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AMX Premieres AMXhome with Energy Management
AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced AMXhome with energy management. This new feature provides homeowners greater energy-efficiency as they can monitor and manage their utilities, including electric, water, gas and oil, from a touch panel. AMX showcased the new AMXhome in booth #912 at CEDIA 2010, being held September 23-26 in Atlanta.
“AMXhome with energy management comes along at a crucial point as the marketplace is seeing a strong demand for green, eco-friendly solutions,” said Adam Gershon, AMX product manager. “AMXhome applies the latest technology to deliver a total solution for home energy management benefitting homeowners by giving them simplified control and automation, with reports and monitoring, of their home’s systems and utilities.”
AMXhome energy management allows users to monitor utility consumption performance through colorcoded icons and view estimated monthly utility costs at a glance. Homeowners can ‘go green’ by taking advantage of pre-programmed options that can automatically adjust energy usage, such as global light dimming and HVAC control. In addition, historical data can be retrieved on the touch panel through comparative reports, and can be viewed by the hour, day, week, month and year. Utility usage patterns can be analyzed to prevent overconsumption and ultimately reduce utility costs. In addition to monitoring consumption, alerts can be set for low oil and propane tank levels.
“The fatal flaw in most of today’s standalone energy-monitoring products is the inability to control a home’s environment with the data the products produce,” said one of the initial installers of AMXhome Eric Thompson, president of ThompsonModern. “To achieve real results, products must present specific, actionable data coupled with well-defined business rules, or triggers. AMXHome energy management delivers these ‘smart’ capabilities and provides an intuitive platform for homeowners to amplify their home’s energy efficiency.”
AMXHome can automatically manage HVAC activities and building pressure control, based on inputs from weather forecasts and various indoor and outdoor sensors, inclusive of pressure sensors. Building pressure is measured and controlled to achieve neutral to slightly positive pressure which optimizes healthy air quality and building envelope performance. Other smart features include, trigger alerts that notify homeowners of abnormally high usage, such as an 85 degree thermostat in winter, and automated response that will correct over-usage as the owner desires. “These types of systems not only provide significant energy savings and greater comfort for the homeowner, but are likely to increase the value of the home itself, Gershon says.”
AMXhome is sold as a complete dealer solution consisting of system designs, equipment lists, third-party gear, and marketing and sales materials for the four most popular residential applications. These include
distributed audio, home theater, essential home control and whole home control. Dealers with an AMXhome subscription will be able to offer their customers the energy management feature as a stand-alone solution, as a complement to a larger AMX system, or can add it to previous AMXhome installations.
To learn more about AMXhome with energy management please navigate to http://www.amx.com/amxhome/
APC by Schneider Electric Presents……Power Protection Solutions for AV Applications Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST
Featured Speaker: Mark Kaloudis, Sr. Product Manager AV Power Protection solutions are available to all channels.
More and more traditional IT managers are making the decisions on AV related needs. Power disturbances can make it impossible for systems to perform to their maxium capability. Explore fundamentals of power with the experts from APC in a webinar covering:
Power myths, safety issues and anomalies
APC solutions for real customer problems including UPS, power
conditioners and surge protection for AV Applications
Atlona Technologies officially releases the latest in AV installations with 7 inch PRO HD Testing Monitor with HDMI, VGA and Component Inputs
Atlona Technologies has officially announced the product every installer and integrator has been waiting for with the AT-DIS7-PROHD. The DIS7-PROHD is a 7 inch HD Testing Monitor designed to test cabling and component installations, where displays are remote or not yet present. Unlike many other monitors available, the DIS7-PROHD does not limit its potential by segregating its testing uses to one specific format. While previous units, similar to it, have only HDMI or DVI to test recent additions to existing installation projects, Atlona has realized that there are many more applications integrators and installers face other than digital formats. As a result, the DIS7-PROHD can test all digital formats such as DVI and HDMI, as well as VGA and Component, and RGB-HV.
An additional function allows users the ability to view signal information for the Display Data Channel (DDC) such as HDCP compliance, Resolution and Frequency, Digital format, and Audio information. Not only can video be viewed in exact representation, but built in speakers have been added for audio as well. To meet the ever-growing trend, 3D Capability will also be available for those in need. Portability is a necessity for any install; therefore a battery pack will be available soon to travel with this 7 inch monitor to spec out different locations of a project site. The DIS7-PROHD also features tripod inputs at the top and bottom of the unit. 7 inch monitors alone, without these added and essential accessories, can cost anywhere up to $1200. There are multiple applications where it can be used:
With the purchase of that as well as additional testing equipment, users will be forced to spend more money than one would care to. This unit is available for a little more than half of the price of that normal 7” HD monitor. To further assist all installer’s needs, a new HDMI Signal Generator, AT-HD800, is available to work hand-in-hand with this unit to test every resolution, HDCP, EDID, and 3D Signal. This unit is perfect for all Residential or Commercial Installations to make sure all signals, passed properly before the installation is finished. Manufacturers can use this product in their QC department to make sure necessary frequencies and resolutions are working. Even those all cameramen or video operators in the Broadcast Industry will benefit greatly by viewing perfect images and footage being shot and recorded.
With the DIS7-PROHD, say goodbye to wasting valuable time and money, ripping apart walls and ordering multiple testing equipment in order to trouble-shoot install issues with an affordable MSRP of $499.00.
BEAM Central Vacuum System Introduces Hide-A-Hose™ Out-of-Sight Hose System Maximizes Cleaning Convenience
— BEAM Central Vacuum Systems by Electrolux is taking central vacuum cleaning convenience to a new level with Hide-A-Hose™, a fully built-in system that makes carrying a traditional central vacuum hose around the house a thing of the past.
“Using a BEAM Central Vacuum is clinically proven to improve the indoor air quality of a home. And with Hide-A-Hose, cleaner, healthier living can be easier than ever before,” says Larry Hartley, vice president of sales and marketing for BEAM.
Introduced at the 2010 CEDIA Expo, the entire Hide-A-Hose stores inside a SmartTube™ system inside an interior wall, eliminating the need for closet storage. The user simply pulls the amount of hose needed from the inlet valve, connects the cleaning wand and attachments and starts cleaning. When finished, the user detaches the wand and allows the power of the BEAM Central Vacuum System power unit to retract the hose back into the wall. The entire hose is out of sight.
Since there is no need to store the hose in a closet, the Hide-A-Hose can be much longer — long enough to cover up to 2,300 square feet of living space. That means fewer inlet valves, simplifying installation. The system can be customized with hose lengths ranging from 20 to 60 feet and it can be installed in both new and existing homes.
The system comes with a wand, a turbo brush for cleaning carpets and a full set of cleaning tools.
“We are excited to enter into a licensing agreement to make Hide-A-Hose available through the outstanding BEAM dealer network. This arrangement will assure consumers throughout the United States can have the unmatched cleaning convenience of our product,” says Rod Drivstuen, president of Hide-A-Hose, Inc.
Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is the world’s leading producer and marketer of built-in central vacuums. The company’s BEAM, Electrolux and Eureka Central Vacuum Systems are sold in 50 countries around the world. Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products North America.
For more information and photos, visit www.beampresscenter.com.
Chief Expands Distribution to West Coast Customers
Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting and rack solutions, has announced a new West Coast Distribution Center located in Ontario, California. The new location allows Chief to better serve its customer base along the West Coast. The local presence provides substantially shorter transit times, expedited freight cost savings and convenient order pick up of Chief’s most popular products.
“We are constantly looking for ways to make it easier to do business with Chief and improve our customer service. As a result of this continued effort, we are excited to offer our West Coast Customers another service option with more convenient access to our products,” said Steve Durkee, Vice President of Commercial Products.
Chief’s west coast warehouse will be operational and begin shipping over 100 of its most popular products including universal mounts, accessories and racks to customers starting July 2010. Customers in California and Nevada are likely to benefit most from improved transit times while Utah, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Idaho will also see delivery time improvements.
Vibe 7 Inch In-wall Touchscreen
- 7-inch full-color active matrix touchscreen
- Intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface
- Control audio, lighting, climate, security,cameras and more
- Display full metadata including cover art
- Flush wall mount with a wide selection of designer faceplates to match any room décor (order separately)
- 70 Watt digital stereo amplifier (35 watts per channel) with reference-quality specs and integrated 5-band graphic equalizer
- Selectable fixed (flat) or variable (volume controlled) line output
- Line level input for local source
- IR control through front window or rear input
- Mounting tabs make installation into drywall fast and easy or use optional CA1-70R rough-in kit
Voltage and Current 40-57 Volts, 2.25A Max
HxWxD 5.24”x8.58”x2.33” (13.31cm x21.79cm x5.92cm)
Weight 1lb 5oz (.59kg)
Operating Temperature 0 deg C to 40 deg C (32 deg F to 104 deg F)
Display Type 7-inch, active matrix, widescreen format
Resolution 800 x 480
Audio Format (input) PCM over IP
IR Receiver 30kHz-56kHz
Standards/Approvals UL60950, FCC Part 15
Patents 7,089,066 7,211,968 7,433,740 7,472,203 and other patents pending
Power 70 Watts Max (35 Watts per channel) average
Amplifier Type Digital Class D
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.5dB
Signal to Noise Ratio >92dB
THD+N THD+N<0.08% @ 1W (20Hz to 20kHz, 8 Ohms) / THD+N <0.4% @ 35W (20Hz to 20kHz, 8 Ohms)
Speaker Impedance 4 to 32 Ohms
Line Out 1V RMS maximum, (fixed or variable)
Line In 1V RMS maximum
Power 2-pin polarity protected screw terminal or use optional Power Coupler (PC1-1)
Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 base T, PoE/PoE+
Speaker Out 4 pin polarity marked screw terminal
Fixed/Variable Line-Out 3 pin screw terminal
Line-In 3 pin screw terminal
IR In 3 pin screw terminal
AC Power Adaptor Included
Faceplates Ordered separately
IR Remote Optional
CA1-70R Rough-in Kit Optional
Kaleidescape announces new movie collections
Kaleidescape announces new movie collections and Blu-ray versions of several popular collections. These collections provide more options for quickly and easily building an impressive library of highly acclaimed films and family favorites.
The new Disney Collection is great for building a family library. The new Best of Blu-ray has both movies and concerts carefully selected to bring the best picture and sound to a home theater.
Media Décor LLC (www.mediadecor.com), a leading manufacturer of designer solutions for elegantly concealing flat-screen televisions has introduced the world’s first universal, waterproof, telescoping lift designed to mount flat screen TVs hidden inside cabinets or storage chests. The ultra quiet pop-up lift rises easily for TV viewing and will accommodate TVs sized from 19”-55-inches and requires a platform footprint of only 3.25” x 12”.
Media Décor T-Lift Features:
• Universal design
• Silent Operation
• Completely waterproof (IP66 Standard)
• All components, including ball bearing slides, are stainless steel or hard coated aluminum
• Dual adjustable limit switches for precise and reliable start and stop positioning
• No separate TV mount required – TV mounts directly to the unit
• 24vdc actuator
• Dry Contact control
The T-Lift is finished in polished stainless steel and hard coat anodized which can withstand the elements in outdoor applications. It measures 26.5” H x 3.25” D and can hold up to 120 lbs.
For more information about the Media Décor T-Lift please visit:
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Suggested Retail Price: $4,500.00/each
Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ and Monster® announced today five new products that redefine the music experience and present exciting new listening opportunities. The new additions to the Beats family include: Beatbox™, the brand’s first digital sound system with iPod docking station that expands the Beats experience from individual enjoyment of high-end audio quality to a social experience; Powerbeats™, a ground breaking new sports performance headphone inspired by 2009 and 2010 NBA MVP Lebron James of the Miami Heat; Beats Pro™, a breakthrough studio-quality headphone for professionals and prosumers; iBeats™, affordably priced in-ear headphone ideal for use with the Apple iPad™, iPod™, iPhone® and all portable music players; and JustBeats™, a collaboration with pop music phenomenon Justin Bieber and the first headphones specially aimed at “opening the ears” of young music fans to the richer listening experience that comes with high quality sound. The new Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ products from Monster will be available at leading U.S. retailers in coming weeks, in addition to the UK, France and Germany.
Reaffirming the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Commitment to Great Performance and Style
Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ was co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine to reproduce the full spectrum of sound that musical artists and producers hear in professional recording studios. All of the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ products are engineered to the most demanding specifications in order to reproduce the full sound of todays digitally produced, sonically demanding R&B, rock, and hip-hop music styles, while giving users the opportunity to express their personal style.
Noted Dr. Dre: “What you’re seeing today is what me and Jimmy set out to do with Beats. It’s not just about headphones it’s about changing the whole game in terms of the listening experience. And it’s still just the beginning…”
Head Monster Noel Lee noted: “Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ headphones from Monster have become incredibly popular because they offer a dramatically enhanced, more powerful and more emotionally engaging music listening experience. With the debut of these five new products, we’re vastly expanding the Beats family and giving people brand new opportunities for enjoying the ‘Beats Sound’ in a wide range of environments, style choices and price points. Each new product incorporates advanced sonic technologies derived from the renowned Beats headphone lineup, including the proprietary bass drivers in Beatbox™, the ambient noise-isolation capabilities of Beats Pro™ and the high-end audio refinements of iBeats™ and Just Beats™ – the result is unprecedented audio quality and dynamics with total flexibility and listening luxury.”
Beatbox™: “Bring the Party Home”
The Beatbox™ is a “game-changing” digital sound system and iPod dock that expands the Beats experience from individual enjoyment of high-end audio quality to a social experience – one that lets users literally “bring the party home,” unleashing the driving bass, lush midrange, and soaring highs of a multi-speaker club system in one amazing compact and portable box. Beatbox is the first non-headphone product from the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ line of products.
“A party in a box”, the Beatbox™, brings iPod™ and iPhone® music to life in an astounding new way. The product features innovative digital amplification circuitry for jaw dropping performance, with proprietary dual 5.25-inch long throw bass drivers for superior bass reproduction and two optimized 2-inch concave high frequency drivers for precise soundstaging. The Beatbox™ plays all styles of music effortlessly, and is engineered to handle the most demanding sonic challenges, including hip-hop.
To create the uniquely stylish Beatbox™, the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ team continued its long term development collaboration with renowned San Francisco-based industrial design firm Ammunition and its founder Robert Brunner. The result is a product that offers the ultimate in aesthetic form-meets-function. With its sleek black trapezoidal shape, the simple yet elegant Beatbox™ is designed to be the center of the party. The iconic shape even lets users place the Beatbox™ in a corner and still enjoy room-filling sound, with incredibly powerful bass. The cabinet features a rugged ABS housing in a subtle black-on-black color scheme with an easy to carry ergonomically designed handle for easy, comfortable portability. The top surface has a soft touch finish and the speaker grill is made of steel with a semi-gloss black finish. The Beatbox™ also features tactile silicone rubber for the power button, volume knob, and feet. The BeatBox™ presents a stunning minimalist aesthetic combined with superior audio performance to truly set the design benchmark in portable audio
“In my opinion, the Beatbox isn’t here a minute too soon! Dre and I have been looking for something portable that could fill a room. This product allows you to feel the bass and yet hear every dynamic of the song. It literally is a party in a box,” said Iovine.
Powerbeats™: “The Power of Sound”
Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ and Monster have teamed with 2009 and 2010 NBA MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat to develop a groundbreaking new performance sports headphone – Powerbeats™. The stylish, ultra durable headphones, which will be available in black, red and white styles, combine the unprecedented sound quality made possible by Monster engineering with innovative new design elements that make them ideal for use by sports enthusiasts, athletes and anyone who wants to bring a superior music listening experience to his or her active lifestyle.
“Dre and LeBron work out all the time and have been looking for an earbud that has the power but stays on and delivers the inspiration of music consistently. Powerbeats is the answer. It’s a combination of in and on ear with two drivers that delivers the power and keeps you moving in the toughest of workouts,” Iovine added.
To ensure optimum sound quality, Powerbeats™ feature an exclusive new dual driver design that features two unique speakers, with a built-in subwoofer that pumps out massive bass, and a midrange tweeter that reproduces ultra smooth vocals and clear, crisp highs. Users enjoy the legendary Beats sound with clarity and power at any volume. Additionally, the non-noise occluding headphone eartip is ported so listeners can enjoy their music while still being aware of peripheral sounds that deserve their attention, such as the sirens of emergency vehicles, phone calls or other audio cues. Among the new active lifestyle-friendly design elements in Powerbeats™ is an adjustable/bendable ear hook with a flexible arm that runs around the outside of the ear to keep the headphones securely in place during vigorous activities such as exercising, jogging, biking, or even competitive basketball.
Beats Pro™: “Hear it like the Pros”
The state-of-the-art, over-ear Beats Pro™ headphones are the flagship product in the Beats headphone line– a reference headphone designed by audio professionals for audio professionals. They combine sophisticated construction and advanced sonic technologies to deliver the power, extra durability and sound isolation that until now has been lacking in professional headphones. Ideal for in-studio production and ultimate quality music listening, Beats Pro™ headphones are tailored for use by discriminating music lovers, producers, engineers and musicians.
To recreate the quietness of an isolated recording studio listening experience, Beats Pro™ headphones feature a variety of ambient noise-isolation capabilities, allowing users to hear the music clearly, even in the noisiest environments. And notably, to create a headphone capable of standing up to the rigors of rough and repeated professional use, every aspect of Beats Pro™ headphones was designed for rock-solid durability. Built from strong yet lightweight aluminum for rugged use on-the-go, Beats Pro’s flip up ear cups let DJs monitor the room without taking the headphones off. Dual input/output cable ports even enable users to share mixes by daisy-chaining headphones. Most importantly, in addition to their all-metal body construction, Beats Pro™ feature tough all-metal hinges, often a “weak point” in conventional headphones with plastic hinges.
iBeats™: “Hear What the Artist Intended”
With the introduction of iBeats™ in-ear headphones, the breakthrough Beats listening experience is now more affordable than ever before. Specially engineered to reproduce high-resolution sound from the iPad™, iPod™, iPhone® and all portable music devices, iBeats™ feature a new sealed in-ear design that literally reduces external noise for a better music experience. Monster’s exclusive driver design pumps out deep bass, soaring highs and ultra-clear midrange response. The solid metal iBeats™ construction provides durability and eliminates vibrations for incredibly clear, rock-solid sound. The ultra lightweight iBeats™ are ideal for exercising and active lifestyles, and Monster’s super-convenient Monster ControlTalk™ headphone cable can be used with iPhone™ and iPod™ for music playback control as well as to take hands-free calls with iPhone® and many smartphones. Notably, the specially designed iBeats™ cables make tangles a thing of the past, and for total user comfort and flexibility, three custom-fit eartip sizes ensure secure fit every time.
“We live in a time when most young people experience music for the first time from a terribly compressed file to an inadequate earbud. Most earbuds are made very poorly and don’t come close to reproducing the music in your iPod. Beats has come up with an affordable comfortable solution to buy for your iPod. It makes no sense to have an iPod and then have an earbud that doesn’t deliver half the sound and emotion,” said Iovine.
JustBeats™: “Sound is the Emotion Between Us”
Available in both in-ear and stylish on-ear versions, JustBeats™ by Dr. Dre™ are the first high quality Beats™ headphone specifically aimed at “opening the ears” of young music listeners. Most young music fans are used to listening to their favorite songs on standard earbuds and computers, having never been exposed to high-quality sound. JustBeats™ deliver the richer Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ listening experience, in a stylishly hip on-ear headphone featuring an eye-catching matte purple finish, Justin’s favorite color, and an in-ear version featuring a purple and chrome finish. The introduction of JustBeats™ is a major step forward in brining a new level of sound quality and the enhanced audio experience of Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ to younger audiences. JustBeats will be exclusively available at Best Buy for this holiday season.
“We asked Justin Bieber to help us with the message of sound really matters. Young people today are being introduced to music through inferior technology in the form of ripped mp3’s, ill designed laptops and crippled earbuds and headphones. When they listen to music because of the inferior quality of earbuds the only recourse they have is volume, which isn’t going to do anything but damage their ears. Justin is a great musician that puts a lot of care into his music — who better qualified to take this message to the kids,” said Iovine.
Pricing for the new Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ products are as follows:
- Beatbox™ by Dr. Dre™ (SRP: $399.95)
- Powerbeats™ In-ear Headphones by Dr. Dre™ (SRP: $169.95)
- Beats Pro™ by Dr. Dre™ (SRP: $449.95)
- iBeats™ by Dr. Dre™ (SRP: $119.95)
- JustBeats™ by Dr. Dre™ (SRP: $199.95 for on-ear version, $119.95 for in-ear version)
U.S. loudspeaker company THIEL Audio (www.thielaudio.com), has announced the introduction of the SCS4T, a new floor-standing model as part of the J.E.T. collection. Based upon THIEL’s award-winning Power Driver technology, the SCS4T features advanced engineering and elegant aesthetics that bring both visual appeal and truly superb audio reproduction to any music or home theater system. The two-way SCS4T design exists as a direct response to consumer demand for a Power Driver-based floor-standing loudspeaker.
THIEL’s much heralded short coil/long gap coaxially mounted Power Driver, which lies at the heart of the company’s architectural products and the SCS4 bookshelf speaker, maintains THIEL’s longstanding tradition of time and phase coherent designs featuring first order crossovers. The Power Driver also features a tweeter design based upon the exceptionally high performance tweeter used in the company’s flagship loudspeaker, the acclaimed CS3.7. The SCS4T is meticulously crafted using ultra-rigid cabinet construction and an aluminum baffle to deliver exceptionally high levels of detail, dynamics and impact resulting in a truly lifelike listening experience. The SCS4T also includes brushed aluminum Outriggers fitted with spikes to provide the highest degree of stability and visual appeal. And as with all THIEL loudspeakers, the Natural Cherry, Dark Cherry, and Black Ash finishes have been painstakingly selected and finished to integrate beautifully with any décor.
“The primary design goal of the SCS4T was to make the Power Driver technology available to customers looking for a high performance floor-standing loudspeaker—and we are highly pleased with the results,” explained THIEL president Kathy Gornik. “The SCS4T is a perfect complement to our architectural and existing floor-standing models and is equally at home in surround or stereo music systems,” Gornik added.
Features and Benefits:
• Coaxially mounted midrange/tweeter and phase correct crossover design ensure perfect time coherence for every listening position, resulting in a very high level of spatial realism and three dimensional imaging
• High output capability for dynamic, demanding playback
• Ultra low-distortion short coil/long gap, copper-stabilized driver motor systems for excellent sonic fidelity and tonal accuracy
• Die-cast aluminum baffle and 1″ thick MDF cabinet construction provides a level of strength equal to that found on much more expensive products, resulting in greater clarity from reduced vibrations and resonances
• Black brushed aluminum Outriggers and gunmetal finish spikes provide a superior base for optimized sonic performance
• Available in three of our most popular real wood finishes – Natural Cherry, Dark Cherry, and Black Ash.
The THIEL SCS4T will have an MSRP of $3690 per pair and the expected delivery date to authorized THIEL dealers is November 15th, 2010
WISDOM AUDIO INTRODUCES WORLD’S ULTIMATE SUBWOOFER FEATURING EXCLUSIVE REGENERATIVE TRANSMISSION LINE TECHNOLOGY
(www.wisdom audio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies for architectural
speaker solutions, is expanding its portfolio of high output and high performance
subwoofers with the introduction of the standards-setting STS, which boasts an
incredible 130 dB output capability at 20 Hz combined with an outstanding 5 kW power
handling capability and an incredible 101 dB sensitivity, delivering both superlative
efficiency along with astonishing deep bass output.
Building on the success of the Wisdom Audio SCS compact dual-driver architectural
subwoofer featuring their exclusive RTL technology, the STS seeks to re-define
subwoofer performance in a package that includes some of the world’s widest and most
ambitious range of installation scenarios. Within the surprisingly space-efficient cabinet
that is only 17 ¾” wide and 36” deep, the STS houses dual ultra high-performance 15-
inch subwoofer drivers and Wisdom Audio’s exclusive Regenerative Transmission
Line™ rear wave recovery and reinforcement system. This arrangement provides
increased deep bass output; increased sensitivity (efficiency) along with flatter power
response and lower distortion than is possible via conventional sealed cabinet
Compared to conventional subwoofers, the Wisdom Audio STS provides two significant
– Prodigious Bass Output – With a peak output of 130 dB, the STS can provide roomfilling,
seat-shaking bass for large and very large home theater rooms. When connected
to Wisdom Audio’s Sage Series electronics, the STS gains additional advantages due to
Audyssey’s MultEQ™ room acoustic measurement and correction system, which fine
tunes the system response for optimum matching with the subwoofer and the other
speakers in the system as well as the room.
– Very High Efficiency – As the efficiency of the STS is an astounding 101 dB/W, the
system provides substantial bass output for comparably low amplifier power. The
inherent efficiency of the RTL technology ensures that even at elevated bass levels, the
dual 15-inch high efficiency/high power drivers are individually coasting and are
nowhere near being overly taxed.