ELAN™ Debuts D1650 Digital Power Amplifier At ELAN TRIO 2004 Dealer Summit

New 16-Channel Amplifier Delivers 800+ Watts of Power for Multi-Room Custom Installation Applications

LEXINGTON, KY - - ELAN™ Home Systems' new, whole house D1650 Digital Power Amplifier will be unveiled to ELAN Dealers and industry press at the ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit to be held from May 13 through 16 in Lexington, Kentucky. Another breakthrough amplifier from ELAN, the D1650 is a 16 -channel amplifier that features Class -T digital technology and 800+ watts of power at a 90 -percent efficiency rating, and simultaneously delivers 50 watts at 4 Ohms to each of the 16 channels. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer.

Said Bob Farinelli, "The D1650 was developed to be a companion piece to the company's System12 eight -zone a/v controller (scheduled for release later this year). The D1650 is the second in ELAN's D Series family of all -digital amplifiers and has been designed specifically for custom multi -room installation. It provides more power yet emits far less heat than traditional amplifiers in its class."

Previewed especially for ELAN's Dealers, the D1650 makes its trade debut at the ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit. TRIO is an exclusive event that brings together more than 400 of ELAN's top Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners and Independent Sales Reps from around the world to experience and participate in a truly unique industry forum.

"Since the release of ELAN's D1200 Digital Power Amplifier last Fall, orders have exceeded our supply. With the addition of the D1650, we are anticipating very strong orders and that it will prove to be a robust pacesetter in the custom installation market. Dealers are attracted to the

D Series' clear sound and the awesome advantage of its low heat output while driving sound to many rooms throughout the house," remarked Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President.

Because of the D1650's cool -running digital technology, this unique amplifier can be installed in enclosed areas such as custom cabinetry without the worry of overheating itself or other components. In addition, the unit is slim at three rack spaces high, instead of the five -rack height of non -digital amplifiers with comparable power ratings.

The D1650 is clean, cool, cost effective and small in size, yet big in power. It is able to drive up to eight pairs of stereo speakers, 16 mono speakers or any combination of the two. And, because it is stable down to 4 Ohms, multiple speakers can be connected to each channel without the need for impedance -matching volume controls.

Designed for the specialty Dealer, the D1650 features 16 inputs that can be easily configured for mono, stereo, bussed mono or bussed stereo. ELAN also eliminated the need for extra patch cables and Y -cords through two Universal Stereo Bus inputs with buffered outputs.

The D1650 and its companion amplifier, ELAN's D1200, are the only digital amps with anti -clipping features, which are provided by ELAN's patent -pending ACE (Automatic Clip Eliminator) technology. ACE is a microprocessor -controlled dynamic leveling circuit that eliminates clipping without the typical audio degradation of traditional compressor -based clipping circuits.

The D1650 will come with a two -year manufacturer's warranty. The D1650 price will be announced at CEDIA 2004.

ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning distributed audio/video and home automation systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company's systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third -party products to create a seamless, easy -to -use "whole house" experience. The company's unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature -rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 54 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit .

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