Aphex Teams with Califone to Give Instructors a Boost

Roscoe Anthony and Rick McClendon

Los Angeles, CA, November 2010….Califone, the leading provider of audio and multimedia solutions for education, has announced the implementation of Aphex’s acclaimed Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom technology into their PA-IRSYS Infrared Classroom Audio System.

Designed for delivering spoken word presentations to mid-sized and larger groups, the Califone PA-IRSYS is one of the company’s most popular classroom systems. The PA-IRSYS utilizes array loudspeaker components to focus the sound directly on the audience and away from walls and other reflective surfaces. As Califone President Roscoe Anthony observes, the Aphex Aural Exciter technology is ideally suited to the PA-IRSYS.

“In a classroom setting, speech intelligibility is of critical importance, and the Aural Exciter is legendary in its ability to enhance and improve intelligibility,” says Anthony. “Califone has a history of innovation in instructional audio technology, and the addition of Aphex’s Aural Exciter to one of our flagship products will take the PA-IRSYS to a whole new level. We’re looking forward to implementing Aphex technology into even more Califone products.”

“We’re truly excited to partner with Califone to bring Aphex’s Aural Exciter processing to their classroom audio systems,” added Rick McClendon, Aphex General Manager. “Aphex is well known within the professional audio and broadcast industries, and implementing our Aural Exciter technology within the classroom setting is a natural fit. It’s a great move for both companies, and only the beginning of a long and mutually successful relationship.”

About Califone

Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and children in the Pre-K through higher education school environments, and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.
About Aphex:

Founded in 1975, Aphex is a leading manufacturer of high-quality dynamics and signal processing products for the professional audio, broadcast, fixed installation, touring-sound and home-recording markets. Technologies including their legendary Aural Exciter and Dominator have been staples in professional recording and broadcasting for more than 35 years. Visit them at www.aphex.com