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Artison Unveils Masterpiece: Innovative Speakers Designed for Flat-Screen TVs

Uniquely-Matched, Attachable Hi-Fidelity Solution for Monitors 50 Inches and Above

Incline Village, NV — July 20, 2006 — Artison, a company dedicated to meeting the technology needs of the 21st century, proudly announces the release of the company’s flagship Masterpiece LCR speakers designed for flat screen displays. Utilizing Artison’s proprietary G-LCR Grilles and new UMB (Universal Mounting Bracket), these innovative speakers attach to virtually any flat panel monitor, matching its height precisely, resulting in a seamless, elegant look that enhances any room’s decor.

Engineered by world-renowned speaker designer Cary Christie, Masterpiece speakers were built utilizing patented DualMonoTM Center Channel technology, which eliminates the need for a cumbersome center channel, while providing stunning sound, realistic bass and crisp dialogue for a true home theater experience unlike anything on the market today.

“Our new top of the line Masterpiece LCR speaker is the benchmark for high-end audio and home theater reproduction,” said Cary Christie, president and chief executive officer of Artison. “Designed to accommodate the increasing trend towards larger flat panel displays, Masterpiece is the ideal solution for customers who expect high quality and performance from their audio system coupled with visual appeal. We’ve created a unique engineering and design solution that matches any monitor and room style without compromising either performance or aesthetics.”

Masterpiece builds on the success of Ariston’s two previous LCR speakers, the Sketch and the award-winning Portrait, resulting in a “good, better, best” range suitable for all applications, tastes and budgets. Each of the speakers place all three front channels (LCR) in two slim attachable cabinets, rather than the conventional — and visually unappealing — three speaker box approach.

This is made possible by Artison’s DualMono Center Channel technology, which integrates center channel components into the upper portion of both the right and left speakers, eliminating the need for a separate center channel speaker enclosure and with the substantial added benefit of placing crisp, articulate dialogue in the center of the screen, rather than above or below it.

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In addition to DualMono Technology, Masterpiece also boasts an innovative, side-firing Stage Tweeter, which widens the soundstage for a realistic, large-scale cinematic experience. Each Masterpiece speaker contains two front-firing adjustable Vifa XT Super Audio Tweeters, two 5 ¼” Kevlar Long Throw midrange woofers, and one 25mm Stage Tweeter, all housed in black anodized aluminum cabinets. Masterpiece speakers measure 27″H x 6″W x 3 ½”D without the G-LCR Grilles — which are available in complementary colors to mach each plasma model.

Complementing the Masterpiece, Portrait and Sketch LCR systems, Artison also offers its LRS surrounds, available in on-wall and in-wall versions. A unique hybrid design, the LRS surrounds are monopole below 3 kHz providing great “steering ability” for action scenes and dipoles above 3 kHz where it is desirable that the source of the sound not be recognized as coming from a particular location.

Artison’s Masterpiece LCR speakers can be purchased at an MSRP of $2,500 per pair, including the UMB Universal Mounting Bracket and G-LCR Grille, from authorized Artison dealers, which include Tweeter Home Entertainment stores (over 170 nationwide), Harvey Electronics in New York and New Jersey, and many other retailers and electronic system contractors nationwide.

Talking Points:
• Artison introduces Masterpiece LCR speakers, the company’s flagship speaker solution designed for flat-screen televisions.
• Attaches to virtually any flat screen, matching its height precisely, resulting in a seamless, elegant look that enhances any room’s decor.
• Built utilizing DualMono center technology, Masterpiece eliminates the need for a center channel, while providing stunning sound, realistic bass and crisp dialogue.
• Masterpiece builds on the success of Ariston’s two previous LCR speakers, the Sketch and the award-winning Portrait, resulting in a “good, better, best” range.
• Artison’s Masterpiece LCR speakers are now shipping at an MSRP of $2,500.00 per pair.

About Artison

Artison is dedicated to the development of new audio and video applications designed to meet the technology needs of the 21st century. Led by renowned speaker designer, Cary Christie, Artison demonstrates its expertise by developing technological innovations that enhance consumers’ home audio and video enjoyment. The company is headquartered at 774 Mays Boulevard, Suite 10-183, Incline Village, NV 89451, phone 775-833-4344, or visit the Artison Web site at

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