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Niles Wins Two Innovations Awards for Home Theater and Distributed Audio Loudspeakers

New StageFront and Directed SoundField Loudspeakers Recognized For Excellence in Design and Engineering

DENVER, COLORADO — November 9, 2006 — Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation, announced today that not one, but two of the company’s new loudspeaker lines, StageFront Home Theater Solutions and Directed SoundField Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers, were selected by the Consumer Electronics Association as Innovations 2007 Showcase Honorees, continuing the company’s award-winning tradition.

The loudspeakers were chosen within the High Performance Audio Category by a panel of respected journalists, designers and engineers who judged more than 1,000 entries on industrial design, aesthetics, quality and usability, among other attributes.

Niles’ award-winning loudspeakers will be on display during the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show January 8-11 in Las Vegas at Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Booth #68747 and in the High-Performance Audio Honoree Display exhibited in The Venetian on the third floor, across from the San Polo Ballroom.

“For two of our new lines to be named Innovations Honorees is a tremendous achievement,” said Frank Sterns, President of Niles. “These accolades come right on the heels of several other awards won during CEDIA, giving further recognition to Niles’ innovative products and superior design philosophy,” Sterns added.

Featuring reliable, application specific design, StageFront Home Theater Solutions loudspeakers are perfect for enthusiasts who want bold, cinema-quality sound that surpasses the best movie theaters in the comfort of their home. The line consists of 13 high-performance in-wall and freestanding loudspeakers specifically designed for home theater applications — including both in-wall installations with a flat panel display or freestanding in a dedicated home theater. The line provides Niles dealers with a complete and up-to-date product assortment that enables professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers.

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The StageFront In-Wall Loudspeaker series includes four LCR models and two dedicated Surround Effects loudspeakers. Each features a ported enclosure specifically tuned for maximum sensitivity, dynamics and high-fidelity sound in an in-wall installation. A captured toggle bolt mounting system with metal dogs ensures an easy retrofit installation. StageFront Home Theater Pro freestanding Loudspeakers feature sealed box construction for accurate extended low frequency response. Enclosures are constructed from 1″ medium density fiberboard and are finished in gloss black with sculpted metal grilles for a sleek, professional appearance.

Niles’ Directed SoundField Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers provide timbre-matched overhead sound solutions for all environments/budgets. These patented, adjustable loudspeakers enable pristine sound from a discrete location. Featuring fully-pivoting, more flexible drivers, the line represents a quantum leap forward in ceiling loudspeaker technology, continuing Niles’ 28 year history of providing superb sound throughout the home.

The series’ patented assembly allows the woofer and midrange to pivot up to 20 degrees — so sound can be directed to the intended listening area, instead of the typical downward “sweet spot” coverage of traditional ceiling loudspeakers. This assembly also allows for a larger woofer area for more powerful bass — without enlarging the loudspeaker frame/grille.

Proprietary material construction is used throughout the line, with clear value steps between models. Dialogue Enhancement, Bridge-Mounted, Tweeter Adjustment Controls and Butyl Rubber Surround are just a few of the superior technologies used — resulting in a ceiling mount loudspeaker series that delivers precise sound to match room acoustics perfectly. The line also includes a flush-mounted Micro-perf rust-free aluminum grille for a clean and unobtrusive look, weather-resistant construction and a patented Twist & Lock baffle and frame design that facilities quick installation and trouble-free upgrades.

Talking Points:

· Niles’ new StageFront Home Theater Solutions and Directed SoundField Loudspeakers were selected by the Consumer Electronics Association as Innovations 2007 Showcase Honorees.

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· StageFront Home Theater Solutions Loudspeakers are perfect for home theater enthusiasts who want bold, cinema-quality sound that surpasses the best movie theaters.

· Niles Directed SoundField Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers provide timbre-matched overhead sound solutions that fit all environments/budgets. Patented adjustable setups enable pristine sound from a discrete location.

· Niles’ award-winning loudspeakers will be on display during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11, 2007.


Niles, The First Name In Custom Installation, and Blending High Fidelity And Architecture are registered trademarks of Niles Audio Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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