Russound To Offer New Ratio High Efficiency Speaker Line

New Ratio Selection Delivers Full, Rich Fidelity from Amplified Volume Controls

Russound®, the #1 brand in multiroom audio, will soon ship a new line of speakers designed to deliver full -fidelity audio from systems using amplified volume controls. The new Ratio™ line, which perfectly complements systems using low -powered electronics, is scheduled to ship in June.

"The basic engineering behind most in -wall speakers hasn't evolved along with the custom installation market," said Brad Sylvester, Product Line Manager for loudspeakers. "Today's installations don't always incorporate the full -sized amplifiers needed to properly drive conventional in -wall speakers. With the new Ratio line, Russound will deliver products that offer consumers the room filling sound they're looking for even in low -power compact distributed installations, while giving integrators new options and versatility in specifying multiroom audio systems."

The new Ratio lineup consists of four models designed specifically for lower power applications. The in -ceiling RC61 (MAP $150 a pair) features a 61/2" woofer with a 1/2" tweeter for outstanding room coverage and broad frequency response. The in -ceiling RC61S (MAP $125 each) features a 61/2" woofer with a pair of 1/2" tweeters and is designed for single -point stereo applications. The RC81 (MAP $187.50 a pair) is also for in -ceiling installations, and offers true fidelity in a compact, 8" form factor, while the in -wall RW691 (MAP $200 a pair) rounds out the line with a 6" x 9" configuration for efficient performance.

All of the new Russound Ratio speakers feature lightweight, responsive 1/2" Polyetherimide (PEI) tweeters that deliver reliable, accurate high -end frequency response previously unachievable in low -power applications. The entire Ratio line also features spring -clip retainers for easier installation. Once the mounting hole is cut, the speaker is simply pressed into place and locked into position by the spring -clips. This unique installation feature allows installers to spend less time on the jobsite.

The new Russound Ratio speakers will be available in June 2007.

About Russound
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in their home. The company pairs powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customers high -performance, easy -to -use solutions. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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