September 11, 2009
| by Julie Jacobson
Remember SE2 Labs, the company that brought us the ultimate home theater in a box with AMX automation, Bryston audio, Vidikron video processing, iPod dock, Xbox 360, Blu-ray and more?
At CEDIA 2009, the company is packing one more thing into that $30,000+ ITC (Integrated Theater Console) One box: multiroom audio.
The new ITC 1.2 and ITC 1.5 distribute audio to two and five zones, respectively. They ship with the required keypads.
SE2 created the audio system with the help of Bryston, Canadian manufacturer of high-performance audio processors.
SE2 founder Mike Pyle says the performance of the new power amps are “better than anything on the market.”
Still, it’s a tough market for systems like SE2’s.
Pyle says the company is coming out with “a less expensive system, like the mid $20,000s.”
For that, he says, you’ll still get the important features of the original ITC One, but “it may not be as quiet, and the chassis might not be as nice …”
Comes with keypads:
Julie Jacobson is co-founder of EH Publishing and currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro, mostly in the areas of home automation, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. She majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. Julie is a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player with the scars to prove it. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson.