As we recently told you, Russound has announced that it would be launching a line of 70-volt products designed to facilitate integrators’ entry into the commercial market. Now the company has released more details on just what their 70-volt offerings will include – and it appears to be a solid first step into the more commercial business.
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Playing a little peek-a-boo tease, the company has released information on just one new 70-volt model, with a slightly seductive promise that more will be revealed at the CEDIA Expo in Dallas next month. But this first new model shows that the specialty electronics and speaker maker is pretty serious about 70-volt.
The XZone70V Streaming Audio Amplifier, a streaming digital audio source, brings high-resolution digital audio streaming to commercial applications. Based on Russound’s popular XStream technology now widely installed by integrators in residential applications, this commercial version has put on a suit and tie – or at least a nice sport coat – with services and features more appropriate for the commercial channel.
Make Your and Your Clients’ Life EasierXStream technology enables streaming content from a variety of sources including the cloud, network, and AirPlay-enabled devices, all in a single component – making life easier for users. Now this XZone70V brings this capability to commercial via a unit offering up to a robust 300-watts of power in a diminutive 1U rack space component.
Through the XZone70V, light commercial enterprises can access a variety of audio services appropriate for their customers. These services include SiriusXM for Business, vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn.
Paging Integrators Ready to Make the Leap to Commercial
Russound has thoughtfully included a microphone, which allows the business to page over the system. The XZone70V is even smart enough to sense the microphone signal and pause the audio program. In addition to dynamic microphones, the unit will also accommodate condenser microphones via a back panel slide switch. Also on the back panel is a microphone gain control to set the system for whichever brand and model of microphone used. A front-panel adjustable volume control allows users to make adjustments based on changing conditions in their venue.
“XStream models for the home are poving to be big hit with dealers who want a simple highly efficient audio streaming solution for projects of any size,” said Charlie Porritt, CEO of Russound in a prepared statement. “The most vocal dealers were qui ck 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.”
Part of RCI Program
Russounds new XZone70V is also part of the company’s recently launched Russound Certified Installer (RCI) program, which is designed to eliminate unauthorized sales of Russound products. This unique program ships products that are disabled and can only be enabled when installed by a Russound Certified Installer who possesses the proper code.
You can learn more about Russound and their products at www.russound.com.