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Friday, August 01, 2008
Sunfire HRS Satellite Speakers Now Shipping


High Resolution Series Satellite Speakers Provide Perfect Complement to Company's Best-Selling Subwoofers

Lexington, Ky, - Sunfire, a specialist in the design, manufacture and marketing of luxury home theater goods for the custom specialist retail markets, announced their new HRS Satellite speakers are now shipping to complement its highly popular HRS subwoofer line. When paired with their critically-acclaimed HRS subwoofers, the result is the most powerful and most musical systems at this compact a size and price.

Building on Sunfire's expertise in producing big sound from small places, the HRS SAT-4 and HRS-SAT4C Center feature the company's core technologies such as High Back-emf and long-throw woofers and handle up to 200 watts per channel. The new HRS speakers and subwoofers are in stock now for immediate delivery in gloss black. A natural cherry finish will also be available in November for the Sats, Center, and HRS-8 subwoofer.

Sunfire's General Manager Mark Weisenberg explained, "Sunfire is known for its ability to project big sound from small places and we proudly continue in that tradition with our new cherry HRS Satellite Speaker System. We believe we have achieved the kind of bookshelf speaker that everyone else has been trying to build and when combined with an HRS sub, this system is in a class all by itself."

Each HRS speaker cabinet boasts contemporary curved styling, wrapped in a hand-polished cherry or gloss black finish. Each cabinet is sealed, resulting in ultra-tight bass and high output, ideal for both music and movie soundtracks.

A cast aluminum front baffle is clamped to the cabinet from the rear rather than glued onto the front baffle. This produces a stiffer, more inert enclosure for resistance to vibration, resulting in tighter, cleaner bass with minimal distortion. A cloth grille rounds out the system and attaches via magnets that are installed to the rear of the aluminum baffle. This extra care taken in design and production results in a minimalist front baffle design, free of visible screws, grommets and speaker baskets – in short, it is a designer's dream.

The HRS satellite and center models may be used on a shelf or mounted to a wall via built-in keyhole openings on the rear. For floor standing applications, specially designed stands are available as an option for the HRS Sat. These bespoke stands feature the same craftsmanship, with a piano-gloss finish and extruded aluminum column that follows the speaker's form for an integrated look.

For additional ease of installation, a dedicated wire channel allows the stands to conceal cabling for a clean finish.

Based on Sunfire's renowned subwoofer expertise, the 4.5-inch High Back-emf woofer utilizes a Trifilar voice coil design that incorporates triple dual voice coils rolled into one. Lighter in weight, this unique design delivers up to an 80% increase in output when compared with conventional voice coils.The woofer's cone is made of the same Kevlar® typically found in exotic applications such as body armor and racing sails. This woven fabric is five times stronger than steel, yet is very light and stiff – perfect properties for cone material that result in very tight bass and fast response.

A cast aluminum basket serves as a solid foundation for the 1" maximum woofer excursion – that's up to four times greater excursion than conventional woofers its size. The entire woofer is magnetically shielded to reduce interference with CRT-based displays. The cone is a specially formulated paper composite.

The HRS-SAT4C center channel boasts an additional 4.5" woofer in a D'Appolito configuration for added dynamics, and improved localization and intelligibility of dialog. Also, exclusive to the center channel is an integrated "kick-stand" for custom tilting to get the perfect angle for on-TV or under-TV applications.

Both HRS speaker models utilize a high performance 1" ring-radiating, silk-dome tweeter with extended high frequency response and smooth off-axis dispersion. This tweeter is similar to those found in expensive audiophile speakers costing many times its price. Its "vented chamber" and integrated heat sink provide enormous power handling without distortion.

The net result is a best-in-class loudspeaker system with power handling of 200 watts RMS from an 8-inch tall cabinet.

HRS Subwoofers
HRS Subwoofers (in 8", 10" and 12" models) feature two of Sunfire's most coveted technologies: High Back-emf, long-throw woofers for extremely high output; and the company's legendary Tracking Downconverter™ power supply, which provides cool, reliable and efficient operation.

Key HRS Satellite Features:
  • Big sound from small places. Sat and Center handle 200 watts RMS
  • High Back-emf with Kevlar woofers for high efficiency, amazing output and exceptional bass for cabinet size
  • 1" ring-radiating, silk dome tweeters for high output
  • Special cast aluminum baffle clamped to cabinet for high rigidity
  • Nine-layer, piano-black gloss cabinets with a variety of easy-to-install mounting options
  • Optional Natural Cherry finish for Sats, Center, and 8" Subwoofer

About Sunfire
Based in Snohomish, Washington and founded by renowned audio innovator Bob Carver, Sunfire Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and markets luxury home theater and audio products that deliver exceptional performance, features and value, creating powerful, emotional experiences wherever they are heard. Still very much involved, Bob Carver serves as Sunfire's Chief Technical Officer.

Dedicated to improving the state of the art in audio processing for home theater, Sunfire's numerous patented technologies represent over 35 years of scientific research culminating in several industry firsts. Innovative patents include the Tracking Downconverter™ power supply used in the company's acclaimed, award-winning subwoofers and amplifiers, as well as the High Pressure, High Back-emf technology also used in its subwoofers.

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