ELAN™ D1650 Digital Power Amplifier To Make Public Trade Debut at CEDIA EXPO 2004

ELAN™ Home Systems highly-anticipated second all-digital amplifier introduction in the ELAN D Series the D1650 features 16-channels of amplification and Class-T digital technology.


September 10, 2004

ELAN™ D1650 Digital Power Amplifier
To Make Public Trade Debut at CEDIA EXPO 2004

Breakthrough 16 -channel All -digital Amplifier Delivers
900+ Watts of Power for Multi -room Custom Installation Applications

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - - CEDIA BOOTH #302 - - ELAN™ Home Systems new, whole house D1650 digital power amplifier will make its public trade debut at CEDIA Expo 2004 to be held from September 10 through 12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Privately previewed for a select group of ELAN's Dealers in May 2004 at the first annual ELAN TRIO Summit, the D1650 is ELAN's highly -anticipated second all -digital amplifier introduction in the ELAN D Series. The D1650 features 16 -channels of amplification, Class -T digital technology and 900+ watts of power at an 85 -percent efficiency rating, and can simultaneously deliver 60 watts at 4 Ohms to each of its channels. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer.

Said Bob Farinelli, "The D1650 is the second in our D Series family of all -digital amplifiers. These two amps have been designed as a family, to provide specialty Dealers with a whole new, premium class of amplifiers at an affordable price. With this new amp and the D1200, Dealers also now have the flexibility to select whichever product best suits their job - more power or greater number of channels. The D1650 was also developed to be a companion piece to our company's System12 eight zone a/v controller, providing high -quality, stereo audio to System12's eight zones."

Clean, cool, cost effective and small in size, yet big in power, the D1650 can drive up to eight pairs of stereo speakers, 16 mono speakers or any combination of the two. And, because it is stable down to 4 Ohms, multiple speakers can be connected to each channel without the need for impedance -matching volume controls. The D1650 has far more power and channels, yet emits less heat than traditional amplifiers.

"Since the release of ELAN's multi -award -winning D1200 12 -Channel Digital Amplifier last Fall, demand has continually exceeded our supply. Based on this history and the phenomenal reception the D1650 received from our Dealers at TRIO, we are anticipating very strong orders and are confident that it will prove to be a pacesetter in the custom installation amplifier market," remarked Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President.

As a result of the D1650's cool -running digital technology, it can be installed in enclosed areas such as custom cabinetry without the worry of it overheating itself or other components. In addition, the unit is slim at three rack spaces high, instead of the five -rack height of non -digital amplifiers with comparable power ratings.

Designed for the specialty Dealer, the D1650 features two stereo buses which automatically route one set of inputs to other channels, eliminating the need for extra patch cables, and a buffered loop output for each channel, allowing for the easy configuration both stereo and mono listening areas.
The D1650 and its companion amplifier, ELAN's D1200, are the only digital amps with anti -clipping features, which are provided by ELAN's patent -pending ACE™ (Automatic Clip Eliminator™) technology. ACE is a microprocessor -controlled dynamic leveling circuit that eliminates clipping without the typical audio degradation of traditional compressor -based clipping circuits.

The D1650 will begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2004 at a MSRP of $2,199 and will come with a two -year manufacturer's warranty. The unit will also be available in a rack mount version with handles (D1651) at a MSRP of $2,249.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning distributed audio/video and home automation systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company's systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third -party products to create a seamless, easy -to -use "whole house" experience. The company's unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature -rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA! , D1200, D1650, are trademarks of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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ELAN Home Systems
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