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ELAN Home Systems Announces Addition of A1240 to Award-Winning Line of Amplifiers

New 12-Channel Analog Model Packs Sound, Power and Price in Keeping With ELAN Tradition of Delivering Quality Amplifiers at Great Price Points

LEXINGTON, KY– ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home automation systems, announced today that it will be extending the well established line of amplifiers with the addition of the A1240. The introduction of the 12-channel A1240 represents the seventh product entry in ELAN’s powerful power amp line geared to custom installers. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey ELAN’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In making the announcement Mr. Starkey stated, “ELAN’s A1240 Analog Amplifier fills a critical pricing mid-point that makes the ELAN line compelling for the Custom Installation Dealer. It’s clear that ELAN’s line of amplifiers is unmatched when it comes to price, performance and innovation in both analog and digital technology.”

With the addition of the A1240, ELAN Dealers now have access to an exceptionally well-rounded and powerful lineup of seven unique power amp alternatives. Between the analog and digital series with models that range from $500 to $2,200 retail price, Dealers are able to satisfy the requirements of every client and installation with 2-channel, 6-channel, 12-channel and 16-channel models.

The A1240 Power Amplifier joins ELAN’s other award-winning analog amplifiers which include the Z660 and Z300. With its 12 channels of power well fitted to in-wall speakers, the A1240 offers advanced features such as Audio Sensing, Stereo/Mono Bussing, and Trigger Inputs/Outputs to make it the premier amplifier in its price range.

Using easy-to-configure DIP switches, any A1240 input can be combined or bussed to any output without the use of additional patch cables. Bus Loop Outputs allow for easy connection to additional amplifiers, A/V receivers, and other components.

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The A1240’s six +12VDC Trigger Inputs uniquely allow each pair of channels to be activated independently. The System Trigger Input turns on all channels when a signal is received, while the System Trigger Output sends a +12VDC pulse whenever any of the channels of the amplifier are on. The A1240’s Audio Sense circuit mutes or un-mutes channels based upon whether an audio signal is detected or not.

Additionally, each of the A1240’s 12 channels also features an Audio Loop Output, making for the easy creation of stereo and mono sub-zones and enabling you to route independent channel audio to additional amplifiers or audio processors. Individual Channel Level Adjustments allow you to fine-tune each channel’s level using precision potentiometers while removable, locking speaker terminals make for quick and secure speaker connections.

Rated at 40 watts per channel into 8 Ohms, the feature-rich A1240 is powerful enough for almost any distributed audio application, yet is only two rack spaces high. An optional rack mount kit, the RMK3, is sold separately.

Scheduled to ship in the second quarter of 2006, the A1240 will carry a MSRP of $1,220.00.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home automation systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company’s systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” experience. The company’s unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature-rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Steven Style
The Steven Style Group
New York
t) 212-465-1290
f) 212-465-1299
e) stevens@stylegroup.com

OR

Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859-269-7760 x161
f) 859-268-2132
e) cfowler@elanhomesystems.com

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