KEF fivetwo Series Speakers Feature Innovative Design, Sleek Styling and Ease of Installation

MARLBORO, NJ - January 8, 2006 - Blending a home theater speaker system into today's custom interiors can be a daunting undertaking, frequently necessitating undesirable compromises among performance, installation flexibility and budget. KEF's unique new fivetwo Series speakers provide an elegant solution to this dilemma.

"The new fivetwo Series speakers build on our award winning KEF Instant Theatre technology and bring it to new applications and levels of performance," said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. "The fivetwo Series Model 7 and Model 11 offer a unique patented acoustic solution to those who either cannot or would prefer not to accommodate five separate speakers and the associated wiring spread around their room, but would still like to enjoy the exciting experience of true 5.1 channel home theater sound."

The fivetwo Series speakers' name derives from their ability to produce true five channel sound from just 2 patented speaker enclosures. The completely new line is comprised of the Model 7 bookshelf speaker system (seven drivers) and the Model 11 floor standing speaker system (eleven drivers). Both models feature a slender and elegant "racetrack" shaped enclosure and are available in either a matt silver or high gloss black finish to match most of today's popular flat panel displays. Optional matching floor stands and wall brackets are available for use with the Model 7s.

KEF achieves true five -channel, no compromise sound from two speaker enclosures by combining their patented Uni -Q® 'point source' drivers in a multi -driver array with a uniquely new application of flat panel technology. Although housed in only two enclosures, true, discrete left/center/right and left/right surround signals are fed to and reproduced by different drivers within the enclosures. The inherently broad dispersion pattern of KEF's patented Uni -Q® drivers creates a rock -solid center -fill, while the wide, diffused soundfield from the dipole flat panels provides spacious surround and ambient effects.

Both KEF fivetwo systems feature the latest generation of Uni -Q® drivers, which are capable of even deeper bass and greater dynamics than their widely praised predecessors, and the newly optimized flat panels deliver even greater rear channel "punch."

And the Uni -Q's extremely wide and uniform dispersion pattern insures that an entire roomful of family and friends share equally in the experience, rather than just those sitting in a small 'sweet spot' as is the case with conventional application speakers.

This ingenious design - patented and only available from KEF - delivers all the subtleties and spatial depth encoded in today's digital formats and eliminates the need for a multi -speaker set -up and the associated complex, unsightly wiring it requires.

Hook up of the fivetwo Series Speakers is simplicity itself, and they are designed to be used with any digital A/V home theater receiver and KEF Subwoofer, thus providing the utmost flexibility in terms of both performance and budget. Although any KEF Subwoofer may be used with the fivetwo Series Speakers, KEF's new generation HTB2 Sub, available in the same matt silver and high gloss black finishes, makes for an ideal match.

KEF fivetwo Series speakers are now available and the Model 7 and Model 11 will retail at $1,200 and $2,000 respectively.
Talking Points:

•True 5.1 surround sound from two speakers enclosures and a subwoofer
•Uses latest generation Uni -Q® drivers with enhanced bass response and dynamics, and a new flat panel design providing more "rear punch"
•Works with all AV receivers
•Slender "racetrack" shaped enclosure available in a choice of high quality finishes
•Simple hook -up
•Ideally matched with KEF's new HTB2 Subwoofer
•Retails at $1,200 Model 7 and $2,000 Model 11

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