JACKSONVILLE, FL - December 8, 2003 - The 2003 Distributed Audio Awards winners were announced at EHX Fall 2003 in Long Beach, CA. Thirty -seven contestants in this program competed in thirteen individual categories to win the top honors. Winners were announced during a networking reception on November 11, 2003 at the Renaissance Hotel. Phase Technology, the leading home entertainment speaker provider, won the In -Wall/Ceiling Subwoofer category with the SUB 200 System.
"We're extremely excited to receive the 2003 Distributed Audio Award under the In -Wall/Ceiling category," said Roberta Lewis, vice president of sales and marketing for Phase Technology. "We developed the SUB 200 System as a direct response to dealer feedback and with great performance in mind. It is exceedingly valuable when this is recognized and our products are awarded."
The SUB 200 Powered Subwoofer System fills the needs of custom installers by delivering true subwoofer sound and in -wall functionality in an unobtrusive design that won't compete with a room's architecture or décor. Phase Technology's patented Positive Clamping System creates a rigid barrier around the speaker baffle, trapping vibrations to let the subwoofer rattle the senses and not the walls. Phase Technology's exclusive Low Level Linearity means the IW -200 SUB always pumps bass that's deep and balanced, even at lower volumes where many speakers lose their punch. These features combined with the 200 -watt P200 amp, make the SUB 200 System the custom installer's secret weapon in designing an elegant and powerful home audio and theater solution.
The SUB 200 System, marked at an incredibly affordable retail price of $999, comes with the IW -200 Subwoofer, the 200 -watt P200 Amplifier and the IW -EB 200 In -Wall Enclosure Box. The IW -200 Subwoofer has massive dual 8" mica/graphite polypropylene cone drivers. The material is extremely rigid yet lightweight enough to maintain superb balance and response for the ultimate in crisp bass performance. The IW -200's voice coils are treated and wound at Phase Technology's own factory, specifically to enhance the subwoofer application. Using a process called "thermosetting," Phase Technology bakes and cures the coil to guarantee a driver that can handle high -power levels even when pushed to 600ºF, a third hotter than most competitors.
The IW -EB 200 enclosure box has been designed within the confines of an in -wall application without sacrificing performance quality. Its slim 3 -3/8" depth allows installation in any new wall, while its 72" height and 14 -3/8" width creates the volume necessary to produce bass down to 25Hz. The IW -EB 200 enclosure is screw -mounted directly to standard 16" center framing. The included 20 -1/2"H x 10"W grille and frame can be painted or even wallpapered for a nearly invisible installation. While the sub blends seamlessly with any of our in -wall or box speaker systems, the IW -200 grille and frame are the same as the high -end CI 110 -II 3 -way in -wall speaker, which allows for a perfectly matched, complete in -wall theater system.
The SUB 200 System includes the P200 amplifier. This low -distortion, mono -block amp delivers 200 watts rms/350 watts peak -the highest in its category. The amp operates in three modes (Sub, LFE and Wide -Range) and has a user -adjustable EQ to tune the sub to any room in which it is installed. The outboard amp design is ideal for custom installation where electrical and building code requirements can complicate powered speaker installation.
About EH Events & Education
EH Events & Education develops and produces world -class trade shows, conferences and events for the connected home industry. The EH Events & Education flagship event, Electronic House Expo (EHX), is the trade event of the connected home industry, joining thousands of industry professionals together with leading manufacturers and service providers. An integral business unit of EH, EH Events & Education provides the connected home industry with essential educational forums that promote awareness and commerce for this $15 billion market.
Visit www.ehexpo.com for complete event information and for additional information on the Distributed Audio Awards, visit www.virtualehx.com.
About Phase Technology
Phase Technology Corporation (toll -free at 888 -PHASE TK; website at www.phasetech.com) is one of the few fully -vertically integrated American speaker manufacturers. The company started as United Speaker Systems in 1955 as an original equipment manufacturer and still designs and produces all of its own sub -assemblies, constructing drivers using self -wound voice coils and cutting -edge designs like the flat piston, driver, and proprietary Absolute Phase™ crossovers. Phase Technology manufactures all of its wood cabinets by hand and performs quality control tests over the fabrication and assembly of every speaker component. All Phase Technology home theater, audiophile and in -wall/in -ceiling custom installation speakers are constructed at the company`s Jacksonville, Florida headquarters facility and are covered by a 10 -year warranty. Phase Technology's amplifiers are covered by a 3 -year warranty.
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