Matrix Audio Designs Will Feature Newest Multi -Room Audio Controllers at EHX Fall 2004

Series 4, 6 and 8 Lineup Represents the Next Step in Quality for Multi-Zone Audio Distribution

Barrie, Ontario, CA - November 10, 2004 - Matrix Audio Designs, manufacturer of high -fidelity audio distribution systems, is pleased to announce that its newest line of multi -source, multi -room controllers, the Series 4, Series 6, and Series 8, will be the company's centerpiece at booth #368 of the Long Beach Convention Center during the November 16 -18 Electronic House Expo. The new flagship Series represents a groundbreaking pinnacle for Matrix Audio, leveraging the modular design existent in the Classic MRC -8e Series to deliver a reliable, powerful and easy to use multi -room audio solution with enhanced control options, features and greater upgradeability for more demanding applications.


"EHX is a great venue to showcase our new Series 4, Series 6, and Series 8," said Dan Saso, president of Matrix Audio Designs. "The show draws an interesting mix of dealers and installers, which make up the core audience of our primary market."

With the Series 4, Series 6, and Series 8, Matrix Audio Design's engineers sought to provide audio system designers with a versatile solution for meeting the performance demands of homeowners within challenging installation environments. Each controller manages distribution of 4, 6, or 8 sources, with distribution starting at 2 zones and expanding up to 64 zones. Using Matrix Audio's renowned amplification modules and proprietary Speaker Wire Technology (SWT), these powerful units ensure clear and dynamic sound and precise control using only four -conductor speaker wire. With the Series 4 supporting 20 watts per channel and the Series 6 and Series 8 supporting 40 watts, users enjoy improved sonic quality, stability, and reliability. The wiring platform also offers the best retrofit solution available, since the volume controls from preexisting systems can be replaced by Matrix Audio keypads, enabling control over all source functions.

Series KP -4, KP -6, and KP -8 Keypads were developed to simplify control through increased button functionality that allows users to access more source features. Now, each source button not only activates a zone but can select favorite radio stations, discs, and tracks. Its dedicated volume buttons also control treble, bass, and balance to tailor sound in each zone. Each Series Keypad provides a 5 -way navigation control in one tactile button so that each transport function is the same whether it's CD, DVD, Satellite, Tuner, or another device. An optional numeric keypad provides all direct access features including zone grouping, setting source favorites, setting alarm clock functions, and more. All keypads are available in white, black, brown, ivory, and almond.

The Series 4, Series 6, and Series 8 Controllers' flexibility gives installers freedom to customize a Matrix Audio System to fit a variety of installation specifications. Each Series unit can control virtually any audio source available today, and the entire system is designed to easily expand into new rooms and zones, and to integrate with cutting -edge control and automation systems. Expansion Controllers (S -4XC, S -6XC or S -8XC) are configurable in two zone increments up to 64 zones and offer plug -and -play simplicity for applications requiring more than eight audio zones. Programming has been made easier than ever. An IR learning window is hidden beneath a removable front panel logo badge and system programming instructions are displayed on the on -board LCD. A rear RS -232 interface allows for easy control via home automation systems. All controllers are macro capable and have upgradeable flash memory.

About EHX 2004

Electronic House Exposition Fall 2004 is expected to draw 7,000 attendees and 275 exhibiting companies, which include all the leading manufacturers and distributors of electronic home products. Over the years, the EHX events are generally considered as the premiere events in the consumer electronics industry. They draw a wide variety of professionals whose job is to deliver a connected home to consumers. For more information on EHX, visit www.ehexpo.com

About Matrix Audio Designs

Matrix Audio Designs Inc. is a Canadian company that designs and manufactures audio distribution and control products at its Barrie, Ontario facility since 1998. Having complete control over each aspect of production, guarantees all products -including multi -source controllers, stereo amplifiers, keypads and remotes -adhere to the highest standards for performance, reliability and simplicity. The company utilizes modular engineering for dealer accessibility and easy user operation, and all components meet both CSA and UL standards. Matrix Audio Designs' commitment to quality, simplicity and value is shown in the company's outstanding customer service program and comprehensive product warranties.

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