AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 10 February 2015 - Furthering its commitment to
new SpeakerCraft MRA-664 whole home audio controller. This new controller delivers
up to six unique music sources for amazing sound in up to six rooms of the house,
expandable to 12 zones with a second chassis. Plus, it integrates multi-room audio with
networked and streamed sources and home theater control in a way that is simple to
set up and superb to experience.
The SpeakerCraft MRA-664 offers IPhone, iPad, Android and PC control. In addition to
locally stored music, it incorporates streaming sources and content including Spotify,
Deezer, Pandora and TuneIn Radio through its Sonos interface, all accessible within the
SpeakerCraft App. Existing cable and satellite receivers or CD, DVD/Blu-ray players can
all be added and controlled independently from anywhere in the home. Wired and
wireless keypads, touchscreens and remote-controls are also available to complete the
The new multi-source, multi-zone audio controller and complementary amplifier line are
designed to deliver superior sound to 6 separate zones, or rooms, which can each
receive any of up to 6 different sources, providing extraordinary flexibility that will
delight customers. By pairing two MRAs, a homeowner can create up to 12 unique
zones with up to 6 sources in each of them.
"Simply put, this controller makes it possible to listen to any source, in any room, at any
time," explained Robert Ridenour, Core Brands Product Manager, Electronics. "It allows
every member of the family to listen to their favorite music, while giving them each the
option to customize the bass, treble and volume levels in their specific zone."
SpeakerCraft's new installation software enables installers to quickly configure the
system for sources, zone preferences, user interface customization and home theater
control. A job that might have once required hours of programming has been distilled
down to a simple wizard-based execution.
The MRA-664 is also extremely intuitive for the end-user, enabling homeowners to
control the system with mobile devices they already use, such as smartphones, tablets
and personal computers. In addition, users can control the MRA-664 by SpeakerCraft
handheld remote, seven-button keypad and choice of touch panel devices.
The SpeakerCraft sHR200 is a sleek handheld remote with all of the function of a
touchscreen and weighing in at a mere 6.4 ounces. Augmenting the handheld is the
SpeakerCraft sKP7 7-button keypad, delivering a simple interface that enables the end
user to select favorite sources, adjust volume and turn off the system-all at the touch
of a button. Finally, the sTP7 touch panel is wall mountable in either portrait or
landscape orientation to best suit the needs of the installation room and includes a
speaker, microphone and color camera to accommodate future enhancements. The high
resolution interface makes this unit one of the most popular control devices on the
"The MRA-664 and its interface ecosystem will be a benchmark in the multi-room audio
industry," Ridenour added. "We're dedicated to providing our dealers with the best
products for every project, and the SpeakerCraft MRA-664 is deepening that
commitment. It will provide our dealers with the ideal whole-home audio solution for all
of their future installations."
For more information about the SpeakerCraft MRA-664, visit www.speakercraft.com.
Internationally recognized for its innovation in architectural loudspeakers, SpeakerCraft
is the premier audio brand of Core Brands. The extensive SpeakerCraft line of audio
products is distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers throughout
the United States, Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more
information, visit www.speakercraft.com.
About Core Brands
Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands combines the product and
marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and
control brands including SpeakerCraft, ELAN, Niles, Panamax, Sunfire, Proficient,
Furman, Xantech and Korus to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its
channel partners and end users. For further information, visit www.corebrands.com.
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