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Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunfire Now Shipping New TGR-401 Receiver

Latest Theater Grand Receiver Blends Best-In-Class Performance with Unique Connectivity Features and Multi-Room Convenience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2008

Lexington, Ky, October 27, 2008 - Sunfire Corp., a specialist in the design, manufacture and marketing of luxury audio/video products for the custom installation and specialty retail markets, announcing their exciting Theater Grand 401 Receiver (TGR-401) is available for immediate delivery. With an MSRP of $4000, the TGR-401 receiver delivers the extreme performance of separate components with the convenience of an integrated chassis.

At 200 watts times seven channels, the new Sunfire receiver features the company's patented TDC (Tracking DownconverterTM) technology and boasts the most powerful amplifier section on the market. Yet for all its prodigious power and audiophile sound, the TGR-401 runs cool even under the most demanding conditions, a hallmark of Sunfire's advanced amplifier technology.

In keeping with Sunfire's proud tradition of innovation, The TGR-401 adds a host of new connectivity, including SIRIUS® satellite radio, dual Olé® touchpad ports, and a VIA!migoTM port for iPod® support. It also boasts a striking new industrial design that blends elegance, form and function.

The TGR-401 is a state-of-the-art AV receiver equipped with three HDMI v1.3a inputs and one HDMI output. This Sunfire-designed, 1080p-capable switcher carries uncompressed digital video transmissions between HDMI source components, the TGP-401, and HDMI-compatible display devices. Using a simple, user-friendly connector, the HDMI protocol supports standard, enhanced and high-definition digital video on a single cable.

Another TGR-401 innovation is its configurable front panel input. Hidden behind a viscously damped, brushed aluminum door, the front connections may be assigned as Y/Pr/Pb/optical for HD gaming, or composite/s-video/analog for camcorders with a simple press of a button. An industry first, this feature is only found on Sunfire electronics.

Also tucked behind the door is the microphone input for the TGR-401's Auto EQ feature. This provides a simple, automatic process to EQ all seven channels plus subwoofer. For the installing dealer, who would like to perform hands-on tweaking, there are detailed manual adjustments available for each channel pair.

Will all that's new, the TGR-401 still delivers the goods when it comes to classic Sunfire features and versatility. Its impressive array of surround sound modes includes 7.1-channel Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS®, DTS- ES®, DTS Neo:6®, DTS 96/24®, and user-configurable all-speaker stereo.

Also onboard is Sunfire's remarkable Sonic Holography® circuit. Invented by Bob Carver in the 1980s, Sonic Holography® continues to amaze listeners with its ability to enhance the perceived soundstage of any stereo recording.

In addition, the TGR-401 includes SIRIUS, AM and FM tuners, an eight-channel input for DVD-Audio or SACD, eight balanced XLR outputs, and a video format conversion system that automatically up-converts Composite video to S-Video, and S-Video to Component video to simplify connections to the TV. The system's powerful LCD-based remote is easy and intuitive to operate. It comes heavily pre-programmed for the TGR-401, has full learning capabilities, and features optional RF capabilities for operating components that are tucked out of sight.

At the heart of the TGR-401 is Sunfire's patented Tracking DownconverterTM (TDC) which produces a remarkable 200 watts on each of its seven channels. TDC, now in its sixth generation, provides high-current power to speakers through a unique "just-in-time" approach that generates virtually no heat. This eliminates the need for either a fan or massive heat sinks and makes it possible to design the amplifiers as relatively compact yet extremely powerful components, suitable even for speakers using massive drivers.

Debuting with the TGR-401 is SunToolsTM, a PC application that provides easy programming for use with Sunfire's award-winning 401 series electronics and Ole-2SF interactive touchpads. The program is shipping now and available to Authorized Dealers as a direct download from Sunfire's website.

Key Features of the TGR-401:
  • At 200Wx7, it's the most powerful receiver on the market
  • 6th generation patented Tracking DownconverterTM
  • The only A/V receiver in the world that accepts Olé Touchpads
  • The only A/V receiver in the world with a VIA!migoTM iPod® port. Allows customer to connect their iPod (using optional VIA!migo dock) for control, and song information feedback to the receiver and Ole keypads.
  • SIRIUS-ready for CD-quality satellite radio. See the song info (artist, title, etc.) right on your TV screen, Olé keypad and receiver front panel
  • Sleek cosmetics featuring 5/8" solid, brushed aluminum front panel with platinum medallion provides style with function

About Sunfire
Founded by renowned audio innovator Bob Carver, Sunfire designs, develops, manufactures and markets the smallest, most powerful speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers in the world. Sold in over 65 countries, Sunfire combines unconventional thinking with precision engineering to create innovative theater products that deliver exceptional performance - whenever, and wherever, they are heard. Carver's thirty five years of scientific research have resulted in numerous patents including the Tracking Downconverter power supply used in the company's receivers and amplifiers; and High Pressure, High Back-emf technology found in the company's speakers.

For media inquiries, interview requests and appointments please contact Peter Hoagland at (540) 349-9648, (703) 989-3680 Mobile or by email at Peter@Hoagland.us. Complete information on Sunfire, its products and technology, is readily available at www.sunfire.com.





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