Award-winning R-18i and R-17i Combine Performance with Unique A/V Solutions

Carson City, NV May 3, 2005 - - - BG Corp, the world leader in planar loudspeaker technology, announced they are now shipping two innovative on -wall models that feature the company½s patented planar ribbon technology. The Radia R -18i and R -17i are both high performance on -wall loudspeakers that can be used for a wide variety of applications including home theater and multi -channel audio. Packaged singly, and priced at $499.50 each MSRP, the R -18i is available in choice of Black or Off -White while the R -17i is offered in Black or Silver finishes.

R -18i
The R -18i is a two -way on -wall design featuring a 4½ woofer, 4½ passive radiator and Neo8PDR wide band planar ribbon driver that delivers wide horizontal dispersion. A versatile solution for multi -room or multi -channel audio, the R -18i is ideally suited as a surround sound speaker in high quality home theater systems.

The R -18i can easily and quickly provide either a direct or diffuse sound field from a single wide band planar driver via a concealed control knob on the top panel.
By rotating the DPC½ knob, the user can simply change the sound directivity pattern to the desired mode - direct or diffuse, or if so desired, any dispersion pattern in between. Diffuse mode generates a very small amount of direct energy towards the listener making it perfect for home theater surround sound.

This unique Directivity Pattern Control (DPC½) feature makes the Radia R18i an invaluable solution to any system where rear channel speakers need to be placed close to the primary listening position. The innovative design is patent pending and is believed to be the only loudspeaker on the market with this capability.

The R -18i was honored as a recipient of the 2005 Innovations Design and Engineering award. As the most widely renowned consumer technology awards program, Innovations 2005 recognizes the best designed and engineered products. Since 1989, the Innovations awards program has given manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged by a preeminent panel of journalists, designers and engineers. The winning products were showcased at the 2005 International CES in Las Vegas, NV.

R -17i
Like its sibling, the R -17i is an on -wall applications loudspeaker featuring BG½s patented planar ribbon hf driver. The R -17i is a two -way design with twin 4½ woofers, two 4½ passive radiators and a fixed Neo3PDR ribbon tweeter. For flexibility in installation, the tweeter rotates for either vertical or horizontal mounting.

With its wide horizontal dispersion and flexible placement, it is ideally suited for LCR applications in home theater and flat on -wall TVs. The R -17i is capable of delivering startling bass and a high level of dynamic sound with stunning clarity.

The Radia R -18i and R -17i were conceived and engineered by BG½s Igor Levitsky with industrial and mechanical design provided by Cambridge Product Design of England. Both models are ideal complements to other BG loudspeakers to form a complete multi -channel system or can also be utilized with other high performance loudspeakers.

Key R -18i / R -17i Features:
Attractive - world class industrial design allows the speaker to be an elegant complement to the finest interiors. Available in choice of finishes
Compatible - can be used with any high quality amplifier or a/v receiver
High performance - patented BG planar ribbon technology delivers lifelike sound.
Flexible placement and control - wide horizontal dispersion creates larger sweet spot than conventional speaker technology. DPC½ allows easy control for various uses.
R -17i tweeter rotates for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
Easy to install - both models have keyhole mounting plates on the rear panel and come supplied with a versatile wall bracket for horizontal or vertical mounting

About BG Corp
BG Corporation is an innovative designer, manufacturer and supplier of high performance loudspeakers for the audio, home theater, custom and commercial installation markets. BG utilizes its patented planar magnetic technology to produce the finest quality loudspeakers for a wide array of residential and professional applications.

Founded in June 1994, the company now based in Carson City, Nevada, markets its unique products throughout the world under the BG, Radia and Radia Pro brand names as well as on an OEM basis. Additional information on BG Corp., its technology and products can readily be found at

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