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Audio Briefs

4/19/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

KEF Aids Speaker Placement
MARLBORO, N.J. — KEF has developed a software program to
help installers and consumers choose the proper speaker placement
for achieving the best sound with the most cost-effective system
design, custom-install product manager David Kroll said.

The KEF Ci Speaker Placement Tool runs on Windows PCs.
It can be used for 70V/100V projects as well as for stereo music

NuVo Powerline System Due

HEBRON, UTAH — NuVo Technologies planned mid-April
shipment of its long-awaited custom-installed Renovia multiroom-
audio system, which uses Power Line Carrier technology
to distribute audio, metadata and control signals over a home’s
existing powerlines.

A system starts at a suggested $4,999 for a basic four-zone
package consisting of a source hub, four zone amplifiers, four
OLED control pads and a NuVo dock.

Wisdom Adds Online Training

CARSON CITY, NEV. — Planar-speaker maker Wisdom Audio
launched an online dealer-training initiative to help dealers sell
and set up its Sage series speaker systems.

A dealer-training module on a dealer-only page at Wisdom’s
Web site includes a tutorial on the setup and use of the Audyssey
MultEQ XT room-equalization software. A test is included.

Vincent Products For Golden Ears

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — Vincent Audio has begun offering
a new top-loading $4,695-suggested C-60 CD player and a $399
PHO-8 two-piece phono preamp.

The CD player features switchable vacuum-tube and solidstate
output stages to give consumers a choice between what
the company called “the richness of vacuum tubes and the precision
of solid-state technology.”

The phono preamp is a two-piece device is designed for
use with moving-coil and moving-magnet phonograph cartridges.

Vincent makes audio components that use vacuum-tube and
hybrid tube/solid-state technology. The brand’s exclusive North
American distributor is WS Distributing of Grand Rapids.

Krell Ads Room EQ

ORANGE, CONN. — High-end audio supplier Krell has begun
offering automatic room equalization for the first time with the
shipment of newly upgraded Evolution 707 surround preamp/

The technology, called Krell Automatic Room Equalization
System (ARES), is also available as a free upgrade to existing
707 owners.

The 707’s $30,000 suggested retail did not change with the
addition of ARES, which uses onscreen prompts to guide users
through the automatic setup and equalization process.

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