Infinity Systems Introduces Its Ultimate -Performance Prelude® Forty Loudspeaker, and Showcases Innovative Custom -Installation Solutions at CEDIA Expo 2008
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WOODBURY, NY - At CEDIA Expo 2008, Infinity Systems is exhibiting a wide variety of loudspeakers and systems that exemplify the company's commitment to innovative design, exceptional performance and unmatched flexibility in custom -installation home entertainment. The exhibit features the world premiere of the remarkable Infinity Prelude® Forty, a new flagship loudspeaker that combines beautiful design with extraordinary sound quality.
Also making their CEDIA debut are the PSW310W, PS212W and PS210W wireless subwoofers - three versatile models that provide flexible wireless connectivity and outstanding low -frequency capability.
The company is also showcasing its Infinity Classia™ Series loudspeakers, which offer distinctively elegant styling with superlative sound quality; its stunning, advanced -technology Infinity Cascade™ loudspeakers; its acclaimed Total Solutions® lineup, which includes a broad range of systems and models; and additional custom -installation home entertainment solutions.
Following is an overview of Infinity® loudspeakers and systems featured at CEDIA 2008 at the Colorado Convention Center, Booth 580 (September 4 - 7, 2008).
Prelude Forty: Celebrating Forty Years of Infinity Loudspeaker Design Excellence
Created to commemorate the company's 40th anniversary, the Infinity Prelude Forty features unique slim -profile styling, and incorporates the most advanced Infinity engineering innovations available to achieve extraordinary musical realism. It offers an ideal combination of natural vocal and instrumental reproduction, a smooth, accurate tonal balance both on - and off -axis, precise imaging across a three -dimensional soundstage, and wide dynamic range.
The Prelude Forty's innovative Maximum Radiating Surface™ (MRS™) flat -panel loudspeaker technology delivers exceptional sonic accuracy, while enabling a much narrower width and slimmer profile than that of conventional loudspeakers. The Prelude Forty is created to satisfy the most demanding audiophiles and design -conscious consumers alike.
The Prelude Forty's styling is totally distinctive, with a sleek, elegantly proportioned design that gradually tapers from the bottom to the top. The Prelude Forty is available in a variety of attractive finishes, including high -gloss black, real -wood cherry and rosewood, all accented by removable black grilles.
To achieve its unprecedented sonic accuracy and musicality, the Prelude Forty employs the most advanced Infinity engineering innovations available. It features four proprietary MRS flat -panel drivers utilizing patented Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD®) material. The MRS driver incorporates a host of technical breakthroughs that enables it to operate more like an ideal pistonic radiator, with more accurate time alignment than that provided by cone loudspeakers, for unmatched clarity and image specificity.
The Prelude Forty utilizes an improved 1 -inch CMMD tweeter with frequency response that extends beyond 40kHz, operating in conjunction with a proprietary Constant Acoustic Impedance™ (CAI™) waveguide, to provide open and detailed high -frequency reproduction with optimal dispersion. The loudspeaker incorporates dual 8 -inch CMMD woofers that are placed opposite each other in a side -firing arrangement, a design that enables articulate and authoritative low -frequency response and improves the structural integrity of the enclosure. The Prelude Forty utilizes premium -grade internal components, and its enclosure is extensively braced to reduce internal resonances to below audibility. Its room -friendly design principles ensure it will deliver sonically accurate performance in the widest variety of listening environments and placement positions.
The Infinity Prelude Forty loudspeaker will be available in September 2008 at a suggested retail price of $6,000 each.
Infinity Wireless Subwoofers: Wireless Installation Flexibility With Outstanding Low -Frequency Capability
The Infinity brand now offers three wireless subwoofers - the PSW310W, PS212W and PS210W - to accommodate a wide range of custom -installation and home entertainment applications. All three models simplify subwoofer installation by eliminating the need to route wires to the subwoofer through walls or under floors - a solution that provides far greater installation flexibility and more placement options in home theater and music systems.
The PSW310W, PS212W and PS210W all include a compact transmitter/receiver module that operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range to ensure interference -free operation. The module connects to an audio/video receiver (or other audio source) and sends signals to a wireless transceiver unit built into the subwoofer.
The PSW310W includes a 400 -watt amplifier, a 10 -inch woofer using CMMD driver material, and dual 10 -inch CMMD passive radiators - a configuration that provides maximum low -frequency output from a compact enclosure. The PSW310W features Infinity -exclusive Bass Optimization System™ technology, which overcomes low -frequency room resonances that can detract from the sonic accuracy of a home entertainment loudspeaker system.
The PS212W utilizes a 400 -watt amplifier and a 12 -inch woofer featuring exclusive Metal Matrix Diaphragm™ (MMD®) drivers, and the PS210W employs a built -in 300 -watt amplifier and a 10 -inch MMD woofer.
All models offer a full complement of inputs and controls to optimize their performance in any system and room. The PSW310W is available in a high -gloss black or cherry -wood veneer finish; the PS212W and PS210W have a black -ash finish.
Suggested retail prices for the Infinity wireless subwoofers are as follows: PSW310W, $1,199; PS212W, $679; PS210W, $549. All models are currently shipping.
Infinity Classia Series: Striking Appearance, Superlative Sound and Installation Versatility
Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers combine attractive appearance with installation versatility, and incorporate the company's acclaimed Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) drivers to deliver exceptional sound. Infinity Classia Series models have slim, elegantly proportioned enclosures that complement any home entertainment installation.
The Infinity Classia Series includes a compact bookshelf monitor (model C205); a wall -mountable center channel speaker (model CC225); a floorstanding tower (model C336); and a wall -mountable surround speaker with selectable monopole/bipole/dipole/dual -speaker operation (model C255ES).
All the drivers in Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers incorporate CMMD driver technology to deliver sonic accuracy and musicality far superior to that of conventional loudspeakers. All Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers feature a CMMD tweeter with frequency response that extends to beyond 40kHz, operating with a Constant Acoustic Impedance (CAI) waveguide for clear, extended and natural high -frequency reproduction across a wide listening area. Depending on the model, Infinity Classia Series speakers offer a host of placement options, including on a wall (models CC225 and C255ES), floor or shelf.
Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers are available in two stunning finishes, high -gloss black and cherry -wood veneer, both accented by black cloth grilles. Prices for the Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers range from $349 to $1,199 each (SRP).
Infinity Cascade: Exceptional in Design and Performance
Infinity Cascade Series loudspeakers offer a compelling combination of beautiful design, installation flexibility and superlative sound. The award -winning Infinity Cascade loudspeakers feature unique slim -profile styling, with curved, sculptured surfaces and a choice of a rich real -wood cherry veneer or high -gloss -black finish.
The Infinity Cascade line includes the Model Three V on -wall/bookshelf loudspeaker, Model Three C center channel loudspeaker with wall -mount capability, Model Five on -wall/bookshelf loudspeaker, Model Seven floorstanding loudspeaker, Model Nine floorstanding loudspeaker, Model Twelve powered subwoofer and Model Fifteen powered subwoofer.
To achieve their exceptional sonic accuracy and musicality, Infinity Cascade speakers employ a host of Infinity engineering innovations, including MRS flat -panel drivers utilizing CMMD material; a CMMD tweeter with frequency response that extends beyond 40kHz; and the company's exclusive Room Adaptive Bass Optimization System™ (R.A.B.O.S.™) technology. The MRS driver's narrow rectangular shape and thin depth allow Infinity Cascade enclosures to have a much slimmer profile than that of conventional loudspeakers.
This combination of sleek, attractive design, extraordinary performance and numerous installation options makes Infinity Cascade speakers perfect for a wide range of home entertainment systems, including architectural and designer applications. Infinity Cascade Series loudspeakers are available at suggested retail prices that range from $699 to $1,499 each.
Total Solutions Systems and Speakers: Compact Design, Expansive Sound
The Infinity Total Solutions lineup includes complete multichannel loudspeaker packages, as well as separately available speakers and subwoofers. TSS Series models combine contemporary styling with outstanding sound quality and installation flexibility.
The TSS -1200, TSS -800 and TSS -500 packages featured at CEDIA 2008 all include four satellite speakers, a center channel loudspeaker and a powered subwoofer. The satellites and center channel can be shelf - or wall -mounted, using their supplied wall -mount brackets; optional matching floor stands for the satellites are available.
All three systems are distinctive in appearance, with curved and contoured surfaces, and a compact, elegant design. Available in a charcoal finish, the systems perfectly complement ultrathin rear -projection TVs and flat -panel video displays. All the systems feature advanced drivers and components; the TSS -800 and TSS -1200 systems incorporate acclaimed Infinity MMD driver technology to deliver exceptional fidelity and resolution.
Suggested retail pricing for the Infinity Total Solutions loudspeaker systems is as follows: TSS -1200, SRP: $1,399; TSS -800, SRP: $899; TSS -500, SRP: $599. All systems are currently shipping.
ERS™ Series and CS Series In -Wall Speakers: Ideal for Custom -Installation Home Theaters
At CEDIA 2008, the company is also exhibiting its ERS Series high -performance in -wall and in -ceiling speaker lineup. It features six models that utilize patented Infinity CMMD drivers and tweeters; the innovative ERS 610 in -ceiling speaker also incorporates MRS flat -panel driver technology to set a new standard for in -ceiling speaker performance.
Additional ERS Series models include the ERS HV250 and ERS 210II in -wall speakers, the in -ceiling ERS 310 and ERS 110II, and the dual -tweeter ERS 110DT, which provides two -channel audio from a single -speaker configuration. The ERS HV250 features horizontal or vertical mounting, making it ideal for in -wall center channel applications.
ERS Series models are packaged and sold individually, giving customers and installers the flexibility to choose the exact number and type of speakers needed to complete any stereo music, multichannel home theater or multiroom system, and to tailor in -wall home entertainment installations to meet specific needs.
High -value Infinity CS Series in -wall and in -ceiling speakers bring renowned Infinity sound quality to popular price points. Like the ERS Series, all CS Series models are packaged individually, facilitating use in any custom -installation application. They are also ideal for use as surround speakers with systems that include Infinity Classia, Infinity Cascade or Infinity Primus® Series loudspeakers. The CS Series includes two in -wall speakers (models CS50, CS60) and three in -ceiling speakers (models CS60R, the dual -tweeter CS60RDT, and the CS80R).
All ERS Series and CS Series loudspeakers are designed for ease of installation in both new and existing homes. They include built -in mounting tabs, and their baffles and grilles can be painted to match any décor. Optional rough -in frames are available for preconstruction installation. In addition, the ERS HV250 and ERS 210 feature an IR cutout, enabling an IR repeater to be conveniently placed inside the speaker.
About Infinity Systems
Infinity Systems is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NYSE: HAR."
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