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Klipsch Amplifies TV Sound With Add-On Audio Solution

INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2007) — Listening to action-packed flicks and gripping movie performances through a flat-panel television’s tiny built-in speakers often yields a lackluster entertainment experience. The latest CS-300 system from Klipsch easily solves this dilemma by adding virtual surround sound to an existing video display without bulky equipment or complex wiring.

“What most people don’t realize is that a great picture with mediocre sound won’t deliver the cinematic effect they crave,” said Jim Garrett, director of product planning. “Our new add-on sound solution allows consumers to quickly recreate the enveloping theater experience at home. As the leader in professional cinema sound, we know firsthand that major movie theaters don’t skimp on sound because that’s what delivers the emotional impact.”

The CS-300 system is a 2.1 setup that consists of two compact satellites, an unobtrusive, yet powerful subwoofer, an IR receiver/input box and a universal system remote. The entire system connects with only one power cord, two speaker wires, and one interconnect (audio from TV). A single analog input accepts audio output from the television as well as all external sources that connect through the video display, including DVDs and VCRs.

The unobtrusive IR receiver/input box features Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, allowing the CS-300 to simulate a highly realistic 5.1 surround sound listening environment. Additionally, the input box allows the system to operate in three different modes: stereo, Dolby virtual surround Reference and Dolby virtual surround Wide.

Available in a black gloss finish, each satellite is a true two-way design that employs dual 2.5-inch fiber composite woofers, premium crossovers and a 0.75-inch aluminum dome compression driver mated to an exclusive MicroTractrix Horn. Klipsch is the only company in this category to utilize horn technology, a design that delivers lifelike sound as well as produces more output using less energy.

The down-firing subwoofer, available in matte black, utilizes a 6.5-inch woofer and a built-in Class D amplifier that distributes 35 watts of power to each satellite and 100 watts of power to the subwoofer. Due to its compact size, this subwoofer can easily be hidden away while still delivering dramatic low-end effects.

The easy-to-operate universal IR remote control directs all of the CS-300 functions as well as those of the TV and other entertainment devices.

The CS-300 system will become commercially available in April and carry a U.S. MSRP of $499.

About Klipsch Audio Technologies
Klipsch Audio Technologies, a wholly owned division of the Klipsch Group, Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers and other entertainment products for the consumer and professional markets. Established in 1946, Klipsch continues its legacy of developing products that utilize unique, proprietary horn-loaded technology to create the most engaging, emotional and dynamic entertainment experiences. Acquired from company founder Paul W. Klipsch by Fred S. Klipsch and Judy L. Klipsch in 1989, Klipsch has worldwide headquarters and Audio Engineering and Technology Center in Indianapolis; European headquarters and a distribution center in s’Heerenberg, Netherlands; manufacturing facilities in Hope, Ark; and distribution centers in Buena Park, Calif.; Toronto, Canada; and Shen Zhen China. Please visit klipsch.com for more information.

SOURCE: Klipsch Audio Technologies

CONTACT: Sarah Knight of Klipsch Audio Technologies, 317-860-8737 or sarah.knight@klipsch.com

PHOTOS: High-resolution, publication-quality photos of the CS-300 system are available for download in the News Center at klipsch.com or via e-mail upon request.

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