Sam Taylor Promoted to Senior V.P. - Sales for Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, & Carver

In This Position, Taylor will be Responsible for Managing the Sales Departments of the Company's Renowned Consumer Brands Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver

PORTLAND, Ore., September 7, 2006 - PHX AP Acquisitions LLC. (dba Phoenix Gold) is proud to announce that Sam Taylor has been promoted to senior vice president - sales. In this position, Taylor will be responsible for managing the sales departments of the company's renowned consumer brands Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver.


Taylor, who has been with Phoenix Gold the past two years as the brand's vice president of mobile entertainment, said he looks forward to the company's new structure and successful outlook.

"In late 2004 I took the job at PG because I saw the opportunity to help rebuild a company with a rich tradition of quality and performance," Taylor explained. "As a result of the recent company acquisition, Phoenix Gold made a dramatic turn in the right direction that will once again bring its brands back to prominence in the consumer electronics industry. With Tom O'Mara now Phoenix Gold president, I want to be part of the company's new found focus and success. I am excited to be able to work with our sales force to continue to bring to market exciting new product lines while continuing to strengthen our existing product offerings in the home and car audio markets."

Taylor has been in the consumer electronics industry for more than 30 years, most notably as national sales manager for Precision Power, founder of Orion Industries, founder of a start -up OEM design and manufacturing company, president of Soundstream, and director of sales for Diamond Audio.

"Sam brings with him a wealth of experience in the consumer electronics industry…from starting out as an installer to starting up his own successful businesses…and he knows Phoenix Gold intimately," said Tom O'Mara, Phoenix Gold president. "The company's new direction will focus on new products, revamped brand positioning and channel strategies which will be implemented over the next few months as part of the new business plan. Sam has a tremendous track record and is the best choice to spearhead our sales efforts across the board while helping implement these new strategies."

For more information on Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver, please call 1.800.950.1449 or visit phoenixgold.com. Phoenix Gold is located at 9300 North Decatur Street, Portland, Oregon, USA 97203.

PHX AP Acquisitions LLC. is the Portland, Oregon -based parent company of recently acquired Phoenix Gold International (www.phoenixgold.com), now dba Phoenix Gold. Phoenix Gold, innovators of audio/video product solutions for the home and car, markets its products under the brand names Phoenix Gold®, Carver®, Carver® Digital, and AudioSource®.

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