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Flying Mole Demos S-port Audio over Power

by January 09, 2006
Filed under: Miscellaneous
[FlyingMoleSport] Flying Mole Corporation demonstrated a new concept in audio and power conveyance during the 2006 CES. The brainchild of Founder and CEO, Yasumasa Sasahara, "S-port" enables synthesized, non-deteriorating transmission of audio signals for 330 feet while supplying DC Power to drive amplification to speaker units, all in simple or pre-existing wires or cables. Along with the "S-port" system, Flying Mole will be offering 17 different amplifier and power supply PCBs for OEM which potentially could be configured to usage with "S-port".
The initial "S-port" demonstration consisted of a credit card sized digital amplifier (PR-M30 - 30W/4ohm x 1) paired with the transmitter (HIC/TP-101), combining to offer the clearest possible transfer from the audio source or preamp. An oscilloscope display showed the non-deteriorating sound quality after 100 meters of wiring, while the sound room actually demonstrated the audio quality of the "S-port" and other Flying Mole Amplification.
Other "S-port" advantages are listed below:
  • No dissipation in sound quality for 330 feet, and with relay units at fixed intervals, enables transmission over several miles without corruption
  • Audio signals are synthesized on the electrical current, thus, no dedicated audio line is necessary
  • Expensive cable or wiring are unnecessary, almost any existing wiring (speaker, coaxial, etc.) will do. Adding "S-port" may eliminate expensive reconstruction due to new wiring needs
  • Output strength of electric power is highly adjustable, enabling fine tuning (low ~ high) to the most suitable levels for specific purposes
  • The virtual "powered speaker" concept of the "S-port" allows for a highly efficient system while protecting from sound quality deterioration, thus offering superb sound
  • On/Off power can be controlled from the ICs located at the transmitter (TP-101) even if amp/speakers are located several hundred feet away

All Flying Mole amplifiers and power supply units are known for their highly efficient and environmentally friendly designs and this holds true for the "S-port" system. The PR-M30 is 80% efficient at its rated power (analogs rate about 30%) and even at low power levels (2.5W), the unit retains 50% efficiency (analog 5%). This means the amps use power to make sound, not heat. All "S-port" systems will also be RoHS compatible, the new EU mandate commencing July 1, 2006 regarding "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".

MSRP and shipping information was not announced or finalized.

For more information please visit www.flyingmoleelectronics.com .

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