Crestron recently launched the Sonnex™ 24X8 Multiroom Audio System with exclusive One-Wire transport technology. Touted as the “new generation of advanced multi-room audio distribution,” the Sonnex aims to streamline the hardware and cabling requirements that hamper traditional systems. For end users, this translates into a simplified set up with advanced performance power and greater flexibility.
“The benefits of Sonnex to our custom installers are huge – never having to deal with speaker wire homeruns back to the central closet reduces installation times significantly and allows installers to move on to the next job while their competitors are still pulling cable,” said Crestron Director of Marketing, Vincent Bruno in a statement.
For the end users, this also means greater options and reduced costs when it comes to the integration process. This technology eliminates the need for purchasing separate amps/preamps and switchers, and extensive cabling. Sonnex transmits 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio long distances across a single shielded CAT5-type cable to up to 74 zones. Aimed with a high-efficiency design, the Sonnex doesn’t produce as much heat as traditional amplifiers, and requires less rack space. As noted by Crestron, “The challenges of overheating components and the hassles of cooling the rack by installing and programming fans are solved.”
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