First Sound Bar in Nuvo Player Portfolio Line Takes Center Stage at ISE
Sound Bar-Subwoofer Package Dramatically Enhances Audio for TV; Doubles as Wi-Fi Music Player for Streaming Services and Stored Files
AMSTERDAM, February 7, 2017 – Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, highlights its Nuvo P500, the first sound bar and subwoofer combo in its Player Portfolio whole home audio product line, at ISE 2017. The two-piece system provides enhanced audio for TV while serving as a Nuvo Player for music and audio content from streaming services, home networks, or iOS and Android portable devices.
A powerful 2.1 audio system with an eight-inch wireless subwoofer, the P500 provides excellent sound quality for enjoying music streamed from services such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio, as well as dynamic audio with deep bass response for TV and movie viewing. These listening experiences are customizable with four audio modes—movie, music, voice and night mode.
“Used when watching videos or just listening to music, the P500 shows off the outstanding audio quality of the Player Portfolio system and gives customers added flexibility in outfitting rooms for sound,” said Walt Zerbe, Legrand’s product manager for audio. "With one of these systems in the room, you have the option of getting great sound for both movies or music. Not every room with a TV is going to have a surround system, but it can still have great audio for video soundtracks and streaming music. With the Player Portfolio built-in, the P500 sound bar works seamlessly as part of whole house system, playing audio throughout the house, or in a separate zone with different content.”
A sleek industrial design, with a metal grill, white backlit touch panel and a neatly hidden internal power supply make the P500 ideal for installation below flat panel TVs and an attractive addition to any room in the home.
The innovative system provides easy and flexible control options, including its own remote control, the Nuvo Player app, and optional in-wall keypads as well as integrated control via Legrand’s partners, such as KNX, Control4, Crestron, RTI and URC. The unit also features a built-in IR learning function, which enables it to be controlled via third party remotes sold with TVs and set top boxes.
The P500 can be installed in either an Ethernet or wireless (802.11 a.b.g.n. 2.4GHz or 5.1GHz) configuration and additional components can be connected to it via TOSLINK and analog line inputs.
The Nuvo P500 sound bar will be available in March for MSRP $899.
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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