RUSSOUND UNVEILS SOUND OF ATMOSPEHERE

New Custom Loudspeaker Series Redefines Performance and Value

CES, Las Vegas, NV January 8, 2004 - Russound, a leading manufacturer of a/v products for the residential systems and connectivity markets, debuted

their exciting new Atmosphere Series custom loudspeakers. Atmosphere draws upon their highly acclaimed Advantage series by emulating its key design elements yet delivering them at very affordable price points. The six new models, priced from $150 each to $375 (MAP) per pair, were specially designed to meet and exceed the market demands of this highly competitive category.

Atmosphere features innovative design, new driver cone technology and outstanding sonic performance in the industry's most popular shapes and sizes. The line, meticulously crafted by Russound designers, addresses diverse installation requirements, ranging from very small to extremely large rooms and for both in -wall and in -ceiling applications. All six atmosphere models are slated for shipment by March, 2004.

Award -winning industrial design from Russound's successful Advantage Series allows dealer, installer, and end -user to mix -and -match Russound loudspeakers over a broader range of price points. Atmosphere benefits from the same installed appearance as Advantage, as well as fitting into the same cutout openings, allowing for upgrade opportunities at any time during the project.

According to Ian Popken, Russound's Director of Loudspeaker Development, "Our team utilized state -of -the -art solid -modeling CAD (Computer Aided Design) together with integrated FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to design a new injection molded cone technology. While many other custom speakers on the market use commonly available poly cones, our new structural rib design provides a cone that is both lighter and stiffer. The result is improved efficiency, enhanced bass performance and greater musical detail through better transient response."

Mr. Popken went continued, "When sound quality and features are paramount, Advantage becomes the clear choice. However, when dollars need to be optimized for value and performance, Atmosphere represents an attractive alternative without compromise to aesthetics or ease of installation."

Atmosphere joins Russound's Advantage and new Contractor Series of custom loudspeakers on display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, January 8 -11, 2004. Russound will be exhibiting their complete line of multi -room a/v products in Booth # 18437 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Russound
Russound is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of state of the art audio, video and connectivity products for the residential systems and a/v connectivity markets. Founded in 1967, the company is based in Newmarket, New Hampshire and markets their products throughout the world. Additional information on Russound and its products can be readily obtained at www.russound.com. The company can also be reached by e -mail at sales@russound.com, by phone at 603/659 -5170 and by fax at 603/659 -5388.

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