ZON Unviels New Whole House Digital Music System at CEDIA

The ZAS-430 is a "multi-room digital music system in a box" designed for (and with input from) mass market consumer electronics retailers.

The ZON Whole House Digital Music System is a kit of components that allow the consumer to distribute up to four unique audio sources to six different listening zones throughout their home. In the case where more than six different listening zone are required, the system is stackable and expandable to meet most any design requirement. Built on ZON's revolutionary all -digital architecture, the consumer can enjoy the rich quality and tonal accuracy of digital audio virtually anywhere in the home they desire. Users simply select which source they would like to listen to, adjust the volume and, if desired, select tone and EQ settings to enhance their listening experience - and do so from ZON's innovative simple -to -use graphical interface, or via the ZON system remote.

Target Market:
The product is targeted to the Mass and Specialty retail consumer. This product features very easy -to -install components, which makes it very economical for anyone (consumer or integrator) to install in a home. The product also contains many features found only in so -called "high end" systems, but at a price point considerably lower than products with the same feature sets.

Product Use:
Whole house audio distribution where there are unique audio sources distributed to any number of discrete listening zones in the home's design.

Product Features and Benefits:
All -digital architecture - Unlike other products that distribute audio information throughout the home in an analog format, the ZON product delivers audio to remotely located digital amplifiers in a pure digital format. This eliminates noise, signal loss and degraded audio quality issues that are inherent in analog audio distribution. The product is one of the few in the market place that allows the connection of digital audio sources, so there is no loss of quality by sending the audio through a Digital to Analog conversion. For analog sources, the analog information is converted to digital at the input location, thus insuring quality of the signal before it is distributed.

Local and remote input capability - The product has two audio inputs built into the central unit, and the capability of adding two additional sources that my be located in areas other than the central location. This feature expands the design capability of the system.

True Digital to Digital Product - The system allows the direct connection of digital audio signals into the distributed systems.

High Quality, Efficient Amplification - The product features Class D Stereo Amplification, remotely located, which places the amplifier much closer to the loudspeakers. The amplifiers are over 90% efficient, so there is virtually no power loss to heat as found in traditional analog and hybrid amplifiers. The super -low noise floor makes the amplifier undetectable in the loudspeakers when the amplifier is idle.

Timeless, Euro Design - The product features ZON's award -winning design characteristics, which can be easily integrated into any décor.

Rack Mountable and Stackable - Optional accessories allow the device to be mounted in a rack. The units can also be "stacked" together.

Easy to Use Interface - The product features an easy to use interface that is provided by a multi -function jog wheel and high resolution LCD screen. Users are provided immediate and informative feedback as they interact with the product.

No PC software required for end user customization - Users can give unique names to sources, set tonal and EQ preferences, as well as zone -specific and whole -house specific presets via the GUI and/or system remote.

The fabrication of the components used in the product employ the latest all -digital technologies, surface -mount electronic parts, along with cutting edge power supplies and power distribution. Common elements like metals and plastics are all fabricated from high quality raw materials in modern manufacturing facilities that insure true and consistent parts for final assembly. All of the electronic components are rigorously tested throughout the manufacturing process, including some "live" testing of the amplifiers in real -world listening environments.

Product Name: ZON Whole House Digital Music System
Product Model Number: ZAS -430
Suggested Retail: $1,999
Product Contains the following Components: 1 ZR -46 ZON Router, 4 ZAC -30 Audio Controller/Amplifiers, 1 ZIM -4 Input Module, 1 ZSR -4 System Remote

Product Weight: 15 Pounds, overall shipping weight (approximate)
ZR -46 Router: 11 pounds
ZAC -30: 1.0 pounds x 4
ZIM -4: .5 pounds
Accessories, cables, etc: 2 pounds

About Oxmoor Corporation
Internationally known for innovative high performance audio products, Oxmoor invented the first digital remote volume control in 1982. In 1986 the company was the first to deliver digital audio for motion picture theaters. In addition to the residential ZON product line, Oxmoor's professional audio products are found in hotels, theme parks, and IMAX Theaters worldwide. Oxmoor researchers also patented Personal Sound Environment® 3 -D audio technology that premiered in 1994 at Sony Theaters Lincoln Square in New York. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Oxmoor Corporation, LLC is a leading manufacturer of digital remote volume controls, distribution and buffer amplifiers, mixing matrixes, infrared transmission hardware and room combining systems for commercial and residential audio applications.

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