NEWMARKET, NH, August 5, 2016 – Whole-house audio innovator Russound today followed up its initial statement regarding a 70v system that will debut at the upcoming CEDIA Expo, September 14 – 17 in Dallas, TX.
The first Russound 70v model to be announced, XZone70V Streaming Audio Amplifier, is a high resolution digital media streaming audio source that incorporates the company’s XStream technology to enable streaming audio content from the cloud, a local network, AirPlay™-enabled devices, all from a single component. The powerful 70v/100v amplifier uses advanced circuitry to provide up to 300 watts of power in a single 1U chassis.
“XStream models for the home are proving to be a big hit with dealers who want a simple, highly efficient audio streaming solution for projects of any size,” said Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound. “The most vocal dealers were quick to tell us that a 70v version would have as big an impact on their light commercial installations as the residential system did on home installations, which is when we went to work on the XZone70V.”
Similar to its residential counterpart, the XZone70V’s built-in audio streamer offers the most popular services, but with a focus on commercial installations. Included in the system is SiriusXM for Business, providing installers with a simple, cost-effective option for streaming legally licensed music at any business. Also included are such stalwart, popular services as vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn.
One of the more essential features for commercial installations is an integrated microphone input that automatically senses a signal and pauses the audio stream for paging through the system. Condenser mic support is easily accessed with a sliding switch on the rear panel, in addition to a Mic Gain control for easy adjustment of the audio level, and a front panel Mic Volume Level that gives users access to increase Mic Volume as the environment dictates.
The XZone70V is included in the Russound Certified Installer (RCI) Program. “RCI Required” models boast a recently introduced feature designed to drastically reduce unauthorized online sales of the company’s products while ensuring that consumers receive the benefits of working with certified installation professionals. To date, more than 5,000 Russound installers are taking part in the program.
Additional 70V models will be announced at a CEDIA Expo press conference on September 16, 11 AM, in Russound booth #5110 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.
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Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound® product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., USA, Russound offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the home. With almost 50 years’ experience, Russound continues to cater to installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customer’s high-performance, easy-to-use solutions. For more information, visit www.russound.com.