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Wisdom Audio Launches L150i Reference Line Source In-Wall Speaker for Sage Series High-End Architectural Audio System

CARSON CITY, Nev., August 28, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will debut its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. The L150i is the tallest line source within the new award-nominated Sage Series. more

AURALEX RECRUITED TO OUTFIT CEDIA’S ‘HOME THEATER AUDIO CALIBRATION’ LEARNING LAB WITH ACOUSTIC CONTROL PANELS

DENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in the debut of CEDIA’s Learning Lab concept by outfitting one of the show’s three labs with Auralex’s freestanding ProGobo acoustical products.

The Home Theater Audio Calibration Learning Lab will house a full home theater system, where students will perform a comprehensive 5.1 audio set up and calibration exercise. Students will go through a typical step-by-step verification and calibration process, including level balance and equalization. Auralex’s ProGobos are extremely adaptable to any room environment and will help to create a more useable and balanced space to demonstrate these calibration techniques. more

Centronics Launches the HCCX HDMI Powered Repeater

Centronics EHD-Branded HCCX HDMI Powered RepeaterSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Aug. 26, 2008 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its new EHD-branded HCCX powered HDMI repeater. The HCCX powered HDMI repeater can transmit a 1080p signal up to 30 meters and works with all HDMI as well as DVI specifications. The HCCX is now available with an MSRP of $79.95. more

GefenTV Scaler Pro Wins Electronic House’s Product of the Year

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen Inc. is pleased to announce that its consumer-focused Home Theater Scaler Pro snagged recognition as one of the year’s most innovative products by the editors of Electronic House magazine. The awards program proactively seeks out newly available and soon to be released products boasting noteworthy technological achievements and extraordinary features for today’s connected home. more

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AURALEX CONTINUES ITS GREEN INITIATIVES BY INTRODUCING ECO-TECH ACOUSTICAL PANELS AT CEDIA 2008

Eco-Tech ProPanelsDENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its leadership in creating environmentally friendly products with the introduction of Eco-Tech, the company’s first green acoustical panel, at this year’s CEDIA show (Booth 630). Earlier this year, the company announced the first green acoustical foam product on the market, Eco-Friendly StudioFoam.

Eco-Tech brand acoustic panels are manufactured with a proprietary formulation of 100% recycled polyester fibers. Eco-Tech panels are truly “green?; reducing the ecological footprint of acoustic treatment and our dependence on fossil fuels, including foreign crude oil. The Eco-Tech family of products are designed with the environment in mind, yet retain the longevity and acoustical properties for which Auralex is known. Auralex Eco-Tech is manufactured without harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), which have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. more

HOSA INTRODUCES NEW HDMI CABLES FOR HOME THEATER / VIDEO APPLICATIONS

hosa_hdmi_lo.JPGBuena Park, CA – August 2008… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions, is pleased to introduce its new HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable offerings. Supporting all current HD formats up to 1080P and all current surround sound formats up to 7.1, the new cables are the best possible solution for transmitting uncompressed digital streams and include models for HDMI to DVI-D. more

Signature Wire Debuts InCite™ Brand of DPL-Certified HDMI Cables at 2008 CEDIA Expo

Denver, August 12, 2008 — Signature Wire Corp. (www.signaturewire.com), a leading provider of quality low voltage wire and cable for residential, commercial, security/fire, and professional A/V and lighting applications, is proud to announce that it will debut its new InCite™ brand, which includes DPL-certified HDMI™ cables, at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 415. more

Touchscreen Media Room

mr07a150.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry:
Best Media Room

Our project was part of an interior renovation. We selected a 65in. plasma, ceiling-mounted LCR and surround loudspeakers, and an in-cabinet subwoofer based on the architectural constraints of the room. We have had excellent results with this loudspeaker setup in previous installations as dialogue is perceived to be coming from the screen with the benefit of eliminating any clutter on the display wall. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF NEW PRODUCT CATALOG

catalog13_lo.JPGBrea, CA – August 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, is pleased to announce the availability of the company’s new product catalog. Encompassing and extensive range of control, routing, and connectivity solutions for the most technologically sophisticated AV system designs, the new catalog serves as a one stop shop for consultants, system designers, and contractors to locate and identify the Altinex products best suited to a particular installation. more

Basement Family Home Theater

lht16a150.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry:
Best Large Home Theater, Level III: $120,000 – $143,000

The client wanted to provide a very comfortable user friendly high-impact home theater experience for his family. The theater was the feature room of a recently renovated basement area which included a snooker room and bar area. A special feature for the client was the ability to integrate his 40-year-old Grundig reel-to-reel recorder that he had purchased in Sweden and carried back home as hand luggage. Winding up those tapes again and playing them to his grandchildren gives him tremendous pleasure. more

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