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Sunfire Goes Bi-Polar with Innovative Surround Speaker

New Cinema Ribbon surround expands Award-Winning family to offer complete high performance home theater systems

CES Las Vegas, NV, January 7, 2008 — Sunfire Corp., a specialist in the design, manufacture and marketing of luxury audio/video products for the custom installation and specialty retail markets, unveiled an exciting new addition to their award-winning Cinema Ribbon family of high-performance XT Series line. The CRM-2BIP ($1750 pair MSRP), on-wall bi-pole speaker is specially engineered as the perfect complement to Sunfire’s award–winning loudspeakers.

The CRM-2BIP features the same advanced ribbon technology as other Cinema Ribbon models, combining lifelike detail, wide dispersion and high power handling, ideal characteristics for a surround sound application. Yet its stylish, low-profile cabinet, measuring a mere 3 5/8″, is one of the slimmest and most unobtrusive on the market.

The dual side-firing ribbon configuration, an industry first, creates wide dispersion for a huge rear sound stage. Complementing the ribbon driver is a compact 4.5″ High Back-emf woofer which allows for a small form factor with very high output. Like other Sunfire Cinema Ribbon models, the CRM-2BIP handles an amazing 400 watts of power, necessary for today’s demanding movie soundtracks and high-powered multi-channel amplifiers.

For further customization, the unit features Intelligent Tweeter Shaping. This ribbon contour level adjustment tailors the speaker’s high frequencies to the listener’s tastes and/or the acoustics of the room.

For ease of installation, the speaker features keyhole mounting with gold-five-way binding posts for quick, secure installation.

According to Sunfire General Manager Mark Weisenberg, “As with our entire Cinema Ribbon line, the bi-pole surround make the unimaginable… possible. By challenging conventional thinking, we are able to offer our customers the performance they’ve come to expect from Sunfire, in a never-before-seen form factor that answers the problem of getting big sound from tight spaces.”

The first Cinema Ribbon loudspeaker was conceived and designed based on the extensive psychoacoustic research conducted by Sunfire founder and industry legend Bob Carver. The award winning CRM-2 Duo is able to create a soundstage larger than speakers many times its size through use of dual side-firing High Back-emf woofers, and a ribbon driver. The result is amazing detail and a huge image with controlled dispersion to eliminate unwanted reflections off the ceiling and floor. The CRM-2BIP is Sunfire’s latest creation and is purpose-built as a surround mate to the entire CR speaker line.

The Sunfire CRM-2BIP, offered standard in a piano-like, high gloss black finish, will be shipping in April 2008.

Key Features of the CRM-2BIP:

Dual, high output 6″ ribbons with Neodymium magnets
Side-firing configuration produces big surround image with lifelike detail
4.5″ High Back-emf woofer for high output and wide dynamic range
400 watt power handling is most powerful surround on the market
3-5/8″ cabinet is slimmest in its class, yet remains simple to install

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Sunfire will be exhibiting at CES in Suite # 28110 of the Las Vegas Hilton. Also on display will be Sunfire’s new Theater Grand Amplifiers as well as their award-winning Cinema Ribbon loudspeakers and small subwoofers. Sunfire personnel will be available throughout the show conducting exciting demonstrations and answering questions. The legendary Bob Carver will also be on hand in the Sunfire suite Wednesday January 9 and much of Thursday the 10th.

About Sunfire

Based in Snohomish, Washington and founded by renowned audio innovator Bob Carver, Sunfire Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and markets luxury home theater and audio products that deliver exceptional performance, features and value, creating powerful, emotional experiences wherever they are heard. Still very much involved, Bob Carver serves as Sunfire’s Chief Technical Officer.

Dedicated to improving the state of the art in audio processing for home theater, Sunfire’s numerous patented technologies represent over 35 years of scientific research culminating in several industry firsts. Innovative patents include the Tracking Downconverter power supply used in the company’s acclaimed, award-winning subwoofers and amplifiers, as well as the High Pressure, High Back-emf technology also used in its subwoofers.

For all additional media requests, please contact Peter Hoagland at (540) 349-9648 office, (703) 989-3680 mobile or via email at Complete information on Sunfire, its products and technology is readily available at

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