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Hosa Technology Announces New Adaptors

United States
New additions make interconnecting equipment easier

Buena Park, CA – 21 November 2007 — Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the addition of several new adaptors to its already comprehensive collection of products designed to make interconnecting equipment easier. The company’s newest additions include the GSK-112 speaker adaptor, the GOP-490 optical adaptor, and the OPQ-210 optical cable.

Designed to make the process of interconnecting power amplifiers and loudspeaker enclosures easier, Hosa’s new GSK-112 is a 6-inch “pigtail” adaptor that converts quarter-inch TS (tip-sleeve) to Speakon®. Featuring a heavy-duty Hosa female TS connector on one end and terminated at the other end with a genuine Neutrik Speakon connector, the GSK-112 utilizes heavy-duty, 12AWGX2 speaker cable between the two ends.

Hosa’s new GSK-112 is a 12AWG version of Hosa’s immensely popular GSK-116 (16AWGX2). The adaptor enables any speaker cable with conventional quarter-inch TS plugs to connect to any cabinet with Speakon connectors. The heavy-duty 12AWG speaker cable enables users to drive loudspeakers harder than would typically be safe with 16AWG speaker cable. Hosa uses only genuine Neutrik connectors—thus guaranteeing a safe and secure connection every time.

Also available and related to Hosa’s GSK-112 is the company’s BNP-116 adaptor. The BNP-116 is a quarter-inch TS to dual banana plug adaptor that enables speaker cable with quarter-inch TS plugs to be connected to hi-fi equipment outfitted with universal binding posts. Available in either red or black, the BNP-116 is especially popular with DJs. Hosa also offers Neutrik’s NL4LJX quarter-inch TS to Speakon adaptor and NL4MMX locking Speakon coupler. No musician’s emergency kit is complete without Hosa’s full-line of speaker adaptors.

Finally, users of Macintosh computers have an easy means of interfacing their iMac’s 3.5 mm mini Toslink output to popular Toslink-equipped products such as Hosa’s Cue™ 5 all-digital monitoring system. Hosa’s new GOP-490 optical adaptor and OPQ-210 optical cable are ideal choices for playback of studio mixes, AAC audio files, and streaming digital music.

Hosa’s new GOP-490 optical adaptor allows conventional optical cable, such as Hosa’s OPT-100 series optical cables, to connect to devices with mini Toslink jacks. Designed to transmit S/PDIF signals, the new GOP-490 features a standard optical Toslink connector on one side and the less common mini Toslink connector on the other side.

For those seeking the functionality of Hosa’s GOP-490, but with extended reach, Hosa’s OPQ-210 optical cable is the solution. Like the GOP-490, the OPQ-210 converts Toslink to mini Toslink, but with 10 feet of optical cable between the two connectors. The OPQ-210 Toslink to mini Toslink cable facilitates a direct connection between a device with a conventional Toslink jack and a device with a mini Toslink jack.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on the company’s new offerings. “We’ve all been there,” said Pusey. “You go to hook up a sound system, and suddenly you find one type of speaker cable and another type of jack on the speaker cabinet. With products such as our new GSK-112 and BNP-116, Hosa saves the day with a variety of adaptors designed specifically for loudspeaker applications. With optical products such as our new GOP-490 and its sister product, the OPQ-210, Mac enthusiasts now have a convenient means of getting high quality, digital audio out of their computer and into the countless number of audio products that utilize the Toslink standard. I’m convinced these new products will quickly become invaluable accessories for musicians and audio professionals alike.”

Hosa’s new GSK-112 speaker adaptor carries an MSRP of $34.50. The new GOP-490 and OPQ-210 optical products carry MSRP pricing of $4.50 and $24.50 respectively. All products are currently available and shipping.
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