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Wasatch Acoustics Introduces Musina Music System At CES

System features DEQX acoustic optimization technology (December 27, 2005)

In a move that marks a major expansion of the companys product lineup into a significant new category, Wasatch Acoustics today announced the introduction of its revolutionary Musina Music System.

Comprised of a pair of Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeakers, two Musina .2 BPU subwoofers, the Uintah 2.2 AMPX preamplifier/processor/amplifier and Wasatch Acoustics Ultama audio cables, the integrated Musina-Uintah system is the first in a line of groundbreaking products designed to work in synergy with patented DEQX DSP acoustic optimization technology to achieve extraordinary musical realism. The system is being demonstrated at CES 2006 at the Alexis Park Resort, Booth AP2304, January 5 8, 2006.

The Musina music system, named for the beautiful, majestic Musina and Uintah mountains in Utahs Wasatch Range, is designed and built entirely without compromise, and engineered to maximize the sonic benefits provided by DEQX. The system reproduces music with unprecedented frequency response, time alignment and phase accuracy; wide dynamic contrasts; and imaging and soundfield reproduction that precisely replicates the acoustic environment present on the original recording.

Mike Levy, chief designer of Wasatch Acoustics stated, ?The Musina music DEQX system is the product of more than two years of intensive research and development using the unparalleled loudspeaker and room-correction capabilities provided by DEQX technology, and fine-tuning the design to most closely match the qualities of live music. Levy continued, ?With the help of musicians in public and private performances, including many that took place in our own evaluation rooms, we conducted extensive comparisons of live instruments and voices to recordings played back on the system in order to optimize its performance. The result is a system that is truly remarkable in its ability to communicate the essence of live music.

The Uintah 2.2 AMPX Preamplifier/Processor/Amplifier
The Uintah 2.2 AMPX preamplifier/processor/amplifier is at the core of the Musina music system. The Uintah 2.2 incorporates DEQX acoustic optimization technology, which is licensed to Wasatch Acoustics for use in current and future audio components. DEQX incorporates proprietary processing techniques to deliver a level of loudspeaker optimization and room equalization that is literally an order of magnitude greater than other types of acoustic correction components. In addition to its ability to equalize the loudspeakers and subwoofer to achieve in-room frequency response to within an astonishing 0.2dB, DEQX provides precise phase response and time alignment, as well as group delay correction and additional sonic benefits.

To perform the adjustments, DEQX uses a dedicated measurement microphone and exclusive DEQX Calibrated software that operates in conjunction with the microphone, the Uintah 2.2 AMPXs internal processor and a computer connected to the Uintah 2.2. Specific baseline configurations are pre-loaded for the Musina loudspeakers, and will also be available for use with other brands of loudspeakers.

The Uintah 2.2 AMPX features an extensive complement of inputs, outputs and switching facilities to accommodate the Musina BPU 2.0 loudspeakers, Musina BPU .2 subwoofers and a wide range of consumer and professional source components. It provides RCA and balanced XLR digital and analog inputs, as well as a balanced XLR calibration microphone input and a USB computer connection. The Uintah 2.2s outputs include line-level and speaker-level outputs for the left and right woofer and tweeter connections of the Musina 2.0 loudspeakers, as well as outputs for the left and right Musina .2 subwoofers. In addition, the Uintah 2.2 includes RS-232 ports for two-way integrated system control with other audio/video components.

The Uintah 2.2 AMPXs amplifier section is designed for ultimate sonic performance, offering an ideal combination of effortless power and musical refinement. It delivers a total of 2,000 watts power output?tri-amplified to provide 200 watts to each of the Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeakers tweeters, 400 watts to each of their woofers, and 400 watts to each of the Musina .2 BPU subwoofers. The Uintah 2.2 AMPX is elegantly finished with a high-gloss black faceplate accented by gold trim.

The Musina 2.0 BPU Loudspeaker
The Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeaker is a full-range monitor that is compact, yet delivers remarkably dynamic, expansive and detailed sound quality. Measuring 16.5 inches high by 10.5 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep, the Musina 2.0 BPU incorporates a high-power, transformer-coupled 5-inch ribbon tweeter for exceptional high-frequency detail, openness and purity, with no harshness or glare. The tweeter is complemented by a 7-inch high-excursion metal-cone woofer to deliver superlative low-frequency articulation, extension and dynamic capability.

To maintain maximum sonic purity, no internal crossover components are used?crossover functions for the woofer and tweeter are performed electronically by the DEQX system within the Uintah 2.2 preamplifier/processor/amplifier, eliminating the phase and frequency response distortions that can occur using traditional crossover networks.

The drivers are loaded in a unique port-terminated transmission-line enclosure that combines the smooth frequency response and controlled impedance of a ported design with the deep, controlled bass of a transmission-line configuration. By operating in conjunction with the DEQX system in the Uintah 2.2 AMPX, the Musina 2.0 BPU delivers extremely smooth, full-range frequency response from 35Hz to 22kHz.

The Musina .2 BPU Subwoofer
The Musina .2 BPU subwoofer is the perfect complement to the Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeaker. Measuring 26 inches high by 16 inches wide by 17.5 inches deep, the subwoofer utilizes a 10.5-inch long-throw driver incorporating a massive 15 lb magnet structure, loaded in the same type of port-terminated transmission-line enclosure as the Musina 2.0 BPU to provide an additional octave of low-frequency extension down to 19Hz. Like the Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeakers, the .2 BPU is constructed to the highest standards and designed to attenuate internal resonances, to eliminate audible ?smearing and unwanted tonal colorations, and yield maximum sonic clarity.

The appearance of the Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeaker and .2 BPU subwoofer is as exceptional as their performance. Both models are available in a stunning black mirror-finish polyester acrylic, which is extremely durable and imparts an elegant visual appeal.

Ultama Cables and Interconnects
The Musina music system is supplied with Wasatch Acoustics renowned Ultama loudspeaker cables, interconnects and power cords, enabling the sonic benefits of the system components to be heard with the highest level of clarity and resolution. The Ultama range has earned accolades from reviewers and music lovers worldwide for its ability to deliver all the power and nuance of musical performances with extraordinary transparency and realism.

The Wasatch Acoustics Musina Music System is currently available at a suggested retail price of $39,950. The system includes the Uintah 2.2 AMPX preamplifier/processor/amplifier, a pair of Musina 2.0 BPU loudspeakers, two Musina BPU .2 subwoofers and Ultama cables.

The system is also available without the Musina BPU .2 subwoofers at $29,950 suggested retail, and the Uintah 2.2 AMPX preamplifier/processor/amplifier is available separately at a suggested retail price of $14,950.

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