Affordable System Transforms Standard Surround Speakers to Wireless Format
MARLBORO, NJ — September 8, 2007 — KEF, the British manufacturer of world-class home theater speakers has added another award to its roster of accolades with the 2007 Electronic House “Product of the Year” Award. KEF was recognized for its breakthrough Universal Wireless System, a simple plug-and-play wireless speaker kit, which converts virtually any standard speaker system into a wireless configuration.
“We are truly honored to have received this recognition from Electronic House magazine,” stated Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “The KEF Universal Wireless System is the perfect addition to any home theater where consumers are looking for a stylish solution that eliminates unsightly cables and provides high-quality wireless surround sound with remarkable ease of installation.”
The engineers at KEF set out to eliminate one of the most frustrating necessities in consumer electronics — the speaker wire. Too often a challenge for homeowners reluctant to compromise their room’s decor with ugly cables running across the floor to the rear speakers, the KEF Wireless System utilizes proprietary technology to deliver CD-quality audio without the burden of drilling holes through the walls or tripping over long unsightly cables.
The KEF Wireless System, consisting of two receivers and a transmitter, has been designed to fit a variety of applications. In order to achieve robust audiophile-grade sound, KEF has developed a leading-edge 2.4GHz wireless transmission technology that uses the most advanced error-protection and sophisticated adaptive frequency-hopping to ensure an interference-free signal. This proprietary technology is pre-emptive and will change channels automatically to a pre negotiated frequency (within the best available band) before any errors start to occur. CD-quality audio won’t be affected by microwave ovens, cordless phones, or LAN routers. Homeowners have the flexibility of placing their rear speakers anywhere they want as well as moving them to different locations if desired.
Winning products were selected by Electronic House magazine editors based on reviews released throughout the year, product demos, installer feedback, innovative features and overall value. The winning products will be featured in the September issue of Electronic House magazine and at www.electronichouse.com.
• KEF’s Universal Wireless System has been named “2007 Product of the Year” by Electronic House magazine.
• The Universal Wireless System has been designed to transform any traditional speaker system into a wireless setup.
• CD-quality sound via leading-edge 2.4GHz wireless transmission technology using advanced error-protection and sophisticated adaptive frequency-hopping ensure optimum sound quality.
• Robust, interference-free audio reproduction, unaffected by devices such as wireless LAN routers, digital cordless telephones or microwave ovens.
• The Universal Wireless Kit (two receivers and a transmitter) is available now and retails at $599.99.
• Electronic House magazine will feature the award-winning products in the September issue as well as online at www.electronichouse.com.
About Electronic House Magazine
Electronic House, an EH Publishing, Inc. magazine is the leading consumer publication that focuses on all aspects of the electronic home. In authoritative articles, Electronic House covers home theater, multi-room entertainment, home control, wireless communications, energy management, home networking, and high-speed wiring. Electronic House readers want to have the best technology in their homes and Electronic House provides easy-to-read information enabling them to make informed buying decisions.
For additional information on Electronic House please visit www.electronichouse.com.
About KEF Audio
KEF Audio, a division of GP Acoustics, is a UK based company that has earned a reputation as the premier manufacturer of stunning, audiophile-quality speakers for modern home cinema, hi-fi and custom installation applications. KEF products are distributed around the globe and have won numerous industry awards from both sides of the Atlantic. The KEF brand is long associated with style, quality and technical innovation.
Founded in 1961 by a British electrical engineer named Raymond Cooke on the banks of the River Medway, KEF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of new materials, new technologies and design ingenuity. Still occupying the same riverbank site, KEF passionately remains true to its patented, proven technologies such as Uni-Q and ACE. These characteristics, traditions and above all sound quality, secure KEF’s reputation as truly world-class.
About KEF America, Inc.
KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a stream of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground-breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence.
For additional information about KEF and its award-winning products, please visit www.kef.com.