Flying Mole Corporation demonstrated a new concept in audio and power conveyance during the 2006 CES in Las Vegas. 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 offers 17 different amplifier and power supply PCBs for OEM which potentially could be configured to usage with “S-port”.
The “S-port” demonstration consists of a credit card sized digital amplifier (PR-M30 – 30W/4ohm x 1) paired with the transmitter (HIC/TP-101), combining to offer a clear transfer from the audio source or preamp.
Other “S-port” advantages are:
* 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 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.
* 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
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.
A new cascade modular, mulit-channel amplifier system capable of handling up to 4 modules in power levels of 500W x 1ch, 300W x 1, 125W x 2, 75W x 4, or 30W x 6 was displayed. In addition, a 2 channel x 500W power amp (DP-S500) in 1U rack, a new 1kW power conditioner (PS-1000) as well as a new compact integrated 2 x 30W Amp (CA-S3) was shown.
In the Americas, contact:
Flying Mole Electronics Corp. 1872 Del Amo Blvd., Unit B, Torrance, CA 90501 USA. Tel: 310-787-7280
Elsewhere in the world:
Flying Mole Corporation, 5199-1 Waji-cho, Hamamatsu,
Shizuoka, 431-1115, JAPAN. Tel: – 81-53-486-6030