Audio Control, Sharing, Listening Goes More Compact, Inexpensive
At CEDIA, HAI by Leviton of Melville, N.Y., showcased its Hi-Fi 2 Four Zone, Four Source (4x4) Distributed Audio System, a more compact and inexpensive extension of its Hi-Fi 2 system for controlling, sharing and listening to audio systems in buildings with multiple units, such as townhomes, luxury hotel suites, condominiums and small office buildings. Control is through an included remote control or by the free Android or iPhone application.
The new Hi-Fi 2 4x4 provides an affordable distributed audio option with 20 watts per channel that fits directly into a Leviton Structured Media Center wiring enclosure at half-width. As with the entire Hi-Fi 2 line, the new 4x4 model allows users to listen to and share music sources with any room that has speakers connected to the device. Both local and remote source inputs are standard features, with optional wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The Remote Input Module (RIM) features a routed IR emitter jack for remotely controlling existing source equipment from any room that has a volume source control.
The Hi-Fi 2 4x4 unit uses the same volume source control, RIM and optional Bluetooth RIM as the larger Hi-Fi 2 8x8. This version comes with the Hi-Fi 2 4x4 amplifier, four volume source controls, two remote input modules, a remote control and a power supply. Color change kits are available separately for the wall-mounted volume source control and remote input modules.