High performance audio products manufacturer RBH Sound (RBH) introduced a new addition to its home audio amplifier lineup during the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas. The new RBH BT‑100 stereo amplifier powered a pair of the company's new Signature Series SV-61R bookshelf speakers in RBH's high performance audio suite.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- High performance audio products manufacturer RBH Sound (RBH) introduced a new addition to its home audio amplifier lineup during the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas. The new RBH BT‑100 stereo amplifier powered a pair of the company's new Signature Series SV-61R bookshelf speakers in RBH's high performance audio suite.
The BT‑100 amplifier features a built-in Bluetooth 4.0 radio, and is capable of delivering a hearty 50 Watts per channel of high fidelity, class D power into a pair of 4 Ohm speakers. RBH also incorporated the aptX codec into the BT‑100, giving the compact amplifier improved sound quality and increased streaming efficiency with enhanced overall dynamic range. Virtually any Bluetooth enabled device, such as a smart phone, easily pairs with the BT‑100, allowing the user to wirelessly stream a playlist through their favorite speakers, making it the most convenient amplifier RBH has produced in its 40-year history.
"Any speakers lying around the house can, with our new BT‑100, become Bluetooth enabled and be listened to within a few minutes," said Daren Egan, RBH's Marketing Director. "Most people want ease and convenience when listening to their music. If it's not easy or if it's not convenient, most people will either forego listening to their music altogether or they'll find an easier way to do it. That easier way, unfortunately, may be to simply listen to their phone's speaker, the quality of which is poor at best. When it comes to first setting up the BT‑100, most people can have their music streaming from their phone in less than 5 minutes, start to finish. Simply connect the BT‑100 to a pair of speakers, plug it in, turn it on, pair your Bluetooth enabled device, and you're ready to go. And, you'll get much better sound quality than you'll ever get with a portable Bluetooth speaker." According to Egan, the BT-100 automatically re-pairs with the last 2 Bluetooth devices, making future listening as easy as pressing play on your playlist.
RBH didn't stop with Bluetooth for the BT‑100 - they added three additional inputs: a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) analog stereo headphone jack auxiliary input, a set of RCA-style analog input jacks and an industry-standard SPDIF optical digital input that gives the BT‑100's built-in digital-to-analog converter the ability to decode and play up to 192k / 24 bit high resolution audio formats. The SPDIF input allows the BT‑100 to be easily connected to nearly any flat panel television, making it easy for people to upgrade the sound of their flat panel television with a pair of bookshelf, on-wall, in-wall or in-ceiling speakers or a stereo speaker bar. Also found on the rear panel of the amplifier is a single RCA-style volume tracking subwoofer pre-out that allows listeners to add a powered subwoofer to the system for added bass support. Switching between the amplifier's inputs and adjusting the volume is easy and convenient with the included slender infrared remote control or via the multi-touch rotator knob on the front panel of the BT‑100.
The BT‑100 measures 7-1/2 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches deep by 2 inches high and weighs just under 3 lbs, allowing it to be easily tucked away in a corner or cabinet. For quick and secure speaker wire connections, gold-plated 5-way binding posts are found on the rear panel. The BT‑100 is available and shipping now for $329 through the company's authorized dealer and international distributor network and, for those without an authorized RBH dealership nearby, orders will soon be taken via the company's web site at rbhsound.com and amazon.com.
A Utah-based company, RBH is privately owned and operated by the founder of the company, Roger B. Hassing. Since 1976, Mr. Hassing and his staff have been designing, engineering and crafting high performance speakers, custom audio and personal audio products; delivering superior acoustic reproduction at sensible prices. To locate a dealer near you, please visit rbhsound.com.
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