Home Audio Innovator Combines its Speakers with Proven Distributed Audio Electronics to Offer Complete Audio Distribution Packages
JACKSONVILLE, FL - January 5, 2005 - Phase Technology, American designer and manufacturer of home entertainment speakers, announced the production of its new PT A -BUS multi -room audio distribution systems. Phase Technology combines its acclaimed in -wall speakers with A -BUS' rock -solid distribution technology to provide dealers with a variety of whole -house music packages that provide outstanding sound and intuitive control. Phase Technology will show its PT A -BUS systems at the Consumer Electronics Show 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada in Booth # 20707 of the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall 1.
"PT A -BUS is our answer for anyone who wants to enjoy quality sound from virtually any of their audio sources in rooms throughout their home," said Roberta Lewis, vice president of sales & marketing at Phase Technology. "Our new whole -house audio packages use our Custom Installation and Contractor Series in -wall speakers, which installers love using for their incredible sound and ability to disappear within any décor. And with A -BUS' time -tested electronics, the entire package is simple to install, operation is straightforward, and the sound is very impressive."
Phase Technology has created seven PT A -BUS packages using five new electronic components and elegant in -wall speakers to give dealers everything needed to tailor a distributed audio system that matches any home. The new PT A -BUS line includes the following components:
HUB -1 - Acts as the system's "brain," converting source audio signals for distribution via cat -5 cable in addition to providing power. Multiple hubs can be linked via a RJ -45 jack to expand sound distribution to the needed number of rooms. Auto signal -sensing or a 12 volt trigger can be used for on/off control. The HUB -1 features the following inputs: 1 RJ -45, 4 pair (L/R) RCA, 2.5mm DC power socket, local IR Xantech™ -compatible screw terminals, 2.1mm 12V 100 -300mAmp, and outputs: 4 x RJ -45 to four rooms, 1 x RJ -45 (to additional HUB), 4 x 3.5mm sockets for IR, 12 volt trigger from local IR status terminal
AS -1 - Audio selector integrates four sources into the PT -BUS system. Outputs loop sources back to a receiver, such as at the main home theater system. The AS -1 includes the following inputs: 4 pair (L/R) RCA, and outputs: 4 x 3/5mm IR sockets, 1 x RJ -45 (to HUB), 4 pair (L/R) RCA, 12V trigger. Phase Technology plans to offer an audio selector that allows sources to be independently accessed by users for discrete playback in different zones.
TP -1 - In -wall volume control with integrated A -BUS stereo power module. It features touch button (up and down) control and an infrared receiving window.
VC -1 - In -wall volume control with integrated A -BUS stereo power module. The VC -1 features a rotary volume control.
LM -1 - Local Input Module with stereo (L/R) RCA inputs for adding a source in any room. The LM -1 features automatic signal switching and 1 pair (L/R) RCA inputs.
LRC -1 - Learning Remote Control incorporates the functions of all the sources' original remotes. It is programmed by entering manually entering product codes or simply by lining up the LRC -1's IR window with another remote's to initiate function transport.
RM -1 - Credit card -sized remote allows volume control and source selection when used with the AS -1 or any A -BUS equipped receiver, from any room.
The PT A -BUS System distinguishes itself from traditional audio distribution systems by placing local amplifiers in each room or zone, instead of using a central multi -channel amp. This avoids the signal dissipation that can result from long speaker wire runs. PT A -BUS uses a single cat -5 wire to run source audio from the HUB -1 to the rooms' power modules (integrated with volume controls). The signal is ultimately transmitted to speakers with a short wire run, which guarantees robust and balanced sound. Even speakers in audio zones furthest from the sources produce high -quality sound, and since less cable is required, installations are faster and more cost efficient.
With PT A -BUS, users have a number of control options at their disposal. There are two types of in -wall volume controls: the TP -1 button panel with IR -receiving window, and the VC -1 rotary dial panel. There are also two system remote controls, whose IR commands can be transmitted back to audio sources via the TP -1's IR window. The LRC -1 learning remote control lets users access transport functions such as play, pause, and track skip, and adjust the volume for their room. The RM -1 credit card -sized remote controls volume and source selection, and is the perfect supplement for the kitchen, den, or patio. The LM -1 local input module allows a new source to be immediately enjoyed through a room's speakers without disturbing the sound in other zones. Both TP -1 and VC -1 in -wall volume controls and the LM -1 come in white, ivory, and almond.
Phase Technology's in -wall speakers seamlessly integrate with any interior and perfectly complement A -BUS technology in delivering high -fidelity sound that doesn't intrude on décor. The Custom Installation and Contractor series speakers can be painted or wallpapered for a nearly invisible presence that puts all attention on the music. Each family produces dynamic and detailed sound and can even be used outdoors for outstanding performance on the front porch, back patio, or under eaves.
About Phase Technology
Phase Technology Corporation (toll -free at 888 -PHASE TK; website at www.phasetech.com
Building on five decades of design and engineering innovation in the manufacture of high quality, yet affordable speakers, Phase Technology supports its products with a 10 -year warranty on speakers, while amplifiers are backed by a 3 -year warranty. Phase Technology's digital home theater, audiophile, outdoor, in -wall/in -ceiling custom installation speakers, as well as powered and in -wall subwoofers are constructed at the company's Jacksonville, Florida facility.
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