New Stereo A2 Amp Designed to Complement NHT's Evolution and In-Wall Models

NHT announced a new addition to its acclaimed Evolution series, designed to enhance user control over sonics derived from the company's Evolution speaker collection as well as its in -wall and in -ceiling speakers.

The new A2 (SRP: $500) is a Class G, full range (20Hz -20kHz) 2 -channel amplifier designed for a variety of uses with NHT speaker systems. The A -2 can be used to drive a stereo pair of Evolution monitors, provide stereo bass to the modular Evolution U2 and B5 subwoofers, or drive up to three pairs of in -wall or in -ceiling speakers for distributed audio. Similar to the single channel A1, the A2 offers wide dynamic range, low distortion and overall high efficiency, due in part to the "power on demand" feature that results in cooler operating temperatures.

"The A2 adds another level of flexibility to NHT's Evolution line," said Chris Byrne, General Manger, NHT. "This unique model is designed to be a space saving, full range amplifier for use with processor/preamps and in distributed audio systems."

NHT's A2, scheduled to ship in March 2004, is a full -frequency, 250 Watt amplifier that operates in high and low impedance modes, though its one -rack -unit height makes it adaptable to a variety of placement options.

When in the high impedance mode, the A2 delivers 125 Watts per channel @ 12 ohms, 160 Watts per channel @ 8 ohms, and 180 Watts per channel @ 6 ohms, which is ideal for powering Evolution subwoofers and monitors. In low impedance mode, the A2 delivers 105 Watts @ 4 ohms, and 175 Watts per channel @ 2 ohms, allowing it to drive up to three pairs of loudspeakers for distributed audio.

Additional A2 features include both balanced and unbalanced inputs (XLR and RCA), plus five -way binding posts. A variety of power control options, such as automatic on/off at the presence of an audio signal and a 5 -24v trigger allow end -users to leave the unit on without fear of wasting energy when the unit is in standby mode.
The A2 measures 1.75"H x 17"W x 11"D, and weighs 18 lbs. Optional accessories include NHT's E1 rack ears for placement in a 19" rack.

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Since it was founded in 1986, NHT® has continually challenged the notion that the very best sound reproduction must come at a premium price. NHT takes pride in designing and marketing loudspeaker systems that provide a lifetime of listening pleasure. Its products from past to present speak volumes of NHT's dedication to sonic excellence. For more information, visit www.nhthifi.com. NHT (Now Hear This) is a brand name of Rockford Corporation®. Rockford Corporation is based in Tempe, Ariz. and is a publicly traded company under the NASDAQ stock symbol ROFO. NHT's website can be viewed at www.nhthifi.com and www.rockfordcorp.com.

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