An all-new SpeakerCraft SYNERGi Wireless Whole House Music System was introduced today at the 2012 CEDIA Show in Indianapolis. The product line marks the company's latest entry into the rapidly growing wireless audio market and represents a strategic move by SpeakerCraft to support their installing dealers who are focused on existing homes.
For dealers, SpeakerCraft SYNERGi means reducing retrofit implementation times from days to a matter of hours, depending on the number of rooms. This means a new sales and marketing opportunity and greatly increased productivity for field crews.
For end-users, they can now have a whole house music system without the hassle, mess and expense of a hard-wired multi-room installation. They can save on the high cost of retro wiring plus get the job completed more quickly.
Each SpeakerCraft SYNERGi transmitter provides quality audio to as many as eight receivers per transmitter. The transmitter can accept inputs from four sources. And, it has three stereo analog line level 3.5 audio inputs with the fourth input switchable between 3.5mm analog and digital optical PCM audio sources. The transmitter can manage four sources simultaneously to create a four source by eight-zone multi-room system.
A high-quality 35 watt x 2 channel digital amplifier featuring Texas Instruments' Equibit™ technology is built into the SpeakerCraft SYNERGi Receiver. The receiver's amp rivals the output of quality AVRs thanks to the TI Equibit chipset. As a result, SpeakerCraft SYNERGi can drive a wide range of loudspeakers to high levels with amazing clarity and dynamic range.
The amplified receiver is also Bluetooth® enabled, which allows streaming of music from Bluetooth capable smartphone, tablets and computers.
In addition to table top or shelf placement the receiver can be installed behind a wall-mounted TV and used as a utility amplifier to get better quality sound from a TV. It can also be connected to any powered subwoofer via the 3.5mm for mono sum output. The many applications for SpeakerCraft SYNERGi include wireless multi-room/multi-zone audio; wireless stereo speakers; wireless surround speakers; flat panel TV audio amp; wireless subwoofer for home theater; and computer/video game/mp3 players.
The SpeakerCraft SYNERGi Transmitter and Amplified Receiver, with included remotes will have a MSRP of $680. Additional amplified receivers will be priced at a MSRP of $430. The product will be available to ship in Q1 2013.