8-Zones / 16 Channels, Class A/B-Amplifier and Dual Premium Tuners all within a Single Chassis; Enhanced Functionality Makes it the Ultimate “His and Hers” Multi-Room Audio System
Audio Design Associates (ADA), the recognized brand of excellence in high-end custom installed electronics and a founding member of the CEDIA organization, announces that it will premiere the Suite 8200, the company’s most powerful and flexible multi-room receiver to date, at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2008 in Amsterdam from January 29-31. ADA’s exhibit is Home Cinema Europe Booth K87.
Suite 8200 improves upon ADA’s popular-selling Suite 8100 multi-room receiver. Suite 8200 is an 8-source, 8-zone (16 channel) single chassis pre-amp / amplifier that incorporates a new, powerful and rich sounding class A/B amplifier that outputs 25 watts per channel and is stable down to 4 ohms, where Suite 8100 utilized a class D amplifier.
Suite 8200 ships with dual AM/FM tuners built-in, where Suite 8100 had one. The radio tuners feature RDBS which can be displayed onto ADA keypads and touch screens as well as touch screens from the popular control system providers (AMX, Crestron, Vantage, etc.). The ADA tuners are also capable of receiving digital IBOC transmissions already popular on HD Radio in the States. ADA also offers the Suite 8200 with just one tuner or instead of tuners, an ISO-Cat-2 RS-232 control interface.
Advancing upon Suite 8100’s connectivity capabilities, Suite 8200 incorporates pre-amplified (variable) line-level audio outputs for each zone, with zones 1 and 2 incorporating variable line-level subwoofer outputs. The improved sound and connectivity to additional amplifiers and subwoofers were made without increasing the original 2U rack height.
“Suite 8200, simply put, is a custom integrator’s dream. It packs all the richness of sound, power, connectivity and feature sets of more expensive and space consuming multi-component audio systems. And it is backed by ADA30, our revolutionary new 30-year reasonable warranty,” says Richard Stoerger, ADA’s VP and COO.
“The flexibility of Suite 8200 enables it to function as a `his and hers’ multi-room system; simply add in two ADA iBase’s (with eXtender Kits), and now you have a system with `his and hers’ radio tuners and iPods,” adds Stoerger.
For advanced whole house remote control, Suite 8200 is compatible with the company’s entire family of keypads, touch screens and IR remotes. It also can be controlled by AMX, Crestron, Lifeware, Colorado Vnet, Savant, Vantage etc. and IR remotes like Universal, RTI and Pronto.
Increasing upon the functionality of Suite 8100, Suite 8200 has a paging input that can be easily integrated with a door bell or for a more advanced option, interfaced with ADA’s Phone Suite for room-to-room paging using a one, two or multi-line phone system. Two Suite 8200’s can also be linked together.
Suite 8200 has an US MSRP of $4,999 with two tuners or $4599 with one tuner or the ISO-CAT-2 RS-232 Interface. Units are shipping now.
About Audio Design Associates
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Audio Design Associates (ADA) is recognized as the brand of excellence and has been the undisputed leader in the fields of high-end home theater and multi-room audio technology since 1977. Albert Langella, ADA’s Chief Design Engineer, CEO and President, received CEDIA’s most hallowed award, The Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1994, in honor of his achievements with the company and technological contributions to the marketplace. In 2006, COO and VP Richard Stoerger received recognition as CEDIA Manufacturer Volunteer of the Year.
ADA Celebrates 30-years in Business
June 2007 marked 30-years in business for ADA. In celebration of the company’s achievements and its heritage of proudly manufacturing in the United States of America, on July 4th ADA implemented ADA-30, a 30-year reasonable warranty on the company’s entire product line (comprised of home theater and distributed audio components). ADA-30 applies to all new ADA products sold by authorized dealers beginning July 4th, 2007 and running through July 4th, 2008.