Sunfire SDS -12 Named Best European Home Theater Subwoofer in 2011 -2012 EISA Awards

Sunfire's new 12-inch Dynamic Series subwoofer has been named the 2011-2012 Best European Home Theater Subwoofer by the European Imaging and Sound Association

Sunfire®, a specialist in the design, manufacture and marketing of luxury home theater products for the worldwide custom specialist and retail markets, today was awarded the European Imaging and Sound Association's 2011 -2012 EISA Award for Home Theater Subwoofer for the Sunfire SDS -12 subwoofer. The award will be presented to Sunfire at the 2011 -2012 EISA Awards ceremony at the Adlon Hotel on September 2 as part of IFA Berlin.

"Our new Dynamic Series builds on our history of unique design approach in bending the laws of physics, which results in premium value with unequaled performance, even within this price class," said Mark Weisenberg, Sunfire General Manager. "We are honored that the European Imaging and Sound Association recognizes Sunfire's design approach and commitment to selling the world's best home audio products at all price levels."

In June each year, the editors -in -chief from all 50 EISA member magazines meet to decide which of products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In -Car Electronics and Mobile Devices.

The Sunfire Dynamic Series' 12" Subwoofer is the perfect blend of form and function and the ideal choice for systems where small size and high output are required. Sunfire's new digital amplifier delivers 600 Watts of cool running peak output with unprecedented performance at this price point. The SDS -12 features a Sunfire -designed woofer and acoustically matched passive radiator -creating twice the bass than single driver designs at these prices. The DS family is also the first in the Sunfire line built around energy efficient Sunfire Class -D amplification, dynamically adjusting the output of the subwoofer's power supply to suit the requirements of the incoming audio signal. With the inclusion of a low -power standby mode, signal -sensing or always on power option, combined with continuously variable phase, crossover and volume controls set this Sunfire series aside from all competitors in this range.

Other products found in this price range simply focus on the quantity of output over a limited frequency range, and as their power output increases, so does their distortion, limiting the quality of performance to only a few kinds of material. Today's consumer watches and listens to a wide variety of content - TV, movies, music, games, etc. - using the same system, which demands both quality and quantity. Sunfire engineers designed these subwoofers with the company's proprietary Frequency Filtration Design™ (FFD), preserving a spectral balance across the entire bass frequency range to deliver superior balance and definition PLUS high output no matter what source material is being used. In subwoofer terms, music demands definition over a wider range of bass frequencies, while movies are equalized for optimum performance at slightly different frequencies to accentuate the special effects - the Sunfire Dynamic Series achieves both. Limited budget, small rooms, big bass - no problem!

About the EISA:
EISA is the unique association of 50 special interest magazines from 19 European countries. Internationally known for the European EISA Awards, EISA started in 1982 when the editors -in -chief from five European photo magazines came together to select "The Camera of the Year" for the first time. In June each year, the editors -in -chief from all 50 EISA member magazines meet to decide which of products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In -Car Electronics Electronics and Mobile Devices.

About Sunfire:
Founded by renowned audio innovator Bob Carver, Sunfire designs, develops, manufactures and markets the smallest, most powerful speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers in the world. Sold in over 65 countries, Sunfire combines unconventional thinking with precision engineering to create innovative theater products that deliver exceptional performance - whenever, and wherever, they are heard. Carver's thirty five years of scientific research have resulted in numerous patents including the Tracking Downconverter™ power supply used in the company's receivers and amplifiers; and High Pressure, High Back -emf technology found in the company's speakers. Complete information on Sunfire, its products and technology, is readily available at

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre -eminent manufacturers and marketers of state -of -the -art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: Niles®, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON® and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.'s (www.nortek Home Technology Group.

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