NuVo Upgrades: Essentia D now has RS232 bidirectional communication, digital amplification for minimal heat generation, and Decora-style insertable keypads. AccentPLUS1 speakers improved with high-quality crossovers and low-profile view.

NuVo Technologies has announced the release of two new, upgraded products for the Fall quarter.

Essentia, NuVo`s six -source, six -zone audio system, which brought revolutionary features and flexibility to the world of distributed audio systems, is now improved and better than ever. The new Essentia D System has been enhanced with the Generation D protocol, which utilizes the D Amplifier™ digital output by Philips Semiconductors. The highly reliable D Amplifier™ reduces energy consumption, dramatically reduces heat, and delivers stunningly clear sound.

Features of the upgrade include:
·Generation D digital amplification, providing 20 watts per channel for 40 total watts of pure, clean sound in each zone.
·RS232 serial data port for system control via a home automation device.
·Fixed and variable lineouts available simultaneously for each zone.
·A new backlit keypad redesigned to fit into any standard Decora -style cover plate, with white, ivory, and almond inserts shipped with each keypad.
·NuVo's EZ Port connection hub, which simplifies installation by reducing all the Cat -5 cable connections to one network input.

The NuVo Essentia D package contains one E6M distribution amplifier, six keypad controllers, one RC2 remote controller, four IR Emitters, one NuVo EZ Port, and a network connection cable. The system will begin shipping to customers in November at a retail price of just $1,999.

NuVo has also introduced the AccentPLUS1 line of in -wall and in -ceiling speakers. The speakers show off a new, sleek, low -profile design and a micro -perforated, paintable grill that lets speakers blend seamlessly with any home decor. Other features include:
·A high -quality 12dB crossover that provides a more balanced and defined listening experience.
·Solid brass terminals that resist corrosion and provide greater contact with the audio wire for better audio quality.
·A special perforated basket that helps prevent debris from falling into the cone.
·Silk -dome pivotal tweeters.
·A new, single/dual -voice coil 6 1/2` round stereo speaker.

Speakers will begin shipping in December. Retail prices range from $129 for the 6 1/2` stereo speaker to $299 for the 8` in -wall speaker.

The Essentia D six -source, six -zone audio system and AccentPLUS1 line of in -wall and in -ceiling speakers may be seen at the company's comprehensive web site at

NuVo Technologies, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an innovator in the engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of high -quality audio systems, NuVo offers quality electronics that represent the best value in class.

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