Furman Sound releases new power conditioners for European market - PSNEurope

Furman Sound releases new power conditioners for European market

US: Fresh from Furman Sound and directed towards the European market are the new IT-Reference 16E and SPR-16E power management products. Set to debut at CEDIA Expo 2007 in London later this month and incorporating the letter 'i' at the end of each model number to differentiate them from the original series, the new units represent a bid "to provide a comprehensive range of AC power management solutions for high-end home theatres", reports David Davies.
Author:
Publish date:

US: Fresh from Furman Sound and directed towards the European market are the new IT-Reference 16E and SPR-16E power management products. Set to debut at CEDIA Expo 2007 in London later this month and incorporating the letter 'i' at the end of each model number to differentiate them from the original series, the new units represent a bid "to provide a comprehensive range of AC power management solutions for high-end home theatres", reports David Davies.

The designs of both products feature smooth contours of black steel and silver brushed aluminium, complemented by clear blue LED lights. Features of the IT-Reference 16E i power conditioner include Discrete Symmetrical Power to cancel hum-inducing noise from audio and video; Power Factory Technology to provide current on demand for power-starved amplifiers; and three discrete dual-screen power banks, intended to eliminate intercomponent interference and noise.

The SPR-16E i power voltage regulator (pictured), meanwhile, provides an "ultra-stable" 230 VAC supply from excessively low or high AC voltage sources. It is outfitted with Furman's own Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) technology, which combines a trio of filtering and protection circuits. Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) suppresses noise dramatically and consistently across the entire audio/video frequency range; Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) clamps and dissipates damaging transient voltages at the highest degree available without sacrificing itself; and Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) circuitry protects against prolonged overvoltages by shutting off the incoming power until the overvoltage condition is corrected.

"Through the introduction of the new Reference i-series products, Furman aims to provide a comprehensive range of AC power management solutions for high-end home theaters," Furman marketing manager John Benz tells PSN-e, "AC power is the lifeblood of any electronic system, and all of the new i-series units provide pure, safe power through the use of linear filtering to reduce unwanted line noise, as well as non-sacrificial surge and spike protection. Additionally, the IT-Reference 16E i can break ground loops through proprietary Discrete Symmetrical Balanced Power technology, and the SPR-16E i voltage regulator provides an ultra-stable supply of 230 volts ensuring that equipment is always protected from excessively low or high voltages."

Following their launch at CEDIA Expo - to be held at London's Excel Centre between June 25th and 28th - the new products will begin shipping in July.

Web
» www.furmansound.com
» www.cedia.co.uk

Related

Furman Sound launches European distribution centre

US: The power management company wants to enhance its support for European customers, writes David Davies. The new distribution centre is situated in Moerdijk, approximately 60km south-west of Amsterdam - which, appropriately enough, is where the company showcased its latest pro-AV voltage regulators during ISE last week.

EVI beats drum for new power amps at house fair 2006

Germany: Star turn at this year’s EVI Audio Hausmesse had to be Bavaria’s answer to the Kodo drummers, Industrial Drums. The trio were hired to herald – with much fire and fury – the forthcoming Dynacord PowerH amp range, what EVI Audio claims is the start of a “new age of hi-end power amplification”.

Community powered S-Series announced

US: Community Professional is building on the success of its Sonus loudspeakers with new powered S-Series models, writes PSN-e. The six new models will use high-efficiency Class D amplifiers, intended to improve performance, generate less heat and better the loudspeakers' reliability.

New Harmony4 plugin released

DENMARK: TC-Helicon has released a new version of its Harmony4 plug-in for Pro Tools HD, writes PSN-e. The new release is also set to work on the manufacturer's own PowerCore platform and is, for the first time, Universal Binary compatible.

LEAD Powersoft_Caparezza2_©marcodellottoLR

Power amps: 10 new chapters

The current popularity of powered loudspeakers might lead some observers to predict a long-term decline for standalone amplifiers. But by nominating 10 exciting new developments in independent amps, David Davies thinks he has proven that any such claims are extremely wide of the mark…

30109.jpg

Methods of power

Power amplifier manufacturers are using new energy-saving techniques to make their products more efficient, environmentally friendly and easier to transport. Simon Duff looks at some of the trends and manufacturers that are making a difference.