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Simaudio launches the MOON Calypso DVD Transport/Player

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2004

Simaudio Ltd. proudly announces the introduction of the new MOON Calypso DVD Transport/Player, our newest addition to the MOON A/V series of Home Theater components. Standard features include both a progressive scan output (480p) and a Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video output. The MOON Calypso will be sold as a stand-alone DVD transport with both an optional Digital-to-Analog audio circuit and/or an optional DVI-D video output circuit. Each of these options will be available, independantly, at either the time of purchase or as “in-the-field” upgrades.

Significant Design Features:

· Internal progressive scan (480p) circuitry using Faroudja’s DCDia Technology.
· Optional high-performance two-channel analog audio output circuitry using BurrBrown
PCM1730E 24-bit/192-kHz DAC’s with 8X oversampling digital filter.
· Optional DVI-D video output circuit (480p).
· 10-bit/54MHz oversampled video circuitry with active current-to-voltage converter.
· Philips SD3 High-performance transport mechanism with dual-laser pickup.
· SRS Labs TruSurrounda 3D surround software for optional 2-channel audio output.
· Full array of output connectors: S/PDIF (BNC) & Optical (TosLink) for digital audio;
Composite (RCA), S-Video (5-pin mini-DIN),
Component Interlaced (RCA), Component Progressive
(BNC) and SDI (BNC) for video.
· Compatible with DVD-Video, CD Audio, Video CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW.
· Full-function RS-232 port control and status for custom integration or automation.
· Support for NTSC (interlaced & progressive) and PAL (interlaced only) video formats.
· Support for all audio formats (i.e. Linear PCM, MPEG, Dolby, DTS, etc.)
· “Rack mount ready” faceplate with stylish removeable aluminum cheeks.

The MOON Calypso DVD Transport/Player will have the following MSRP:

Transport only $3,600.00 USD
Analog audio outputs $4,000.00 USD
DVI-D video output $4,800.00 USD
Fully equipped unit $5,200.00 USD

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CONTACT:

Lionel Goodfield, VP Marketing (514) 592-4204 lionel@simaudio.com
Costa Koulisakis, North American Sales (877) 980-2400 sales@simaudio.com
Alain Maltais, Worldwide Export Sales (514) 683-4008 export@simaudio.com

www.simaudio.com

Simaudio Ltd., 95 Chemin du Tremblay, Unit 3, Boucherville, Quebec, J4B 7K4 CANADA
Simaudio USA., 21 Lawrence Paquette Industrial Park, Champlain, NY 12919 USA

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