Carver Previews Compact Powered Subwoofers

New High-Pressure, High-Output Models S500tc and S350tc Ideal for Use in Audio Systems and Home Theaters

CONTACT:


Phoenix Gold International, Inc.
Rusty Bennett /503 -978 -3349 Voice
rbennett@phoenixgold.com

J. B. Stanton Communications
860/542 -1234 Voice • 860/542 -0005 Fax
Stan Pinkwas / [718] 788 -7777 Voice
stanp@jbstanton.com
Bryan Stanton / jbs@jbstanton.com

Carver Previews Compact Powered Subwoofers

New High -Pressure, High -Output Models S500tc and S350tc
Ideal for Use in Audio Systems and Home Theaters

CEDIA EXPO, Indianapolis, September 10, 2004 - Carver®, a division of Phoenix Gold International, Inc., previews the compact and powered S500tc and S350tc High -Pressure Subwoofers at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2004, beginning today in Indianapolis.

Carver's newest subwoofers are both high -pressure, high -output powerhouses featuring a 12 -inch woofer in the S500tc, a 10 -inch woofer in the S350tc, and built -in tracking downconverter amplifiers in both. They're ideal for use in audio systems and Home Theaters, individually or in groups.

The high -pressure design allows the sub to deliver an unusually high level of low bass energy in a relatively compact housing. The tracking downconverter amplifier lets the subs anticipate dramatic sound level changes and automatically adjust the amplification needed to improve the signal's dynamics. The fast response also helps any receiver that's connected to run more efficiently and generate less heat.

The S500tc delivers 500 watts RMS and features a frequency response of 18Hz - 260Hz, a 163mV input sensitivity for the rated power, and an input impedance of 10.8 kOhm. The amp's efficiency is greater or equal to 83 percent. The S350tc delivers 350 watts RMS and features a frequency response of 20Hz - 180Hz, a 100mV input sensitivity, and an input impedance of 15 kOhm. The amp's efficiency is greater than or equal to 80 percent.

Both subwoofers feature an ergonomic design with a durable polyester resin finish, gold -plated RCA inputs and outputs, and fully controllable gain, crossover frequency, and phase controls. They also share an auto -on/off power setting, banana post speaker level inputs and pass -through outputs for two channels, aluminum cone isolation feet, and a removable IEC power cord.

Carver's S500tc and S350tc Subwoofers can be seen with other fine products from Phoenix Gold in Booth 1002, Indiana Convention Center, during CEDIA.

Phoenix Gold International, Inc. (www.pinksheets.com: PGLD), founded in 1985 and located in Portland, Oregon, designs, manufactures, and sells innovative high quality, high performance electronics, accessories and speakers to the audio market. The Company's products are used in the car audio aftermarket, professional sound installations, and in custom audio/video and home theater applications. Products are sold under the brand names Phoenix Gold®, Carver®, Carver Professional®, and AudioSource®.

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