Final Sound’s Compact Virtual Surround Sound System Integrates Seamlessly with Electrostatic Speakers
Final Sound Solutions, a full-line developer and manufacturer of award-winning sound solutions for home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles, has begun shipping the Final Sound HD Receiver 201, the first compact virtual surround sound system to integrate high-end electrostatic speakers and a subwoofer for seamless integration. The Final Sound HD Receiver 201, the cornerstone of the Final Sound HD System 8 family, is an ideal solution for anyone who wants a cinema experience at home without the trouble of wiring up five or more speakers all over the room, combines a 75-Watt Audio/Video receiver with two high-definition electrostatic speakers and a subwoofer. This unique receiver combines a DVD/CD player and a virtual surround sound DSP chip. The Final Sound HD System 8 also includes a matching subwoofer, the Final Sound S95 subwoofer, but can also use two other models of Final Sound subwoofers.
Final Sound will demonstrate the HD Receiver at CES, held from January 7 – 10 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV (The Venetian Tower, Venetian 29 – 133; 29-135).
“We are pleased to announce that we are shipping the Final Sound HD Receiver 201,” said Marc Mombourquette, general manager, Final Sound USA. “The HD Receiver is our first consumer-friendly system to combine the high fidelity performance of our electrostatic speakers with the latest technological home theater advances in a compact and easy-to-use system. As the home entertainment evolves, we will continue to build out the Final Sound HD System 8 family with additional solutions that enhance the performance of our line of award winning electrostatic speakers.”
The HD Receiver is a compact virtual surround sound system that creates a unique figure-eight-shaped sound wave that fills any size room without the sound reflections that plague other virtual surround designs, bringing the extraordinary sound quality and clarity of high-definition virtual surround to consumers — even in larger rooms! In addition, the HD Receiver easily scales any source to a quality 1080p in HDMI.
The Final Sound HD Receiver features an integrated Tuner/CD/DVD/MP3 player and lets the consumer select from four different models of Final Sound’s award-winning ultra thin, electrostatic loudspeakers.
Setting up the Final Sound 201 receiver is easy. After connecting the speakers, subwoofer, and television to the receiver, an intuitive on-screen display navigates the user through the configuration process. By selecting from the list of speaker models, the system will automatically configure the crossover and filter settings, ensuring that the panels are perfectly matched with the subwoofer.
Once the system is configured, the system can create the surround sound effects for that favorite DVD. An added benefit of the system is when you are done with that favorite movie, the system is able to create a very detailed and life-like musical experience that electrostatic speakers are famous for, using a standard two-channel recording from a CD.
The HD Receiver, paired with Final Sound’s line of electrostatic speakers leverages Final’s patented Inverter Technology to deliver a room-filling surround sound effect — more powerful and lifelike than ever before. Since Final Sound panels are line array dipole speakers, the sound reaches deeper into a room with virtually no reflections from the audio signal bouncing off the wall, floor, or the ceiling. In addition, the panels successfully separate high tones from medium low tones on the diaphragm of a speaker, resulting in a broader stereo image.
Specification FINAL SOUND HD RECEIVER
|System||CD-DA, CVC VIDEO, VCD 2.0, S-VCD, CD-MP3, Mpeg4|
|Video Inputs||S-Video (Y/C) 3x, Composite 2x, Component 1x|
|Video Output||S-Video (Y/C) 1x, Composite 1x, Component 1x|
|Video + Audio Connector||SCART with RGB and Composite for European Version HDMI input, HDMI output, DCDI Video Upscaling to 1080p Progressive Scan, Digital Zoom|
|TV Type Setting||PAL, NTSC, Auto, Multi-region solution|
|Audio Power Output||2 x 75W|
|Audio Input||Analog input 3x RCA, Digital Audio Input, 2x RCA, Optical 1x|
|Audio Output||Subwoofer out 1x, speakers out|
|Decoding||MPEG-2 Multi-ch, MP3, MP3 USB, Dolby Digital, 2Ch down mix, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Virtual DTS support, DTS 2, 1ch out|
|Tuner Section||FM, AM, RDS|
|Remote Control||Universal RC|
|Filtering||Specific Filtering, High pass, shelving filtering, Acoustical controls and base management are built in for Final Sound speakers, 90i, 150i, 300i, and 400i|
|Color||Brushed aluminium or brushed black|
Pricing and Availability
The Final Sound HD Receiver 201 bundled with the S95, S110 and S220 is now available. Suggested retail price for the HD Receiver with the S95 begins at $999.00 (USD). Panels are priced separately, depending on selection. Please visit www.finalsound.com to find a dealer near you.
About Inverter Technology
With its exclusive Inverter Technology, Final re-engineered the way sound and power move across the face of the speaker. Traditional electrostat designs move the audio signal across the stator plates on each side of a Mylar diaphragm to “pull” the film and create the sound, the Final technology “inverts” that process by embedding the audio signal inside a sealed diaphragm. This creates sound energy that is stronger, clearer, far more responsive, and amazingly lifelike. The design of the new inverter enables speaker impedance to be substantially higher than traditional electrostats nominal 4 Ohm. This allows the use of smaller amplifiers – as low as 35 watts – to drive the speakers for the F90i and 75 watts for the F1000i. An important benefit of the Final Inverter technology is the separation of the high and medium-low tones, resulting in a far broader stereo image.
About Final Sound Solutions
Final Sound Solutions is a full-line manufacturer of the world’s lightest and flattest high-definition award-winning surround sound systems and speakers for home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles. Final’s mission is to bring flat panel digital lifestyle sound solutions to the home entertainment market allowing consumers having a matching high definition sound quality with their high definition video. Based in the Netherlands, the company has been an innovator in the development of advanced electrostatic speaker technology for the high-end audiophile market for more than a decade. The company completed work on breakthrough technology that created the first modular electrostatic speakers and in 2004, introduced its unique inverter technology, which completely eliminated the crossover distortion common to traditional cone speakers, creating the most natural, lifelike audio speakers in the home entertainment market. The patent for this inverter technology was granted in 2006. The company received funding and now is concentrating on broadening its distribution worldwide.