THIEL shows aluminum PowerPoint 1.2

THIEL debuts the PowerPoint® 1.2 Coherent Source® loudspeaker at CEDIA Expo 2004

CEDIA 2004 PRESS RELEASE



Introducing the THIEL PowerPoint® 1.2 Coherent Source® loudspeaker

New aluminum cabinet design offers improved clarity and dynamics for this
second -generation, high -performance, surface -mount model


JULY 2004: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces the new aluminum cabinet PowerPoint 1.2 Coherent Source® loudspeaker, a high performance surface -mount model designed to help the listener create the optimum sound environment in their room.

The PowerPoint 1.2 can be placed on ceilings or walls, and used as front, center, rear, or side channels for very realistic sound reproduction in home video and music sound systems. The PowerPoint 1.2's combination of coaxial/coplanar drivers, wedge shaped enclosure, and 90 degree radiation pattern enables the sound to cover the room far more completely than normal, more directional surface -mount or in -wall speakers. By utilizing the patent -pending combination of mounting the woofer very close and angled to the wall surface, the PowerPoint 1.2 eliminates the wall -reflection cancellation that mars the sonic performance of virtually every other surface -mounted speaker, therefore providing a greater degree of tonal fidelity, accuracy, and more natural spaciousness. The PowerPoint 1.2's suggested retail price is $1600 each.

Second -generation, aluminum cabinet design eliminates unwanted vibration for improved sonics
The new PowerPoint 1.2 is the second -generation design of the original, award -winning PowerPoint. The PowerPoint 1.2 features a cast aluminum cabinet to offer significant sonic improvements in both clarity and dynamics. The aluminum's non -resonant cabinet walls eliminate unwanted vibration and the cabinet's special shape adds rigidity and helps absorb internal energy by reducing unwanted reflections.

Usability without compromising performance
"The PowerPoint 1.2 brings a new level of performance to a category that usually compromises sonic performance for usability," says THIEL president Kathy Gornik. "The PowerPoint 1.2 uses the same high performance drivers we design and build for our award -winning line of floor -standing and shelf speakers."

The two -way PowerPoint 1.2s coaxial/coplanar 6.5 inch woofer and 1 -inch dome tweeter use THIEL's innovative short coil/long gap motor system for extremely low distortion and both use aluminum diaphragms for outstanding tonal response. The tweeter is the same unit as used in THIEL's flagship model, the $16,000 CS7.2. As with all THIEL loudspeakers, the PowerPoint 1.2 utilizes a synthesized first -order crossover system to eliminate phase distortion.

More realistic soundfield
Conventional on -wall speaker's coverage area leaves some users outside the optimum listening area. The PowerPoint 1.2 can be mounted either vertically or horizontally to cover a very wide area, maximizing performance throughout the room and for a variety of listening positions. The unique design of the PowerPoint also offers particularly great advantages for ceiling applications, allowing much greater coverage than conventional in -wall or on -wall designs. The coaxial/coplanar design of the PowerPoint 1.2 drivers provides proper time performance regardless of listener position or speaker mounting location for greater clarity and spatial performance. "The PowerPoint 1.2s monopole design also creates a more realistic sound field for the listener by accurately reproducing the spatial information on the soundtrack, rather than the diffuse, inaccurate reproduction of bipole designs," says designer Jim Thiel.

Used throughout the home
PowerPoint 1.2s can be used as front, center, side, or rear -channel speakers in home video and music systems. They can also be used alone or in pairs throughout the home in bedrooms, kitchens, and offices for outstanding sound everywhere. Its unique rounded architectural design integrates well with a variety of decors. The PowerPoint 1.2 comes in a paintable off -white finish or can be custom painted by THIEL in a variety of colors to match the customer's home.

Specifications include a frequency response of ±3 dB from 75 Hz to 20 kHz, a sensitivity of 89 dB @ 2.8 V -1m, phase response within ±10° of minimum, and a 4 ohm nominal impedance. Horizontally oriented, the cabinet's dimensions are 21` wide, 6.5` deep, and 12 ` high. The PowerPoint 1.2 weighs 16 pounds.


CELEBRATING OVER 27 YEARS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE
THIEL Audio Products Company is a privately -held engineering -driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality home music and video sound reproduction. Our products incorporate a variety of technological advancements in driver design, acoustical construction techniques, and crossover design. All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible. THIEL manufactures sixteen loudspeaker models; the surface -mount PowerPoint 1.2; in -wall PowerPlane; in -ceiling HigherPlane; flat -panel video display speaker ViewPoint; SS1, SS2, SS3, and SS4 subwoofers; bookshelf -sized SCS3 and MCS1; PCS mini -monitor; and the floor -standing CS1.6, CS2.4, CS3.6, CS6, and CS7.2, all ranging in price from $2,190 to $16,000 per pair.

Media contact: Micah Sheveloff
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PO Box 819
Orange, CT 06477
203 -795 -3141
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