pattern of the high frequencies, plus we added a 4 or 8 ohm switch so the speaker can be converted to a single mono speaker and combined with a second ACEMK690TT so users have the option of having a stereo pair of speakers where only one of the voice coils is connected on each speaker.” Leahy points out that this setup will dramatically increase coverage because the dual tweeters are active in both the single summed mono stereo speaker application or when used as a stereo pair and in both cases provides a broader dispersion pattern of high frequencies versus a speaker or speakers featuring a single tweeter.

OSD audio boasts other high-end features of their new top of the line MK Series ACE690TT, including a 6.5” spun Kevlar cone, dual 1-inch aluminum dome pivoting tweeters and an elaborate 18dB crossover network with audiophile-grade components. The ACEMK690TT also features a micro flange grille with a virtually invisible trim and seamless appearance. The ACE690TT in-ceiling speaker has an MSRP of $84.95.

About OSD Audio
Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufactures whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, high def TV mounts, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service. OSD Audio is distributed by www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com

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OSD Audio Ships Much Anticipated 8? Wireless Outdoor Rock Speakers

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OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the official release of the OSD-WR800 rock speaker pair. One of only a handful of 8? wireless rock speakers on the market, the OSD WR800 will have an introductory price of $299.95. “There are a few models similar to our new 8? wireless rock speaker but they’re priced much higher than the WR800, “ notes? Tim Leahy, OSD Audio’s Director of North American Sales. “Our goal was to create a bigger more accurate sound utilizing the advantages of a wireless connection. This speaker is the ideal combination of performance and value.?

The OSD-WR800 all-weather wireless rock speaker is an easy and effective way to bring sound outdoors without having to run wires directly from the source. Utilizing the 2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz frequency, which is less likely to experience interference from other wireless devices like cordless phones, the more

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OSD Audio Names Tim Leahy as Director of North American Sales

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Industry veteran Tim Leahy will lead OSD’s North American Sales.

OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, has appointed Tim Leahy to head the company’s North American Sales. Leahy, a seasoned leader in the consumer electronics industry, brings a wealth of experience to the growing manufacturer and online retailer of outdoor speakers, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, and whole-house audio products and accessories.

Leahy will work on both the manufacturing side with OSD Audio and the company’s successful on-line distributorship www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com. His experience spans both car and home electronics, including 15 years with Phoenix Gold (PG) first as a sales manager then as Director of Sales and Marketing for their home division, which included AudioSource, Phoenix Gold Innovative Home and Carver Professional. Leahy also worked in the whole house audio market as a Western Regional Sales manager for NUVO and Breath Audio, and most recently was the strategic Sales and Marketing Manager for North America for more

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Outdoor Speaker Depot Appears on NBC’s Today Show

NBC’s Today’s Home featured outdoorspeakerdepot.com on a recent episode of Today’s Home. George Oliphant (host of Open House and George to the Rescue) addressed ways to build a great outdoor living area without spending a lot of money and showcased OSD rock, tree trunk, and birdhouse speakers.

According to OSD, popularity of backyard entertainment is growing as people finally realize that outdoor speakers can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. “Gone are the days where outdoor speakers looked primarily all the same,” says Chris Mirsch, product specialist at OSD. “We disguise out speakers as rocks, frogs, fish, birdhouses, vases, even German Shepherds and tree stumps.”

These clever shapes, says OSD, give users more freedom when placing speakers outside as they serve as both a sound source and decorative ornament—a big plus for couples with opposing aesthetic tastes.

The Today show aired more

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OSD Audio Releases Line Matching Amplifier Transformer

OSD Audio MTR-500 Amp Transformer

The OSD MTR-500 converts an 8-ohm amplifier output to 70V/100V, making it ideal for situations that require running multiple pairs of 70V speakers to a single 8-ohm amplifier.

Brea, Calif., March 31, 2011— OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of MTR-500 70V/100V Amplifier/Transformer. A unique problem-solver for consumer and commercial applications, the MTR-500 coverts an 8-ohm amplifier to a 70V/100V amp, thus allowing multiple pairs of 70V speakers to be run to a single amplifier.

“A lot of folks don’t know about the OSD Audio MTR-500 Amp/Transformer but it’s a great product,? notes Dustin Hodges of OSD Audio. “Its main application is to take a typical 8 ohm amplifier and turn it into a 70V amplifier, which could be vey useful for commercial, residential and even pro audio installations.?

Hodges points our different scenarios where the MTR-500 would be helpful, for example expanding a business or retail establishment where more speakers must be added to the existing audio system. By connecting the MTR-500 amp transformer to the inputs of more

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OSD Audio Ships High End Free-standing Subwoofers

Brea, Calif., February 21, 2011—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of the PS10 and PS12 High Powered Premium Home Theater Subwoofers. Available in 10? and 12? models, OSD PS10 and PS12 subwoofers add rich bass to movie soundtracks and enhance low frequency response on two-channel systems.

“These are outstanding subwoofers with excellent power capability and sound quality,? says Chris Mirsch, product manager at OSD Audio. “Even high-end audiophiles are surprised by the dimension of deep, realistic bass these subs bring to a soundtrack or recording because the price defies it.?

The OSD PS12 outputs 175 watts@<1% THD (continuous operation at 1/8 rated power) with a frequency response of 5Hz to 180Hz (-3dB ref.0dB). The OSD PS10 outputs 125 watts@<1% THD (continuous operation at 1/8 rated power) with a frequency response of 5Hz to 180Hz (-3dB ref.0dB). Both the more

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OSD Audio Launches Affordable Line of Flat Panel TV Mounts

OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced their full line of flat panel TV wall mounts designed specifically for today’s LCD, LED and plasma televisions. Well suited for both residential and commercial applications such as digital signage, the new line includes a variety of installation configurations and can accommodate flat panel TVs ranging in size from 10 to 63 inches.

Built with the highest quality materials and thoroughly load tested, OSD Audio’s lightweight, low profile TV mounts range from extremely sturdy fixed mount units to more complex articulating units with tilt and swivel capability. Easy to install with all the hardware included, OSD Audio TV mounts will support the majority of flat panel TVs with some models capable of holding up to 165 pounds. “We carry TV mounts for just about any installation scenario you can think of,? says Chris Mirsch of OSD Audio. more

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