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Polk Audio Delivers New Mobile Monitor Series: Designed to Perform

Baltimore, MD June 16, 2008 – Polk Audio today announced dealer shipments of the company’s new Mobile Monitor Series, an innovative family of full-range, component and subwoofer mobile audio speakers that combine thrilling audio performance with smaller, more lightweight form factors suitable for virtually any car or marine application.

“Today’s consumer lifestyles demand a compelling audio experience anywhere or everywhere the listener happens to be, whether at home, on the road or even on the open seas,” said Mark Suskind, Product Line Manager for Polk’s Traditional and Mobile Products. “With the new Mobile Monitor series, consumers can enjoy their favorite music anywhere, conveniently, accessibly, and with the clarity, resolution and impact they’ve come to expect from Polk.”

The new Mobile Monitor series consists of six full-range systems, three component speakers and nine subwoofers, with three systems created for marine applications. Each model features an application-specific design that extracts maximum audio fidelity from its intended environment. The new 6″x9″ full-range model, the 3-way MM691 (SRP: $239.95) exemplifies Polk’s visionary innovations throughout the line. Top-line materials such as Neodymium Ferrite Boron (NdFeB) motor structures, carbon composite baskets and honeycomb-woven glass composite cones have been employed to provide lightweight and rigid structural integrity under virtually any traveling conditions. The result is distortion-free, high-end audio fidelity that makes for a perfect mobile audio upgrade.

The new Mobile Monitor subwoofers also put the emphasis on innovation, with new form factors that reduce depth and weight, and fit into virtually any mobile or marine application. Models like the new 10-inch MM1040 (SRP: $179.95) employ newly-developed polymer woofer cones and butyl rubber surrounds that have been designed to prevail over the rigors of harsh automotive environments.

New high-temperature copper voice coils for the MM series subwoofers can withstand the most rigorous environmental conditions, while maintaining extremely low distortion for outstanding bass punch and distortion-free output, even at extreme listening levels. Nickel-plated, heavy-duty input terminals can accommodate high-end speaker cables of up to 8 AWG, or twisted pairs of 12 AWG.

The MM Ultra Marine models have been designed with a contemporary look that can withstand the sun, salt and humidity conditions that define the day-to-day duty of a high-quality marine speaker. For example, the 6.5″ MM651UM (SRP: $239.95) features a completely sealed front design that prevents water intrusion, while a sealed crossover assembly built into the back of the magnet eliminates the need for a second assembly that might be vulnerable to the elements. The stainless steel, heavy-duty input terminals will not corrode or tarnish under marine conditions, and all three of the new marine models have been decisively proven sea-worthy, with over 600 hours of salt, fog and UV testing — the most rigorous testing in the business.

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All 18 of the new Polk Mobile Monitor models are shipping now.

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About Polk Audio

Polk Audio is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Directed Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ, DEIX). Founded in 1972 by three Johns Hopkins University graduates, Polk Audio holds over 50 patents for advances in audio design and technology. Polk’s products include loudspeakers and electronic components for home, auto and marine applications, the first satellite radio home component tuner, the world’s first audiophile-grade active IP-addressable loudspeaker, the first THX Ultra2 Certified in-ceiling loudspeaker, and I-Sonic-the first entertainment system to include HD radio, XM Connect & Play capability and a DVD player. Polk products are available through authorized specialist consumer electronics retailers worldwide. For more information and the location of a Polk retailer or distributor in your area visit the www.polkaudio.com or call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600. For all media inquiries, please contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 718-499-9161; adam@sohmerassoc.com; www.sohmerassoc.com.

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