Featuring XM Satellite Radio And Wireless Capability, The New Trio Brings Krell Sophistication To The Home Automation Market

Las Vegas, NV - CES Jan 6 - 9, LVCC South 2, Booth # 26111 & 25705 - Krell Industries introduces the Trio, the first high -end, networked tuner for the home automation industry. Aptly named the Trio due to its three source, three zone output capability, the Trio combines legendary Krell sophistication and build -quality with an AM/FM and XM Satellite Radio tuner, as well as the ability to stream Internet radio over a wireless network.

The Krell Trio features an all balanced circuitry design with balanced outputs for the highest possible playback quality from analog and digital broadcast sources. The Trio is also the first high -end tuner of its kind to feature wireless capability - Internet radio can be streamed to the Trio over an 802.11G WiFi network.

The base unit of the Trio features and AM/FM tuner and is built on a modular design for those customers not looking to make the initial jump into satellite radio or WiFi capability. XM and wireless capability can be added at any time to the Trio via a simple hardware install.

The Krell Trio is easily integrated into a new or existing automated system using its bi -directional RS -232 output. In addition to offering full control and programming of the Trio, the RS -232 output relays complete XM Satellite Radio information such as artist, song title, stream name, and number to automated touch screens. All XM information, plus AM/FM station and Internet radio streaming information scrolls across the Trio's front panel display for the convenience of homeowners without touchscreens.

Other automated features include; separate dedicated outputs for the AM/FM, XM and wireless signals to allow for independent control of each broadcast in up to three zones; discrete IR commands for each source; and a rear panel IR jack for easy operation via an automated system.

Available in black or silver the Trio chassis is a slim -line design for easy rack installation. Estimated MSRP of the Trio is $4000 and is expected to ship Q2 2005.

Established in 1980, Krell Industries, Inc. is the premier manufacturer of high -end audio equipment. Guided by the innovative designs and guidance of CEO Dan D'Agostino, Krell's extensive line of amplifiers, preamplifiers, DVD players, surround sound processors, and loudspeakers are renowned for their exceptional quality, and the Krell brand has become synonymous with outstanding high -end performance among music and home theater enthusiasts everywhere.

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