A sampling of products to be featured at CEDIA Expo 2006, September 14-17, in Denver.
Designed for custom installation applications, the 3000 Series loudspeaker system from KEF America
is comprised of one center channel loudspeaker, one subwoofer, and four satellite loudspeakers. The center channel speaker includes two 3-inch bass drivers, and the satellite speakers have 4.25-inch drive elements. The subwoofer features a 10-inch bass driver and a 10-inch auxiliary bass radiator. Price: $1,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, see KEF America at CEDIA booth 450, or contact the company at 732-683-2356 or at www.kef.com.
Power protection solutions
Tripp Lite has released the HTRL15UPS Digital UPS System and the HT7300PC Power Conditioning Center power protection solutions for AV applications. The HTRL15UPS is designed to provide battery backup for PVRs/DVRs, music servers, media centers, and media control systems. The HT7300PC is designed to protect connected equipment from power spikes and surges, and offers EMI/RFI filtering. Price: $349.95 (HTRL15UPS); N/A (HT7300PC). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, see Tripp Lite at CEDIA booth 621, or contact the company at 773-869-1234 or at www.tripplite.com.
The Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America
HC5000U LCD projector has 1080p resolution, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. The projector features a 5,000-hour lamp life and a side-accessible lamp housing, which enables users to switch lamps without adjusting the mounting structure. It includes HDMI and DVI connectors, as well as powered zoom and digital keystone correction. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Mitsubishi at CEDIA booth 247, or contact the company at 888-307-0312 or at www.mitsubishi-hometheater.com.
Video scaler and switcher
The Vantage-HD video scaler and switcher from Silicon Optix
incorporates the company's Realta HQV video processing engine. The switcher converts NTSC or PAL standard-definition signals to high-definition images. Controlled via remote or RS232 serial link, the solution is software-programmable and upgradeable. The device includes two HDMI connectors, and can support up to eight-channel digital audio in its base configuration. It also accepts HDCP, DVI, composite video, and component analog formats for backward compatibility. Price: $2,899. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Silicon Optix at CEDIA booth 738, or contact the company at 408-487-9290 or at www.siliconoptix.com.
Meridian Audio Limited has introduced the 200 Series and 300 Series DSP-based loudspeakers, which can be used as passive loudspeakers with external amplification or as remote active analog systems when driven with the company's G41 powered crossover/amplifier. Designed for in-ceiling applications, the two-way 200 loudspeakers feature an 8-inch bass driver, a pivoting tweeter, and an optional crossover. The 300 loudspeakers offer in/on-wall mounting options, and include 6.5-inch bass drivers and a wide-dispersion ribbon tweeter. Price: $397 (200 Series); $2,395 to $4,495 (300 Series). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Meridian Audio at CEDIA booth 264, or contact the company at 404-344-7111 or at www.meridian-audio.com.
Designed to eliminate electromagnetic and radio frequency interference in analog and digital AV components, the MAX 7500-PRO power conditioner from Panamax
includes a 720 VAC isolation transformer that provides power for digital source components or displays. The conditioner is IP-ready and is available with an Ethernet card for remote diagnostic capabilities. It features ground lift, voltage regulation, balanced power, and EMI/RFI filtering. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Panamax at CEDIA booth 260, or contact the company at 800-472-5555 or at www.panamax.com.
The In-Wall Closed Box (IWCB) line of architectural loudspeakers from Atlantic Technology
is aimed at custom installation applications. The IWCB-626 (pictured here) includes a 6.5-inch graphite loaded homopolymer (GLH) cone woofer, while the IWCB-525 and IWCB-52 each feature 5.25-inch GLH woofers. The IWCB-525 and IWCB-626 also feature a second diaphragm mounted as a bass pressure driver for linearity and extended bass response, according to the company. Price: $950 (IWCB-626); $800 (IWCB-525); $600 (IWCB-52). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Atlantic Technology at CEDIA booth 213, or contact the company at 781-762-6300 or at www.atlantictechnology.com.
Digital video cables
The Silver Starlight 52, Starlight 52, Ultraviolet 52, and Chroma 52 flat HDMI and DVI digital video cables from Wireworld
are 1080p-compliant at up to 15-meter lengths. The cables feature die-cast zinc connector housings and silver-clad contacts. All models are UL-CL3- and CSA-FT4-rated for in-wall installations, and are available in lengths from 1 to 20 meters. Price: $299 per meter (Silver Starlight 52); $199.95 per meter (Starlight 52); $119.95 per meter (Ultraviolet 52); $59.95 per meter (Chroma 52). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Wireworld at CEDIA booth 712, or contact the company at 954-680-3848 or at www.wireworldcable.com.
Canton has introduced the InWall 500, InWall 500 LCR, InWall 650, and InWall 800 two-way loudspeakers, which are designed for custom installation applications. The InWall 500 has a 50 Hz to 30 kHz frequency response, an 86 dB SPL (1 W @ 1 m), and one 5.3-inch woofer. The InWall 500 LCR (pictured here) has a 42 Hz to 30 kHz frequency response, an 89 dB SPL (1 W @ 1 m), and two 5.3-inch woofers. The InWall 650 features a 45 Hz to 30 kHz frequency response, an 87 dB SPL (1 W @ 1 m), and a 6.5-inch woofer. The InWall 800 has a 42 Hz to 30 kHz frequency response, an 88 dB SPL (1 W @ 1 m), and an 8.3-inch woofer. Price: $224.50 (InWall 500); $349 (InWall 500 LCR); $274.50 (InWall 650); $324.50 (InWall 800). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Canton at CEDIA booth 569, or contact the company at 612-706-9250 or at www.cantonusa.com.