Rodin Names AVS Technologies Canada Distributor; AVS to Showcase Rodin Products During 2009 CES

AVS Technologies will Distribute the Phoenix Gold® and AudioSource® Brands in the Mobile Audio and Home Audio/Video Markets Throughout Canada

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 2, 2009 - Rodin, parent company of the Phoenix Gold®, AudioSource®, and Carver® brands in the mobile audio and home audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it has named Montreal, Canada -based AVS Technologies its Canada distributor. AVS Technologies, a division of Synnex Corporation, will distribute all Rodin brands.


"We are very excited to have AVS Technologies as our new Canada distribution partner for Rodin's brands in the home A/V and mobile audio markets," said Tom O'Mara, Rodin CEO. "Rodin has made a strong push towards garnering strong relationships with our customers in Canada. AVS Technologies will aggressively go after the Canadian home A/V and mobile audio consumers by delivering Phoenix Gold's and AudioSource's messages of providing the market with the industry's highest quality, most powerful, and most dependable speakers, electronics, and accessories at affordable prices."

AVS Technologies will introduce and feature Phoenix Gold home and mobile audio products and AudioSource products during the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The AVS Showcase will be held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8 -9 at the Caesars Palace Conference Center in the Claudius Ballroom.

"Phoenix Gold and AudioSource have tremendous track records in the consumer electronics business," said Richard Singerman, AVS Technologies vice president - marketing. "We are proud to be Rodin's partner and we are looking forward to representing and distributing these brands throughout Canada."

Added Steve Hakes, Rodin senior vice president - sales, "Since the Rodin management team acquired the parent company of Phoenix Gold®, AudioSource®, and Carver® in 2006, we have accomplished many new goals and set forth a path to bring the company and our brands back to prosperity, including in the Canada market. With AVS Technologies on board, we will continue to grow our identity in Canada as AVS will help us further define and achieve these goals."

Rodin has recently announced new home A/V products, such as AudioSource retail accessories and new Phoenix Gold True -Spec accessories lines, as well as new and updated home and mobile speakers, electronics, and accessories.

AVS Technologies may be contacted at 514 -683 -1771 or located on the web at www.avs.ca.

Rodin is located at 9200 North Decatur Street, Portland, Oregon, USA 97203. For more information, please call 503 -978 -3321, or visit www.rodinaudio.com

Rodin is a Portland, Oregon -based company established in 1985 that designs and develops high quality high -performance products for the custom install home and the mobile audio markets. The company markets its products under the Phoenix Gold, AudioSource and Carver brands.

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