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by PMuto Published on 08-23-2018 11:03 AM
Disruptive and a World-First, KLH Voice-Enabled Amplified Keypad Transforms Existing In-Home Audio Systems to Wireless HiRES Streaming Music Systems Ingeniously leveraging the existing in-wall passive volume control as the retrofit point, the KLH VX-1 Voice-Enabled Amplified Keypad grants homeowners an extremely cost-effective solution to have their audio systems upgraded to wireless streaming music. Millions of homeowners can immediately benefit from this, as KLH’s research indicates that 8.5 million passive in-wall volume controls currently exist in US homes today. Noblesville, IN – August 23, 2018 – The new KLH, now owned and led by loudspeaker category visionary David P. Kelley -- formerly Global President and board member of Klipsch -- makes its debut to the custom channel during CEDIA Expo 2018. There, among its many new CI solutions, KLH will introduce its Voice-Enabled Amplified Keypad (Model VX-1), which outfitted with WiFi, Bluetooth with aptX and HiRES audio circuitry, is the ultimate retrofit solution to easily and affordably transform a single-source home audio system to a wireless multi-source streaming music system. The Keypad becomes Alexa voice control-enabled when used with the free MUZO iOS / Android control app. In addition to local zone, adding any Amazon Alexa device allows voice-enabled control of other sources / components throughout the home. The VX-1 is a world-first and patented. With an MSRP of $199, shipping is slated for October 2018. Big Audio Performance from a Small Foot Print The VX-1 fits into a standard single gang electrical J-Box. The unit is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Audio with aptX. Leveraging the existing speaker wire runs, together an onboard 50-watt high-grade Class D digital amplifier and dedicated external DC power supply drive the existing speakers in the homeowner’s audio system. To further maximize performance, incorporated are HiRES Audio-certified digital-to-analog convertors (capable of up to....
by PMuto Published on 08-23-2018 10:58 AM
Iconic Loudspeaker Brand of Yesteryear KLH -- Now Under the Leadership of Former Klipsch President David P. Kelley -- Ready to Rock the World with Introduction of Industry-First Streaming Music Voice-Enabled Amplified Keypad Alongside Killer Line of Loudspeakers “David Kelley understands what consumers want, what dealers need, and has the resources and team to achieve it. I trust him and believe KLH is the next big line to hang your hat on,” says Bob Cole, President, CEO and Founder of famed retail establishment World Wide Stereo. “If you are a smart dealer, you'll get to the InterContinental Hotel and check out the new KLH. It will prove a very pleasant surprise." Noblesville, IN – August 23, 2018 – KLH, now under the ownership and direction of industry visionary David P. Kelley, is ready to make its mark on the CEDIA channel with the unveiling of its in-wall Voice-Enabled Amplified Keypad (a world-first) and new premium stereo, home theater and architectural loudspeakers. All will be demonstrated Thursday Sept. 6 and Friday Sept. 7 at the posh new San Diego bayfront InterContinental Hotel (Bayview Ballroom B) located just a 4-minute trolley ride away from the Convention Center. KLH will also arrange for dealer pickup from the Convention Center to the Hotel by calling or texting KLH Sales SVP Greg Topp at +1.317.339.3617. The New KLH After leaving Klipsch as Global Sales President and Board Member, Kelley was presented with the opportunity to purchase the KLH brand. Recognizing the huge potential to capitalize on the pedigree of both the brand and its legendary founder Henry Kloss, Kelley acquired KLH in 2017 and assembled a team of former Klipsch and industry executives. The team consists of Sales SVP Greg Topp; Product Development SVP Sal Cannatella; CTO Steve Howell; Finance / Operations VP Jon Kerns; Business Development VP Jeff Dano; Marketing VP George Harris and National Sales Manager Patrick Thompson. “KLH is one of the most storied and....
by PMuto Published on 08-20-2018 01:51 PM
For Immediate Release Hot New 20-Channel Processor Takes Centerstage in Starke Sound Theater Demo, with Flagship 32-Digital Version Utilized in the Alcons Audio USA Demo. New StormAudio Managing Director Olivier Thumerel and Team eager to meet with dealers throughout the Expo! Nantes, France – August 20, 2018 – At CEDIA Expo 2018, StormAudio’s 20-channel and 32-channel Immersive Audio Preamp/Processors will be featured in the Starke Sound (SR# 8.) and Alcons Audio USA (SR #12) home theater demonstrations, respectively. Additionally, the brand announces the appointment of Global Managing Director Oliver Thumerel, who headquartered in France, replaces Yves Trélohan. Olivier and the StormAudio team will be on-hand to meet with dealers throughout the show. The StormAudio / Starke Sound (Sound Room # 8.) demo will feature StormAudio’s ISP 3D.20 Elite preamp/processor. Brand-new to the line, equipped with 20-XLR outputs, the unit is ideal for theaters that require more than 16-channels, such as those that employ multiple subwoofers, or with speaker configurations that accommodate all 3 Immersive Sound formats. Shipping beginning September (MSRP $16,000 US), the processor incorporates 9.1.6 native processing to support Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, which will be used to its fullest by way of the demos.
by PMuto Published on 07-18-2018 08:33 AM
Building on the success of 8-years in the high-end audio market in the US, Hegel is ready to expand into custom residential Oslo, Norway - July 18, 2018 – HEGEL Music System AS, world-renowned for high-performance audio electronics, has appointed Brad Paulsen as their new National Sales Manager for the US. Brad will add to the existing team, working closely with Hegel senior sales management Eileen Gosvig and Anders Ertzeid to grow and expand the company’s presence in the US Market. High-performance audio products tailored for the CI market space is one of Hegel’s main focuses. This will be a focal point for Brad, along with further development of the classic High-End Audio market. “Brad’s long experience and vast network in the audio and integration spaces offers a unique asset for Hegel. We are committed to investing in more resources in the US market and see Brad as the perfect fit for Hegel,” says Anders Ertzeid, Hegel VP of Sales & Marketing.
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