SpeakerCraft will introduce two AV receivers at CEDIA 2009, a first for the company best known for its custom-installed loudspeakers.
“Many of our dealers have expressed a desire to be able to support us in additional categories, and this was a perfect opportunity to expand our offering and allow them to do just that,” SpeakerCraft’s president, Jeremy Burkhardt, said. “The closer we come to being a complete solution provider the better we can service our dealer base.”
The first model, the SCR710, is an 80-watt stereo receiver with a high current output stage capable of driving low impedance loads. This is critical when dealers are trying to do more with less, and reducing the number of components to power a multi-room audio system can be a real cost saver.
The second model is a full-featured 7.1 channel receiver with all of the options expected of a home theater product at this level. With its 130-watt-per-channel power rating, audio-video switching and upconverting functions, and the numerous surround-sound modes that consumers demand, the SCR910 has been designed to stand up next to other receivers on the market.
“We didn’t want to get into the receiver business unless we could do it right,” SpeakerCraft’s V.P. of product development, Jeff Francisco, said. “These first two models reflect all of the build quality and performance our dealers expect from a SpeakerCraft product.”