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Sonic Frontier answers rumors and details plans for new Anthem amp and preamp (1 Viewer)

Henry W

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I understand Paradigm, your owners, have closed your
facilities and ceased operations for the manufacture of
Anthem and Sonic Frontier product. Is this true?
Absolutely not....this wild, unsubstantiated rumour, is just that.
SFI, after 7 years at our factory on Oakville Ontario, moved to a new
facility, 4 km's away, in Mississauga, Ontario, back at the beginning of
May....this is our own, independent, facility...it is NOT with Paradigm.
We recently had one staff member leave SFI (the first to do so in 3
years)...to go work at Paradigm...that is how this rumour started...and spun
out of control.
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We will begin AVM-20 processor (and PVA-7 amplifier) shipments within the
next 10 days....to our dealers. Reaction from dealers, distributors, end
consumers (who have seen this piece at shows) and the press, has been
outstanding !
The AVM-20 is fully upgradeable in both software (via free downloads from
our internet web site), and hardware...it has a modular, 2 pc. DSP decoding
engine (1 board has all the converters on it; the other, the DSP chip -
currently, the Motorola 56366).
Within a reasonable time period AFTER Motorola releases their new 56367 chip
(it's not available yet - they are a little behind schedule with it), we
anticipate releasing a new DSP pcb...which contains DPL-II, DTS-ES 6.1
Discrete AND the new DTS 96/24 formats on it (in ROM). There is no
advantage to waiting either, as whatever nominal cost may be involved in
providing this new pcb, will be reflected in an amended retail
price....simply change the "plug n' play" pcb, update the unit's firmware,
and it's done.
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Jah-Wren Ryel

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Don't think so, most (all?) pre-amps based on the moto dsp do not have dpl2, yet. Waiting for a port of the software I expect.
 

Tim_S

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Bhagi,
Quoted from a few lines above your post. . .
"Within a reasonable time period AFTER Motorola releases their new 56367 chip it's not available yet - they are a little behind schedule with it), we anticipate releasing a new DSP pcb... which contains DPL-II, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete AND the new DTS 96/24 formats on it (in ROM). There is no advantage to waiting either, as whatever nominal cost may be involved in providing this new pcb, will be reflected in an amended retail price....simply change the "plug n' play" pcb, update the unit's firmware, and it's done."
Tim
[Edited last by Tim_S on September 21, 2001 at 09:23 AM]
 

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