Klipsch Designs Line of Fire -Rated Enclosures

New metal devices help contractors meet building codes as well as diminish undesirable transfer of sound from one room to the other

INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2006) - Klipsch has launched three new fire -rated enclosures that allow residential contractors to meet building codes as well as diminish the undesirable transfer of sound from one room to the other.


The ME -800 -C, ME -650 -C and ME -650 -W are manufactured from high -grade cold -rolled steel and feature a layer of insulation. All three enclosures exceed the one -hour fire -rating requirements and are designed to meet UL2043 requirements for installation in plenum spaces.

• ME -800 -C - Fits all Reference Series in -ceiling
speakers with 8 -inch woofers

• ME -650 -C - Fits all Reference Series (except square
models) in -ceiling speakers with 6.5 -inch woofers

• ME -650 -W - Fits all Reference Series in -wall speakers
with 6.5 -inch woofers

These enclosures fit 16 - or 24 -inch stud spans. They also come with all of the hardware needed for any installation application, including tile systems, and provisions for standard conduit connections. Pre -drilled holes simplify the installation process and ensure that all safety requirements are met.

The optimized enclosure volume provides consistent acoustic performance regardless of construction variations. While the insulation exceeds fire requirements, it also reduces the sound transmission into adjacent spaces by at least 10dB.

The inside edge of each enclosure's mounting ring will be color coded to match up with the corresponding Klipsch installation kit size code. For example, red will signify a 6.5 -inch speaker and green will signify an 8 -inch speaker.

While the ME -800 -C carries a U.S. MSRP of $100 each, the ME -650 -C and ME -650 -W are $85 each.

About Klipsch Audio Technologies
Klipsch Audio Technologies, a wholly owned division of the Klipsch Group, Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of high -performance loudspeakers and other entertainment products for the consumer and professional markets. Established in 1946, Klipsch celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and continues its legacy of developing products that utilize unique, proprietary horn -loaded technology to create the most engaging, emotional and dynamic entertainment experiences. Acquired from company founder Paul W. Klipsch by Fred S. Klipsch and Judy L. Klipsch in 1989, Klipsch has worldwide headquarters and Audio Engineering and Technology Center in Indianapolis; European headquarters and a distribution center in s'Heerenberg, Netherlands; manufacturing facilities in Hope, Ark; and distribution centers in Buena Park, Calif.; Toronto, Canada; and Shen Zhen China. For more information, please visit www.klipsch.com.

SOURCE: Klipsch Audio Technologies

CONTACT: Sarah Knight of Klipsch Audio Technologies, 317 -860 -8737 or sarah.knight@klipsch.com

PHOTOS: High -resolution, publication -quality photos of the ME -650 -C, ME -650 -W and ME -800 -C are available for download in the news center at klipsch.com or via email upon request.

WEB SITE: www.klipsch.com
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