Boston Acoustics Expands VRi™ Designer Series With Uniquely Compact In -Ceiling Speaker

New High-Performance VRi555 Joins DSi455 and Stereo DSi455T2 Speakers In Offering 6-Inch Woofer in 5-Inch Space; Ideal for Home Theater s


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Boston Acoustics Expands VRi™ Designer Series With Uniquely Compact In -Ceiling Speaker

New High -Performance VRi555 Joins DSi455 and Stereo DSi455T2 Speakers In Offering 6 -Inch Woofer in 5 -Inch Space; Ideal for Home Theater s

CEDIA EXPO, Indianapolis, Sept. 10, 2004 - Boston Acoustics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOSA), a premier manufacturer of high -performance audio solutions for home entertainment, automobiles and personal desktop audio systems, introduces the uniquely compact, high -performance VRi555 In -Ceiling Speaker at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2004, beginning today in Indianapolis.

The new VRi555 joins Boston Acoustics' VRi™ Series of in -wall and in -ceiling speakers, as well as two DSi™ Series models, the DSi455 and Stereo DSi455T2 In -Ceiling Speakers, also exhibited at CEDIA. All three speakers share a unique design technology enabling a 6 -woofer to fit and flawlessly perform in the cut -out, or footprint, usually provided for a 5 -1/4 -driver.

VRi Series Speakers are direct descendants of Boston Acoustics' acclaimed reference -quality speaker systems, with much of the engineering created for the superb enclosed speakers skillfully adapted for the in -wall/in -ceiling environment. DSi Series Speakers offer models available for any audio budget while delivering uncompromising performance and styling designed to be virtually invisible.

The new VRi555 In -Ceiling Speaker delivers superb detail and bass response from a small cut -out size. It features a 6 -inch copolymer woofer with Boston Acoustics' Deep Channel Design™ (DCD™) technology that enables the woofer to utilize a smaller -than -expected enclosure. The speaker includes a one -inch aluminum VR tweeter, and a die -cast woofer basket and baffle that add rigidity and ensure precise alignment of the driver components for unparalleled accuracy and near -zero distortion.

A unique pivoting tweeter cup, also die -cast aluminum, acts as a heat sink and makes it easier to attain the finest quality sound in any room. A boundary compensation switch allows an installer to tailor the sound of each VRi555 to each client's needs, counteracting, for example, the effect of being installed too close to or far from a listening area's corner. The result is optimum sound, regardless of where the speaker is installed.

The DSi455 In -Ceiling Speaker also delivers exceptional performance from a small cut -out size. It features a 6 -inch copolymer woofer with Boston Acoustics' DCD technology, a 3/4 -inch Kortec™ pivoting tweeter, and a unique floating tweeter island for wide sound dispersion.

The DSi455T2 In -Ceiling Speaker features, in the same compact space, a pair of side -by side tweeters enabling it to deliver stereo sound from a single location and a small cut -out. It also features a 6 -inch copolymer woofer with DCD technology, dual 3/4 -inch Kortec pivoting tweeters, dual voice coils, and a floating tweeter island for wide sound dispersion.

VRi and DSi listeners also enjoy The Boston Sound™, an acclaimed feature of all Boston Acoustics speaker systems that reproduces music and movie sound with exceptional accuracy. The Boston Sound delivers the music and sound effects as artists intended with a pure neutral tonal consistency that remains the same for all Boston Acoustics speakers, including the Vri555, DSi455 and DSi455T2, no matter how many or how variously they may be mounted.

The VRi555, DSi455 and DSi455T2 Speakers are available now from authorized Boston Acoustics dealers at suggested prices, respectively, of $250 each, $150 each, and $200 each. They can be seen with Boston Acoustics' other outstanding products in Booth 630, Indiana Convention Center, during CEDIA EXPO.

About Boston Acoustics
Founded in 1979, Boston Acoustics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOSA) designs, manufactures, and markets high performance audio systems for use in home music and audio -video systems, after -market and OEM automotive systems, and custom built -in audio systems. Highly regarded for creating The Boston Sound™, the company is renowned for delivering superior, competitively priced products emphasizing performance, consistency and value. For further information, visit the company`s Web site at

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