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Sound Advance Introduces Innovative FastMount Speaker Line

San Clemente, CA–June 2006–At InfoComm 2006, Sound Advance will introduce four new indoor/outdoor loudspeakers with an innovative hardware system, called FastMount, that provides a simple, secure, “no-tools” solution for ultra-efficient installation. Sound Advance is widely known for its range of invisible flat-panel speakers for commercial and residential systems.

The three new surface-mount Sound Advance models are available in paintable white or black cabinets. The FMS530, FMS660, and FMS860 feature 5.25-inch, 6.5-inch, and 8-inch polypropylene woofers, respectively, combined with a 1-inch polyurethane dome tweeter and sophisticated crossover circuitry that yields accurate, dynamic, foreground-quality sound reproduction. Each model incorporates a built-in 60-watt (30-watt in the FMS530), multitap, 70-volt transformer with power taps at 3dB intervals and an 8-ohm bypass. All three models feature rugged drivers, cabinet enclosures, and electronics that are carefully engineered for weather resistance, making them eminently suitable for use virtually anywhere: indoors–including kitchens, baths, and spas–and outdoors on patios, pool areas, decks, and more.

Better still, once the FastMount brackets are in place, the Sound Advance installer can put away the tools. FastMount permits snap-in setup in a wide array of situations–vertical, horizontal, pole-mounted, and more–as close as 1 inch to the mounting surface, yet with full, 180° pivotability. The secure, locked-in mount includes a click-stop positioning system for precise speaker angling. What’s more, the Sound Advance FMS design accepts input cabling via a concealed, weatherproof, rubber-grommeted rear-panel port, and guides the cable to the front baffle-side of each speaker. There, behind a sealed access panel, weather-protected terminal connections can be made quickly and easily while the speaker is secure in its mounting bracket, eliminating risky, time-consuming, one-handed acrobatics on ladders.

Complementing the FMS surface-mount trio is the new Sound Advance FM1, a fully integrated, full-range, low-protrusion, in-ceiling loudspeaker system ideal for background music and paging. The new design
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incorporates a flat-panel, wide-dispersion driver with exceptionally broad coverage and a 16-watt, multitap,
70-volt transformer with onboard 8-ohm bypass. The FM1 features two FastMount brackets: the collapsible-support TBS-FM1 for existing construction, or the NCB-FM1 for new construction. The FM1 is finished in
paintable matte white and is packaged in pairs. For new-construction installations, the FM1N’s NCB-FM1 brackets are packaged separately for ship-ahead efficiency. The FM1E, for existing construction, ships with the TBS-FM1 bracket included.

TBS-FM1 (ceiling speaker, existing construction) Available August 2006
NCB-FM1 (ceiling speaker, new construction) Available August 2006
FMS530 (surface-mount indoor/outdoor) Available July 2006
FMS660 (surface-mount indoor/outdoor) Available July 2006
FMS860 (surface-mount indoor/outdoor) Available July 2006

Digital images are available. Contact Lucette Nicoll or Rina Peselman, Nicoll Public Relations, at or by telephone at 781-762-9300.

About Sound Advance:
Based in San Clemente, California, Sound Advance is a division of Dana Innovations, the parent company of Sonance, who introduced the world’s first in-wall loudspeaker products. Sound Advance has been the leading manufacturer of invisible flat panel loudspeakers for commercial and residential audio and entertainment systems for over 25 years.
Highly respected by architects, designers and sound-system integrators around the globe, Sound Advance products are installed the world over at numerous design centers, including the idea houses in San Francisco and the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and fashion retailers on Madison Avenue and Rodeo Drive.

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