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OSD Audio Adds Outdoor iPod Ready Wireless Speakers

Responding to customer requests for outdoor audio with iPod connectivity, the all-weather WPA650s combine the latest transmission technologies with high end audio components for excellent sound quality.

Brea, Calif., April 29, 2013—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the availability of their OSD-WPA650 2-way wireless patio speakers. Priced under $250 and available in black or white, the new model is part of the company’s expanding line of outdoor iPod wireless speakers that cater to iPod and other mobile music devices such as Android.

“We’ve seen a steady increase in customer requests for an easy solution to listen to their iPods and Android phones in the backyard or patio,” states Tim Leahy, General Manager for OSD Audio. “We’re directing more resources to iPod connectivity and toward educating customers on how easy it is play their music libraries outside.”

Like all OSD Audio wireless speakers, the WPA650 wireless patios use a 2.4 GHz transmitter that includes an RCA to mini input. Users simply connect their iPod to the transmitter via the included cable and within minutes are listening to their iTunes library on the wireless outdoor speakers. “Customers often think it’s a difficult process until we explain how easy it is,” notes Leahy. “We’ve seen a big increase in our outdoor wireless speaker sales because of this.”

Similar to OSD Audio’s wired outdoor speakers, the WPA650s install easily under patio eaves and mounting hardware is included. An 8-channel transmitter sends the audio signal to the wireless receiver built into the main patio speaker, and users can connect mobile devices via the included audio cables. The 2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz frequency is less likely to experience interference from other wireless devices like cordless phones, and range is steady up to 300 feet unobstructed.

Inside each all-weather enclosure is a 6.5” polypropylene woofer, 1” aluminum soft dome aluminum tweeter and a complex crossover system that produces remarkably full sound. The WPA-650 includes a main speaker, pairing speaker, transmitter, all necessary audio cables, AC power cable and remote control. List price is $249.95 with free shipping.



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OSD Audio Introduces A Revolutionary Line of IR Repeater Products

A true technological breakthrough, the IRP Repeater Kits allow installers and do-it-yourselfers to add IR control of electronics without the need of a connecting block or power supply.


Brea, Calif., November 30, 2012—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, has added an innovative line of IR Repeater Systems that revolutionizes conventional IR technology. A first for the industry and a true technological breakthrough, the IRP Repeater Kits allow users to add IR control of A/V equipment, CATV, IPTV, CCTV, DVR Set Top Boxes and more without the need of a hub or connection block. The kits can be powered by traditional power supply or via the recently introduced USB connection.


In addition to the IRP Repeater Kits, the line includes high quality emitters, blasters, extension cables, and adapters to connect virtually any type of consumer electronics product. "Our new IR line is a game-changer," notes Tim Leahy, product manager for OSD Audio. "IR repeater systems have been using the same connection technology for decades. Our line gives consumers and installers a plug and play solution that's easier, more reliable, and more affordable than traditional systems."


According to Leahy, the line vastly simplifies the installation process and is ideal for A/V, security and home automaton installers who spend hours hiding and installing connection blocks for IR systems. "Existing systems are bulky and sometimes double the price," says Leahy. "Without a connection block, install time is literally cut in half."


Elimination of the connection hub is just one of many features OSD Audio is promoting. The unique color and shape of the eye shells allow the IR signal to pass through easier and help deflect sunlight, as well as interference from plasma TVs, that can disrupt operation. In addition, all cables in the line have a durable but flexible outer jacket and are CL-rated for in-wall installation. IRP kits are available with single, dual, and triple emitters that can be easily expanded to control multiple electronics, and emitter extension cables can be added for longer runs without any degradation in the signal.



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OSD Audio Adds Patio Speakers to Expanding Wireless Lineup

Responding to customer requests for wireless capability in a traditional patio speaker, the all-weather WPA650s combine the latest transmission technologies with high end audio components for excellent sound quality.

Brea, Calif., July 25, 2012 — OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the availability of their much anticipated OSD-WPA650 2-way wireless patio speakers. Priced under $250 and available in black or white, the new model is part of the company’s expanding line of wireless speakers that includes rock, planter, and decorative garden speakers. Leveraging their experience in 2.4 GHz wireless technologies with their extremely successful line of hard-wired patio speakers, the company claims the OSD-WPA-650s offer full range audio quality and a very reliable signal transmission.

“We’ve been producing wireless outdoor speakers for a long time and have learned what works and what doesn’t,” states Tim Leahy, General Manager for OSD Audio. “We’re also a leader in wired outdoor speakers so the WPA650s combine the best technologies of our most successful brands.” Leahy references OSD’s widely popular WR800 wireless rock speakers as well as their AP Series of wired patio speakers. Like the wired models, the WPA650s install easily under patio eaves and mounting hardware is included. An 8-channel transmitter then sends the audio signal to the wireless receiver built into the main patio speaker. Users simply connect their iPods/Android mobile device, AV receiver, or laptop via the included audio cables. The 2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz frequency is less likely to experience interference from other wireless devices like cordless phones, and range is steady up to 300 feet unobstructed.

Inside each all-weather enclosure is a 6.5” polypropylene woofer, 1” aluminum soft dome aluminum tweeter and a complex crossover system that produces remarkably full sound. “When we tested early prototypes, we knew we had another hit because the sound quality just blew us away, especially the low end,” concludes Leahy.

The WPA-650 includes a main speaker, pairing speaker, transmitter, all necessary audio cables, AC power cable and remote control. List price is $249.95 with free shipping.





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OSD Audio Expands Line of Affordable Flat Panel Mounts

In addition to new fixed, tilt and swivel mounts for large and medium HDTVs, the company will carry a full line of desktop mounts for homes and offices.

Brea, Calif., July 25, 2012 — OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the expansion of their flat panel TV mounts designed specifically for LCD, LED and plasma screens. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, the expanded line includes fixed mounts, tilt mounts and full motion mounts that can accommodate panels ranging in size from 13 to 70 inches. Rounding out the line will be an innovative line of full motion desktop mounts that can hold multiple LCD screens.

“We expanded our line because we want installers and do-it-yourselfers to come to us for every mount they need for the home or office,” notes Tim Leahy, General Manager for OSD Audio. “There are a lot more options for displaying large and small screens and a lot more places these mounts can go, under cabinets, above a fireplace, a desk corner, anywhere there is a secured surface that can hold the weight.”

Built with the highest quality materials and thoroughly load tested, OSD Audio’s lightweight, low profile TV mounts range from extremely sturdy fixed mount units to more complex articulating units with tilt and swivel capability. Easy to install with all the hardware included, OSD Audio’s new line will support the vast majority of flat panel TVs with some models capable of holding up to 200 pounds. New desktop mounts include full motion units that can accommodate multiple screens in one mount, making these units the ultimate multi-tasking tool for busy employees.

New bookshelf mounts for game consoles and AV gear will also be added to the line. “We carry TV mounts for just about any installation scenario you can think of,” concludes Leahy. “Customers will find that just like other OSD products, the build quality is excellent and our prices are about half of what competitors charge.”





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OSD Audio Ships Much Anticipated 8” Wireless Outdoor Rock Speakers



Brea, Calif., July 1, 2011 — OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the official release of the OSD-WR800 rock speaker pair. One of only a handful of 8” wireless rock speakers on the market, the OSD WR800 will have an introductory price of $299.95. “There are a few models similar to our new 8” wireless rock speaker but they’re priced much higher than the WR800, “ notes” Tim Leahy, OSD Audio’s Director of North American Sales. “Our goal was to create a bigger more accurate sound utilizing the advantages of a wireless connection. This speaker is the ideal combination of performance and value.”

The OSD-WR800 all-weather wireless rock speaker is an easy and effective way to bring sound outdoors without having to run wires directly from the source. Utilizing the 2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz frequency, which is less likely to experience interference from other wireless devices like cordless phones, the WR800 boasts a range of up to 300 feet (unobstructed) and easily connects to iPods, MP3 players, A/V receivers, computers, or other source equipment. The heart of the OSD-WR800, however, is its beefy 8" polypropylene cone woofer with butyl rubber surround for superb bass response, a feature often lacking in wireless speakers. Combined with 50W power handling, the OSD-WR800 is poised to become one of the best selling wireless rock speakers on the market.

”Getting good audio in open spaces can be a real challenge,” concludes Leahy. “We’re fortunate, however, to have a lot of experience in building outdoor audio products. The WR800 is the new flagship in our extensive wireless speaker lineup.”

This system comes with a pair of rock speakers, 2.4 GHz transmitter, AC adapter, AC power supply for the main speaker, remote control with 80ft range (unobstructed), speaker wire to connect the two speakers, and a choice of two audio cables depending on the source you choose. MSRP is $499.95 with a special introductory sale price of $299.00.The WR800 is available in either canyon brown or granite grey.





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OSD Audio Releases Line Matching Amplifier Transformer

An industry first and truly innovative product, the OSD MTR-500 converts an 8-ohm amplifier output to 70V/100V, making it ideal for situations that require running multiple pairs of 70V speakers to a single 8-ohm amplifier.

Brea, Calif., March 28, 2011— OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of MTR-500 70V/100V Amplifier/Transformer. A unique problem-solver for consumer and commercial applications, the MTR-500 coverts an 8-ohm amplifier to a 70V/100V amp, thus allowing multiple pairs of 70V speakers to be run to a single amplifier.



“A lot of folks don’t know about the OSD Audio MTR-500 Amp/Transformer but it’s a great product,” notes Dustin Hodges of OSD Audio. “Its main application is to take a typical 8 ohm amplifier and turn it into a 70V amplifier, which could be vey useful for commercial, residential and even pro audio installations.”



Hodges points our different scenarios where the MTR-500 would be helpful, for example expanding a business or retail establishment where more speakers must be added to the existing audio system. By connecting the MTR-500 amp transformer to the inputs of the existing 8-ohm amp, the installer can run additional 70V speakers with transformer taps without having to add another amp. The output of the MTR becomes a high impedance or 70V transformer. Customers who wish to add 8-ohm speakers can purchase the OSD Audio 70V Commercial Distribution Line Transformer or the weather-resistant version for outdoor use.



“The MTR-500 lets you connect up to eight pairs of 70V speakers without worrying about impedance issues,” says Hodges. “ Simply connect all the speakers and set the transformer taps to the proper amount of power needed and boom, you now have a 70V system.”



Features include a maximum power handling for bridge connection of 500 Watts, internal constant voltage transformers, extensive short circuit and overload protection, and a rugged metal chassis. The MTR-500 retails for $129.95.



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OSD Audio Releases First Outdoor Speaker for Dog Lovers

The weather-resistant, life-sized OSD-DS850 German Shepherd speaker produces high quality audio for backyards and patios and can withstand even the harshest conditions.

Brea, Calif., December 10, 2010 — OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, is shipping their much-anticipated OSD-DS850 German Shepherd speaker. Targeting pet, gardening and audio enthusiasts, the extremely realistic German Sheppard speaker uses a specially designed enclosure and built-in sound port to provide excellent audio coverage even in large yards and patios.



“We’re used to designing speakers in all kinds of shapes and sizes,” says Chris Mirsch, product specialist at OSD Audio. “A lot of our customers love pets as much as they love their music so our German Sheppard speaker is dedicated to them.”



Building on the company’s wildly successful line of rock, frog and planter speakers, OSD Audio is pushing the boundaries of speaker design with shapes that cater to niche markets. In spite of its whimsical canine shape, Mirsch emphasizes the sturdy build quality and high end components that allow the OSD-DS850-DOG speaker to produce superb sound in any outdoor environment. Inside the weather-resistant enclosure is a 6.5" polypropylene cone woofer with sealed voice coil as well as a ½" coaxial polyamide dome tweeter. Rated at 150 Watts, the OSD-DS850-DOG speaker will easily provide rich sound coverage in areas as large as 800 square feet.

“This speaker so realistic looking that when people come into our office they often think it’s a real German Sheppard,” says Mirsch. “We always get a kick out of their expressions. This is a really fun product.”

The OSD-DS850-DOG has an introductory price of $299.50 with free shipping and two year warranty. Other dog breeds are currently in production.



About OSD Audio

Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufactures whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service.





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OSD Audio Adds Low Cost HDMI Cable to Product Lineup



The on-line retailer offers consumers a less expensive alternative for CL3-rated HDMI cable.

Brea, Calif., November 15, 2010—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, is officially shipping a full line of high quality HDMI cable. Priced well below retail packaged brands, OSD certified 1.3/1.4 HDMI cables claim the same bandwidth and performance levels as much pricier cables.

“Unfortunately, a lot of people overpay for HDMI cables,” explains Eugene Lee of OSD Audio. “What they’re really paying for is expensive packaging and a lot of marketing hype. Some manufacturers and retailers will convince a customer that a higher priced HDMI cable will give them higher transfer rates and a better picture quality. The fact is that certified HDMI cable has the same bandwidth and transfer rates, so more expensive cable doesn’t translate to better picture quality.”

OSD Audio offers V1.3 or V1.4 versions of HDMI cable packaged as Value or Premium lines. The economical Value line includes a durable gold-plated internal shield, corrosion-resistant 24K gold contacts, supports 1080p resolution and has a 10.2Gbps transfer rate. The Premium version includes the same features but uses a nickel-plated black metal housing for extra durability. Both Premium and Value lines include V1.3 and V1.4 cable which supports 1440p for 3D TV applications.



“We don’t make any exaggerated claims about our cable,” concludes Lee. “We simply tell customers the truth and let them be the judge.”



Prices range from as low as $1.99 for 3ft V1.3 Value to $119 for 100ft Premium 1.4V HDMI cable.



About OSD Audio

Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufactures whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service.







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OSD Audio Releases 70V Amplifier for Commercial Applications



Ideal for restaurants and retail stores, the price-friendly and flexible OSD-PA90 provides 8-ohm and constant-voltage outputs (70V and 100V) as well as three signal source inputs with independent volume control.



Brea, Calif., November 12, 2010 — OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of the OSD-PA90 commercial amplifier. Intended primarily for commercial audio systems where multiple speakers need to be run from one amplifier, the OSD-PA90 features 70V, 100V, or 8 ohm outputs as well as three microphone input connections with independent volume control for CD players, radios, MP3 players, iPods, etc.

With power handling capability of 60 Watts into 8 ohm output mode with less than 1% THD+N, installers can connect up to 10x 70V speakers (tapped in at 5 Watts each). Paired with OSD Audio’s 70V commercial in-ceiling and omni speakers, the OSD-PA90 is ideal for background music and paging for retail stores and commercial buildings as well as outdoor venues like amusement parks. Because the OSD-9070V AMP is a high impedance system, long cable runs do not significantly affect the output as they would in a common low impedance speaker system and the OSD-PA90 includes overload, over-heating and short-circuit protection.

The OSD PA90 commercial amplifier allows users to adjust the output volume, treble and bass with control knobs located on the amp’s front panel. When potential short circuit, over-heating, or overload is sensed, the protect function is automatically engaged, the OSD-PA90 will mute, and the red LED will illuminate. The OSD-PA90 is priced under $150 and is available now.

About OSD Audio

Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufacturers whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service.



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OSD Audio Releases 2-channel Amp Priced under $100



Part of the company’s popular Pro Series, the OSD-AMP120 amplifier maintains key features and a budget-friendly price tag.

Brea, Calif., October 5, 2010— OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of the OSD-AMP120 amplifier. Promoting it as a truly high quality 2-channel amp that breaks the 100 dollar price barrier, the company expects the AMP120 to sell particularly well over the holiday season.

“Money is tight for a lot of people so we set out to build an amp that’s big on features but really price friendly,” explains Eugene Lee, OSD Audio product manager. “Customers who purchase our amps love the sturdy, built like a brick construction, and the AMP120 incorporates a lot of high end features at a price anyone can afford.”

According to the company, the OSD-AMP120 can be used as a remote amplifier, single zone amp, rear channel amp for Dolby Surround sound systems, or in any listening zone where more power is needed. The unit includes 50W RMS per channel with bridgeable outputs for 150 Watts RMS as well as 2 stereo inputs and one auxiliary output.

“The price is attractive but this is a seriously well built product,” notes Lee. “We’re very proud of the OSD Audio amplifier lineup at all price ranges and we’ll even ship the OSD-AMP120 to customers for free.”

About OSD Audio

Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufacturers whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service.

SPECS

OSD-AMP120 50 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohm loads with .02% THD+N

60 watts RMS per channel into 4 ohm loads with .02% THD+N

Maximum 8 ohm stereo output power at 1% THD+N: 60W

Maximum 4 ohm stereo output power at 1% THD+N: 75W

Maximum 8 ohm Bridged-Mono output at 1% THD+N: 160W

Input needed to reach full output: 1.4v

Frequency Response: (20Hz-20kHz)+1dB, -0.5dB; (5Hz-65kHz)+/-3dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 107dB (A-Weighted)

Dimensions: 2.9"H x 16.5"W x 9.25"D

Weight: 9.6 lbs

2-year warranty

Power Consumption 500 Watts (all channels driven)

Dimensions 2.9 x 16.5 x 9.25" (73.66 x 419 x 235mm)

Weight 9.6 lb (4.35 kg)



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OSD Audio Announces Heavy-duty Rock Speaker for Outdoor Audio



Priced at half the cost of competing brands, the new dual voice coil rock speaker with extra large cone woofer brings superior sound quality to backyards and gardens.

Brea, Calif., October 7, 2010 — OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced the release of the OSD-RS850TT single rock speaker. Priced under $200, the RS850TT uses dual voice coils to deliver both left and right channels from a single speaker and offers landscapers and gardening hobbyists a natural, space-saving alternative for outdoor sound.

Extremely sturdy and weather-resistant, the RS850TT blends easily into the most meticulous yards and gardens and is particularly well suited for pond areas, rock landscapes or anywhere a natural rock would be found. Advanced features include separate dual tweeters mounted at 18° angles for optimum stereo sound dispersion and an 8" injection-molded, carbon fiber filled, polypropylene woofer cone, which is extremely rigid for tight bass response and extremely low distortion.

Because there are no walls to reflect sound, achieving good audio in open spaces can be difficult. OSD Audio’s rock speakers are built with these factors in mind and include features that enhance sound quality such as high power handling and low frequency response for excellent bass. The RS850TT is built to last and has been tested under extreme weather conditions. This incredibly realistic looking rock speaker will enhance the look of any garden, patio or yard. MSRP $189.50 (single speaker). Available in canyon brown and granite grey.

About OSD Audio

Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufacturers whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service.



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OSD Audio Offers New Trimless Line of In-ceiling/In-wall Speakers



Destined to be a favorite with interior designers and customer installers, the virtually invisible OSD ACE Trimless line offers performance levels that rival traditional high end box speakers.



Brea, Calif., October 5, 2010—OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, announced their new Architectural Ceiling Element (ACE) Trimless Series of in-wall/ceiling speakers. These elegant, flush-mount speakers blend effortlessly into any interior and deliver astonishing performance levels due in part to larger Kevlar woofers.

The line includes the flagship OSD-ACE950, a powerful 9” in-ceiling speaker that installs in a standard 8” housing. With a high SPL rating and bass response that rivals movie theaters or very expensive box speakers, the ACE950 is ideal for dedicated home theaters and can handle 225 Watts of power. Other features include a 1” pivoting aluminum tweeter and 2-position front-mounted ±3dB bass and treble switches that allow installers or end users to tailor the sound.

Other models include the OSD-ACE750 7" ceiling speaker with the same size housing as a standard 6.5” speakers and the OSD-ACE750 LCR 7" trimless center channel with the same size housing as the regular 5.25". Both include sturdy Kevlar cone woofers, pivoting aluminum tweeters and 2-position front-mounted ±3dB bass and treble switches.

The OSD ACE series uses extremely thin trims (0.15") and micro-flange grilles that are attached by powerful magnets for quick and easy installation. Each speaker can be painted and matched to the size of a customer’s recessed lighting for a super clean installation. The OSD ACE Trimless line is backed by a 10-year warranty. MSRP for the OSD-ACE950 is $199.50 (pr); OSD-ACE750: $149.50 (pr) and OSD-ACE750 LCR: $149.50 each.



About OSD Audio

Based in Southern California, OSD Audio manufacturers whole-house audio products, including in-wall speakers, amplifiers, volume controllers and a variety of outdoor speaker systems. We are a family of audio enthusiasts comprised of engineers, product designers, sales, marketing, and administrative staff dedicated to providing the best products at unbeatable prices with world class customer service.