NetStreams® Musica™ MU4602 Audio Distribution System Wins 2004 Electronic House Product of the Year

Enhanced, Whole-House Audio Distribution System Puts the Power in the Room and the Controls at the User's Fingertips

Austin, TX - August 25, 2004 - NetStreams, the leader in IP -based Networked Audio/Video Distribution, proudly announced its Musica 4602 Audio Distribution System has been named EH Publishing's "Product of the Year." Winners are selected by the editors of EH Publishing's four magazines based on reviews run throughout the year, product demos, installer feedback, and technological innovation combined with overall value and outstanding features.

"We're very honored to receive the 2004 Electronic House Product of the Year Award for the Musica MU4602 System," said Herman Cardenas, founder and chief executive officer of NetStreams. "We designed Musica 4602 in response to feedback from multi -room audio system installers. We built upon the best existing concepts in music distribution and improved them with our own exclusive features, and the results have made many custom installers happy. Musica MU4602's powerful and detailed sound, scalability, and ease -of -use make it the perfect choice for music lovers in any home."

The Musica MU4602 System is an easy -to -install and easy -to -operate audio distribution system capable of playing up to four different sources independently and distributing them to as many as six rooms (expandable to 18). In addition, the system distributes up to 6 separate local sources (XM, CD player, cassette tape player, tuner, auxiliary input, etc.) to all six rooms. Users can listen to different sources at the same time in each room. Compensating gain adjustments at the inputs ensure that all sources are distributed at equal levels.

Each room is controlled from a simple yet elegant keypad that sports a mini -widescreen LCD graphic display that clearly depicts the status of the system. The LCD provides the means to monitor the sources as they apply to each room and if so desired to the other rooms in the
system as well. An IR remote may also be used to control the system.

One of the distinguishing differences about the Musica 4602 System design is that the amplifiers for each room are located within that room as an integral part of the wall mounted keypad. Most other systems have the amplification for all the rooms located in one place near the source equipment. This generates unwanted heat near delicate source components and requires extremely long wire runs between the amplifiers and the speakers that can substantially degrade audio quality.

There are several benefits to the Musica 4602 System's approach:

• Better sound quality thanks to shorter wire runs from amplifier to speaker
• Sophisticated control over the sound in each room
• Greater system flexibility
• Simple integration with other systems
• And now� an FM tuner for each room

About NetStreams

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams provides sophisticated networked audio leading the marketplace in technological innovation. NetStreams is committed to utilizing state -of -the -art human engineering to create home entertainment products that are truly user -friendly and future -compatible. NetStreams, The IP -Based Audio Distribution Company. For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit NetStreams is a registered trademark of NetStreams. Musica is a trademark of NetStreams.
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