Klipsch Introduces CS -500 DVD Entertainment System

New high-performance 2.1 system simulates effect of larger, five-speaker set up

INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2007) - Designed for users who want high -performance surround sound minus the hookup hassle, the new straightforward Klipsch CS -500 DVD Entertainment System is the ticket to dynamic music and movie sound with fewer wires and less components.

With just two satellites, a subwoofer and an A/V center, the compact CS -500 uses digital processing circuitry to simulate the effect of a larger, five -speaker home theater system. "The cinematic depth of this little system is so great, you'll find yourself scanning the room for the hidden center channel and rear speakers," said Tony Ostrom, director of product planning.

Each satellite employs dual magnetically shielded 2.5 -inch high output woofers and a 0.75 -inch magnetically shielded tweeter mated to an exclusive Klipsch Tractrix® Horn, a design that delivers genuine lifelike sound as well as produces more output using less energy. Klipsch is the only speaker manufacturer to utilize horn technology in all of its product lines. In fact, the cutting -edge research that drives the development of the company's leading movie cinema speakers is also applied to the CS -500.

The down -firing subwoofer utilizes a 6.5 -inch woofer and a built -in Class D amplifier that distributes 35 watts of power to each satellite and 100 watts of power to the subwoofer. Due to its compact size, this subwoofer can easily be hidden away while still delivering dramatic low -end effects.

The A/V center features Dolby® Virtual Speaker technology along with a progressive scan DVD player, AM/FM tuner and three auxiliary inputs. The CS -500 also has the ability to pass high -definition signals through a component output and can simplify all of the auxiliary input connections into a single convenient output to the TV. An easy -to -use universal IR remote control directs all system functions as well as those of the TV and other entertainment devices.

Available in a black finish, this system offers a clean, modern design that fits comfortably into any living environment. Essentially plug -and -play, the CS -500 can be operating in as little as 10 minutes. All it takes is hooking the satellites, subwoofer and TV up to the AV center using the color -coded wiring and then plugging in two power cords. A step -by -step set up guide is included to walk users through the process.

The CS -500 system will become commercially available in April and carry a U.S. MSRP of $999.99.

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 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. Please visit klipsch.com for more information.

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 CS -500 system are available for download in the News Center at klipsch.com or via e -mail upon request.

WEB SITE: www.klipsch.com
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