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4/04/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern

Meridian Supplies ‘Limitless’
With Audio Gear

NEW YORK — Meridian products hit the silver
screen last month when the company provided the
film “Limitless” with a variety of audio equipment.

Products used in the production of the Robert De
Niro and Bradley Cooper film include the DSP5200
digital active loudspeaker, G68 surround controller
and G96 DVD transport.

Qsonix Releases
Remote Pro iPad App

NEWBURY PARK, CALIF. — Qsonix introduced the
Remote Pro for iPad
app, designed to
act as a one-touch
interface to wirelessly
control any
Qsonix products.

The company’s
touchscreen graphic
user interface
(GUI) operates via
gestures, flicks,
scrolls and pop-ups to enable browsing and playback
control.

Features include high-speed visual browsing
by album art; such queuing/playback functions as
play-now, play-later, play-next for individual tracks,
albums or playlists; independent controls of all
available output/zones; auto-discovery of Qsonix
Music Management Systems; instant playback of
playlists, artists, albums or individual tracks; dragand-
drop editing of current play queue order; and
compatibility with all Qsonix models running version
3.4 or greater firmware.

KEF Updates
Universal Wireless System

MARLBORO, N.J. — KEF recently launched the
Universal Wireless System 2.0, said to transmit
CD-quality sound to speakers, at a price of
$499.

It upgrades both the software and transmitter
from the previous system, and is compatible with
all KEF loudspeakers and most other brands, the
company said. The system, which is currently available,
includes two receiving units, each of which
have a 50-watt amplifier.

Other features include the use of a narrow signal
band to minimize interference, the company’s errorcorrection
technology, and Advanced Frequency
Hopping Spread Spectrum (AAFHSS) technology.

MartinLogan Ships Affordable
Electrostatic Speaker

LAWRENCE, KAN. — MartinLogan has begun shipping
its most affordable electrostatic speaker to date,
targeting it to budget-conscious audiophiles.

The $1,995/pair ElectroMotion-ESL features
34-inch-tall electrostatic panel and 8-inch woofer.

The $1,995/pair ElectroMotion-ESL with 34-inchtall
electrostatic panel compares in price to a $2,195/
pair model with 28-inch-tall panel, a 28-inch $3,295/
pair model, and other models priced up to $30,000/
pair for a model with 57-inch panel.

In the spring, the ElectroMotion-ESL speaker will get
matching center and surround channels with Folded
Motion XT technology in lieu of electrostatic panels.

The new model features a new XStat MicroPerf
panel developed to reduce the thickness gauge of
the electrostatic panel’s steel stators to increase the
pane’s visual transparency without reducing performance,
the company said. The MicroPerf panel is
held by an aluminum and composite frame similar
to that found on the company’s flagship products.
The frame technology is said to make the panel
rigid without obstructing playable surface area or
interfering with dipole sound radiation. Sensitivity
is 91dB into 6 ohms.

The electrostatic panel is paired with an 8-inch rigid,
lightweight woofer designed to optimize cone suspension
and the magnetic flux field to produce high levels
of bass output with low distortion, the company said.