Tennessee A/V Retailer Wins Fully -Equipped Installation Van From Klipsch and ZON

STL Home Center owner drives home prize package worth over $30,000

INDIANAPOLIS (September 27, 2005) - Klipsch Audio Technologies and its distributor partner ZON announced the winner of its latest custom installation sales incentive program at the 2005 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. With the luck of the draw, Lance Sumrell of STL Home Center in Lebanon, Tenn. drove home in a brand new, fully -equipped 2005 Klipsch and ZON inspired Chevy installation van - a prize package worth over $30,000.


Decked out with large Klipsch and ZON graphics installed by SeriGraphics of Indianapolis, the eye -catching van was equipped with problem -solving installation tools from Labor Saving Devices (LSD), testing tools, drill bits and wire termination kits from Ideal Industries, installation wiring from Belkin and a vehicle sound system from JL Audio.

From July 15 through September 10, Klipsch dealers and residential contractors from all over the country were invited to earn chances to be entered into a random drawing to win the van. In order to qualify, all these business partners had to do was display and sell the company's new line of architectural speakers and ZON whole house digital audio systems.

With Klipsch being his speaker brand of choice, Sumrell, who owns STL Home Center along with his wife Bettye Jo, has been selling the company's Reference Series and architectural product lines for the past five years. "I love everything about Klipsch speakers," he said. "The high sensitivity and great detail of these products make them an easy sell to my customers."

According to Sumrell, he loves the look of the van and couldn't believe he won. He also said it made for perfect timing because his company has been in the process of purchasing new vans and installation tools to support the company's growth and expansion, including a new 22,000 square foot warehouse and showroom that will feature an automated model home outfitted with all Klipsch speakers.

About Klipsch Audio Technologies
Chairman Fred Klipsch and Vice Chairman Judy Klipsch have owned Klipsch Audio, Inc. since 1989. Wholly owned subsidiary Klipsch Audio Technologies, a family business founded in 1946, today is a leading global manufacturer of high -performance loudspeakers and other entertainment products for consumer and professional markets. Klipsch is privately held with worldwide headquarters and Audio Engineering and Technology Center in Indianapolis, manufacturing facilities and distribution center in Hope, Arkansas, distribution center in Fullerton, Calif., and wholly owned subsidiary Klipsch Europe BV in the Netherlands. The company and its employees are committed to developing products that create the most engaging, emotional and dynamic entertainment experiences. For more information, visit http://www.klipsch.com.

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