JACKSONVILLE, FL — April 13, 2005 — Phase Technology, the leader in home speaker design and engineering, is hosting a training seminar for its innovative Digital Audio Reference Theater System (dARTS) in mid-April. The company is flying in its Western regional sales reps and dealers to Arizona to give them an up-close experience of the system’s capabilities. The state-of-the-art sound system uses all-digital active electronics to immerse listeners in a cinema experience that surpasses the current de-facto standards. The system, which will be available in 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 configurations, has gained interest from critics and industry professionals since the prototype debuted at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
“The Digital Audio Reference Theater System is the first system that combines digital amplifiers, digital signal processing, speakers and room calibration to totally control the listening experience in any room, “notes Ken Hecht, president of Phase Technology. “Never before has this much effort been expended to produce a simple, yet highly advanced, entertainment system, where the whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts, and is many orders of magnitude beyond the traditional methods of system design.” Mr. Hecht adds:” These sessions will train our dealers and reps to properly set up and calibrate the system to each individual room.”
Tony Weber, Phase Technology’s Western Regional Director of Sales and Training, will conduct the seminars on April 18 — 20, 2005, at rep Bettridge & Ryan’s office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Phase Technology’s Custom Box version of the all-digital theater system, available in quarter 2, was specifically created for custom home theater installers who design systems with speakers hidden in cabinets and behind projector screens. Phase Technology will offer free-standing and in-wall all-digital theater systems in quarter 3 of 2005, allowing an installer the flexibility to offer the same level of performance in virtually any type of listening room, by mixing and matching speaker types as needed.
The Digital Audio Reference Theater System features:
–All-digital active electronics
–Discrete class-D digital amplification
– 16 channels of 125watts/250 watts peak for bi- and tri-amplification of speakers
– 125 watts per component (250 watts per speaker, 375watts on center)
– 500 watts to subwoofer
–Digital Absolute Phase Crossover
– Phase & time correction
– Frequency correction
–Audyssey MultiEQ XT room measurement and correction software to tailor the system to a specific room (optional)
–Front speakers each use two 6-1/2″ woofers and one 1″ variable-axis, soft dome tweeter
– Speakers can be set to within ±1/2 dB of one another
–Center channel speaker has 2 x 6-1/2″ woofers and one 1″ variable-axis, soft dome tweeter
–Rear surrounds each use two 5-1/4″ woofers and two 1″ variable-axis, soft dome tweeters in a dipole/bipole switchable configuration
–Subwoofer uses ultra long-throw dual-10″ drivers
Phase Technology’s Digital Audio Reference Theater system continues the company’s long-standing tradition of excellence through innovation. The system combines fully digital amplification, crossovers, and processing to maintain exceptionally precise frequency and phase between all speakers, and to match the system to its individual room environment. By using the company’s proven driver technology and quality hand-crafted enclosures, the all-digital system breaks new ground in accurate soundtrack and music reproduction.
About Phase Technology
Phase Technology Corporation (toll-free at 888-PHASE TK; website at www.phasetech.com) is one of the few fully-vertically integrated American speaker manufacturers. In 2005, the company celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its inception as original equipment manufacturer, United Speaker Systems. Today, it still designs and produces all speaker components in-house. Phase Technology’s speaker lines incorporate many proprietary innovations like the soft-dome tweeter, the industry’s standard invented by Bill Hecht, founder of Phase Technology. Other patents include the positive-clamping mounting system for the premier in-wall Model CI-110 Series II and IW-200 in-wall subwoofer. The company also developed the Unicell Zero-Diffraction treatment that reduces acoustic reflections off cabinet and grille surfaces. Phase Technology manufactures its wood cabinets by hand and performs quality control tests at every step of fabrication.
Backed by five decades of design and engineering excellence in the manufacture of high quality, affordable speakers, Phase Technology supports its products with a 10-year warranty on speakers, while amplifiers are backed by a 3-year warranty. Phase Technology’s digital home theater, audiophile, outdoor, in-wall/in-ceiling custom installation speakers, as well as powered and in-wall subwoofers are constructed at the company’s Jacksonville, Florida facility.
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