'Cool Amplifiers' Given New Meaning at CEDIA Expo 2006

The search for the coolest thing on the CEDIA Expo 2006 show floor will ultimately end in AudioControl's booth #254 at the foot of the ice carving they are using in the unveiling of their new amplifiers.

Frozen Sculptures Highlight Cool -running Performance of AudioControl Amplifiers


Mountlake Terrace, WA - The search for the coolest thing on the CEDIA Expo 2006 show floor will ultimately end in AudioControl's booth #254 at the foot of the ice carving they are using in the unveiling of their new amplifiers. The intricately carved pedestal of ice will be showcasing AudioControl's Architect amplifiers, highlighting the cool -running Class H topology of AudioControl amplifiers. Spectators will be treated to three unique installations carved by ice artist Michael Pizzuto; with a different piece debuting each of the first 3 days of the Expo.

AudioControl is well known for the cool -running performance of their multi -channel and home theater amplifiers, rendering ice the perfect medium to emphasize the Class H topology primarily responsible. This connection should be undeniable for attendees at CEDIA Expo 2006.

Michael Pizzuto of Creative Ice Sculptures in Golden, Colorado was commissioned to design and create the three works of art to be used in the amplifier's debut. Pizzuto studied the art of ice carving in Japan under Master Ice sculptor Mitsuo Shimizu, and travels the world with his craft. Pizzuto is an ACF Gold medalist and was the team captain for the first U.S.A. ice carving team in Japan international competitions.

"Cool performance has always been a cornerstone of our amplifiers, and ice was the coolest medium we could find," commented Tom Walker, President of AudioControl. "Our amplifiers are 'cool' in every sense of the word, and this is an exciting way to highlight them. Mr. Pizzuto is a master of his craft, and we expect the response from attendees to be phenomenal. I couldn't think of a 'cooler' way to unveil our new amplifiers to the industry."

Each sculpture will be a skilled blending of ice and light, capitalizing on the reflective properties of the ice and capturing the authoritative characteristics of AudioControl amplifiers in a visual spectacle.

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of highest -quality home and car audio components, committed to the pursuit of perfect audio systems. The company's headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing, production, and training facilities are located in Washington, in the heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

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