Artistic Audio Introduces Home Theater System 5.1

System Features Award-Winning Mobius and Hemisphere Loudspeakers

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., December 1, 2004) - - - Artistic Audio today announced the launch of Home Theater System 5.1, which includes the company's award -winning Mobius floor standing, new Hemisphere satellite loudspeakers and a 200 -watt powered subwoofer. Artistic Audio is the first manufacturer to offer a home theater system featuring individual components that each generate a 360 -degree sound. The company will demonstrate the new system at Booth 15824 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show.


The Mobius and Hemisphere loudspeakers feature a twice -patented design comprised of twin dome -shaped eight -inch midbass drivers and integrated tweeters mounted back -to -back to create a "perfect pulsating sphere," generating a 360 -degree sound. This design earned Artistic Audio Design & Engineering Showcase Honors at the Consumer Electronics Show's Innovations '98 competition and received a Design Excellence Award from Audio/Video Interiors magazine in May 2003.

The floor standing Mobius loudspeakers include a sideward -mounted eight -inch subwoofer that ensures the smallest possible footprint for each speaker while enabling good low -frequency extension. The midbass sphere rests on a tuning fork -shaped velocity stack that minimizes diffraction. The tuning fork is angled to provide maximum phase/time alignment between the subwoofer and midbass voice coils.

Hemisphere loudspeakers consist of the twin midbass sphere mounted on a swivel arm, enabling the owner to suspend the speakers from the ceiling, mount them to a wall or place them on a table top or other horizontal surface.

Based in Kansas City, Mo., Artistic Audio is owned by brothers John and James Larsen, who hold the titles of president and vice president, respectively. Serious audio enthusiasts since childhood, the two have been designing and building audio components since 1994. For more information or to place an order for Mobius and Hemisphere loudspeakers, visit their booth at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth 15824), contact Artistic Audio at +1 -816 -228 -2376 or visit their Web site at www.artisticaudio.com.

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