6 September 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WOODBURY, NY — At CEDIA 2007, Infinity Systems is exhibiting a wide variety of loudspeakers and systems that offer a unique combination of innovative design, exceptional performance and custom-installation versatility. The company is expanding into the wireless subwoofer category with the introduction of its PS212W, which combines outstanding low-frequency capability with the flexibility of wireless connectivity.
Also making its debut is the ERS 610 in-ceiling speaker, the company’s first in-ceiling model to incorporate proprietary Maximum Radiating Surface (MRS) flat-panel driver technology for unmatched sonic accuracy.
At CEDIA, the company is showcasing its acclaimed Total Solutions lineup, which includes the TSS 3-in-1 integrated left-center-right (LCR) speaker and a broad range of models and systems; its all-new Classia Series loudspeakers, which offer distinctively elegant styling with superlative sound quality; its striking, advanced-technology Cascade loudspeakers; and additional custom-installation home entertainment solutions.
Following is an overview of Infinity loudspeakers and systems featured at CEDIA 2007 at the Colorado Convention Center, Booth 580 (September 6 — 9, 2007).
PS212W: High-Performance Sound Meets Wireless Installation Flexibility
The first-ever wireless Infinity subwoofer brings true high-performance sound into the wireless subwoofer category. The new PS212W simplifies subwoofer installation by eliminating the need to route wires to the subwoofer through walls or under floors — a solution that provides far greater installation flexibility and more placement options in home theater and music systems.
The PS212W includes a compact, easy-to-use transmitter/receiver module that operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range to ensure interference-free operation. The module connects to an audio/video receiver (or other audio source) and sends signals to a wireless transceiver unit built into the subwoofer.
The subwoofer includes a built-in 400-watt amplifier and a 12-inch woofer featuring proprietary Metal Matrix Diaphragm (MMD) driver material, manufactured by anodizing a ceramic compound to both sides of an aluminum core, for exceptional articulation and resolution. The PS212W features a full complement of inputs and controls to optimize its bass performance in any system and room, and features an elegant black-ash finish accented by a black curved grille.
The Infinity PS212W wireless powered subwoofer will be available in January 2008 at a suggested
retail price of $679.
ERS 610: First Infinity In-Ceiling Speaker With Advanced MRS Flat-Panel Driver Technology
The Infinity ERS 610 in-ceiling home theater loudspeaker is the company’s first in-ceiling model to incorporate proprietary Maximum Radiating Surface (MRS) flat-panel driver technology, setting a new standard for in-ceiling speaker performance.
All of the ERS 610’s drivers are mounted at an angle, a configuration that provides superior imaging and a more precisely defined sound field. Its dispersion pattern makes the ERS 610 ideal for use as the main left-, center- or right-channel speaker or as surround speakers in a home entertainment system.
The MRS woofer used in the ERS 610 employs a flat-panel diaphragm made from lightweight, rigid Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) material, as well as a number of additional innovative technologies, to deliver unmatched clarity and resolution. The MRS driver is complemented by dual 3-inch CMMD midrange drivers, and a 1-inch CMMD tweeter that operates in conjunction with a specially shaped high-frequency waveguide for optimal high-frequency dispersion.
The ERS 610 features an integral back-box rear enclosure that is designed to provide controlled bass response, as well as acoustic isolation. The ERS 610 also includes a low-frequency boundary compensation control and a high-frequency level control that allow it to be adjusted for the best-possible sound quality in any location.
Like all ERS Series models, the ERS 610 is designed for ease of installation and is packaged and sold individually, giving customers and installers the flexibility to choose the exact number and type of speakers needed to complete any multichannel home theater, multiroom or stereo music system. The ERS 610 includes built-in mounting tabs, and its grille can be painted to match any decor. An optional rough-in frame is available for preconstruction installation.
The Infinity ERS 610 in-ceiling loudspeaker will be available in October 2007 at a suggested retail price of $599 each.
TSS 3-in-1: Space-Saving Design and Expansive Multichannel Sound
The Total Solutions TSS 3-in-1 loudspeaker combines the left, center and right front speakers of a home theater system in a single enclosure that’s slim in design, yet delivers expansive multichannel sound. It is ideal for home entertainment systems where space is limited, or where placing speakers to the sides of the television is impractical, yet where uncompromising sound quality is required.
The Infinity TSS 3-in-1 can be wall-mounted using its included wall-mount bracket, or it can be placed on a shelf. The drivers used in the TSS 3-in-1 incorporate the company’s exclusive MMD driver technology, and the speaker features a 3/4-inch MMD tweeter and two 3-1/2-inch MMD woofers for each channel (left, center and right).
The TSS 3-in-1 is acoustically optimized to provide outstanding imaging and dialogue localization and a seamless sound field across a wide listening area. Available in either a platinum or charcoal finish, the
TSS 3-in-1 can be combined with Total Solutions surround speakers and a powered subwoofer such as the PS212W to create a complete home theater loudspeaker package that offers installation flexibility, attractive styling and outstanding performance. A selection of additional Total Solutions models is featured at CEDIA.
The Infinity Total Solutions TSS 3-in-1 loudspeaker is currently available at a suggested retail price of $679.
Infinity Classia Series: Striking Appearance, Superlative Sound and Installation Versatility
Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers combine attractive styling with installation versatility, and incorporate the company’s acclaimed Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) drivers to deliver exceptional sound. Classia Series models feature styling that blends slim, elegantly proportioned enclosures with design elements that are evocative of the company’s award-winning Cascade Series loudspeakers.
The Classia Series includes a compact bookshelf monitor (model C205); a wall-mountable center channel speaker (model CC225); a floorstanding tower (model C336); and a wall-mountable surround speaker with selectable monopole/bipole/dipole/dual-speaker operation (model C255ES).
All the drivers in Classia Series loudspeakers incorporate CMMD driver technology to deliver sonic accuracy and musicality far superior to that of conventional loudspeakers. All Classia Series loudspeakers feature a CMMD tweeter with frequency response that extends to beyond 40kHz, operating in conjunction with a proprietary Constant Acoustic Impedance (CAI) waveguide to provide open and detailed high-frequency reproduction with optimal dispersion. All models utilize premium-grade parts and construction, with well-braced enclosures designed to minimize cabinet colorations and preserve subtle musical detail. Depending on the model, The Classia Series offers a host of placement options, including on a wall (models CC225 and C255ES), floor or shelf.
Infinity Classia Series loudspeakers will be available in January 2008 in two stunning finishes, high-gloss black and cherry-wood veneer, both accented by complementing black cloth grilles. Prices for the Classia Series loudspeakers range from $329 to $899 each (SRP).
Infinity Cascade Series: Extraordinary Design and Performance
Among high-performance loudspeakers, the Infinity Cascade Series truly stands apart, offering a compelling combination of beautiful design, installation flexibility and extraordinary sound. The award-winning Cascade loudspeakers feature unique slim-profile styling, with curved, sculptured surfaces and a choice of a rich real-wood cherry veneer, high-gloss-black or high-gloss-silver finish.
The Infinity Cascade line includes the Model Three V on-wall/bookshelf loudspeaker, Model Three C center channel loudspeaker with wall-mount capability, Model Five on-wall/bookshelf loudspeaker, Model Seven floorstanding loudspeaker, Model Nine floorstanding loudspeaker, Model Twelve powered subwoofer and Model Fifteen powered subwoofer.
To achieve their unprecedented sonic accuracy and musicality, Cascade speakers employ the company’s most advanced engineering innovations, including proprietary MRS flat-panel transducer technology utilizing proprietary CMMD material; a CMMD tweeter with frequency response that extends beyond 40kHz; and the company’s exclusive Room Adaptive Bass Optimization System (R.A.B.O.S.) technology. The MRS driver incorporates a host of technical and design breakthroughs that enables it to operate more like an ideal pistonic radiator, with more accurate time alignment than that provided by cone loudspeakers, for unmatched clarity and image specificity. Equally important, the MRS driver’s narrow rectangular shape and thin depth allow Cascade enclosures to have a much slimmer profile than that of conventional loudspeakers.
This combination of sleek, attractive design, remarkable performance and numerous installation options makes Cascade speakers perfect for a wide range of home entertainment systems, including architectural and designer applications. Infinity Cascade Series loudspeakers are currently available, with suggested retail prices that range from $699 to $1,499 each.
The Harman Consumer Group (HCG), Inc., is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of high-fidelity loudspeakers, audio and video components, and multimedia systems for use in homes and automobiles, and with computers. The group’s brands include JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Audioaccess and Lexicon.
HCG is a division of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. Harman International (www.harman.com) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high-fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HAR.”
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Infinity, MMD, CMMD (patent nos. 6,327,372 and 6,404,897), Total Solutions, JBL, Harman Kardon,
Mark Levinson, Revel, Audioaccess and Lexicon are registered trademarks, and Maximum Radiating Surface (MRS), Metal Matrix Diaphragm, Infinity Cascade, Infinity Classia, Constant Acoustic Impedance, (CAI; patent no. 7,197,443) and Room Adaptive Bass Optimization System (R.A.B.O.S.) are trademarks, of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
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